PamelaDeDah

by Pamela
(Carmel, Maine USA)

I used to be an avid backyard birder, with a variety of feeders and types of birds.

I recently hung a feeder where I am staying at this time. Carmel, Maine.
FINALLY the chickadees graced the feeder. But there were other gray birds flitting around & certainly did not sound like my chickadees.
They resembled black eyed juncos, yet had white around the eyes ~ I believe I have a family of gray jays at my feeder. There are definitely babies being cared for.
Unfortunately I no longer have my bird identifying books. but luckily I found them easily enough online.
They come and feed for about five minutes. Leave and return after about 10 or 15 minutes for another round of feeding. Black oil sunflower seeds are being brought to several in the trees ~ they crack them by pecking at the shell to crack it then begin to make noise for more. Simply awesome!

Comments for PamelaDeDah

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 04, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
pameladedah NEW
by: Brook

Pamela, they sound adorable.
HAPPY BIRD WATCHING ')

Jul 03, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Chickadee cousins ? NEW
by: Margaret Mariam

Could they be tufted titmice ? They are small, but bigger than chickadees. And they LOVE sunflower seeds.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Gray Jay.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. TN bird

    Feb 24, 17 08:25 PM

    I saw a pair of birds today, but did not recognize them. I did not have a camera. the upper part of their body was black and their breast/underpants were

    Read More

  2. Huge Black Bird

    Feb 23, 17 10:48 AM

    It's about the size of a wild female turkey. Is solid black with a straight, non-curved bill that is grayish black. Its underneath feathers (not tail

    Read More

  3. Paula

    Feb 21, 17 10:15 PM

    I have 2 white mourning doves. I think both are females. I get 4. Eggs per month. They do not build nests the just set on highest perch and drop an egg

    Read More