Monday, August 17, 2009

Nuggets of Gold - Birds & Bees

In the ever changing cast of bird life in our backyard, goldfinches are now in the lead role. They are singing everywhere, and they are abundant on the feeders. Here are just a few images of these nuggets of gold ...

Evening Grosbeaks may be on a new brood ... they are common, but not abundant as they were a couple of weeks ago. The occasional juvenile is still seen, and of course, this handsome adult male ...

Downy Woodpeckers continually work the suet feeders, as is this young male ...

This adult male Hairy Woodpecker was constant on the sunflower feeder, going from one opening to the next, and scattering seeds profusely ...

The resident male Ruby-throated Hummingbird still tries to guard his exclusive rights to our backyard, but their are so many young and females, that he often misses the intruder, as here ...

Birds and bees offer constant visual feasts, and a quiet way to spend the warm afternoons of our late arriving Vermont summer ...

5 comments:

Wilma said...

You are certainly putting your new camera to good(and expert) use! Thanks for sharing your 5 star visual feast.

A New England Life said...

Wonderful images Chris! I'm really enjoying the Goldfinches though it seems we don't have nearly as many as we used too.

The woodpeckers are here constantly. It's been a bit since I've seen a Hairy but the Downeys are such sweet things. And the Hummers . . . aren't they grand!

Sharon

Chris said...

Hi Chris,
Wowo the goldfinch is very beautiful. it is nice you have them in your garden. Well done these are nice shots.

dAwN said...

Howdee Chris,
We have been traveling west and my internet was pretty much not existent..so now we are in Montana at my sisters and I am playing catch up.
I love the nuggets of gold here..
you know one bird that was constant throughout our travels west was the goldfinch..reliable everywhere.

nice catching up with you
oh..thats allot of frigin wood..you must be in good shape after all that work.

eileeninmd said...

The male Evening Grosbeak is one of my most want to see birds. Great picture!

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