Saturday, March 21, 2015

Birds and Butterflies

Over 100 species of birds have been seen in or from the yard. The bird feeders and the flower garden provide a welcoming environment for resident, migrating, and nesting birds, and butterflies from Spring to Fall. This is just a random sampling ...

American Goldfinch feeding on seeds of sunflower
Black-capped Chickadee at the window feeder
Common Merganser leads her young down the Rock River
Male Downy Woodpecker feeds his son in a tree behind the home
Evening Grosbeaks - male (r) in courtship feeding of female
Hummingbird Moth feeding on phlox
Monarch Butterfly
Painted Lady on phlox
Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on bee-balm
Tiger Swallowtail
White-breasted Nuthatch on suet feeder
Wild Turkeys