It's been awhile since I posted some of the birds around my yard. We've been in a spell of cloudy, cold, rainy days so I haven't had the camera out much. I dug back into my photos to see what I'd seen in the last few weeks and thought I'd post them for today. The first two pictures were taken Nov. 2 when there was still a few leaves out there.
The Red-bellied Woodpecker was finishing up the Dogwood berries.The ever present Tufted Titmouse who seems to be the busy-body of the neighborhood, always just one step behind every bird in the woods.I almost didn't post this picture because it's very hard to see the Brown Creeper at the bottom of the tree creeping up the side AND the Eastern Bluebird at the top of the photo. If you click on the photo you should be able to see it a little better. This was from a good distance at 400mm and heavily cropped. The Brown Creeper is one tough bird to spot!Do you remember this birdhouse with the poor Clematis that was ravaged by bugs? It's trying to make a comeback! The Carolina Chickadee is checking out the box......and of course the Titmouse is right behind him!Lastly the Dark-eyed Juncos have arrived twittering about the yard non-stop.Someday I'll get a bird hide built and maybe I'll get a good close-up of that little Creeper!