New Birds to Enjoy!
As many of you know, we have recently sold our home in Cheshire, CT. We are now living in a temporary rental while we decide where and what we would like to buy. Condominium living is a strong possibility, but I do love to work in my gardens--just don't want 20 gardens anymore.
After we settled in just a bit, we decided where we would put our bird feeders. At first there was little activity, but then the birds realized that someone was feeding them again, so they returned to this house in abundance. While we miss our old birds, chipmunks, and (yes even) squirrels, we now have new feathered friends and have had the opportunity of needing to identify a few!
Our first stumper was a female Rose Breasted Grosbeak. She did not arrive with her mate, and we had never really looked at any bird at our last home that looked like this one. She could easily have been confused with a large sparrow without a closer look.
Our next interesting find was a Cowbird that had been saddled on a poor Chipping Sparrow. It was the strangest thing to see this very large baby bird being fed by a tiny Chipping Sparrow. In case you don't know, Cowbirds never raise their own young, they lay their eggs in other birds' nests and leave the rearing to these poor unsuspecting birds.
So hopefully I will have more photos of birds in the coming weeks that are unique to our new location 10 miles from our old house! Here are a few blurry shots . . .