All of these were taken on Tuesday -- and through a somewhat cloudy double-paned window, hence the blurriness..
I especially love watching the crows -- they perch high in the big tree at the foot of our yard and keep a lookout. Only rarely do they came near the house.
Nuthatches usually are sleek and dapper dudes -- but this one's puffed up due to the cold -- we actually had a bit of snow on Tuesday though it quickly disappeared...
I tend to just call them all sparrows (there are 25 different sorts in my book of eastern birds) but I think this is a White-Throated Sparrow.
There are only two sorts of crow -- American Crow and and Fish Crow, which is almost identical but slightly smaller. They are mainly identified bu their vocalizations -- but a young American Crow may sound like a Fish Crow. Which do you suppose this is?
(I know we have lots of warblers around but have never been able properly to identify them. My bird book lists about forty different warblers.... Plus there's a page called 'Confusing Fall Warblers. I'm just not meant to be a serious birder, I'm afraid.)
A mourning dove keeping her feet warm . . .
The picture I wish I gotten: John was on his way to town and down near the river he saw a Bald Eagle dining on possum roadkill . . . he didn't have time to get a picture. . . .
And one last crow...