Justin and I were at the park here in our neighborhood and I pointed out a red-winged blackbird which was singing loudly by the lake. We saw a woodpecker shortly afterward, and when we got home I decided to fill our bird feeder. Lots of birds were happy to pay us a visit, so I ordered a book on bird identification in the Seattle area.

When we'd see a new bird at the feeder, we'd check the book and try to determine what bird variety we had seen. We made a blank booklet for Justin to use to record the names of the birds and where/when we saw them, and I would print out a photo of that type of bird for Justin to cut out and glue into his bird book.

Here are the birds we have observed at our feeders on the back porch as well as out elsewhere: