Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Garden Tuesday–A Few Birdies!

Female cardinal

Mrs. Cardinal hopes that you are having a wonderful holiday week!

Bully bird

I hope you share better than this birdie.  Who, as far as I can tell, doesn’t actually eat the food, he just faces outwards chasing away in any birds who try to land.

Some sort of black headed something bird.  (It’s my Christmas break, people, I can’t be expected to think and actually try an identify the birds!)

Some sort of woodpecker type bird.  I think I disturbed him.

16 comments:

Joanne said...

Cute! Such variety. All we have her are pigeons who were too dense to think to fly south for the winter. Oh what a surprise they are in for.

Melynda said...

Love that first shot, that Cardinal is beautiful. I do not think I have ever saw one that color.

Lea Ann said...

We don't have Cardinals in Colorado...heartbreaking! ok, mean bird is a female House Finch, next up, a Black Capped Chickadee, unless you have the Carolina variety, and the woodpecker is a Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Signed,
Your Favorite BirdWatcher

Big Dude said...

Nice shots of the birdies - our feeders have been a hotbed of activity the past few days.

shabby girl said...

Love the first feeder! So cute how the leaves are perches!
Can't wait to travel to other parts of the U.S. to see the different varieties of birds!

food for thought said...

never seen a cardinal, they aren't a west coast bird, even their beeks are special, fun shots!

Barbara said...

Neat photos! And there's always one meanie in the bunch!

Happy New Year, Pam!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Pam,
The only birds I have seen lately are the ones flying around inside our WalMart. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Yes, I am giving my brain a bit of a break too! Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

Chris said...

Cardinals are some of my favorite birds, we have 2-3 males in our backyard over the past few years so they are always chattering.

Tatersmama said...

Beautiful photos! And yes, since it's your Christmas break, it's always good to give the ol' brain a little bit of a rest!

We have Wattle birds here who are "meanie birds" too. They make the parrots lives a living hell, but they don't seem to eat what the parrots do... They just keep them stirred up!

Marjie said...

You have a lot of green there. My birdies are hiding.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Was catching up on a few past posts. You've been in quite the mood lately! I miss all my birds - guess it's too cold for them right now. They must be nesting.

Happy New Year!!

hip-chick said...

We are covered in snow and I have seen mostly sparrows at the feeder. Your birds are so pretty and the green looks so nice!

Cathy said...

No birds in my back yard this time of year so I really enjoyed your photos, Pam.

Happy New Year!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Pam... Lea Ann got them right... Although, that black-capped Chickadee looks VERY large --and they are small birds... Everything about it looks like a Chickadee though---so I would guess that it is!!!!! Love the Cardinal picture. They are such gorgeous birds. We have House Finches also --and that is a female guarding the feeder.. The males are prettier with red heads. AND --your woodpecker is a Red-bellied....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy---also a birder (sorta)... ha

CherylK said...

I do love looking at bird pictures and these are wonderful!

I'm pretty sure that's not a black-capped chickadee, though. I think it's a black tailed gnatcatcher. Chickadees (ours, anyway) are tiny fat little guys with short beaks...check out this link for a picture of the gnatcatcher: http://bit.ly/gm2hjq