The feeders have been very, very busy this week, as birds take advantage of an easy meal. Unfortunately, for the songbirds, a large Cooper's Hawk has also taken advantage of the feeders to try to cadge an easy meal. I haven't actually seen her (I think it is a female because of her size) catch a bird yet, but I have seen her try on a couple of occasions and I suspect she has been successful at times when I wasn't watching.
I've been trying to document some of the birds at the feeders this week. Here are just a few that I've seen and been able to photograph.
showed you the female Rufous Hummingbird that assiduously guards a large chunk of my backyard, but I have plenty of Ruby-throats as well. Here is a female visiting one of the feeders.
Some of the birds that were present that I didn't photograph this time around were the House Finches, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Mourning Doves, and the omnipresent Northern Cardinals and White-winged Doves. There's not a dull moment at the feeders these days!