The American Gold Finch is common to this area but usually not this
early in the year. Baltimore Oriole is more common in eastern Pennsylvania
but is seen around here mostly in the spring.
common in this area during the summer but it was very unusual to
see a cardinal and an oriole at the feeder together.
The downy woodpecker
is common to this area but more commonly seen in the summer. The
downy in the picture is a female.
The rose breasted
grosbeak is common to this area in the spring and the one pictured
is a male. My wife enjoyed getting the grosbeak picture because
her sister, who lives in Sidman, hasn't seen any at her bird feeder
(she and her father who gave us the feeder as a Christmas present).
Until we put
up the bird feeder two years ago, we weren't familiar with any of
as much or more enjoyment as any gift we have ever received. One
picture she is trying for is a male and female cardinal at the feeder
at the same time. The male will pick up a sunflower seed and feed
it to the female.
We are glad
to share the pictures and hope they bring enjoyment to others.