Date: 2/28/17 12:05 pm From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...> Subject: [Tweeters] Recent and fairly constant yard birds
Pine Siskins, Orange-crowned Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Band-tailed Pigeons, Bewick's Wrens, Pacific Wren, Spotted Towhees, Northern Flickers, American Robins, Black-capped Chickadees, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Common Bushtits, Steller's Jay, Song Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets,American Crows, Cooper's Hawk, flyover Great Blue Herons, flyover Bald Eagles, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Dark-eyed Juncos (some courting).
And the most exciting of all, in these past two wintry weeks, especially in the last 5 days - discovery of an Anna's Hummingbird nest and mother tending it. Like Caryn in Wedgwood, I have a couple of times, including today, thought the nest and brood (still eggs, I hope), had befallen a tragedy, what with all the snow blops and huge raindrops and wind and freezing temps. I discovered the nest in a very "sticky" area in my back woods last Friday. Depending on the light intensity and my angle of observation (have only used binoculars so far), I have trouble finding it. Just like many worthwhile things, it was patience and persistence that paid off, plus hearing that "chip chip" sound coming into the area again. Woohoo ! I found them again, with Mom snuggled in tightly, this morning at about 10:30. This is my first backyard hummingbird nest find. It IS exciting ! Now it's time to wait and see what develops :-)
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle