ALL THINGS BRIGHT… CHEERFUL GARDEN BIRDS AT DELPHI, ABACO
It’s not necessary to prowl around the coppice or lurk in the pine forest to see beautiful birds. They are on the doorstep, sometimes literally. Especially if there are full seed feeders and hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water for the Cuban Emeralds, Bahama Woodstars and other birds with pointy beaks (Bananaquits, for example). Here are are a few from the gardens immediately around the Delphi Club.
PAINTED BUNTING (m) WITH BLACK-FACED GRASSQUITS (m & f)
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A PAIR OF CAPE MAY WARBLERS
These little birds are autumn / winter visitors, though I have seen one at Delphi in June – it must have like it there and decided to stay on. Strangely, though originally named for one found on Cape May in the c19, there wasn’t another one recorded there for another 100 years…
THE DELPHI CLUB, ABACOCredits: Mainly Sandy Walker; a couple from Peter Mantle; DCB by RH
So colourful! Would like to see those on my bird table. Mostly sparrows and the blackbirds on mine, which have their own charm.
They’ve all got charm in their own way, I reckon. And imagine waking up with a bad hangover to a feeder-full of painted buntings. The pain! RH
A most impressive presentation of very beautiful and colourful birds, RH. I have got a birdfeeder in the garden, but so far we’re not successful in attracting the singing birds. And this, being in the Mecca of birdwatching…
Greetings from sunny and windy Cley
Thanks Dina. Nice creatures to have round the garden (though some are migratory and only there in winter). Wonder what you put in your feeder? I reckon a good mix is best, including some sunflower and niger seeds… There must be a pet store in / near Cley *Quick check on Wiki* Why yes, at Wells-n-t-S. Good luck! RH