Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wild Bird Wed white throated sparrow

I`m a day late, but you can still share your backyard / wild birds over at Stewart`s blog at this link
http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/
This week I have been seeing a lot of white throated sparrows at the feeder.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Fences

Holding up roses, or keeping the dogs in, I`m so happy I had the fence put up.
Click here
http://www.run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com/
to share your fences for Fri.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sat.`s Critters , I`d rather b birdin

Linking up with Eileen & I`d rather be birdin' at these links...
http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/
http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com/
The past 2 years I have been dealing with a huge black rat snake. This is the critter wound double length in a bush that the birds love to eat from, a chokecherry I believe. I cannot find the pictures of him as he sunned himself on my deck 2 years ago, however they should be found under my labels on this blog. He is huge. The only way I knew he was there was the birds alerted me with noisy scared voices. He was so roped on the branch that at first I couldn`t see him. Well, like a mama protecting babies, I went after him .The hose was hooked up right where he was at , & I turned it on him at full force. He slithered away , I couldn`t tell where he went, perhaps under the greenhouse. You can tell how scared these birds were by the look on their faces. The catbird was a baby . I wonder if he is the reason that the brown thrashers didn`t stay the whole summer. Last year was the first that they didn`t call this home all season.

baby catbird

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Good Fences

http://www.run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com/
Linking up with good fences for Fri. at the ranch...My husband built this fence for me, the birds often rest on it for a good view of the feeder, here a blue jay sits...

Hermit Thrush

I was happy, happy, happy today that the hermit thrush came for water again, & I also saw the rufous sided towhee in the trees,but he didn`t come very close . His color really stands out in the trees.
I am hooking up with this link today...
http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wild Bird Wed.

http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/
Share your wild birds at Stewart`s blog today, hopefully the link above will work this time..
This was yesterday during the snow, my heated water bowl came in handy as this chickadee gets  a drink. I also had goldfinches, their color is starting to turn back to more of a vivid yellow, & also purple finches. Note the tails are short & notched, that`s the difference between the house finch & purple finch. These are females. Shortly after I uploaded these, I placed the camera card back in my Canon Rebel & the camera has died. It is at the "camera doctors" . I feel like I am missing a part of my body. I have had this camera forever. To make matters worse, I had a rufous-sided male towhee under the feeder. I took a pic with my phone,
but it wasn`t very good.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wild Bird Wed.

During this year of 2014, I had this Indigo Bunting come to my bird feeder in May. I`ve seen them in the woods afterwards in the summer, but in the spring is when I can "sometimes" catch them at the feeder.
Today is share your wild birds with Stewart at this link http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/ 
the links at times won`t work for me, can`t get it to work this evening....I suppose you can google Wild Bird Wed. & get to Stewart that way, or go to an older post, maybe it will magically work now since I reported it.