Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Visit from Cardinals

I have been so thankful that so many cardinals have been visiting my feeders. The male Northern Cardinal is a beautiful shade of red. 



The female is pale brown but has a reddish crest and warm red accents. She has a bright red bill. 




Both the male and female have a black face. 









You just can't take your eyes off of the cardinals. 











Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

ABC Wednesday - "C"

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life



Friday, January 19, 2018

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 24

With the sleet, snow and ice over the past few days in Western Kentucky, the birds need all the food and water that we can provide.


Here's how my feeders looked when I got home today. I have 11 feeders and they were all empty. I did start filling them quickly.





On a brighter note, I had a couple of new visitors to my feeders and got a few shots to share.


The White-crowned Sparrow was a first for me to photograph. Notice his distinctive head with the black and white stripes, pink peak and gray breast. 








The second new visitor for me this week was the Eastern Towhee. This one is the female towhee, hope the male comes to visit soon. 




They are in the sparrow family and are a chunky bird with a long, rounded tail. I read they spend most of their time on the ground, but with the ice and snow, they are at my feeders. 



Other visitors this week include: 


Cardinals




Dark-eyed Junco (love his pink peak)







Red-bellied Woodpecker





Downy Woodpecker (with a female cardinal behind)




Thanks for stopping by and please keep your feeders full and your water thawed - Judy.


Linking to:

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinches are just a beautiful small bird. I love seeing them at my feeders. 




They are really one of my favorites with their their bright yellow color in the spring and summer and hints of a paler yellow in the winter. 




This time of year in Kentucky, the goldfinch's face is a paler yellow with grayish brown underparts. This one is eating nyjer food. 





You can see in the photo below their wings are black with white markings. This pair is eating from a seed cake.




They also love to eat black oil sunflower seeds from a cling feeder below. 




The American Goldfinch  was enjoying nyjer food but was run off by a female House Finch. Glad he has a mouthful of food to take with him. 




Thanks for stopping by - Judy.



Linking to:


Image-in-ing on Tuesday
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Tuesday at noon

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Monday, January 1, 2018

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 23



Wow is it cold outside! 


Our temps have been below 20 degrees for several days and will continue for all of this week. I am filling my feeders each day and hope you are able to keep your feeders full too. 



I don't know what it is about photographing cardinals, but it is always exciting to me to capture them in my trees or at the feeders. They are just so beautiful!



Don't forget about water too. 


For Thankful Thursday, I am so thankful that I am able to feed the birds in my yard. I am also thankful for the close relationship I had with my sister. She passed away unexpectedly this week. 


Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon