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Kirby’s Birds

Posted on | May 4, 2020 | 2 Comments


My brother Kirby has found a way to make the COVID-19 lockdown amusing. He’s put up bird feeders behind our house and, as spring brings a return of our migratory feathered friends, he captures them in photos. You can click on any photo to see it full-size. Above, we see the brilliant plumage of the indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea).


This lovely creatures is the rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) which is a member of the cardinal family.

And here, behold — the red-bellied woodpecker!



Melanerpes carolinus ranges as far south as Florida and as far north as Canada, but now that it’s enjoying the fruit treats that Kirby provides, I think its future habitat will be our back yard.

If you want to see more of Kirby’s photography, you can follow him on Instagram or check out his Facebook account. Of course, to help offset the cost of birdseed, etc., you can hit Kirby’s tip jar.


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