February 24, 2012

Lots of Finches

 Back on the 12th we got 6" of snow and lots
of American Goldfinches.  I know these photos are
kind of gray-ish but the sweet Goldfinches gave a
burst of cheery color to an overcast day.
We are back in the 50's and 1 hail storm since.
I didn't dodge the flu bullet so I'm working on getting
my energy back.  I've sure enjoyed reading
everyone's blogs :-)

February 8, 2012

Spring Birds are Arriving


 House Finch

 Harris's Sparrows

 Collage of backyard birds

American Goldfinches

We noticed Goldfinches on the deck and we weren't prepared
at all.  Well, hubby went and bought some Nyjer Thistle
and filled the feeder.  It has been full of finches ever since.  
We haven't seen any Pine Siskins yet.  The House Finches and
Robins arrived about the same time.  I took all but one of these photos
through the window.  I captured the pic of the Mockingbird
while out on my walk.  He sits in the same bush, so I brought my
camera and captured the shot.  He's a big, juicy, fat one :-)

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!