Here are somethings I saw this week
during a Second Look.
|We had a lot of rain this week, but the birds came out anyway. You can see this female cardinal looks a little wet.|
|This blue jay looks soggy also.|
|Blue jay on a drier day.|
|It may have rained a lot this week, but the real event was a visit from a pileated woodpecker.|
One reason for the excitement was that these are big birds. I'm guessing that this one is about 15"-20" long.
|Compare the pileated woodpecker to this little chipping sparrow that is only about 3" long. (You can use the suet feeder as a scale.)|
|Male bluebird and white-breasted nuthatch.|
|Speaking of bluebirds, their eggs hatched this week. This picture was taken on Monday.|
|By Tuesday, all five had hatched.|