Friday, February 27, 2009
Bird Sightings 2/26/09
Yesterday was a warm and windy day on the Cumberland Plateau. These are the birds I saw in my backyard: Pine Siskins, Goldfinch, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinals, Mourning Doves, Red-winged Blackbirds, Downy Woodpeckers, Carolina Wrens, Robins and Northern Flickers.
I didn't even try to take pictures of some of our 'regulars'--that I have featured on several blogs. I did however try to get a photo of the Red-winged Blackbirds and the Mourning Doves---but both were camera-shy. I did get some pictures of a male Cardinal --who is getting his bright colors back. And George got some pictures of the Northern Flicker and one of our Red-bellied Woodpeckers. The Flickers are such gorgeous birds--and have been gone most of the winter. I was happy to see them return!!!! Hope you enjoy the pictures. Above is a picture of the Northern Flicker and below are more of our photos! Be sure and click on them to see them larger.
Didn't George do a great job getting these pictures of the Flicker?? There were two Flickers eating on the ground. SO pretty, don't your think?
The Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been with us ALL winter.. I named the male Pete and the female Petunia. I hope they have some baby Red-bellied this spring.. Wonder what I'll name the kids?????????? Hmmmm---how about Penney and Paul...????
"Aren't I just the most gorgeous bird in the world??????"
"See my back side... My pretty color is coming back!!! Wonder where my lady-friend is?"
"I thought I would smile for the camera one more time!!!"
For a bird-lover like me, it was a good day!!!! Hope you had a wonderful day also.