Friday, June 13, 2014

Small BIRDS at my Bird Feeders during May, 2014

American Goldfinch (we have LOTS of Finches year-round,  with more during the winter;)
YIPES... Today is Friday,  the 13th....AND---it's also a FULL MOON...  The next time these two things will happen at the same time will be 2049...  Don't think I'll be around to see that again (since I'll be 107 then---YOW!)....  Not sure how many witches/ghosts/ goblins will be OUT tonight ---but if you are superstitious,  be careful out there today/tonight!!!!!!

Today--I'm sharing some of the smaller birds in our yard --that come to the bird feeders regularly.    Sometimes,  I concentrate too much on the Bluebirds and Woodpeckers --and forget about some of these little Cutie Pies...  All of these photos were taken during May.   Hope you enjoy seeing the wonderful little birds we have! Like I always say,  be sure and click on the photos for enlargements.


Carolina Chickadee  (chatter-box,  and not afraid when I'm nearby;)



Tufted Titmouse  (they dart in and out constantly all day long--year round;)



White-Breasted Nuthatch (year round visitor,  off and on all day long;  they love to eat upside down;)



This is a male Downy Woodpecker.   (He had a baby at this feeder the other day and I couldn't get a picture before they flew away!)



Here's that same Downy Woodpecker.  I wanted to show you the RED on the back of his head... The female Downy has NO red on her.


Carolina Wren (one of my favorite little birds who sings loudly --thinking he's as big as one of the bigger birds;  Carolina Wrens LOVE building their nests near people's porches/hanging baskets/garages,  etc... We have a hard time keeping them out of our garage!)

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my little guys at my Bird Kitchen today... Sometime next week,  I'll show you some more of our bigger birds around here...

Have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs,

43 comments:

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots!

Ginny said...

My favorite today is the little wren! Yes, it is the 13th, and it is Phil's birthday!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy Didn't know it was a full moon as well as the 13th today and I am going to the Copeland Island for the weekend again!! I love all your birds. It is so lovely to see your yard birds and great shots of them. Have a good weekend.

Small Kucing said...

One cute little bird :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

....oh to have a baby woodpecker....I'd give both my ovaries for a photo op for THAT!!

Jo said...

Hi Betsy, yes Grant says in 2049 he'll be 95! He also told me about these two phenomena occurring together is that year! Love your birds as always. Have a WONDERFUL weekend. Blessings, Jo

Out on the prairie said...

Today is my son-in-laws 31st B Day so I hope it goes smooth. LOL
Love those tiny birds, seeing a lot of wrens in the bluebird boxes.

linda m said...

They sure are cute. I love all my little bird friends. Lately the bigger birds have been chasing the cute little guys from my feeder. Also the tree leaves are hiding it a lot now. But I still love watching them as well as hearing them sing. Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

hope your sweet little birds and you and George have a great Friday the 13th..

David said...

Betsy, We love the little birds too...especially the wrens. Lots of different woodpeckers too, some of them not so small. We get hummingbirds coming to their feeder in the evening only this time of the year... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

camp and cottage living said...

Great photos, Betsy.
Makes me want to go buy more feeders!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hey who says you can't live to be 107? 107 is the new 80 :-)

Love these adorable photos - especially the Downy Woodpecker. One of my favorite birds!!

George said...

You got wonderful pictures of your little feathered friends. I really like the photo of the Titmouse with the peanut in his beak.

Big Dude said...

You guys take such great care of your little feathered friends.

Jim and Sandie said...

There were so many gorgeous birds at our last campground but I never seemed to have the camera. I'm just not a good picture taker of moving objects. So I love looking at yours and saying I saw one that looked kind of like that one.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Cute photos. I really should keep some bird seed out, I guess. I only keep the finch feeder filled in the summer, but I saw a little Nuthatch looking for food the other day. I hear a wren chattering away, but I never see it. Have a nice day and weekend, too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love the little cutie pies; especially the little chatter box!!! I'll be careful tonight. LOL.
Have a great weekend!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Just darling. We have many of the same small birds at our house. I especially like nuthatches. It's fun to see then walk head down on a pole.

