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


 


12 comments:

  1. You have some amazing captures here. As someone who has photographed birds off and on over the years I know that it takes time, patience, and editing....for every good photo I had about 10-20 bad ones. It's much appreciated to see yours / I know the time put in to it :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great photos!
    Love your woodpeckers!
    Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  3. WoW!!! awesome captures of your yard birds!!!

    ¸.•*¨*•♪♫♫♪Merry Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello, pretty captures of your yardbirds. I love the woodies and the finches. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such lovely birds to have knocking at the back door judy. Have a wonderful Christmas, and keep the feeders topped up.

    ReplyDelete
  6. you are fortunate to have such a great bunch of birds at yoru feeder. Loved to see the pink-billed Junco, don´t think I have seen it before :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great series! You always get so many amazing bird photos. I really enjoy seeing them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your pictures are so darn good Judy ... I do miss my bird feeders.... not possible for us these days. You are providing a great cafe for your visitors and thank you so much for sharing the results ...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Judy, you certainly have a lot of activity around your feeders. A lot of fun, and some very pretty birds too. Love those dashes of red! Cheers :D)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great photos. We have most of these birds in Ontario, too. Deb

    ReplyDelete