Thursday, September 6, 2012

Feathered friends....

Hello there, here are a few of my visitors to the deck today.    
 A Carolina Wren.  I heard its sweet song first.


 A Downy Woodpecker, a female (I think).  Not a very close-up shot but I was fascinated by the pattern on its back. and it never got any closer than this.  

The Tufted-Titmouse carrying off with one of the smaller peanuts that I have seen them take up into the trees.


Over the last few days I have been watching the leaves float down.  It only takes the slightest breeze and they cascade like a waterfall.  It can be very relaxing if you quieten your mind down to enjoy it, like watching tropical fish swimming around a water tank.   Very hypnotic!

Like a switch they know the season is changing, though it has been very muggy today.  It got up to 90 deg. F. in Washington DC and I don't think we were far behind.  Maybe their shedding  is because of the very dry summer we have had.   It won't be long before it will be easier to take photos of the birds.

27 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, you have almost all of the same sweet birdies as we have here. Don't you just love the song of the Carolina Wren????? SO LOUD --and beautiful!!!!

We got some rain tonight --and more leaves came down!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Wow! very lovely birds.

gigihawaii said...

The trees here in Hawaii are still bright green and full of leaves. Perpetual summer!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs. Thanks to such views world is more beautiful perhaps and better. I am greeting

diane b said...

I love the titmouse with the huge peanut. The leaves are probably extra dry from you hot dry summer so they fall earlier and more quickly. I love watching the waves at the beach I get the same hypnotic stillness.
It is warming up here. I am wearing short sleeved T shirts again.

Gattina said...

Very cute bird pictures !

The Elephant's Child said...

Delightful birds. Thank you so much.

jabblog said...

The tufted titmouse is very determined carrying such a large peanut.
Leaves are falling here, too, and the colours are changing. It's been bright and sunny the last few days - just perfect.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm always delighted seeing your beautiful pictures.The birds are gorgeous!
Have a nice day dear Denise,
hugs
Léia

Sunray Gardens said...

Great photos. That last one is really cute.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Relindis said...

It must be a joy to be able to see these birds in your garden and hear their songs and sounds (woodpecker). Very calming to sit and watch them and the leaves drift down.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The Tufted-Titmouse is so cute, lovely photo!
The changing of seasons is a wonderful time, I appreciate it even more now that I've joined the blogoshpere.

Carver said...

Great shots of the birds. These are some of my favorites that I see too although they are usually too fast for me to get decent shots of.

EG CameraGirl said...

The tufted titmouse is sooo sweet!

John Gray said...

that wren is a sweet little devil

Jane and Chris said...

We have a downy woodpecker here who is more interested in pecking holes in our house than the trees!
Jane x

Out on the prairie said...

That titmouse shot is fantastic.A fun selection of birds today Denise.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Such lovely birds - I have to admit to missing them now we no longer have a garden. A x

TexWisGirl said...

we've been losing leaves lately, too, because of the heat and dry conditions. 101 here yesterday.

Lois Evensen said...

What sweet visitors. Leaves are falling here, too, and soon I'll be out there with a rake getting some exercise while getting them all into the compost bins. :)

imac said...

Listen and you see the beauty with the minds eye.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such wonderful shots Denise !
The Carolina Wren is my favorite songbird, she surely stands above the crowd :)
We had flooding last night, and once again our garage flooded. The leaves are turning, and after thsi Summer's drought, they seem to be falling earlier.
Hope you are enjoying the changing seasons sweet friend.
~Jo

Phil said...

Hey Denise that carolina Wren looks so much like our good old UK Wren, just a little bigger as you might expect in the US. Last time I used the word "wellies" I had to translate for you folks.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, your birdies are cute! I love the cute wren and woodies are one of my favorites too. I have been seeing the leaves falling too, it should be a lot easier to see the birds. Hope you are having a great week!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: You captured some beautiful birds, thanks for sharing them.

Kay said...

My poor son is now in D.C. Sorry to hear about the heat... again. On the other hand, fall is around the corner. Love your bird photos!

Marie said...

Lovely shots. It's so wonderful to have such visitors...keeps you grounded! :-)