Our "Other" visitors

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Yes, "Bugs" (Eastern Cottontail) has invaded the garden. When we saw the first few, some folks thought they were cute. But rabbits breed like rabbits, and they are now a devastating pest within the garden. Most gardeners now have to rabbit-proof their plots/beds in order to get a harvest that is not eaten.
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Monarch Butterfly

Cabbage White

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Eastern Tail Blue butterfly

Coopers Hawk

Juvenile Coopers Hawks are often seen in the garden during springtimes. During the 2016 season, it spend most of the summer in the garden. Not sure if it was attracted to rabbits, squirrels or rats. In either case, we certainly welcome natural pest control to the garden!

From the garden, we cal also often see the city's Red Tail hawks circling above, but so far haven't seen one actually in the garden.
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Red-Tailed Hawk

Autumn brings the hawks back to the garden. Maybe enough greenery has gone they can now spot wildlife…
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Cedar Waxwing

Our masked friend seems to be new to the garden... He loved the holly berries that were still there in over winter into the spring.
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Eastern Wood-Pewee

(Internet Image) We didn't actually spot this little guy, we heard his song in the garden!
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American Robin

(Internet Image) A regular visitor, especially after people turn over this soil (tasty worms)
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White-throated Sparrow

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Northern Mockingbird

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Northern Cardinal (Male and Female)

A Regular garden visitor throughout the spring/summer/fall
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Blue Jays

Another year-round garden visitor
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Dark-eyed Junko

They pass through on their migration path
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Downy Woodpecker

A year-round resident of the neighborhood
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European Starling

Like the Grackles, a year round nusance. :)
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Hermit Thrush

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Mourning Dove

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Song Sparrow

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They tend to like the Honeysuckle and Sunflowers
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Black-capped Chickadee

These guys actually nested in a gardeners' birdhouse this past year (2021)
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Common Yellowthroat

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House FInch

They pass through on their migration path

Goldfinch & Downy Woodpecker feast on a garden sunflower

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