January 25, 2013


Seeing RED...

White-crowns and Harris's

We're beginning to see Spring birds like
Goldfinches and Robins.  We just had 24 hr. of
cold that brings the White-crowns and Harris's to 
the feeders.  I think about Harris's as my "little chickens"
they behave so much like them.  I grew up on a 
Dairy Farm but we raised chickens for the eggs and 
for eating.

cindy :-))

January 15, 2013

Backyard Birds in SC Kansas

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eurasian-collared Dove

Carolina Wren

Male Cardinal

Female House Finch

We are having some cold weather but little moisture.  We did get
some snow in sleet and pellets but it melted quickly.
With the cold weather, we get more variety of birds looking
for food.  This is the first year we've gotten the Nuthatches.
We had to clear a lot of bushes and overgrown tree limbs this past
Fall.  Consequently, we are having less White-crown Sparrows and
Harris's Sparrows. 

I've taken these photos through the window
with a Point n' Shoot camera.  I think the sensor
is wearing out...so, I'm sorry about the quality of 
these photographs.

January 9, 2013

January 2013 Backyard Birds

Carolina Wren

White-crowned Sparrow and Female Cardinal

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco, New Mexico variation
Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow
 This is all the snow we've gotten so far this Winter.
We got this snow on Christmas day.
Tufted Titmouse

I'm thinking this is a Ring-billed Gull.

 The Gull and this little waterfowl were located
at the fishing pond near town.
At the pond we also see Downey & Red-breasted Woodpeckers, Harris's
Sparrows and Juncos.  We saw a Spotted Towhee and many Cardinals
hanging out at the pond as well.