Thursday, October 27, 2011

More visitors out back....feathered kind variety

Three of my visitors this week - that I took photos of anyhow - were the Blue Jay, the Downy Woodpecker and the Mockingbird.

The Downy was hopping on the deck among the fallen leaves and scattered birdseed.



The Mockingbird, along with the Blue Jay, chose to feed off the seed sprinkled on the deck rail.

I was happy to see all of them but especially the Mockingbird, as he hasn't graced our garden in some time.


15 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What splendid shots Denise !
You can almost count the feathers on those friendly visitors...
We have Mockingbirds, they choose to dive bomb Oliver cat and hit him on the head :)
~Jo

Kay said...

Wow! These are such amazing photos, Denise! I am so impressed. I don't think I've ever seen a Mockingbird up close like this.

Sunray Gardens said...

Lovely photos you captured. The Blue Jay is always striking.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Cloudia said...

birds love you!



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gigihawaii said...

Beautiful birds!

diane b said...

Lovely visitors even if a bit messy. The blue Jay is a masterpiece of colour.

Valerie said...

You've made my day, Denise ... I've never seen a mocking bird before.

Out on the prairie said...

It is almost like having old friends visit when you get back to your birds

Debbie said...

nice variety of backyard birdies. i use peanuts to lure them in. we call that using "the big guns"!! try it, you won't be disappointed and you won't be able to keep up!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Denise, while I get the downy and the blue jay, I do not get the mockingbirds here at my house. I have seen them at the ocean in CT and MA, but not here. I have only seen them once or twice at the bog. Nice shots of the blue jay. Don't you just love having them visit you? downies are just the cutest things!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, great birds and awesome photos. I just love the Downy woodpeckers, another one of my favorite birds. I wish you a good night!

Wind Dance said...

Denise, I love your beautiful bird photos. What would we do without our wonderful friends! Charles Lindbergh once said that he would rather have birds than airplanes.

jabblog said...

The blue jay is so pretty:-)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh my goodness, those are fantastic shots, denise!

it's really hard to pick a favourite.
what a cute little bird!

betty

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Very nice, and colorful, visitors in your backyard, Denise. i am anxious to get back home and refill ours to see what new feathered friends will come.