Not a very good shot of the carolina wren but I thought it looked like a big leaf.
I wonder how many cardinals live in my yard.
I've spotted bunches of them at a time.
The male cardinals are so flamboyant.
The birds seem so exposed in bare trees.
The American Robins are spending more and more time in the trees as opposed to on the ground.
They do come down for a drink of water.
The red-wing blackbirds are more noticeable lately (thanks to Michelle for the I.D. help a week or two ago). You can barely see the red and yellow markings in this shot but they have them which helps with identification.
The cardinals usually go to the deck bird baths but occasionally I see them in the front yard bath.
The female cardinal and sparrow were sharing a bath for drinking water.
The sparrows are very patient in the front yard watching the bird bath for their turn.
There is something very beautiful to me about early winter trees.
The front yard bird bath is popular with the rufous-sided towhees.
Another nearly naked tree.
I think the next bird is a grackle with it's bluish tint which would be more noticeable in better ligthing.
I'm not sure about the next one. Maybe another grackle.
The sparrow gets a turn in the bath.
Light frosting on the leaves.
Thin ice dumped from the bird bath.
Bluejay preparing for a bath.
Splish splash she's taking a bath . . .
lovely series... love the splish splash photo at the end:-)
While we see Robins and Redwings here in California, the Cardinals do not visit. I wish they did, they are so colorful.
You get a lot of variety of birds in your yard. Your cardinal shots show off a handsome guy (and the one with his and her baths is great). Red-wing blackbird - that's a nice capture.
I am loving the bath photos. Your bird captures make me smile, they are so delightful to view.
A terrific series of shots Carver! Love the redwing.
Love the bathing birds.. I think the bird in your second photo is a red-breasted nuthatch. Cousin to the white-breasted nuthatch. They are coming down from the north for the winter due to the poor seed/cone crop in Canada.. check out a photo of one.. notice black eye band.. Michelle
Wow! You had so many colorful visits! Loved the photo of the robins in the tree :)
Nice series of backyard birds!
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