At the Bird FeederBegun Oct. 2004 and updated May 16, 2022,
State College, Pennsylvania




Within a matter of days after our moving to State College, Pennsylvania, Sue put out a bird feeder. It wasn't too popular at first, but that didn't deter Sue, who in the following weeks added a second and a third. The additional feeders seemed to do the trick, and they became very popular.
 
Who's rocking the feeder?

 
The first two species to dine at the feeders were goldfinches and chickadees, as shown above. Soon thereafter they were joined by house finches, tufted titmice, nuthatches, chipping sparrows, cardinals, and many others. Photographically speaking, I've been having quite a time of it, and in an attempt to avoid my usual confusion, this will be my base page for keeping a list of all my "feeder" photos.

My list has two subcategories. The birds that I've seen at or near our feeders have square bullets and those outside my immediate area (but within Pennsylvania) have open circle bullets. The date a page is added is kept for approximately a year.

Freezing rain and local birds

Avian hitchhiking: Red-winged blackbird on a red-tailed hawk

Close encounter between a Cooper's hawk and a red-tailed hawk

Two hours at Jo Hays Vista during fall hawk migration

Three days at Jo Hays Vista during fall hawk migration

Size comparison between a downy, hairy, and pileated woodpecker

Fluffed birds

Avian humor: How to Be Happy!

On September 14, 2009, I had a particularly good birding/photography walk by Toftrees pond.

In May 2006, a pileated woodpecker and a red-bellied woodpecker shared suet.

During March 2006, I've photographed some birds welcoming spring.

As on the opening photo on this page, occasionally I photograph pairs of different species at the same feeder.

Special Note: Enormous thanks go to the State College Bird Club for help in identification as well as being a tremendous source of birding information and good people.

Photography note: The photo above was taken with a Pentax *ist D and the SMC-A* 300mm lens.  




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