Project FeederWatch #4 20http://forums.gardenweb.com/forum09/2010
This is a continuation of the Project FeederWatch #3 2009/2010 thread. Probably the last for this year since spring is ALMOST hear and the PFW bird counting season ends on April 9.
I've got blackbirds all over now - this photo shows male and female Common Grackles, male and female Red-winged Blackbirds, and male Brown-headed Cowbirds. There are a few female cowbirds around, but they didn't make it into this photo.
And of course there are turkeys - the toms have returned to my yard and have been parading around for a few days now trying to impress the hens. There was a lot of running and jumping and shrieking yesterday, but today things have settled down.
And on the non-bird front, I was out with my camera when I heard an odd "chuck" sound coming from the backyard. This chipmunk was just standing on a woodpile going chuck chuck, maybe a mating call?
I don't think I've ever seen a chipmunk stand still for very long, but it was still there when I went inside and looked out a window. It had just moved to another log. With all the predators here a chipmunk has to be able to move fast.