Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wild Birds


I don't feed the birds as much in summer as I do in the winter. A couple of days ago knowing we had a big weather change coming I put up more feeders and filled them up. This wet-headed cardinal showed up yesterday as we were having a rain/snow mix. You have to pardon his dirty beak - I don't provide napkins!


While I was away from blogging during my husband's recovery from by-pass surgery I still managed to take photos now and then. I took this of a baby bird back in June. I heard it in the corner of the garden and went back to the house to get my camera. I took a few pictures and left it alone so it wouldn't be too stressed and Mama could continue coaxing flying lessons out of the little guy.


Here's a not too sharp picture of Mama who stayed a good distance away but kept calling her little one to offer reassurance or maybe she was just warning me. I'm sure Mama was glad to see me leave!

Linking to Wild Birds

24 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

That Cardenal is a beautiful colour and I hope the young bird survived.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos and such cute birds. Lovely to see.

Bethany Carson said...

The cardinal is a beauty! Enjoyed the photo of the little bird as well. Looks like your area suffers from Creeping Charlie as well (the leaves by the little bird). It's a terrible weed and quite a menace for our garden. We did find one way to get rid of it--a type of morning glory. But don't try that, morning glory can be an even more obnoxious weed than Creeping Charlie!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet to see the little one. :) i feed all year so i can see the painted buntings and a few others that visit in summer, but winter definitely picks up the seed consumption. :)

George said...

You got a great portrait of the cardinal -- dirty beak and all. I also like your photo of the baby bird.

Nancy said...

Birds always brighten my day and bring a smile. Your shot of the cardinal is awesome and the baby bird is so sweet…I hope you are having a good day….

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous cardinal!

Betsy Adams said...

Great pictures, Carletta. I always worry about the birds --especially this time of year. Right now (with our frigid weather) the birds are eating me out of house and home...

I got a similar photo of a Cardinal this past week.. Such beautiful birds.

Hugs,
Betsy

Chris Rohrer said...

Wonderful captures of your birds....hoping that your hubby is feeling better.

Red said...

Feeders provide us with endless pleasure and I think the birds enjoy the free loading.

Arija said...

Lovely cardinal Carletta. I am so sorry to hear that your husband had to have by-pass surgery. I have had three heart operations, two to replace valves and I know what a lot of stress it puts on the family. I do hope he enjoys his new lease of life. Operations like that certainly sort out your priorities.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I put out a feeder whenever we are here in Oregon, but only because my neighbors all keep feeding them in the winter when we're not here. So the birds just have to move to the feeding station next door or across the street.

Sweet baby bird .... and beautiful cardinal.... I'm looking forward to seeing red when we get back to FL.

Adam Jones said...

Wonderful Cardinal.

Terri said...

I'm fairly sure we all look a little like the baby bird when we leave home for the first time. It is a scary new world out there- and this baby looks very perplexed! I'm glad your husband has recovered from his surgery.

BumbleVee said...

awww... the little baby is so cute... poor Mama ... what a lot of work for them!

carolann said...

The red C is beautiful and I too want the little one to survive.

Marie said...

Really awesome photos! Hope your husband is recovering well.

Ida said...

Wonderful bird shots. I like that little baby bird, he looks so cute.

Lois said...

I feed my backyard birds all year round. Love these shots, especially the baby!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful shots. The cardinal is very handsome and the baby bird is adorable.

Tom said...

I wish that I had the patience to photograph birds...not good at moving targets. Tom The Backroads Traveller

lindaakacraftygardener said...

lovely bird photos, especially my favourite bird the cardinal

Marie said...

I had to come back and tell you (per your comment about your 4 yr old grandson not wanting his photo made) I had an opportunity when my grandson was about five to get a four generation shot of my parents, me, our daughter and our grandson. Grandson promptly pushed his bottom lip out and looked mad at the world! My Dad died three years later, and we were all living too far away to try again before my Dad died. Kids! :-)

Janice Kay Schaub said...

lovely picture of the Cardinal. I have had Cardinals at the feeder this week too, they look really pretty in the snow
Janice