BOY... I almost forgot about WBW since Im away from home...this post is a contribution to the meme about birds of the world, click the icon to see more posts of birds of the world...many birds are coming to the feeders due to the snow and IM snowed IN...(no snow plowing of secondary roads here in the south) so Ive been watching the birds at the feeders and here's what Ive been seeing--
I posted some shots yesterday, and here's some more of the same birds..
We placed some seed on the deck rail to get them in a bit closer to a window to shoot thru..
And the Red Bellied Woodpecker came in for a snack...the rosy chest down feather is what gives these guys that name...no I didnt clean the window--its too cold to try that now!
|Woodpeckers - Melanerpes carolinus|
This Northern Cardinal shot is not so sharp shooting through a window is not the best thing...but this red bird as we call them had such brilliant color, I tried to sharpen it but over did it a wee bit...
|Grosbeaks - Cardinalis cardinalis|
and here is the female, these birds mate for life....
Blue Jays that came for the bread I threw down for the squirrels and then picked out some of the best seeds on the rail..
|from Crows and Jays - Cyanocitta cristata|
and a few more of the gang..
The Brown Thrasher with his striking yellow eyes was lurking nearby....
|Thrushes and Thrashers- Toxostoma rufum|