Saturday, March 14, 2009
Bird Brain That I Am, Sometimes...
I thought I'd let Mr. Flicker share the spotlight. He's hanging on the sunflower seed feeder on the back deck.
Scarfin' his fair share for sure.
(don't forget---click = bigger)
Then we have the goldfinches... we have a butt load of goldfinches. They are still in their winter colors in these shots, because I took the photos in mid-January.
There are nine of them in this photo, including the one coming in for a landing.
This photo I managed to not only get 11 birds, but also my mysterious underlining has reappeared.
When you double click to make the shot bigger, don't forget to count the little one on the far right edge of the dish.
It was raining when I took this shot, so it's not as clear as the rest of the photos.
Here's a purple finch, and no underlining... I don't know where it went, just like I don't know when it is going to show up again.
Goes right along with the bird brain theme.
One of my favorites, the Tufted Titmouse. And the underlining... Anyway... he's so cute. He will jump down and pick out which sunflower seed he wants, then ---
He takes them up on the shepherd's hook, sticks them between his feet and pecks it until he gets it open to get the seed out. Then he goes through the whole routine again. I love watching him. Well, obviously, I love watching all of them but he is probably my favorite in terms of comic relief.
Mr. Flicker is hanging out so he can say "Adios, amigos. Mi casa es su casa!"
Come back again real soon...y'all hear?