Monday, November 7, 2011

Yard Birds.

The one nice thing about being relatively house-bound due to the car problems is that I've had plenty of time to watch my feeders.  Even gave them a good scrubbing yesterday.  The birds seem appreciative.

 Yellow-rumped Warbler


Mr. Peanut


My flickers have been entertaining me, digging in new spots around my tree, as well as keeping the starlings off the suet.



This morning I saw a flash of yellow in my tree and was thrilled to find three Lesser Goldfinches.  I have only seen one in the yard once before.  Too bad I tossed my thistle bag a couple months ago.



Ralph has been more than happy to help keep an eye on everyone.


Jake, not so much...


Now hopefully I will get a phone call soon saying my car is fixed and I can head up to Woodland Bottoms to look for the Rusty Blackbird!  Good times!

4 comments:

  1. Nice bird shots, esp. the Flicker poking for insects in the ground. And, love Ralph's hiney! CUUUUUte!

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  2. That Lesser Goldfinch looks so sad that the thistle is gone. I think you need to mend its broken heart.

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  3. A really enjoyed scrolling through the wonderful photographs in this post. Terrific shots of your yard birds! Beautiful Yellow-rumped Warbler and fun peanut picking Scrub Jay. The flicker shot with the spread wings is absolutely awesome! Such a cool bird. How exciting to see the beautiful Lesser Goldfinches. I have never seen these birds in person before so it's especially nice to view them on your blog.

    The photos you used to end the post brought a big smile to my face. I've seen similar scenes in our house with our two silly pups. Fun!

    Always a joy to visit your outstanding blog!

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  4. great yard birds and excellent shots of them too..
    Looks like the dogs are enjoying some R n R inside...

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