Feeder Birds in the Hocking Hills, February 5-10, 2007

Last week, our very kind and patient guests reported the following birds at our Marsh Hollow feeder (sunflower seeds in a hopper and a suet cake):

  • American crow
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue jay
  • Brown creeper
  • Carolina wren (my favorite, next to roseate spoonbills who live in Florida)
  • Downey woodpecker
  • Hairy woodpecker
  • Northern cardinal
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet
  • Tufted titmouse
  • White-breasted nuthatch

And an unidentified hawk, possibly a Marsh hawk (that would be appropriate, wouldn’t it?).

The most unusual creature reported at that feeder, but only in summer, was a flying squirrel.

The feeder area at the Marsh Hollow “homestead” is crowded with gold finches and dark-eyed juncoes, and mourning doves. No kinglets or creepers, but all of the others. Our feeder menu is a little more extensive and includes thistle seed, safflower seeds, and shelled corn.