May 8 – Anchorage Yard Birds

The Rufous Hummingbird made a brief appearance at 6:20 this morning but has not been seen since – probably on his way elsewhere. These pictures are from late yesterday. He was seen periodically until 7:45 pm last night.


I spent time today looking for the hummingbird, and in the process, in addition to the everyday Black-capped and Boreal Chickadees, Steller’s Jays and Black-billed Magpies, saw a small flock (about 8) of White-winged Crossbills eating buds up in our birch trees.

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A Downy Woodpecker came to the peanut butter log.

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A pair of Pine Siskins, the first in our yard this year, came to the seed feeders.

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All in all, it was a birdy day but mostly without a hummingbird – so far.

 

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