Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Visitors of the Feathered Kind

I had a lovely time taking photos of birds yesterday. There was a flurry of activity. This little baby Housefinch was getting flying lessons.....

with Dad looking on encouraging him. "Come on son, you can do it!"
A Tufted Titmouse stopped by at the feeder.......
and of course the ever cheeky little Blue Jays. I put a whole handful of peanuts in their shells out today. They were gone by the time I got back to my spot near the window, and I know who took them. See that guilty look on his face?
I couldn't figure out if this was a baby Blue Jay or just a scrappy little thing who had lost a few feathers. He has a featherless spot on his chest and I think they may be growing in as he seems so fluffy.
This Goldfinch is actually a photograph I took several weeks ago. I haven't seen any lately. Where are you my little friend, I miss you???
This White-Breasted Nuthatch came by to fill in the Goldfinch's empty spot.
A pretty female Cardinal waiting her turn.
A male Cardinal trying to see where he fits in.
I was surprised to see this one hopping along the tree trunk like a Woodpecker. A young one trying to earn his flying wings? Not sure.
Finally, a Red-bellied Woodpecker.

25 comments:

Regina said...

Awesome. Nice shots. I love the birds.

JC said...

Wow ... I wish I could get photos like that of my feathery gang.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I can see why you had such a good time taking these. You have quite a few visitors. Great shots!
:-)

Tabib said...

Wow!, so many visitor to entertain!
Beautiful pictures.

Roy said...

Lovely set of images Denise.

Vamsee said...

Beautiful pictures. So lucky that so many birds visit your home.
My favorite shots are those of the male cardinal and the woodpecker.
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Ackworth born said...

a wonderful set of pictures - i miss the birdies now I don't have a rosebush outside - got otyher compensations though

Leora said...

What a wonderful selection. I finally have a camera that can focus on birds, and I seem to just see sparrows! That nuthatch has a long nose. I guess it's to hatch nuts?

Tricia said...

They're all so sweet looking, except the guilty looking blue jay! hehehe

Absolutely fantastic shots!

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great series of bird shots. I guess the little cardinal hopping along the tree trunk is my favorite.

Euroangel said...

another lovely photos of nature..love esp.those red colored birds here..so cute...thanks Denise for the visit!

Patty said...

Nice set of photos of the birds in your backyard.

couleursetemotions.com said...

These shots are really nice, I send your blog to my parents who like a lot birds.Perhaps they will let a comment but in french, they don't speak english!
A bientôt!
Véronique

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise, congratulations!
Another fabulous post full of beauty and love!
Léia

jabblog said...

How lovely to see so many beautiful birds in your garden (as you're English I'm sure you still think of it as garden rather than yard)
Wow - I love our birds but I'm envious of yours!

tricia said...

Wonderful shots. As I've said before, they look as if they are posing just for you.

Annie said...

Amazing bird shoots...love them!

And thank you for coming to visit My World at Maymont Park, in Richmond!

Kay said...

I am so impressed with all the photos you're able to get of the birds. I never saw those kinds of varieties at our home in the Midwest, but then again, I don't think we put out the different kinds of bird seeds they liked.

napaboaniya said...

Quite an array of beautiful feathered friends you've captured :)
Lovely!

Ebie said...

Your guests are lovely and surely they love you to take their photos.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How lovely to have these visitors and they always make an effort to dress in their finest, don't they. Well most of them. Great pics Denise. A x

diane said...

Gosh you have such a great variety of sweet little birds. Ours are so big and raucus (is that a word?)An English woman was interviewed on a TV show about immigrants and she said she didn't like Australian birds because they screech instead of sing and she is right, but they are beautiful. But I can't photograpg them like you.

Leedra said...

The Blue Jay is looking quilty. Nice series of birds.

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storyteller's other blog said...

What a delightful array of bird photos ... wonderful variety ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Merisi said...

Oh, all those beautiful feathered friends - I sorely miss them!
Thank you for sharing these wonderful images with us! :-)