Backyard Birds http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/ Backyard Birds Carolina Chickadee One of the commonest feeder birds, Carolina Chickadees prefer Sunflower and Safflower Seeds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763218 190763218 Dark-eyed Junco In the Carolinas, Juncos breed in the high mountains, and come November, migrate to the warmer lowland areas such as the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. This is called "altitudinal migration". http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763219 190763219 Downy Woodpecker The most ubiquitous woodpecker at backyard feeding stations, Downies will feast on peanuts, seeds, or suet. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763220 190763220 Pine Warbler The golden colors of the male Pine Warbler grace many a backyard habitat offering pine trees and suet. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763221 190763221 I don't like to share! Two rapid blurs, Yellow-rumped Warbler rumbles with a Pine Warbler over the suet. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763230 190763230 Bluebird Feeder I received this feeder as a gift from the Wild Bird Center in Charlotte. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763222 190763222 Installing a Nest Box We dug a hole to place the post of our nest box. Nest boxes will attract numerous cavity nesters such as Chickadees, Nuthatches, Tree Swallows, and Bluebirds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763223 190763223 Prospecting This male bluebird discovered the nest box first, with his mate looking on from a nearby twig. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763224 190763224 Eastern Bluebird Bluebirds will be attracted to seed mixes containing fruit, nuts, and hulled seeds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763225 190763225 Eastern Towhee This female towhee skulks in a deciduous shrub. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763226 190763226 Tufted Titmouse Vying the chickadee in commonness, veracity, boldness, and antics, the Tufted Titmouse is a welcome addition to any backyard. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763227 190763227 Hermit Thrush These wintering thrushes breed in the boreal forests of the Northern U.S. and Canada and winter in the South. The state bird of Vermont, Hermit Thrushes are the only thrushes hardy enough to regularly spend winters north of the Tropics. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763228 190763228 Carolina Wren State bird of South Carolina http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190763229 190763229 Common Grackle These guys hang out in the big poplar tree we have in the back. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797594 190797594 Carolina Chickadee This one really got close thanks to pishing. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797613 190797613 Downy Woodpecker and chickadee Downies are very rare in my backyard, they only come in the winter. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797614 190797614 Field Sparrow The sparrows I get are normally Song, House, and Field. The occasional White-throat in the winter and I get swarmed with Chippers. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797615 190797615 Ruby-crowned Kinglet http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797616 190797616 Male Butterbutt http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797617 190797617 Mourning Dove http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797618 190797618 Northern Cardinal http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797619 190797619 Busy Snow Day Here you can see House Finches, a chickadee, chipping sparrows and a female Cardinal. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797620 190797620 Snowy Feeders On the snow days I had a ton of visitors to my feeders. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797621 190797621 Chickadee http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797622 190797622 Busy Feeder http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797623 190797623 Northern Cardinal http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797624 190797624 Cedar Waxwings April 6th, Charlotte: A flock of Cedar Waxwings hung out all day in my neighbor's holly bush. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191168916 191168916 Cedar Waxwings There were about 40 waxwings. Waxwings are almost always found in nomadic, mobile flocks. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191168918 191168918 I'm Grumpy I want a berry http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191168922 191168922 It's gotta be in here Somewhere! Finding the berry http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191168924 191168924 Got it! (Finally)! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191168919 191168919 Cedar Waxwings http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191168923 191168923 White-throated Sparrow The sparrow flew into the window and was stunned. It allowed itself to be picked up. After about five minutes it flew out of my hand and into the bushes. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196688281 196688281 White-throated Sparrow The sparrow flew into the window and was stunned. It allowed itself to be picked up. After about five minutes it flew out of my hand and into the bushes. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196688282 196688282 White-throated Sparrow The sparrow flew into the window and was stunned. It allowed itself to be picked up. After about five minutes it flew out of my hand and into the bushes. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196688283 196688283 White-throated Sparrow The sparrow flew into the window and was stunned. It allowed itself to be picked up. After about five minutes it flew out of my hand and into the bushes. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196688284 196688284 White-throated Sparrow The sparrow flew into the window and was stunned. It allowed itself to be picked up. After about five minutes it flew out of my hand and into the bushes. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196688285 196688285 Coopers Hawk I spotted the hawk sulking around the bird feeders trying to catch a bird to eat. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196734933 196734933 Coopers Hawk I spotted the hawk sulking around the bird feeders trying to catch a bird to eat. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196734934 196734934 Coopers Hawk I spotted the hawk sulking around the bird feeders trying to catch a bird to eat. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196734935 196734935 Partially Albino Pine Siskin Sighted 3/13/2015 feeding at feeders. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197778457 197778457 Partially Albino Pine Siskin Sighted 3/13/2015 feeding at feeders. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197778458 197778458