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...


  1. Great pictures. Now that it's cold (-27 this morning) my Cardinal population has really increased also. Went from 3 to 8 in one day. Can't seem to keep enough food out for the birds right now. Having to feed three times a day.

  2. What a great sellection of amazing bird Images.
    Loved the Northern Cardinal shots,FAB.
    Happy New Year,hope you enjoy fantastic birds for 2010.

  3. That is cold Dave. Stunning Cardinals to look at though from the warmth of the inside! Happy new yr.

  4. Well yes that is cold. But it is cool you can actually watch the birds from inside, in the warmth of the house with a nice coffee... This is just how I often wonder how this cute little thing can manage the cold outside!

  5. Wow, the photo of the female northern cardinal eating seed from your garden is a keeper - what a beautiful photograph! I didn't dead-head any of my flowers this year either, but nary a bird. Methinks the neighborhood cat population is on the rise...

  6. Ahhhhh....your cardinal photos are fantastic. The female is so cute...I love the expression on her face, and the two photos of the males are stellar.

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