Wednesday, August 23, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 15

I'm always Thankful for the birds visiting my feeders. The Downy Woodpecker is always enjoyable to watch. This one is definitely a female because there is no red mark on the back of her neck. 





The House Sparrow visits our area year round. This sparrow has a large black spot on the throat extending down to the chest which indicates he is a male. The female has no black throat patch. Notice his brown back and single white wing bars.




The White-Breasted Nuthatch is also a year-round visitor. You can't help but notice the black cap and white face, neck and belly. He has a black oil sunflower seed in his mouth in the larger picture on the left. 




The hummingbird is always a fun welcomed guest at the feeders. This female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has no neck patch which reflects red like the male. 




That's it this week for at the feeders and in the trees. Thanks for stopping in - Judy.


Linking to:

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


Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays

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





29 comments:

Louca por porcelana said...

So cute!

Lea said...

Love all your birds!
Nuthatches are very elusive here. I see them occasionally, but cannot get a photo
Have a wonderful day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely variety of birds. Some of my favorites are the woodpeckers and the nuthatch! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you for sharing your feeder visitors...They are such a joy for me here to be able to watch them..Michelle

Michelle said...

I have a lot of sparrows and hummingbirds. The Cardinals come and go, but I love to see them. Thanks for linking up today!

Alycia Nichols said...

You're lucky to get a decent shot of a hummingbird! I've tried, but those little buggers move at the speed of light!!! Have a good weekend!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

I am always impressed when I see photos of moving objects or birds and butterflies, I have a hard time photographing things that stand still. Your photos are spectacular.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Judy, I always enjoy all of your feathered visitors. Interesting to learn the differences between the male and females. Now, we are enjoying hummingbirds, they love to fight over the feeder! It has several feeders, guess they don't like to share. Thanks for pointing out the difference in the sexes, now I'll know. Have a wonderful weekend........

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely series of bird photos ~ favorite is the hummingbird ~ thanks, ^_^

(A Shutterbug Explores)

Phil Slade said...

You do have a onderful array of garden birds Judy. We just seem to get (European)Goldfinches these days.

Tom said...

...they all are great, but the hummingbird is my favorite

Jeanna said...

I love watching the woodpeckers and humming birds as well. That nuthatch sure is a handsome fella.

Gordon said...

Hi Judy ,thank you for visiting my blog, yours isn't too shabby either, you have some smart birds visiting your feeders, even the European House sparrow.
Have a good weekend, Gordon.

sandyland said...

a real treat

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge of these birds! How lucky you are to have so many sweet visitors!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely to see the visitors to your feeders. We have the same species up here in my part of Ontario, Canada

Jane said...

Wonderful shots!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your have some of my favorites birds. The hummer is lovely! Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) A great series of bird photos. You have some beautiful visitors to your feeders. I have only ever seen two Nuthatches in all my life, and I'm almost 80 years old.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful photos! Pretty small birds :)

Happy Weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

your little woodpecker is really a fine one :)

Rajesh said...

Very cute little birds.

Unknown said...

Judy, I totally agree with you...great close-ups!!!...:)JP

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

All the birds are lovely. We have feeders where we can enjoy and tend them for the first time this year & have been rewarded with plenty of bird activity. Always fun to watch them!

Lois said...

Wonderful closeups of all of the birds!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos.

Lady of the Manor said...

Awesome photos!! I've always found photographing birds a challenge. You did a fantastic job!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a terrific variety of visitors! How special to be able to see them all.

Jenn Jilks said...

We're just finding them now, but soon some will be gone, like the hummers. :-(