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Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Beak Full..

This afternoon we had many hungry visitors at our bird feeder.

Chick-A-Dee
Goldfinch with a beak full of suet.
Tufted Titmouse (the seed is longer than his beak)
Red-bellied Woodpecker working hard....

to get a beak full.
And there will always be one picky eater in the bunch....see the seed the Sparrow spit out?

~~It's especially helpful to the birds to offer supplemental food and water in the winter~~~

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Today I am Thankful for the entertainment provided by nature.

35 comments:

Dorothy said...

Great shots of your birds, Darla! That woodpecker is really having a time getting in a position to get a seed!

Mandy said...

Great pictures! That's great that you were able to catch them all!

Ruth said...

Excellent captures,especially the flying seed.
Blessings,Ruth

Amy said...

How do you take such great photos of birds? I can't get close enough to take a good photo. Maybe I need a better zoom.....hmmmm. :/

FlowerLady said...

What great shots. I love the picture of the bird spitting out the seed.

FlowerLady

Marydon said...

Beautiful pics. Ours fellas are huddled together in the bushes, I am sure, it is so durn cold here.

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful season ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Deb said...

Great Photos Darla...Merry Christmas....

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Dear, I love your bird photos. That red-bellied woodpecker really is persistent, isn't he?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You got some great shots of the birds.

We switched to Black oil sunflower seeds, and there is hardly any wastage at all. The chickadee's used to throw out lot's of the other stuff.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Julie said...

Lucky sweet birdies!!! I bought a suet feeder for my cousin for Christmas...hope it brings her a lot of happiness too!!!

Dani said...

Love your yard birds! We got a neighbors cat whos been scaring mine away.

tina said...

Awesome shots of the woodpecker! I think they are such beautiful birds.

Floridagirl said...

Isn't birdwatching the most fun?!! My daughter and I love to sit and watch the titmice. They'll spit everything right onto the ground, until they come to a peanut or sunflower. So funny!

The Whimsical Gardener said...

The birds are delightful this time of year! You really got some great shots of them. Meredith at Great Stems provided a recipe for making your own feeders. If you haven't seen it, you might find it enjoyable. Merry Christmas Darla.

Lois said...

You got some great pictures of those birds Darla! I really like that one of the picky sparrow.

Sweetpea said...

Hi its Sweetpea (Catherine's daughter)I really like the pictures! Have a merry Christmas.

imac said...

Beautiful shots of your birds.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Becca's Dirt said...

May the joys of the holidays be in abundance round you this year. Merry Christmas Darla.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla. Hope it has warmed up for you there. Wonderful pictures of the birds. Have your Bluebirds gone away? I still remember them looking in the mirror. LOL!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas with your family.

perennialgardener said...

Wow you have some great entertainment in your backyard Darla. Merry Christmas! :)

Patsy said...

We love to feed and watch the birds. Have been breaking ice in the mornings for them. It was so dry this fall not much water for them.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You got so many great pictures! The Chickadees are the picky ones here, they pick through the sunflower seeds. The Woodpecker is a beauty!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Darla!!

Tanya Boracay said...

Hi Darla,

There so many birds here. Lovely

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life" - Albert Camus

You can get more quotes about happiness at http://www.quotelandia.com/category/Happiness

Rebecca said...

What a great variety! And such good photos, Darla! I've been toying with the idea of feeding the birds. I have heard that once you start, you must keep it up for the sake of the birds. I don't want to begin until I'm really sure I'll stick with it...

Seeing your pictures and thinking of the joy of nature up close and personal, I'm looking at the options for outside our living room window (about the only place I'd have a good view from...)

Merry Christmas, if I don't get another chance to visit before :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla,
I enjoyed seeing your birds. Where do you get your suet? My grandson and I got Grandpa, (my husband) a new toothbrush, which he recently pointed out that Grandpa needs, some toothpaste, and a couple kinds of suet cakes from Shopko. We don't normally put suet out, but I want to try it this year. Once we put it out, does it have to be out all the time? Of course the answer to that could be different where you live from where I do.

Merry Christmas!

Missy said...

That very last picture. Those are the birds we have around here. Especially in the winter, the bright colored vibrant ones find warmer regions to inhabit. :)

Skeeter said...

We enjoy feeding the birds year round. We had the same Squirrel proof feeder you have but the raccoon’s burn the battery's. lol...

Merry Christmas...

I am most thankful for family and friends today...

Window On The Prairie said...

Oh that seed spitting drives me nuts. Can't they just eat it all, or not pick out what they don't want? Luckily a lot of birds eat it off the ground so there's not much waste.
Suzanne

Rusty in Miami said...

Nice verity of visitors to your bird feeder. You take great pictures

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great pics!
All of my birds are down there visiting you right now.
Tell them to please come home, I miss them!

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