Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WBW Backyard Birds


I have alot fewer birds around the feeder these days but I still have quite a few Spotted Towhees,
they don't often stay still enough to get a good picture but this one posted quite nicely for just long enough for me to snap. I am wondering if this is still a juvenile, it doesn't look completely feathered out.


I see Flickers often but not hanging from a seed feeder, they usually go for the suet but at the time the Pileated had taken over that spot.


This male was finished feeding at the suet and seemed to be watching and waiting at the top of the post. Notice this one is banded, I don't have much information but I went to this website and put in the information I had, http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/
I could tell he was getting ready to take off and was hoping I could capture a good action shot...


Nope, this was the only action I caught, one big blur!


He was waiting for this female to come in, she landed in a nearby tree right before the male took off and then took her turn. I hope this lovely couple gives me a baby next year!!

They always seem to take the step by step approach to arriving at the suet.
I'll hear/see on at the top of a distant tree cackling away, then it will move to the top of a closer tree, then I might see the other one land on the tree the first one left and they change trees every couple of minutes getting closer to the suet post. It's a joy to watch!!

Kristi

14 comments:

  1. Cool yardbirds, loved the photos!

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  2. Some fantastic shots of really great birds. Lovely to see.

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  3. Beautiful birds and a great series of photos.

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  4. Those are 'yard' birds? Lucky you!!! Fantastic images of great birds!!!

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  5. Great pileated shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Wow I never saw one of these before!! Such cool birds and great photos!!

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  7. What wonderful subjects! I don't think I've ever seen any of these before.

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  8. Great yardbirds. Your towhee picture is way yay better than mine! They're all so fun to watch.

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  9. My Towhees will arrive soon. Oh I love the Flicker and the Woodie images, very lovely~

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  10. These are wonderful shots of your feeder visitors!

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  11. Beautiful bird in your backyard.

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  12. Those Pileated Woodpeckers are amazing. We sometimes get Great Spotted Woodpeckers on our old apple tree and that always makes my day. Woodpeckers have real character.

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  13. Hi there - I just make my brother (see comment above!) jealous by saying these are one of the best birds I have seen. I have a friend in Ohio who has then in his garden. I got great views - but less than great pictures!- of them.

    Thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Australia

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