Terry and Linda said...

Have a good weekend, Betsy!!!


Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
I didn't know that fact about the next full moon/Friday 13th combination, you'll be there! 107? no problem!
The beautiful birds are such a treat, I also didn't know the female woodpecker has no red on the back of her head, you learn something new every day! have a wonderful weekend! x x x

Betsy said...

Hi Betsy,
I think it's amazing that you got such great picture of the birds! I never have a camera close by and even when I do, the pictures are blurry. They are all beautiful birds and I'm looking forward to next weeks offering. :-) I didn't know that about the moon and the date. I don't think I'll be around then either and as I'm not superstitious, I'm just not going to worry about it. But, it is an interesting factoid.
Blessings,
Betsy

Betty Manousos said...

such adorable bird photos, betsy!
absolutely fabulous captures.

hope you and george have a great friday the 13th.
and a very happy weekend.

plus: thank you soo much for the birthday wishes. that's so kind of you, betsy... oh well, on my birthday tomorrow we'll do a special dinner and cupcakes or ice cream cake most likely but no birthday party.

thank you, again, so much for your wonderful wishes!!:)))
it really means a lot to me!

xoxoxo

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely little birds. Those are our most common ones as well. But still a wonder to behold.

Joy said...

So georgeous and awesome:)

Daisy said...

It was good to see all these cute birds, Betsy! I know how much fun it must be for you to watch them. Have a great weekend!

Susie Swanson said...

Awe, I enjoyed looking at these so much. We have quite a few small ones this year as well. Hope you both have a nice Father's Day Weekend. Hugs, xo

Happyone said...

Nice pictures of the little guys. We've had record numbers of gold finches are here. They are always at our feeder.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Big or little,I love seeing all the birds.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the birds!

I didn't realize it was a full moon last night too.

Miss Debbie said...

Is a Carolina Wren the same as a House Wren? We have had those build nests in containers on our back porch and, twice, in the wreath on our front door!! They are either fearless or foolish! ha! ha!

Small City Scenes said...

Fun shots. We have a Mama Hairy Woodpecker and 2 babies (they are bigger than she is) coming to a certain feeder and there are the babies saying 'feed me, feed me'. Too funny to watch. MB

ladyfi said...

What cute visitors.

Marie said...

Just LOVE your birds, Betsy! You get a nice variety at your feeders. I almost posted a moon picture because of last night's event, but was just too tired to take the shot though I did look at the moon when I walked Yvonne and our grandson out to their car when they left. Hope it was an UN-eventful night for all!

Beatriz said...

So cute these little birds in your yard! I always say that, you're a lucky woman, you know!

Hugs from the South and have a great weekend, Betsy!

Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

I haven't had many finch this year. I think our mean ol' grackles are keeping them away. :(
Happy weekend Betsy!
xo Catherine

Ann Thompson said...

You have such an awesome variety of birds that visit your feeders. We do get quite a few birds but not a huge variety. Mostly I've been seeing goldfinch and house finch lately.

troutbirder said...

Cute little ones indeed. Thanks...:)

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy Father's Day to you and George. These are cute little birds, my favorite being the wren. I always refer to them as singy birds!!!

Jeanne said...

Betsy, if I had birds like you I would never get anything done!! I would constantly be out watching them. Love your bird pics!

diane b said...

AsI have said before you have such a variety of birds. These little guys are cute.

Jeanne said...

Freedom's Glow is my favorite but I love them all. I only have one but don't know the name of it. A friend gave it to me recently and it has been blooming ever since. I'll have to post a pic soon when I find out what it's called.

Neal said...

You got one of my favorite birds...the wren.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

The photo of the gold finch brought memories. At our previous rental I put up a finch feeder and loved watching them.