My little feathered friends are so entertaining. I'm having so much fun with my camera trying to get a photo of each variety. I didn't realize how hard it was to capture a really good photo of birds. The little stinkers don't stay still for long and about the time I get set up for a shot...off they go! For instance, I saw a red-headed woodpecker stop by for a snack and by the time I grabbed the camera, he was gone. But, he'll be back sometime and I'll eventually get him.
The birds are keeping us busy filling feeders and I need to get more sunflower seeds...that seems to be their favorite. The suet feeder and a few other feeders out of sight in the photo above are almost empty. I have suet and plenty of cracked corn. We buy the cracked corn in 50# bags. I think I'd better get a larger bag of sunflower seeds next time.
I'm not exactly sure what kind of woodpecker is in the lower right corner of the collage. Anyone know? And the Blue Jay next to him took on an ethereal quality due to the lighting. He almost looks fake, doesn't he? But he's very real. See, there he is in the lower left corner! The ghostly looking dove in the second down on the left is much lighter than my Mourning Doves and I've looked him up...I think I know what he is and he's a little out of his territory, but I need a closer look at his tail feathers to get an accurate ID.
The weather remains very cold and the snow is still with us. No wonder the birds are so hungry. We are all quite ready for spring. And, of course, I can't wait for the Bluebirds to return. I haven't seen them around for awhile now. I thought they were going to stick around, but I guess they decided to hightail it to a warmer climate. Don't blame them, I've often wanted to go somewhere warmer myself!!
Many thanks to Amy @ Verde Farm for hosting Farm Friends Friday. Hop over to see Amy and see her pretty blog and visit the others participating in FFF.
Until next time...