Thought I’d do a bit more practicing uploading images and a couple of video clips. All the participants are regular visitors. Hope you enjoy!
At Home on the Lake
We’re very fortunate to reside on Lake Huron where we have an abundance (sometimes an over abundance) of visitors. Some visit year-round, while others only stop by during warm or hot weather.
The Chipping Sparrow above seemed to be lost as normally they are a summer visitor. It was still a treat to see–think it would make a great Christmas card!
We’ve had four different types of woodpeckers visit. The guy above isn’t being cooperative to show the red streak running down his belly, hence the name. We’ve also had his wife (we think–no red on the head) as well as a pair of Downy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Hairy Woodpeckers.
A male and female cardinal are year-round visitors, although when the temperature is too high, we rarely see them. Occasionally, we’ve seen three males and two females at the same time. The females usually keep back in the trees if other birds are around.
Of course, it’s not just winged visitors who stop by to see what’s for dinner. This one came on its own, but we’ve had as many as twelve at one time.
This one only visits in the warm weather and likes a treat of red-colored sugar water. We buy something especially designed for the little fella. When he matures, he’ll sport a red patch on his throat.
This male Baltimore Oriole was a bit camera shy but visits again for supper.
A very infrequent visitor, the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak didn’t seem hungry but wanted to check out the competition.
Told you he’d be back! We bought a very small swing, just for birds, and cut an orange in half. Tasty dinner!
The last of our special visitors for this installment were this pair of wild turkeys.
OOPS! Almost forgot–I mentioned at the beginning there were a couple of video clips. The first one is a female Downy Woodpecker, while the second one features one of our male cardinal, several juncos, and a sparrow.
I hope you enjoyed meetings our friends–we did!