White-breasted Nuthatch

There haven’t been a lot of birds hanging around lately.  Perhaps because of the hawk I saw the other day, or a neighbor’s cat.  But I liked watching this little Nuthatch go for the suet feeder.  He seems to have a feather duster at the end of his tail!

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Gate Inspector

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Blue Jay

Some facts from http://www.allaboutbirds.org/

The black bridle across the face, nape, and throat varies extensively and may help Blue Jays recognize one another.
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Blue Jays lower their crests when they are feeding peacefully with family and flock members or tending to nestlings.
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The pigment in Blue Jay feathers is melanin, which is brown. The blue color is caused by scattering light through modified cells on the surface of the feather barbs.
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The Bather

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Fall Hummer

I think we’re down to one.  I sat on the deck this beautiful fall afternoon and watched this little beauty go from flower to flower. But the flowers are fading and the bees are trying to take over the nectar in the feeder, so I don’t think she’ll be here much longer.

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Curious Chickadee

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Preening

A hummingbird must keep its approximately 940 feathers in shape to maintain its aerodynamics. Also, a hummingbird does not molt until after it migrates, so it must travel a long distance with its old feathers.

Sleek and clean

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