Monday, January 7, 2008

Excellent new yard bird!

I'd been hearing it for a week or so now but, due to the "no ID by sound" rule in the contest, I'd been unable to count it. Today I found it in my neighbor's tree....must be some good eats up there since it's been in that maple and the doug fir for so many days now.


Blogger's note after reading my two comments: this is NOT my hoo.....I lifted it from a better photographer.

Now, they're not a rarity in the northwest but they aren't a common yard bird. I've not seen anything but Red-breasted in my 10 years on this street and White-breasted usually only show up with oaks and nearby water when I'm out birding.

I'm still barely catching up with Michele.......but this is a pretty cool bird to add. :)


Seth and Michelle said...

That is so very cool! I have been desperately searching (in vain) for this little guy. We regulary get the Red-breated but I would really love to see the White-breasted. Great photo and good birding!

NW Nature Nut said...

Cool! Did you take that photo too? Its great! I doubt I will be getting this one for my count, I have only seen one in my yard once.