Birds at MY feeder

One of the reasons I love the Sutro Birdcam is because a lot of the birds that go to the feeders are ones I never get to see (since I live on the East Coast). Western Scrub Jay, Steller’s Jay, Pygmy Nuthatch, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Allen’s Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird, Hooded Oriole, Golden-crowned Sparrow and Lesser Goldfinch are ones that I never get to see. But with the cam, I feel like I know them as well as the birds at my feeders.

Anyway, I thought I’d share some of my photos of the birds that come to my feeders. I’m not going to tell you what they are – isn’t part of the fun of bird watching trying to identify birds?






Blue Jay


red bellied


7 Responses to “Birds at MY feeder”

  1. kryptonkay says:

    Thank-you for sharing those amazing photos of the birds at your feeders. The only one I knew was the Red cardinal. That bottom one must be a relative of the pygmy nuthatch. The next to the bottom one is so beautiful and looks like he has make-up on. The yellow one is from the finch family and I have no idea what the rest of them are. I better start studying. Anyway you make me want to go out and buy some feeders. I did put up two hummingbird feeders yesterday and they are already feeing out of it. Thanks again noho_bird_club for those beautiful pictures.

  2. vireo says:

    Love those photos – nice birds for yard birds… You are very fortunate. The picts are
    wonderful too!- good shots.

    I like your Tufted Timouse. In the S.F. Bay area, we have the Oak Titmouse, which
    sometimes nests in a nest box in my back yard. Black capped chicadees are common
    in the Sierras. I have the Chestnut backed chicadee at my back yard feeders,
    especially at the _hummer_ feeder. 🙂
    The White Breasted nuthatch is also common, but not in back yards – I’ve seen it in
    the SAnta Cruz Mts., and in the Sierras.

    Is that a Red-bellied woodpecker? We don’t get those on the west coast. It’s quite beautiful as is your Rose-breasted grosbeak. We don’t get those either!

    We do get American goldfinch, and Downey’s, both of which have been in my back yard.
    And of course, we don’t get Blue Jays or Cardinals here either.

    So, we get some of your birds. But, that grosbeak and woodpecker are certainly treats. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  3. vireo says:

    Oh, noho_bird_club -please continue to share your picts. It’s so nice to drool over the birds we don’t get on the west coast. Now, if you get warbler picts, please share too, but
    not too much — we’ll be so sad because we don’t get all of those in the west. — just
    kidding — we’d love to see those too.

  4. elanus says:

    That’s awesome. Professor Ken: I know where the next birdcam needs to go! 🙂

  5. elanus says:

    Oh, IDs:

    * Tufted Titmouse
    * American Goldfinch
    * Downy Woodpecker
    * Black-capped Chickadee
    * Cardinal
    * Blue Jay
    * Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    * Red-bellied Woodpecker
    * White-breasted Nuthatch

    Vireo — did you mean Mountain Chickadee, rather than Black-capped, in the Sierras?

  6. vireo says:

    WE get both Black-capped and Mountain Chickadees in the west. I think you are
    right about the Sierras being home to Mt. chickadee. I spend lots of time
    in the Cascades of Northern California where I see both – Black capped at
    lower elevations, and Mt. Chickadee higher up. Been a while since I’ve
    been in the Sierras – time to go back. — I sometimes conflate the two moutain ranges even though they are very very different in both geology and habitat. thanks.

  7. vireo says:

    Yes to the next bird cam . I second the vote. In noho_bird_club’s back yard. Then I get to
    learn the eastern birds.

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