Thursday, December 20, 2012

Birds I've seen lately

Here are a few of the birds that have visited us lately.

This female Cardinal came to the feeder at daybreak to fill up on seeds.

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is so fast, it's hard to get a picture! 

There's too much shadow where this feeder is located to get a good picture.

The Chipping Sparrow is much easier to photograph, because he will sit still for a few seconds.

I got lucky and got two in one shot!

The Eastern Bluebird doesn't eat the seed, but comes to bathe in the water often, even when it's cold.

The Mockingbird is beautiful, but a real pest as it pecks at his reflection in the window.

I like to see the male Cardinals in winter when their feathers are so brilliant.

The Carolina Wren is another speedy little bird!  And also very loud!

This picture on the male Pine Warbler was made some time ago.  I've seen only one of these this winter.

We saw our first Goldfinch a few days ago.  We usually see a lot of them at the feeders in the winter.

There is usually a Mourning Dove around to gather up what the other birds spill.

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Maple Lane said...

Merry CHRISTmas, Dorothy! Your photos are so clear and beautiful. That male cardinal is breathtaking. You have a good variety of birds to watch.

Betsy Adams said...

OH I love seeing your birdies... We have some of the same ones at our feeders... This morning it is raining/windy--and gonna get cold. I'll have to put out some extra feed for those little guys.

Daisy said...

Great pictures of your bird friends, Dorothy! I like the one where you captured two at once.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your feeders are graced with a lot of beauty. I like the two Nuthatches,nice capture.

mississippi artist said...

I love all of your bird photos-keep them coming. The dove and the wren are favorites of mine!

Mary said...

What a nice variety of birds to brighten any day! Love the brown headed nuthatches...I've never seen those. Merry Christmas!

David C Brown said...

Really lovely pictures. Grace be with you.

sweetbay said...

Lots of beautiful captures in this post! My favorite is the female bluebird on the wire. Really lovely.

Marie said...

Love your birds! You got some great shots! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!