Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Snow - finally!

Finally we are getting some snow. Feeders have been busy today. Here are just a few quick photos of the loyal birds that have been patronizing my bird tables

One of two American Goldfinches that have come occasionally, though yesterday a small flock of 15 stopped briefly ...


The Blue Jay on the suet feeder has often exhibited the acrobatic talents of the nuthatch. But I chose this undistinguished upright jay  because of the Hairy Woodpecker which joined him on the back of the basket ...


The American Robin was not on the feeders, but was feeding on dried crabapples in the side of the yard ...



A large flock of Mourning Doves have appeared, or joined up with the smaller flock that has been around all winter - 50+ birds.


Never underestimate the ability and determination of the Blue Jay to get the seeds - sunflower seed feeders like this one are supposed to be for the small finches.


The feeder is on a plant hanger on the side of the house, inches from the glass - a favorite for the titmice, nuthatch, and Black-capped Chickadee - they don't have to vie with the larger birds. The photo of this gentleman (or gentlelady) is uncropped.


And finally, our single wintering sparrow of any kind - Song Sparrow ...


Good birding wherever you are and whatever the weather is doing to you, at you, or for you!

9 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Chris,
I hope you will, after this snow, get some sunshine tog et nice shots in the snow with a beautiful light. I like this set with the nice snow flakes, but one can see the kack of light ;-) Hope it will be better soon!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

You have a nice variety of regulars in your yard. I love all the pictures and huge snowflakes in them, but especially enjoyed the perspectives you captured with blue jay peeking in feeder spout (whatever you call that) the blue jay and downy sharing and and the dove fluffing it's feathers.

The Early Birder said...

Weather conditions are testing us all. You now have snow and we have rain, rain and more rain but for some reason the birds don't complain. FAB.

Tina said...

Glad you are seeing some of this white stuff...you are so correct..it does make the feeders get busy!!

Felicia said...

I love how that Blue Jay and Hairy Woodpecker seem to be having a conversation through the feeder (although I know rationally each is just hoping the other doesn't take all the good food.) I've never spent much time in snow areas, and it's still amazing to me how well songbirds deal with the cold stuff!

dAwN said...

Love these snowy bird photos..
Glad your feeders are busy with birds!!

cindyzlogic said...

Hooray for you!! Wonderful, wonderful photography!

Cindy said...

Nice birdie pictures. The snow was beautiful!

elvira pajarola said...

....SO WONDERFUL...the Gentle-Lady-Man- Picture....
Absolutely gorgeously taken with the seed in its bill!
..the mourning doves-shot is so fascinating; compliments!!!!!!!
have a great sunday!
ciao ciao elvira

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