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Downy & Hairy Woodpecker - SB Vermont Backyard Birding

Both the Downy and the Hairy Woodpeckers have a white back, black wings with white spots, white underbelly, and black-and-white streaked faces. Males have red on the nape, females only black on the nape (back of the head).The Downy bill is about...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 30, 2015

Backyard Birding Northern Cardinal - South Burlington, Vermont

I must have bird fever, I am seeing all red. The Northern Cardinal male in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, is bright red with black around its bill and even has a reddish bill. He certainly is dressed for Valentines Day. The female...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 29, 2015

Backyard Birding Northern Cardinal - SB Vermont

I must have bird fever, I am seeing all red. The Northern Cardinal male in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, is bright red with black around its bill and even has a reddish bill. He certainly is dressed for Valentines Day. The female...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 29, 2015

Northern Cardinal - SB Vermont backyard birding

I think I must have bird fever, I am seeing all red. The Northern Cardinal male is bright red with black around its bill and even has a reddish bill. The female has a hint of red but more of a grayish brown, with an orange-reddish bill (to my ey...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 29, 2015

Backyard Birding Winter Storm Snow Birds - South Burlington, VT

A winter storm is ripping through southern New England including in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, (1/27/2015) while reaching the Champlain Valley with a little less gusto. Still, we can enjoy our snow birds-those that stick around and tough...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 27, 2015

Backyard Birding Winter Storm Snow Birds - SB VT

A winter storm is ripping through southern New England including in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, (1/27/2015) while reaching the Champlain Valley with a little less gusto. Still, we can enjoy our snow birds-those that stick around and tough...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 27, 2015

Backyard Birding. Winter Storm Snow Birds. SB VT

A winter storm is ripping through southern New England including in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, (1/27/2015) while reaching the Champlain Valley with a little less gusto. Still, we can enjoy our snow birds-those that stick around and tough...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 27, 2015

Winter Storm Snow Birds-SB VT backyard Birding

A winter storm is ripping through southern New England (1/27/2015) while reaching the Champlain Valley with a little less gusto. Still, we can enjoy our snow birds-those that stick around and tough out the Vermont winters with us.Below are a few of t...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 27, 2015

Backyard Birding Dark-eyed Junco - South Burlington, Vermont

The Eastern Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco male in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, is dark gray to black and the female is brownish gray (to my eye). The white belly is an outstanding feature offset particularly on the male. Welcome to the ser...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 25, 2015

Backyard Birding Dark-eyed Junco - SB Vermont

The Eastern Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco male in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, is dark gray to black and the female is brownish gray (to my eye). The white belly is an outstanding feature offset particularly on the male. Welcome to the ser...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 25, 2015

Backyard Birding. Dark-eyed Junco. SB Vermont

The Eastern Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco male in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard, is dark gray to black and the female is brownish gray (to my eye). The white belly is an outstanding feature offset particularly on the male. Welcome to the ser...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 25, 2015

Dark-eyed Junco - SB Vermont backyard birding

The Eastern Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco male is dark gray to black and the female is brownish gray (to my eye). The white belly is an outstanding feature offset particularly on the male. Happy BirdingBernie publishes essays and photos reflecti...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 25, 2015

Backyard Birding American Goldfinch - South Burlington, Vermont

What can be found in South Burlington, Vermont backyards that is golden yellow in the summer, though a bit faded and dimmer yellow in the winter? Answer: The sun and the American Goldfinch. Welcome to the series, SB Vermont Backya...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 23, 2015

Backyard Birding American Goldfinch - SB Vermont

What can be found in South Burlington, Vermont backyards that is golden yellow in the summer, though a bit faded and dimmer yellow in the winter? Answer: The sun and the American Goldfinch. Welcome to the series, SB Vermont Backya...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 23, 2015

Backyard Birding. American Goldfinch. SB Vermont

What can be found in South Burlington, Vermont backyards that is golden yellow in the summer, though a bit faded and dimmer yellow in the winter? Answer: The sun and the American Goldfinch. Welcome to the series, SB Vermont Backya...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 23, 2015

Backyard Birding White-throated Sparrow - South Burlington, Vermont

Which sparrow wears a white bib and looks like it dunked its head in mustard?White-throated Sparrow. Dark crown with white stripe in the middle, eyebrow white or tan with yellow at the front, white throat.I see White-throated Sparrows at our Sou...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 22, 2015

Backyard Birding White-throated Sparrow - SB Vermont

Which sparrow wears a white bib and looks like it dunked its head in mustard?White-throated Sparrow. Dark crown with white stripe in the middle, eyebrow white or tan with yellow at the front, white throat.I see White-throated Sparrows at our Sou...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 22, 2015

Backyard Birding. White-throated Sparrow. SB Vermont

Which sparrow wears a white bib and looks like it dunked its head in mustard?White-throated Sparrow. Dark crown with white stripe in the middle, eyebrow white or tan with yellow at the front, white throat.I see White-throated Sparrows at our Sou...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 22, 2015

Backyard Birding American Tree Sparrow - South Burlington, Vermont

Numerous types of Sparrows visit our SB, Vermont backyard. The American Tree Sparrow particularly likes the suet and proso millet we offer in the winter. Welcome to the series, SB Vermont Backyard Birding, Issue #5 American Tree Sparrow.American Tree...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 20, 2015

Backyard Birding American Tree Sparrow - SB Vermont

Numerous types of Sparrows visit our SB, Vermont backyard. The American Tree Sparrow particularly likes the suet and proso millet we offer in the winter. Welcome to the series, SB Vermont Backyard Birding, Issue #5 American Tree Sparrow.American Tree...
by litterwithastorytotell on Jan 20, 2015


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