Sunday, January 3, 2010

Birds at the feeders...

This is my excuse for not cleaning out the gardens in the fall.

15 degrees out side. Not gonna go out there. Nope. I filled the feeders as fast as I could and came back inside to the warmth of our humble abode. I guess I'm just a fair weather birder...
At least I can see the birdies through the windows.

I counted seven Northern Cardinals at our feeders Saturday! I think that's a new record for us.
I don't mean to be 'politically incorrect'(though I am!), but these guys all look alike!

Somebody found some seed in my footprint!

Of course we always have a few Mourning Doves around for the Cooper's Hawk...ha.

As much as a pest European Starlings have become in the States, they certainly are a handsome bird in their winter plumage.

A member of our Blue Jay Gang, waiting for his turn at the feeder.

We haven't seen as many American Goldfinches as usual this year.
Has anyone else noticed?


Where's Waldo?
That big fuzzy lump in the back of the shrub is a Cooper's Hawk.
I had one chance at a photo and I couldn't focus him before he took off...with a Sparrow...yum...