Not much activity

Another cool front has swept down the Oklahoma prairie and it’s a cool, gray day. This type of weather usually decreases the bluebird activity in the yard. They arrived late for breakfast yesterday. So late a mockingbird ate the first bunch of worms and I had to put more out. Saturday was warm and just before dark Mama carried a few strands of grass into the house, but still not an active nest-building effort. Weather is supposed to warm up and I expect nesting to begin in earnest in the next few days.  That is Mama in the photo. She isn’t as brilliantly colored as Daddy and has a white eye-ring.

An unusual bird visited the bluebirds today.  An American Goldfinch with a deformed beak. You see this from time to time and often it interferes with a bird’s ability to feed. This one doesn’t seem to have any trouble picking white millet out of the feeder and knows how to use that long beak as a foil to fend off other birds.

 

 

 

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About lindell dillon

Lindell Dillon is retired and lives in Norman, OK. He grew up in Duncan, attended Cameron College and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. His interests include photography, nature, birding, and investing. Oklahoma Master Naturalist, alumnus Norman Police Department Citizens Academy.
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2 Responses to Not much activity

  1. beachrose says:

    Just observed two bluebirds scouting out one of our birdhouses here in Virginia Beach. First time I have observed them in my yard.

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