Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ruffled Feathers

The little birds were having a hell of a time flying and hanging on the the branches today. Wind Wind and more Wind! A cold "chill you to the bone" type of wind. A lot of ruffled feathers out there. The Cardinals and the Bluejays were wild and wicked looking :o) It managed to snow a bit and then the wind blew it all away. I'm beginning to think this will be the winter of NO SNOW.

I posted a couple of the male Cardinal on my other blog :o) HERE

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Northern Cardinal (female & male)

The male and female Northern Cardinal are two of the prettiest birds in North America. They know when I'm going to bring the food out and they are waiting. I lost some of my Cardinals when they cut down the big tree in my front yard but they are starting to come back. I have around 20-25 of them eating at the feeders right before daylight and right before sundown. They look so beautiful in the late evening sun. They are the prettiest when sitting in snow covered trees but as luck would have it, we haven't had any snow this year!

Check out the Snow Geese photos on my other blog The Nature of Things

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


There are four little Chickadees that stay at the feeders all day long grabbing the sunflower seeds. They are busy little "dees". This shot was taken today and you can see the rest of the Chickadee images in my Picasa Web Albums

Baggage .... Hillary has a ton of it!

More "hillary cartoons" at Barking Moonbat Early Warning System

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Albie's New "Hoodie"

Albie is not too happy with his new hooded sweatshirt! Oh well, he will have to get used to wearing it because I think he looks quite dapper in the "hoodie".

Poor Albs is looking a little shaggy these days .... time for a haircut!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

House Finch (female)

She isn't colorful but she is certainly a little cutie!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Downy Woodpecker (male)

This Downy Woodpecker has become a regular at the feeders. He comes several times a day to grab a peanut! The female Downy has started coming over also but not as much as the male. Hopefully, she will become a more frequent visitor along with her mate :o) He finally saw me in the window and took off! He will be back soon!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Fox and the Coyote

I've been watching this fox for a long time. He finally got brave enough to come and stand across the road. I had the camera on the tripod at the bedroom window so I managed to get several good shots of him. He stayed for awhile and then took off for the creek. About 20 minutes later I saw him shoot out of the trees like a streak of lightning .... he ran across two open fields then he was out of sight. About 5 minutes after that a Coyote came running out of the woods in the same spot as the fox so my guess would be that the Coyote scared the crap out of the little fox :o)