Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yard Birds

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!

13 comments:

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wonderful yard birds. The Creeper is tough to spot and to hear!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Love your yard birds, Eve! My mom and I spotted a red bellied woodpecker the other day. They are so beautiful. Those Tufted guys are fun to watch! I'm impressed that you captured the little brown creeper - that's outstanding. Occasionally, I'll see them but never when I've a camera at hand! Great bird shots all 'round, dearie!

Mary said...

I'm glad you got a shot of the red-bellied....so beautiful. I've only ever seen a couple of the Brown Creepers and like you say, they blend in so well with the bark, I never get a good photo. We have the same yard birds pretty much...aren't they a lovely bunch to have every day?

Kerry Hawkins said...

I love how you find so much to photograph in your own backyard

Carolynn said...

Wow. Great job on the captures. And, I'm impressed that you know what kind of birds they are. You must have a lot of cheerful chirping going on in your backyard.

Rural Rambler said...

I love the 4th and 5th pictures! I love them all but it is funny how a shot just can hit ya. Those birds are loving life at Sunny Side Up Eve's yard!

Roy said...

Lovely shots Evie, the Brown Creeper is just like our Tree Creeper from a distance anyway. That was a good capture.

Jenny said...

Lovely to see some of your regular garden birds Evie. I can't quite figure out what that Bluebird is doing? It is either ducking from a hawk or about to fly off! (-:

Tina said...

Wow!! Eve you caught a creeper in your back yard..!! Now, I am getting just a little bit jealous, actually alot jealous.. of all those neat birds and trees and flowers that are living and growing around that new house!! Do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family ;)

Bird Girl said...

That was fun - I can't believe you got an Eastern bluebird and that little Creeper in the SAME picture - what a super capture!

The Early Birder said...

Treecreepers are toughies so well done Eve. Lovely selection to view in your yard. FAB.

Leeloo's mum said...

You've got all kinds of birds visiting you!! And I remember that bird house :P Do chickadees use them??? Or do you think it was just curious?

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I finally got a photo of a Brown Creeper this year as well. And yes, even with the 400mm with a 1.6x extender, the photo still had to be heavily cropped! They are neat birds though.