A few weeks ago we got two bird feeders for the backyard. I had no idea we would attract so many cool birds… and other wildlife. We got a Birds of Minnesota book and I’ve been trying to keep track of all the birds we’re getting. Our backyard is a pretty happening place.

Brown-headed Cowbird ( male and female )

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Mourning Doves

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Red-bellied Woodpecker ( female )

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak ( 3 males and 2 females ). At the zoo they have these in one of the exhibits in the Minnesota section… needless to say, we bypassed that exhibit.

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Bluejays

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Downy Woodpecker ( female )

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White-throated Sparrow ( white-striped )

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Northern Cardinal

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White-breasted Nuthatch

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American Goldfinch ( 3 males and 2 females )

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Mallards. Apparently these guys thought the puddle in our driveway was a good place to stop for a bath.

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Not pictured: Robin, Chickadee, Hummingbird

In addition to the birds we’ve been getting some other wildlife in our yard ( and the neighbors yard ).

Squirrel

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Deer

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Chipmunk

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Rabbit

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