Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WBW Backyard and Beyond

It's been a few weeks since I've shared so I have alot of pics
 both from my backyard and out and about.

What appears to be a one legged Spotted Towhee but it may just have it's leg tucked up to keep warm, it hopped around this way for a long time so I'm not sure.

Pileated Woodpecker flapping around in an effort to not let the group of crows that are milling around push it out, but it didn't last long. I actually don't have many crows often but yesterday I had a large group coming in to the yard numerous times.

Beautiful little Female Varied Thrush! So rare to get an unobstructed shot.

Male Varied Thrush. Several times he perched on the top of the chain link but never for long, I don't know how many times I tried to get it's picture but before I could focus in on it he would pop to the ground.
Still I love this picture!

One of my beautiful little Anna's Hummingbird that are staying with me for the winter.

Peek A Boo!!

The first Hairy Woodpecker I've seen in my back yard, she hung here for a good 15 minutes.

I recently discovered a good area for birds not far from my house. It's at a wastewater treatment plant called Brightwater. They have done a nice job naturalizing and even though the much of the vegetation is still immature there are lots of birds hanging around. I'm really looking forward to seeing what spring brings and what it will be like in a few years as it matures.
This lovely little Female Mallard gave me a beautiful photo op, she is posing perfectly and her reflection in  the water is stunning!

Great Blue Heron quite a distance away on the opposite side of a large pond.
 Caught it with a rare ray of sunshine on it.

Double Crested Cormorant. This photo was actually from a few weeks ago, this area of the pond is frozen over and I didn't see him yesterday.

Male Bufflehead and Male Green Winged Teal



  1. A terrific series of shots! Love the hummers.

  2. Wow. Really amazing shots! So nice to see your feathered friends. It is far too cold here for any of that! Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. I think my favorite shots are the female varied thrush whose belly feathers look like a watercolor and the little peeking hummingbird. Those rich colors remind me of a Renaissance painting.

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos!

  4. Fantastic shots of your birds, some of them I've never seen.
    It's so nice to see bird from other countries in the world.
    Greetings Pia in Sweden

  5. A wonderful set of bird photos. I especially like the varied thrush and the spotted towhee.

  6. All beautiful birds! The duck with its reflection is especially nice.

  7. Beautiful images! Especially of the varied thrush and spotted towhee. I've never seen those birds out in the wild. Visiting from WBW. :)

  8. So cute these birds in your blog!
    Happy WBW!

  9. Wow, wonderful collection of birds. My favorite are the Varied Thrush and the pretty Teal!

  10. Love the Varied Thrush.

  11. Kristi, your feathered friends are adorable.
    I just love the hummingbird.

  12. Such beautiful winter birds!

  13. What a great variety you have! Adds some nice color to a winter season. Very nice images!

  14. It takes a good bird to distract me from a Pileated, but that thrush is great.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  15. Your pictures are so awesome! You are a wizard with that camera! My favorite is the hummingbird!