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




15 comments:

Curtains in My Tree said...


Really nice close up pictures of the birds. I have really been feeding my birds which are mostly cardinals, I also have my heated birdbath plugged in so they have plenty of water which is very important for birds in the winter.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You give me feeder envy. We have the cardinals in the wetlands but cannot put out feeders bacause the Muscovy Ducks, pigeons and Monk Parakeets knock them about and spill the seed in minutes. Illegal to feed the ducks here as well. We do get the Red-bellied Woodpeckers, though. Very nice images and demo of the identifying features of the Purple Finches.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a great day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful variety of feeder birds. I love the Cardinals, cute wren and the pretty male house finches. The woodie is great too. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day and weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely series of photos of our feathered friends ~ the cardinals are so beautiful ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Anni said...

...sending along my thanks for your contribution for all the birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. Very enjoyable.


Gorgeous photos!!! We have yet to have ANY house finches in our yard at the feeders. They're so pretty. Giggled at the sweet photo of the woodpecker peeking.

sandyland said...

marvelous love the straightforward looking right at us joyful

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Judy, nice to cyber-meet you! Love the bird photos! Those close-ups are stunning.
Have a lovely weekend!
Toni

RedPat said...

Thanks for your visit! I've had the Cardinals, Juncos & Chickadees here but not your other guys!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The one peeking is head sure is cute! And I love the finches and sweet little Carolina wren. We love birds at our feeders too...always something to look at! Hugs!

Betty Crow said...

Love the finch peeking around the tree.

Black Jack's Carol said...

You sure captured those Cardinals in all their magnificence!

bettyl-NZ said...

Fantastic shots! You really show off the birds' colors. Well done.

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful photos! That last picture made me smile.

Deb said...

I see all the same birds at my feeders. Thank you for that bit on identifying the different finches. Deb