SONGBIRDS FROM DAN ALLEN’S BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

Friend and East Gloucester resident Dan Allen sent along these wonderful snapshots of recent visits by songbirds in his beautiful garden. Dan’s garden is abundant with wildflowers, food, and welcome shelter for birds, bees and butterflies. Thank you Dan!Nothing common about this gorgeous little warbler, a male Common Yellowthroat. Yellowthroats migrate north from winter homes in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Yesterday I posted photos of a male Eastern Towhee. Dan’s photo is of the female! Wherever the male’s feathers are black, the female’s are milk chocolate brown.

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is another nesting migrant to Cape Ann. They eat fruit, seeds, nuts, insects, and especially Love sunflower seeds. Only the males have this striking feather pattern; the female’s feathers are shaded in quiet tones of gray, tan, and brown. During the winter months, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks live in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

 

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  • Yes great Job Dan and KIm for bring it to us. Up close in hand talk about a special touch and each bird like us humans seem to have there own personalities! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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  • Dan replied that he had rescued the little warbler after it hit a window.

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  • Thanks Kim Just getting back on-line so late in response here busy our way all the way around! Yes the windows they do not see until they hit…Hopefully pull through some are not so lucky pretty serious head or neck injuries! 🙂 Dave Beautiful bids indeed!

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