This past week we have seen significant bird activity here in the North Woods. After the arrival of a few new faces, I started to search feeder ideas on Pinterest. There were plenty of options, but I didn’t have the right pieces of scrap wood for most of them. After getting a few doubtful smirks from my husband, I was more determined than ever to make an adorable bird feeder. The end result…
On Tuesday afternoon, we had front row seats to these two male Northern Flickers doing a funny little dance in our driveway. At first I thought it was a male and a female but a bird expert friend of mine pointed out that they both have black markings under their bills, making them both males.
The grackles almost always look angry and disgusted by my presence, but I’m in love with them. Their color combination is perfect, especially in the sun. The first time I saw them in the yard, I mistook them for an ordinary black bird until I noticed their bright neon eyes.
As for the woodcock, I have to give the photo credit to my husband. Something about this little face looks so happy, like he’s smirking. Love the feathers blowing in the wind.
Have you had any new faces pop up in your yard this week? I’m hoping to see many more this spring/summer. Happy Friday, friends!