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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Nature Notes: Mostly birds

The American Robins hang out in my trees year round but I don't see them on the ground much in the winter.
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The squirrels have plenty of stored acorns and pecans from my trees.
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I enjoy squirrels although some people think they are a nuisance.
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I think the cedar waxwings are very interesting looking birds.
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I caught the next American Robin shortly before it took off.
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The male cardinal seemed to be fascinated with my sun dial.
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The cedar waxwing was finding something to eat on my deck.
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The American Robins  hogged the bird baths while the cedar waxwing watched.
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I have to get out fairly early to photograph the frost.
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We've had some very cold nights but so far most days the temperatures have been rising at least a few degrees above freezing.
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The bird baths have had thin layers of ice for me to dump out but so far we haven't had the deep blocks of ice that I have to get out in colder winters.
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The sparrow pecked at the thin ice I'd removed for awhile before getting into the fresh water I put in the bath.
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The bluejay was hopping in and out of the bath.
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The male cardinals are always a bright spot in winter.
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The little junco was pecking at something on my deck and then glancing up for me to photograph it.
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The female cardinal showed me one profile.
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Then she turned to show me her other side.
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The next male cardinal still had some of his transitional feathers.
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I think his crown looks very pretty in the next shot.
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11 comments:

Leora said...

I really enjoy your frost photos. Artsy. Your birds are wonderful - like they are clearly your friends.

I haven't seen a cedar waxwing - that's a beautiful bird.

Cezar and Léia said...

A very special set of pictures, I love the birds and I also like squirrels! :)
Léia

Mama Zen said...

I think that waxwings are so beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Carver, what a nice collection of birds. I love the Waxwings, it is an awesome visitor. Lovely photos, have a great week!

Ann said...

I didn't know frost looks like this.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm so jealous that so many lovely birds visit your deck. Thank you for sharing them. :)

Lorri M said...

I always love your bird photos, and especially the bathers with their feathers all wet and fluffed, splashing in the water.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cedar waxwings are my favorite ever. But I love the cardinals too!

Rambling Woods said...

You know..I haven't taken a photo of a bird in some time except for hawks. I sit and I can hear them. I guess I need to get out.. Thank you for your support. I thought of you and how well you have done when I knew I had cancer..but this is a scary time and I feel so exhausted by the process..but knowing that it can be removed in what I need to focus on...Michelle

NatureFootstep said...

so nice to have waxwings so close. This season I have only seen them in treetops. Never at low levels. :(

Marie said...

I love the cedar waxwing too. The bathing pictures are great, and that cardinal with his head cocked to the side...too cute!