Monday, March 22, 2010

Love is in the air!

Here are some paired up visitor's from last weekend! My favorites, the Red-Headed Woopecker's, probably won't arrive until the end of April. Going up north today and plan on cleaning out my nest boxes. I always get Tree Swallows, but only get Bluebirds on occasion. Hoping for a year with the Blue's.

Red-bellied pair. Male on the left and has an unbroken orangy-red stripe down his neck. Unlike the female who appears to have a gray cap. Their name comes from a light reddish wash on their bellie's. Very difficult to see if you are not up close.

Pileated pair. Male on left with a red-mustache. Female has an all gray mustache.


Jen said...

Great pics of the Red bellied I am still waiting and praying for Pileated s . Enjoy!

Shelley said...

You're a birdy matchmaker! Hope we get to see babies!