Finches, wren, and chickadee

Finally a crowd has found my new feeding spot. ¬†Sorry for the blurry spots in the photo, the only way I can photograph this spot is through double pane glass. ¬† The seed probably saw a crowd today due to impending snow… snow… snow… snow…. snow. ¬†I can sum up winter in WV this year… snow, snow and more snow. ¬†Oh and some rain and freezing rain thrown in for variety. ¬† Ugh

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A rare treat… a little Carolina Wren comes in for seed. ¬†They rarely pay any attention to the seed.
I LOVE Carolina Wrens. ¬†They are so cute and friendly. ¬†I’ve always liked them. ¬†But I fell in love with them when one adopted us and lived in our kitchen window for years.

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And a chickadee makes a crowd..  they all flew shortly after this:

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Dive bombing finch

The finches have hit¬†the sunflower seed pretty hard recently. ¬†And they’ve gotten somewhat nasty and¬†competitive¬†about it. ¬†Today they reminded me of the way hummingbirds fight over a feeder, with their acrobatic moves mid-air. ¬†Here’s a blurry shot of one finch dive bombing another.

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Peeking Goldfinch

Almost the entire time that I was taking the other bird shots below, there was this little goldfinch peeking out from behind the backside of the feeder at me. ¬†What amused me about this was how long he stayed there watching me, yet didn’t fly. ¬†He just kept peeking at me and giving me this funny look.

Below are a few examples. ¬†ūüôā

See him hiding back there.

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That was the furthest he ever leaned out.  I ended up with probably 20 shots that he is in the background peeking at me.  I thought it was funny.

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