Checking It Out

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Changing the feeder at the BirdCam station always creates a period of adjustment.  Birds that were accustomed to finding suet, may be surprised to find it replaced with sunflower seeds.  Winter regulars are coming to check it out.  The Flicker seems puzzled by the change.

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Our always-faithful Juncos, on the other hand, are delighted to find sunflower seeds.

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

Chickadees also readily accept sunflower seeds with their usual panache.

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

This is our Pacific Northwest race of Song Sparrow called "morphna."  They are darker and redder than in other locations.

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

 Finally, a handsome House Finch enjoys the new entree.