Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Winter Time Bird Friends

Its come to the point this winter that I am looking for ways to entertain myself in the house.
I can't do anything with the greenhouse.  The ground is frozen solid with at least 8 or more inches of snow on it.  The dogs and cats are just driving me and themselves crazy.  And though my house could be seriously better organized and I could really probably do more cleaning, its just not appealing to me.
So, I watch birds from inside the house.

I have numerous bird feeders around the yard and of course I feed the premium feed with the black oil sunflower in it and the safflower. I also have a couple of suet feeders for the woodpeckers.  

This guy frequents my front yard feeder a lot.  I believe he is a red-bellied woodpecker.  Though if anyone reading knows different, please let me know!

He is very entertaining to watch.......

.......but he is a quick one and I take a ton of pictures just to get a few good ones!

Of course, how can on not love the morning doves?!  

They are so peaceful and serene to watch.
And they make a great clean-up crew for all the seed knocked out of the feeder too.

Of course, a feeder would not be complete without a bunch of house sparrows! 

I caught this morning dove checking out her opportunity to hop down to the feeder below.

I believe this little guy to be a titmouse?

I was taking these pictures from my bedroom window using a zoom lens....I was pretty impressed with myself cuz these little sparrows can be fast little guys when they see the slightest movement.

Wondering if my little bird friends are thinking what I am thinking, 
"Will this winter ever end?"


Tammy said...

Nice pictures! I agree--anything to relieve the winter time blues.... I'm so ready for Spring. I believe the one that you think is a titmouse is actually a Junco (or snowbird). The Titmouse has a pointed crest and is a lighter grey..I think.

I'm gettin' to old for this winter stuff. ;-)


Kristi Z said...

Hey Tammy!
Oh I looked up the Junco and it looks like a match!! Thank you! I so agree about getting tp old for this winter body said enough in January! Good to hear from you!