Things are getting dull around here...
By Joliet Jake
December 28, 2017 8:24am CST
At least as far as the finches go. Gold finches don't stay gold all year...in winter they turn more of a brownish color. You can still see traces of yellow on the males, but soon it will all be gone, to return again with the spring weather. The finch feeder was a bit full this morning, all the perches were taken and I kept having other finches show up and knock one that would be feeding out of the way and take its place.
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Birds generally aren't very colourful here. We see the occasional blue jay. Wood ducks visit Sackville but I haven't seen any this deep in the bush. They're all gone for the winter anyway. Right now we mostly see chickadees, crows and pigeons.
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I had a better photo of them back in February
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@JolietJake A mother bird was killed and left a nest of five babies under Dad's back porch. He brought them indoors and fed them, until they were ready to leave the nest! When Dad & Mom went camping, I took care of them for a weekend, as their bird sitter! LOL