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This Christmas morning there was a pretty good showing of various birds at our backyard bird feeders.
Brown Creeper (in trees near the feeders)
European Starlings (in trees near the feeders)
Pine Siskin (1) on niger seed sock with the goldfinches
Red-breasted Nuthatches (2)
a fly over Red-tailed Hawk
Today, the day after Christmas, we had seven PINE SISKINS show up at our backyard feeding station. They were congregating with the American Goldfinches on the niger seed, sock feeder.
Two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES continue to be daily visitors to our peanut feeder.
Here is a photo of one of the two Carolina Wrens we have coming to the peanut feeder we have on our feeding station.
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I was standing at my patio door trying to get a picture of a Baltimore Oriole that I could hear in my backyard when this little guy landed on the back of one of my patio chairs. This is a Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
By Mary Moo from Wilmington, IL
That is fabulous photography! I was fortunate enough to see a Rose Breasted Grosbeak one time here in South Georgia - guess he was on his way to Florida. The coloring on them is truly striking, isn't it? I've never seen a Baltimore Oriole - I bet they are pretty, too. We have yellow orioles here. Thanks for sharing this pic with us and God bless you.
I happened to look out my kitchen window yesterday, and saw this beautiful cardinal sitting there posing for me!
By Toni N.
What a lucky lady you are, great photo!
This bird was right outside my window, just sitting there. So I grabbed my camera and started snapping photos. I got about five or six shots before he flew away!
I have had to stop feeding all the birds for now as the cow birds were taking over and coming in droves and hogging the feeders. They don't care for thistle nor do the other birds, but I love watching the gold finches and they are at the feeder most all day.
We have several hummingbird feeders around the yard and Path Garden. This is at the front door where we can see this little guy standing "guard " over his own personal buffet.
I snapped this photo of a pileated woodpecker pecking at a fresh tree stump in my neighbor's yard.
I captured this photo with my cell phone looking through our French doors outside one morning as this cardinal was just coming off one of our log feeders and was in flight with its wings wide open. I was truly amazed that I captured the shot with my cell phone.
These two local blue jay's visit my picnic table bird feeder daily. I took an old picnic table and turned it into a feast table for the birds. I only lay a few handfuls a day for the local birds to eat.
I took this digital photo this afternoon in the garden here near the patio. The bird was sitting on the fence, and had been in the tomato garden earlier when I was out there.
A new bird in the neighborhood: Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Scenes from my backyard.
This bird caught my eye because it seems to be an albino mourning dove. These birds enjoy eating their food each morning. They have their favorite from the mix.
I looked out the window and saw a flock of birds had landed in a small tree. I had no idea they would blend in with the leaves but I liked the effect.