Monday, June 10, 2013

A few birds in my back yard....

I was able to take a photo of this female Downy Woodpecker the other day.....

along with a juvenile American Robin.

A male House Finch came along later and landed on our deck.....

and then a Goldfinch turned up on the sock feeder.  For those who aren't familiar with sock feeders, these are very popular in this area.  They are sold full of thistle seed and the holes in the sock are large enough for a beak to poke in and pull out the thistles, yet small enough to stop the thistles from falling out of the sock.  The Gold Finches love them, as do the House Finches.



I will be linking with Anni's Bird D'Pot, Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's Nature Notes

31 comments:

  1. What pretty, colorful birds! You have a steady hand as a photographer, Denise.

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  2. They are gorgeous birds and your pictures are wonderful. I'm also delighted by your header image!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post,
    Léia

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  3. I love your friends!

    And that butterfly shot on your header is amazing and different ! :-)


    Aloha

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  4. The birds get a smorgasbord in your bak yard. Love your header, What a great shot.

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  5. Great variety of yardbirds, Denise! The Goldfinch and woodies are two of my favorites. Have a happy day!

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  6. Oh wow, your new header is fabulous, Denise. You certainly get an assortment of colourful birds in your back yard. Thank goodness you're a photographer.

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  7. Beautiful photos. The sock feeder is an excellent idea - haven't seen anything like it in UK yet.

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  8. Great photos. I have Downy Woodpeckers that frequent my back yard. I think they are the cutest birds I have.

    An Arkies Musings

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  9. a great range of color. love the sweet robin youngster!

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  10. How special !
    I've never seen a juvenile Robin before now, or maybe I have, but didn't recognise that it was a Robin !
    Such a colorful variety of birds coming to visit.
    ~Jo

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  11. Wonderful photos of many different birds near your house...fun!

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  12. Beautiful photos of your bird friends, Denise. We have a sock feeder, too. The finches do seem to love the seed.

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  13. You have a colorful assortment of feathered visitors, Denise. We rarely get a woodpecker at the feeders. I have used the thistle sock feeders too.

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  14. Wonderful set of pictures -I miss woodpeckers!

    Thanks for the link to WBW - as you can see I am rather behind this week!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. WoW...what a great group and all so curious!! I have a young robin peeking in my window also!! Gorgeous goldfinche, the boys are so pretty now!!

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  16. Those sock feeders are great for the smaller birds -- I think they kind of stop the birdy thieves (like starlings and grackles) too! Love your birds.

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  17. A great series of beautiful birds.

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  18. You've had some great company in your backyard Denise!
    Wonderful shots!

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  19. Quite a variety Denise! Terrific captures.

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  20. each so beautiful in its own right; lovely snapshots

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  21. We get the same birds here in my neck of the woods. I put a sock feeder out every year and enjoy the finches when they visit! Nice shots

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  22. Lovely bird images, each one a beauty.

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  23. Such great pictures, like I mentioned when I was in my Hootin' Anni's admin yesterday, I LOVED the post of the finch.

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  24. You have such a delightful collection of birds who visit your garden Denise :D) The Woodpeckers fascinate me.

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  25. Wonderful selection Denise..I love my backyard bird friends...Michelle

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