Back Porch Birds

     Maine is one of the largest, yet least populated states in New England, and overall, has more forest per acre than any other state in America.  Needless to say, this is good news for many types of wildlife in Maine, including birds.

 This is a Black-Capped Chickadee, the State Bird of Maine.

This is a Black-Capped Chickadee, the State Bird of Maine.

     Larry Chadwick wouldn't call himself a "birder" by any means, but each day he has a close-up view of the diverse, and stunningly beautiful birds that visit his back porch to grab a few seeds.

       All of the photos in this particular post were taken while looking out the doors to Larry's back porch, where he has a few bird feeders set up.  The bird feeders cost maybe a few dollars, the seeds just a few dollars more, but to see the brilliantly colored birds they attract...is priceless. 

     The yellow and black birds above birds are Goldfinches, hanging out with a light brown Sparrow.

     This is a Hairy Woodpecker enjoying a slice of orange with some jelly on it.

      Hairy Woodpeckers again, deciding upon a meal with less sugar.

     Hairy Woodpeckers again, deciding upon a meal with less sugar.

      Female Cardinal with some Chickadees.

     Female Cardinal with some Chickadees.

     We'll end with a Brown Breasted Nuthatch.  Again, these birds (and many others) coming to eat on Larry's small porch is an everyday occurrence.  We hope you've enjoyed this simple, but peaceful slice of life in Pittston, Maine.  We'll be sure to have similar posts of these amazing birds in the future.