|Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are common breeders in |
Chatham County and increasingly seen in winter.
|Eastern Screech-owls are becoming hard to find. |
Please report any observations to me.
|Barred Owls are adaptable and locally common.|
|Red-headed Woodpecker likes dead trees.|
It is scarce in winter.
|Red-bellied Woodpecker with its ladder-back. |
The red belly is hard to see.
|Downy Woodpecker is the smallest |
member of that family.
|Northern Flicker is a resident, |
but more often seen in winter months.
|Pileated Woodpecker is our largest member of that family.|
|Carolina Chickadee is found in every backyard with a feeder.|
|Tufted Titmouse is another very common backyard feeder bird.|
|White-breasted Nuthatch comes easily to backyard feeders.|
It's call is a nasal horn sound.
|Brown-headed Nuthatch sounds like a rubber ducky.|
|Carolina Wren is one of the most common backyard species, |
often seen close to the ground.
|The Eastern Bluebird can often be found nesting in |
man-made boxes. It relishes dried mealworms to eat.
|American Robin is a resident, but more abundant |
during winter months.
|Northern Mockingbird is a member of the family of |
mimic thrushes for its ability to copy other birds' songs.
|Brown Thrasher is the state bird of Georgia and a mimic thrush.|
|Blue Jays are often the neighborhood noisy bad boys; |
they are related to crows.
|American Crows are among the smartest |
and most resourceful birds on the planet.
|Eastern Towhees are actually sparrows. |
The female is brown rather than glossy black.
|Northern Cardinal female is brown with a striking large red bill.|
|Northern Cardinal may be the most common bird in your garden.|
Their brilliant red plumage is at its best in early spring.
|Painted Buntings are a signature bird on our coast.|
|The female and young Painted Buntings are green.|
Winter Visitors to Chatham County
|Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a member |
of the woodpecker family.
|Eastern Phoebe is common in winter. |
It is a flycatcher.
|Ruby-crowned Kinglet. The ruby crown on this little bird |
is only seen when it is alarmed.
|Gray Catbird sounds like a cat. |
They will come to water features.
|Hermit Thrush will easily come to a water feature. |
Otherwise it likes to stay hidden.
|Chipping Sparrows will easily come to bird feeders.|
|White-throated Sparrows feed on seeds on the ground. |
They are seen more often in late winter.
|American Goldfinch in winter plumage.|
|American Goldfinch in breeding plumage just before |
they migrate back north.
|Yellow-rumped Warblers are among the |
most common birds we see in fall and winter.
|The yellow rump.|