February 25, 2010

Cindy's Nature Sketchbook

I decided to start a Nature Sketchbook. I was inspired after reading and viewing some blogs focusing on nature and keeping a sketchbook. I think it's going to be a lot of fun!

This young man stopped by yesterday to say Hi!
We are looking forward to Spring around here. The Robins have arrived and the forecast is for snow tomorrow. Driving up to Wichita we saw a beautiful Cooper's Hawk and several Red-tailed Hawks. In the backyard, we're still being visited by Juncos, Harris's Sparrows, male & female Cardinals, House Sparrows, an occasional Chickadee, a pair of Downy Woodpeckers, a Red-bellied Woodpecker and a bunch of most unwanted birds...the Eastern Starling. A "lifer" bird spotted this month was the Red-headed Woodpecker. We haven't seen our pair of Carolina Wrens for awhile. I think they were attracted to the fruit and nut seed bell and it's all gone. So, we'll need to get another and see what happens. I am not sure what happened to the Tufted Titmice? We haven't seen them for a couple of months. The Kansas Bird Guide says they are permanent residents...hmmm...they must have found better "eats" somewhere else :-(
That's all for this post...back at ya'!
by cindyzlogic

February 16, 2010

Snow Birds

Dark-eyed Junco
all photos by cindyzlogic

Male House Finch and Junco

Female Cardinal

Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow

Male House Finch

Dark-eyed Junco

American Goldfinch

Harris's Sparrow and Male Cardinal

Carolina Wren

Male Cardinal

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Male Housefinch

Juncos watching it come down.

Mourning Dove

February 2, 2010

Winter in Kansas

Sunday was so beautiful with the snow and frost, transforming the plane landscape into a
"Winter Wonderland"