Today the Louisville Audubon Society joined the Great Backyard Bird Count viewing our birds at the Louisville Nature Center bird blind. The feeders are at the edge of a wooded area, and we had a variety of birds come to visit. Highlights from noon count included one Pileated Woodpecker, 18 Cardinals and 18 species overall as seen by a dozen observers...and NO Starlings or House Sparrows in the lot! One poor female Cardinal came in with a bald head. She may have feather mites - I've heard they can cause baldness. It was incredible to see all those Cardinals shining like flames in the trees at one time!
Instead of posting a lot of individual photos, I made these shots into a movie. It looks better in Flash format, but apparently Blogger doesn't allow us to upload Flash files yet. Hope you enjoy these. Just click the PLAY arrow to view the movie. To see the photos individually, go to my Picasa Web Album.