January 8, 2010

Snow Birds!

Took a few shots of the birds today. I love watching the bright splash of red against the snow that the cardinals make. I am proud to call this guy our state bird!
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We also have goldfinches. They lose that bright yellow color during the winter months.
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And the dark-eyed junco. These are the ones that my grandmother always called "Snow Birds".
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and then there is the ever entertaining NutHatch!
He's always upside down!
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He loves the rustic suet feeder I made.
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There's also the cute little titmouse, the chickadees, the finches and the doves that I didn't get pics of because these guys showed up.
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I know they have to eat too, but I don't like them very much!
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But even more than the brown-headed cowbirds and the boat-tailed grackles, I dislike the European Starlings!
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Anyone know how to keep the guys from emptying all your feeders and running the little guys off? If you do, please tell me!!!

Hope you enjoyed the pics!

14 comments:

Kristin said...

Beautiful photos! I love the last one with all the birds. It's been so frigid here that our shed is frozen shut, so tomorrow I'm going to purchase some new seed. I feel so bad for all the outside creatures during this type of weather. Btw, what camera do you use?

Jennifer said...

I Love Bird Watching... Love the pics. We get all them birds too. I go out and fill the feeders every morning so I can sit by the window and watch them, great way to start the day. My husband made me one of those feeders years ago, its still hanging outside, we make alot of our stuff. Your camera takes beautiful pics.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

I found 40 pound bags of black oil sunflower seed and mixed birdseed both for $14.99 at Tractor Supply. I really stocked up because that's the cheapest I have seen anywhere!

Kristen, I use a Canon Powershot S5.

Callie said...

http://www.ehow.com/how_5572558_keep-starlings-eating-bird-seed.html

Thanks for the great photos! I don't know where our birds went. Maybe to your place?

I had a feeder like the one in the bottom photo but a squirrel took it apart to get to the seed. Smart little guys.

Lena said...

Great pictures! I love bird watching too!

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE LITTLE BIRDS AND YOU HAVE SO MANY KINDS! I HAVE NEVER SEEN A RED CARDINAL IN REAL LIFE..SO PRETTY! WISH I COULD GIVE SOME ADVISE..LOOK IN THE NET OR A BIRD BOOK! COME SAY HI :D

TnFullQuiver said...

Great pictures!!! I love feeding the birds and enjoying their beauty!
grace and peace,
julie

Sandy said...

I love your bird photos. I must get a birdfeeder up! Thanks for sharing these! From Sandy @wholesometalk.com

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, superb detail.

CJ xx

Kritter Keeper said...

i have the starlings too but i like them...i have several feeders so we don't have a problem. maybe ground feed in another area, see if they like that better...we see ours pecking the grass alot so maybe they will prefer the ground so your chickadees can feed at the feeder. my birds are hogs. i put out bread and old cereal (not sugared ones) and old crumbs to help out. also, when i run out of seed, i put out crushed corn...don't like to do that but sometimes we get too busy and run out! your pics are superb!!!

Elle Bee said...

I love all your photos! They are so beautiful. The cardinal is my favorite.

Sandy said...

Wow, your photos are gorgeous! I'll definitely be back to see more.

Gypsisoul said...

I live in the city and my birds empty the feeders too. So I just feed em on the weekend. Lately, they have been making the seed last a while.

farmergal said...

Now I know where my starlings go for the winter. Please make them so comfortable that they decide to stay with you. Love your photos.

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