Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Today, I am thankful that my feeders are full in this cold, cold weather. The birds have been visiting the feeders all day. Hope you are keeping your feeders filled.




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Thursday, January 24, 2019

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 35

I love photographing birds in the snow and this week, I had that opportunity. The Northern Cardinals have been at the feeders daily with the snow on the ground covering their food sources.







Check out the crest of the cardinal in the first and last pic in the collage below.




The Purple Finches are just beautiful with the male having the raspberry-red head, cap, breast, back and rump.





Other visitors for the week included the Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinches, and . . .



the Downy Woodpecker.




Take care and enjoy the birds - Judy.


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Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays

Camera Critters on Saturday


I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf
Reflections @ Nana Hood on Monday
Say Cheese @ Behind the Cheddar Curtain


Met Monday @ BNOTP

Wordless Wednesday @ bethere2day on Tuesday


Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready attention
Wordless Wednesday @ Create With Joy


Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Wordless Wednesday @ bethere2day on Tuesday


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening


Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity
Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Skywatch Friday on Thursday

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday
Weekend Reflections on Friday 
Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Saturday, January 19, 2019

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 34

The birds around my deck have really been busy this week. I've been filling the feeders often to make sure they have enough to eat. I had a surprise visit from an Orange-crowned warbler. He only visits my area during migration, so it is a delightful surprise to have him at my suet feeders. 









Other visitors this week included the Carolina Chickadee, 





The Purple Finch,





Male and female Purple Finch



The Northern Cardinal,




My favorite shot of the week was the American Cardinal sticking his leg out to hop to another branch.


Thanks for stopping by - 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

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf


Met Monday @ BNOTP

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready attention


Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening


Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity
Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Create, Bake, Grow & Gather @ Shabby Art Boutique on Friday



Monday, January 7, 2019

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 33

I'm happy to return to birding after an auto accident on December 17 which left me with no broken bones but lots bruising and pulled neck and shoulder muscles. 

Lots of sweet birds have been visiting my feeders and I have been enjoying their visits. 


The cardinals visit the feeders more in the winter when food isn't as available to them in their natural habits. They often feed on the ground below the feeders.




The Purple Finches are here now in my area of Western Kentucky and they are always hungry. Notice the distinctive white eyebrow on the female Purple Finch. The female House Finch doesn't have the white eyebrow. 





The Goldfinches aren't brilliant yellow in the winter but pretty easy to identify by their bills, wingbars, and lack of streaking. 



They are eating the black-oil sunflower seeds right now.  In the spring and summer, they like the nyjer seeds. I think I'll fill one of the upside down feeders with nyjer seeds and see if any are interested. 



The Tufted Titmouse is pretty quick when he visits the feeders. I love his big black eye. A Mockingbird stopped by for a few bites from one of the suet feeders.



The Northern Mockingbird (10") is a much larger bird than the Tufted Titmouse (6-7"). 




The White-Throated Sparrow returns to our area in Winter. The white throat patch and yellow spots between the eyes help to identify him. 



Last year he didn't visit my feeders until March but I first saw him on January 4th this year. 





BTW: My vehicle was totaled. I had the green light but the other driver came through her red light. Please wear your seatbelts, they do save lives - 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

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf

Met Monday @ BNOTP

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready attention


Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening


Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity
Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Create, Bake, Grow & Gather @ Shabby Art Boutique on Friday