April 1, 2012 will be the last official watch at the feeders. I just hope the brown creeper shows itself. I continue to see an eagle every weekend. The locals are all getting their mates. Enjoy the female red bellied woodpecker and the red wing bachelors. The downy got another mate and the cowbirds have stayed attached.
Carolina wren taking up residence in my barn
Project Feeder Watch continues until April 1. The leaves have sprouted on the trees and bushes and the red winged blackbirds have found mates. My Carolina wrens have taken up housekeeping in my barn and the red tails are taking turns incubating. The red bellied woodpecker looks spectacular. And a mockingbird has to decide if he should follow the road.
Saw Mill River Audubon’s Croton Point Nature Center Project Feeder Watch continues. I did make it to a few other sites along the river, but the action remains at the park. Our local eagles are still around, but the males are really the only ones fishing. Our red tail hawk is by himself for awhile as his mate is hopefully incubating. He showed up twice at the nature center last week. He wanted that big, fat rat. He called for it. He probably got it because when we saw him later in the morning his beak had signs of a meal. The starlings and mixed flock of about 100 birds is cleaning out the feeders on a regular basis.
Come out here, you rat!
After a small meal, the red tail is determined to get the rat.
I didn't get enough to eat, yet. How about you?
Female Cowbird Pole Dancer