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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Cutie Pies


I can't help myself. I just must show you some new pictures of some of my birdies. I took these pictures yesterday--off and on during the day. Above is one of our male Goldfinches ---who is trying hard to get his brilliant spring yellow color, so the ladies will 'swoon' over him!!!!




I've mentioned all winter about having SO many Goldfinches this year at our feeders. Last year, we had a huge bunch of Pine Siskins --and this year, we have NO Pine Siskins --but we have a huge bunch of Goldfinches. Sometimes there are over 50 of them on our deck and at our feeders at one time. Wish you could hear them singing way up in the trees when I'm out in the backyard. Their little squeeky songs are powerful when there are so many of them around.




I love our little Carolina Wrens. They love the peanut suet ---and will come to the feeders when most of the other birds are gone.




Usually, I only see one Carolina Wren at the feeders at the same time. But today--there were two of them taking turns... Aren't they sweet?





I love our White-breasted Nuthatches. They seem to know when I put out some special peanuts JUST for them... (They must be waiting in the trees!!!) ... Anyhow, once I put out the peanuts, there they come... They will grab one and fly away --and then another Nuthatch will come and get one. They do this--over and over until all of the peanuts are gone.

I missed the one picture I really wanted today... There were two Nuthatches at the plate feeder at the same time (which is rare). One went over to the other one and gave her a peanut... Wasn't that just so sweet???? Love in bloom!!!! AND---I missed getting a picture.... Darn!!!




Here is another picture of a Nuthatch ---but can you see the other bird in the picture?????? Look carefully at the suet feeder on the House feeder.... It's Mrs. Bluebird having some suet.




Here's another female Bluebird on the hanging suet feeder. See how much darker the females are on their backs than the bright blue males.





"Okay---I knew you wanted to see some part of me besides my back... SO--here I am. Aren't I beautiful????"

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Other birds I saw at the feeder today (but got no pictures) are: Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees, Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers. I haven't seen the Pileated Woodpecker at the feeders lately---but I hear their 'call' up in the trees!!!! Many of the birds are busy this time of year getting ready to mate.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Hugs,