Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday Critters ~ 257 ~

My birds continue to keep me company and amused.

Male Downey Woodpecker
Sexes look similar, the males have a red patch on the back of their head.

North America's smallest woodpecker,
he is a frequent visitor, unobtrusive and easy to observe.
They prefer to feast on suet, he is winking at me here!


Blue Jay


Familiar and unmistakable, mainly blue bird with a distinctive crest.
My Blue Jays prefer shelled peanuts, and I am happy to supply them.

Tufted Titmouse

This cute, distinctive and endearing bird is inquisitive, 
and often indifferent to observers, making it easy to capture pictures.

Female House Finch
A popular bird at the backyard feeders, this bird is very easy to photograph.

Finishing up with the Male Cardinal
Probably the most colorful, vibrant bird I see year round at my bird feeders.
They enjoy both sunflower seeds and peanuts.

These are only a few of the birds I photographed this past week!

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28 comments:

Wietrzyk said...

They are all beautiful :)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Great stuff. I am sure that the birds have your house marked off on their list of fine feeding establishments in the neighbourhood.

Sandi said...

OH! That blue!

And my fav...the red Cardinal! :)

Plain Jane said...

Such beautiful pictures, I'm fond of Blue Jays they always seem so sassy :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I think he was winking at you.

Titmouse rock ♥

italiafinlandia said...

The Titmouse is the best in this post... with its lovely little crest!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Debbie, your yard birds are a wonderful variety of song birds and woodpeckers. I love the sweet Downy woodpecker, mine have gone missing lately. The Cardinal is a beauty. Lovely collection of photos. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thanks for the comment and visit.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love our little finches here too! And it's fun to see a Downy. They are so petite and pretty! Petite and pretty? They should all be female! hahaha! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Adam Jones said...

The Woodpecker is so small. Great pictures of so many birds.

LeAnn said...

You do manage to get such great shots of these different birds. I think that is so unique for the male Woodpecker to have a spot of red. Each of these birds are beautiful in differenct ways. Of course, I love the birght colors of the male Cardinal. I know your love for these spectacular birds and I espcially love how you know what their favorie food is. You have such a nurturing heart.
Blessings and hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great photographs of your birds, they look so cute and friendly!
I think the blue jay has such wonderful colouring.

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

Farm Girl said...

What great pictures today Debbie! I just love them.

Marie Smith said...

We had a new feeder but we only attracted crows. It was very disappointing.

Louca por porcelana said...

They are adorable!

Ruth Hiebert said...
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Ruth Hiebert said...

Let’s try this again. Spellcheck and I are NOT friends. Thanks for sharing your beautiful birds with all of us in blogland.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

They are all both beautiful birds and very good shots of them Debbie.

Kim said...

Sitting in your yard with the grand show of the avian world before you must be a most pleasant thing, Debbie.

Sue (this n that) said...

A lovely lot of gorgeous birds Debbie, they know where to come ... word gets around ;D)
I was thinking how much Mr Downey Woodpecker looks like he has a birdie moustache and beard!

Karen Lakis said...

I always love the colors of the blue jays and cardinals - and that splash of red on the male woodpecker! And yet, what is it about the tufted titmouse that seems so endearing? For some reason, I just love watching the little chickadees and titmouse (titmice?). Now that winter is here, I get to put my feeders back up, at Away - I'm so excited!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Beautiful birds, great photos.
Warm regards
Maria
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21 Wits said...

They are beautiful, and a few of them appear to be showing off for you.

KB said...

Love the colour of the Blue Jay

Judy said...

I like when the Blue Jays fly in with their squawking, shrill call.

Anni said...

Amazing and beautiful photos! Very colorful & professional looking work.

Thanks so much for participating and showing your magical photography skills with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic, I love the way the light is hitting the house finch!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Shelled peanuts, sunflower seed, thistles, whatever the yardbirds like, I’m glad you supply them and so grateful you share your beautiful photos. (When we had feeders, I always felt the cost of the seed was well worth it for the amazing entertainment value.)

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous! Beautiful colors in the jay photos!