Saturday, January 17, 2009

Photo a Day - 17

Yesterday the weather was bitterly cold, and the birds were very busy emptying the feeder. Being a wimp, I took photos from inside, through my less-than-clean family room windows. Still, you can see some of the beautiful birds we're hosting.

I've included these first two photos for a couple of reasons - they are the trees that the birds head to when startled away from the feeder. The birches against the blue sky make a lovely pattern, I think. The pine tree is LOADED with little birds who scurry off to it, and snuggle into the branches when startled. If you look closely, you will see one little sparrow on the branches, waiting to snuggle in with his buddies.




I love the junkoes and the chickadees the best.

8 comments:

MaryO said...

Don't you love watching the birds at the feeders in the winter? They all look so fat and sassy...whether from eating so much or from fluffing up feathers to hold in the heat.

Carla said...

Gorgeous photos! I didn't find a sparrow but I did see what looked to be a chickadee behind a branch. Wonderful!

Linda Fleming said...

What a wonderful sanctuary your trees offer the birds!

JudiA said...

You are all inspiring me to put up a bird feeder!

Mike Fleming said...

Wow those are excellent pics. I enjoy seeing everyones bird feeder pics, it's one of the few things I miss from living up north.

BumbleVee said...

chickadees are my fav..... a beautiful winter wonderland

Serena said...

OH, such lovely photos! I love the third one down ~ :)

HElen said...

Love the bird pictures, so close, so nice!