Window birding & recognizable characters

With the rains this morning, I birded from inside, window to window. Robins and 
waxwings wrestled fruit from a neighbor’s Bradford pear. Robins, starlings, and 
a lone red-winged blackbird dotted another neighbor’s manicured lawn, plucking 
earth worms. Even a crow got into that act. YR warblers, flickers, and downies 
worked on backyard suet cakes. Finches dominated the other feeders.

Do you recognize a few individual birds that regularly visit your feeders? I 
have three. One female N. flicker with 9 primary feathers on the right wing all 
out of whack is a frequent visitor. These out-of-place feathers always show 
yellow shafts when viewing the bird’s back or side. Not sure what might be the 
cause of this aberration. I also have a yellow-rumped warbler with a dark spot 
on its right breast and a house finch with a bum left eye that is mostly swollen 
shut (conjunctivitis?)


About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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