Friday, January 23, 2009

Carolina Wren Singing - a fun little bird

Carolina Wren

Chris went out early this morning to fill up the nyjer feeder for the goldfinches (they've been eating an abundance this winter), and on her way back in she recognized the beautiful song of the Carolina Wren. Today one of its songs sounded like "We Need you, We Need you, We Need you," so she hung around outside for a while to enjoy the music. It stayed around long enough for her to go in for the camera to try and catch it while singing. Success and enjoyment - what a way to start the day!

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Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal, 


This female cardinal is cleaning up under the feeder.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Red-Bellied Woodpecker from Mike in Morris County, NJ

 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a nobel bird!

July 22, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Skating on Lake Nelson

 


With the lake completely frozen over for a week, the geese and ducks have left Lake Nelson. We hear the kingfisher occasionally and think he's feeding in the unfrozen stream past the dam. The creature in this photo seems to like the ice and occasionally comes to the house for treats of hot chocolate.
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like something that bob and linda loveland could have posted, complete with the hot choc mention!

September 20, 2009 at 7:31 AM  

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Sapsucker 

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker 

A male sapsucker came by today and sampled the sap from a few trees tapping holes in each.

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Northern Cardinal in the Snow

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Mourning Dove

Dove 

The Mourning Dove is the most common bird in the great backyard bird count. We don't photograph them that often because they are so common. They don't usually come on our railing as they prefer to feed on the ground under the feeders.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

During yesterday's snow, a dove landed on my deck and sat for an hour or more. Before flying away, it was nearly totally covered with snow. This morning while sweeping snow from the deck, I noticed a hole abouto the size of a large orange in the snow on one of the steps. Apparently either the same or a different dove had bedded there for the night before flying off at first light because at the bottom of one side of the hole, all of the bird's droppings were piled up! I can only assume it felt being buried in the snow on my deck was warmer and safer than a cold windy night in an evergreen!

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