A Lot More (Than Even I Thought) Backyard Visitors.
Because of the corona virus pandemic I have been working at my home a couple of hours each day. This lets me look outside for backyard visitors that may show up for a free meal. And there are a lot more critters showing up throughout the day then I expected. . Usually I only get to see the critters that show up at night. So here are some of those I saw. My favorite were the rose-breasted grosbeaks that have stayed a few days.
And not only the males showed up at my bird feeders. . This time they brought their mates. Although not as colorful as the males the brown females are still pretty birds. The females seemed to prefer the suet feeders. I have not had any nest in my area so I expect they will be moving on soon.
I was surprised to find a rufous-sided towhee making an appearance in my yard. They are usually found on the ground in the deeper woods on the ground scratching in dead leaves looking for insects. This one acquired a taste for corn.
And of course the deer and turkey.
I always loved my backyard. I grew up here. We hiked in these woods, played baseball in the field next to me, watched the sunset many years from the “view” rocks not far from my house. I loved my critters and now realize there are even more here than I realized. Blessed I am to have them visit. Here is a link to some more photographs of my backyard visitors. Backyard critters May 2- 7 2020.