Sunday, January 15, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 4

The birds at my feeders are eating like crazy. So I have been taking lots of photos.




I'm filling the feeders almost daily. The Carolina Chickees can hardly wait for me to put the lid on the feeders and they start whistling. I know they want me to hurry up and get out of the way. 




Love this shot of the Tufted Titmouse taking off from the perch.





The Dark-eyed Junco likes to eat sunflower hearts.




Some may not find the Mourning Dove exciting but this is the first time I have ever photographed one in a tree. Usually they are on the ground or on my deck. So I am excited about this pic.





The cardinals are always a joy to watch.



Find more of my birds, barns, and outdoor posts under the Outdoor and Travel Posts on the navigation. Thanks for stopping by for At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 4.

Linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern on Tuesday evening

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday evening
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening



Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 3

What a stunning view to see the Northern Cardinals every day at my feeders this week. 






I've been scattering sunflower hearts on my deck for the Dark-eyed Juncos. 



The Carolina Chickadee loves the black-oil sunflower seeds in the feeders. He is so cute, just grabs a seed and runs. 


The Carolina Wren is eating nut and berry seed mix.


The house finches are visiting by the dozens.




Next are a male and female house finch at the feeder.


I'll share pics of the female house finch and the female purple finch so you can see the differences in identification. The female house finch in the top pic has no distinctive eyebrow. Now, check out the white eyebrow of the female purple finch in the bottom pic. 


The eyebrow is the key for me in identification of the female purple finch. There is also a line extending backward from the lower base of the bill.


Here's a link to help with identification. 


Look who is popping his head around the edge of the tree.



Thanks for stopping by to see who is at the feeders and in the trees - Judy. 


Linking to:


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern on Tuesday evening

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday evening
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening



Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Riding Around in the Ranger

We had one day recently when it wasn't too cold to take a ride in the Ranger. It's always fun to ride around some of the country roads in our area.

At the nearby lake on Erwin Road we saw a flock of geese but weren't able to get very close. They heard the sound of our engine and took off.





On another county road, we were able to see a brown horse with nice white markings.





He must have thought we were bringing food and immediately started walking towards us.




Then another horse on a different road. 




We did see some great looking red berries. I sure hope some birds can eat them.



This was, most likely, our last ride in the Ranger for a few months until Spring arrives. Thanks for stopping by - Judy. 


Linking to: 

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern on Tuesday evening

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday evening
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon





Wednesday, January 4, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 2

I am happy to see that the Carolina Wren has been visiting my feeders again.



The white eyebrow stripe helps to identify him. 



His tail is usually cocked upward. 




House Sparrows have also been spotted at the feeders. It doesn't seem to bother him that a Downy Woodpecker is on the other side of the suet feeder.


I have noticed that the Downy will let me walk out on the deck, which is right beside the feeders, and doesn't fly off. 



The House Sparrow doesn't let me get chose at all. I'm shooting this pic from the other side of my sliding door to the deck. 






In the next couple of photos, you can see how much larger the Red-bellied Woodpecker is than the Downy. 





I don't see them on the feeder at the same time, usually the Downy waits for the Red-bellied to leave. Sometimes he waits on a nearby branch for his turn.



Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern on Tuesday evening

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday evening
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening



Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon









Wednesday, December 21, 2016

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 1

I'm starting a new series this week with the birds at my feeders and in the trees. I seem to enjoy having series so here goes another.


The pink-billed Juncos have been on my deck eating seeds this week. They like to eat sunflower hearts.



The Dark-eyed Junco is a star with his pic on the cover of Birds and Blooms. 




This male Downy Woodpecker seems to be loving the bark on our birch trees. 


The red-bellied woodpecker is visiting too. Although I haven't seen him in a while, I'm happy to see this male at the suet feeder. The male has a solid red cap while the female has a bit of a gray cap.



This feeder is filled with a nut and berry mix for the house finches and goldfinches below. 




I bet you recognize this female bird just by looking at her sharp crest and redish/orangish beak. 




You guessed it, the female Northern Cardinal. 


The male Northern Cardinal.



The White-breasted Nuthatches are seen year round in Kentucky. They are fun to watch as they usually eat upside down or sideways. 


The Goldfinches love the thistle feed. 


The Tufted Titmouse is another common bird at my feeders. He is very quick to grab a seed and fly to a nearby branch to crack it with his sharp bill and enjoy. He always seems to have his eye on you will his large black eye. 




I am seeing some purple finches at the feeders but haven't gotten any great shots.  Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern on Tuesday evening

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday evening
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening



Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon