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:

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

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  2. OH! That blue!

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

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

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  4. I think he was winking at you.

    Titmouse rock ♥

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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

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  11. What great pictures today Debbie! I just love them.

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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!

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

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  20. Love the colour of the Blue Jay

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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. 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.)

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  25. These are gorgeous! Beautiful colors in the jay photos!

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