I'm pleased with the large numbers of birds that I'm seeing at the feeders this spring. Some years things are very slow, but there are lots of visitors this year and it's lovely to see them all.
American goldfinches are in abundance this spring, higher than the past couple of years I'd say. I've been routinely seeing 6 to 10 at a time visiting the feeder. Here you can see several at the ports on the tube feeder and some on the tray platform. There's also a female purple finch on the tray feeder. The white fuzzy blobs in the foreground are the anti-bird-collision dots on my windows.
The goldfinches are even hanging about on the ground under the feeder! That's not the usual spot for them, so it's a bit surprising to see so many on the ground.
I'm seeing a lot of the hairy woodpecker, who is enjoying the suet on offer.
Today, the "Merlin" app on my phone told me that I had an ovenbird in my woods, but try as I might, I could not find it to photograph. However, I did have a moment of excitement with a new bird at the feeder today. This is a female rose-breasted grosbeak. I do occasionally have the evening grosbeaks, but have never had the rose-breasted before. I hope she visits again and brings her mate!
I do love to watch the birds! (below, from left, American goldfinch, pine siskin, female purple finch, yellow-rumped warbler).