Saturday, January 29, 2011

A few of my backyard visitors.

Here are a few birds taken over the last week.
Above a Carolina Wren.

The bright colors of a male Cardinal. It's our State Bird. Below is the female Cardinal.
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A Blue Jay taken as he flew off a branch before he opened his wings.
Tufted Titmouse
Dark-Eyed Junco.....
and a blurry one caught as he flew off his branch.

Black-Capped Chickadee
Lastly I have had a single crow check out my back deck for a couple of weeks now.

He isn't a regular visitor but as he popped in last week I decided to share him. He arrived before the last snow and I am wondering if he will be bringing his friends next time.

24 comments:

gigihawaii said...

cute birds! We don't have that much of a variety in Hawaii.

Sharon said...

Great shots! I love my visitors too, they are so much fun to watch!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great shots! I have a thing for crows. Then again, I love all birds.

Janie said...

Great photos of your birdlife variety!

jabblog said...

You have a lovely variety of birds - word gets round about the food, I'm sure :-)

Kay said...

Aren't they fun to watch. I only have sparrows, finches, two mourning doves and now and then a scrub bluejay. I'm watching the sparrows and finches fly back and forth to the feeder right now.

Jane and Chris said...

I adore crows! I have rehabbed a few;they are the most incredibly intelligent birds. They use 'tools' to get food!
Jane x

Cloudia said...

You are so great with birds, all animals really.


Glad Greg made it home :)



Aloha from Honolulu
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Out on the prairie said...

All fun, your header shot is gorgeous.

Steve Borichevsky said...

In all my years, I've never have taken a good photo of a Blue Jay. What a cool shot!

A Scattering said...

Wonderful shots! You've brightened my day.

Rosie said...

What beautiful birds. I can hardly wait for Spring. We don't get many birds here in Miramichi in the winter time. We do, however, have the perenial sea gulls and pigeons!!!!

KaHolly said...

Great BY entertainment!!! Wonderful images. ~karen

Patty said...

Very nice photos. I love to watch the male and female cardinals, But lately the old starlings have been taking over. Today I put safflower seeds out, was told starlings and squirrels don't like them. We'll see tomorrow when the starlings come back in full swing. They are so dirty. Have a great Sunday.

Kay said...

I really like your collection of birds! It's fun to get a peek at someone else's backyard birds.
Kay

Kay said...

I really like your collection of birds! It's fun to get a peek at someone else's backyard birds.
Kay

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Oh, how I love these pictures! I have a Carolina wren at my feeders, too! He was even checking out the wren house I have strategically placed nearby. Fingers crossed for babies come Spring!! Thanks so much for sharing these, can't tell you how much I enjoyed them!

Kay said...

Wow! I am so impressed that you were actually able to capture the birds as they just took off. Those are fabulous photos of those gorgeous birds.

Valerie said...

Enjoyed your pictures. We're avid bird watchers so it's nice to see you have so many varieties when birds are in rapid decline.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series on your yard birds, Diane! One of my favorites is of the cute wren.

Linda Reeder said...

Great photos of fun featherd friends.

Titania said...

Hi Denise; lovely to see all the different birds visiting your garden.
It must be quite some "traffic" out there. I also perused your previous posts; lots of snow and no electricity, but you still got your cup of tea! Imagination is the mother of invention! It happens here too when we have storms, cyclonic winds, the electricity goes, then it is back to candles. We also have very powerful led light torches; I think on could boil a cup of tea on these!
I wish you a very nice week. T.

Cezar and Léia said...

Love birdies... They're such charming critters!
God bless you!
Cezar

Kathiesbirds said...

Great backyard bird shots. Love the junco launching itself off the branch!