At the Feeders and in the Trees #46

I was up early the other morning and looked out the widow to check the bird activity at the feeders and in the frees. Lots of birds were visiting so I grabbed my camera. The light was not bright, and it bounced off the green leaves of the trees by my deck. The pics all have a greenish background that I have lighten so give you a better view of the birds.

The male Goldfinches are starting to show their brilliant yellow color for the season. 

I was thrilled to click the Goldfinch just raising his wings to take off. It's fun to capture pics of the birds just before flight.

In the top pic of the collage, the male Goldfinch in the middle seems to be giving some food to the Goldfinch on the right. 

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are returning to our area. The next collage shows the female Grosbeak. Her most distinguishing mark is her eyebrow. Once you know to look for the eyebrow, she is a dead giveaway to identifying her. Her chest is streaked with brown and white, and she has a big beak. 

The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak is much more colorful. He is just bursting with color with his black, white and red/rose color body. He is a showstopper!

The female Cardinal has her own beauty. She isn't brightly colored like the male, she is a warm buffy color, then has red-orange color on her wings, tail, and crown. She does have a crest that you can really see in the next collage. She just kept moving her head and I kept snapping pics.

In the next collage, you see a Goldfinch and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the feeder together. In the top pic notice the Goldfinch's leg lifted. Then in the bottom pic of the collage, the Goldfinch is just about ready to fly away. I bet you checked out the female Grosbeak's eyebrow too. 

I would love to hear what birds you are seeing in your area - Judy.

Linking to:

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
All About Home @ Common Ground, and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Through My Lens on Monday
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention

Photographing New Zealand @ My Corner of the World on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention
Classy Flamingo @ Poinsettia Drive 

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Classy Flamingo @ Poinsettia Drive 

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home, Katherine's Corner

Wandering Camera @ Ink Torrents Graphics on the last Thursday of the month

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friendship Friday @ Create With Joy

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Bird DePot @ I'd Rather Be Birding

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado


  1. Wow. What gorgeous photos. I've never seen a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak before. Thanks to you I can appreciate his black, white and red/rose color body. He certainly is a showstopper! Warm regards, Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

  2. Hello Judy,
    You are seeing some great birds at your feeders. I love the Goldfinches, the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and the lovely Cardinal. Great mosaics and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

  3. The colorful Goldfinches haven't made it here but we have lots of house finches right now! What nice photos!

  4. Great photos! Love the photos of the female Cardinal!
    We have Woodpeckers, Cardinals and Goldfinches at our feeders every day. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are just passing through on their way north.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Judy - a fabulous menagerie at your feeders! I have not seen them yet this season, but we get Evening Grosbeaks here. They are splendid birds! Right now, I am seeing Rufous Hummingbirds, House Finches, Red-winged Blackbirds, Pine Siskins, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Hairy Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers. Thanks for your second link-up to Mosaic Monday!

  6. We are definitely seeing goldfinches, rose breasted grosbeak (only once though!), orioles, and red winged blackbirds as well as cardinals and blue jays.

  7. I love all of your bird photos. I love seeing all of the various birds. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things.
    I hope you stop by.

  8. Male grosbeak if he is posing for the camera!