Day: March 15, 2015

Common grackle

Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula). Another new bird at the feeders. This common grackle, a blackbird, showed up with a male red-winged blackbird at the feeders. Birds of New Jersey tells us that grackles often travel in flocks with other blackbirds. Two birds don’t make a… Continue Reading “Common grackle”

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). New birds under the feeders. Birds of New Jersey assures us that the return of the red-winged blackbirds is a sure sign of spring. Hurrah. Although they often travel in large flocks, in spring males return before females to defend their territory.… Continue Reading “Red-winged blackbird”

Mourning dove in March

Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). The last photos I had taken of mourning doves were on January 26. I’m pretty sure the doves were around after that. I just didn’t take photos of them. Guess I thought they would always be here. But then they… Continue Reading “Mourning dove in March”

American goldfinch in March

American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis). American goldfinches have not graced my feeders since January 14 when 1 stopped by for a brief time. Birds of New Jersey says they are partial migrators, traveling in small flocks of 20 or so. They will move far enough south… Continue Reading “American goldfinch in March”

Tufted titmouse in March

Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor). This tufted titmouse came back to the feeders on March 13. Previous photos of tufted titmice at the feeders were taken on February 17. They may have come to the feeders when I wasn’t watching and not taking photos, but… Continue Reading “Tufted titmouse in March”