Saturday, January 29, 2011

I don't think we've posted a Titmouse photo in a while.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snowy Day Fun

 

 



Lots of birds around today, but instead of taking pictures we decided to take advantage of the good snowman making snow, nice and sticky. We used a sliced sweet potato for buttons. Chris dropped a piece on the way inside, and later we saw a squirrel eating it. The bottom photo is not a picture of the squirrel who liked the sweet potato. This squirrel is affectionately named by us So Teeny. It is much smaller than all the other squirrels and often comes by alone for a snack. If we keep feeding it, maybe it will catch up to the others.

So Teeny, The Squirrel
Here's another photo of So Teeny.
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be a red squirrel? I just saw one upstate, and it is much smaller than our grey squirrels and darker, not really red...

January 26, 2011 at 10:33 PM  

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Another Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

We've had a female sapsucker frequenting our yard and today a male came by. He was much more aggressive, chasing away the red-bellied and downy woodpeckers.

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When will winter end?

Cardinal
Cardinal

Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper

A fat sapsucker (yellow-bellied)
Sapsucker
This sapsucker seems to be thriving, but we're getting tired of the cold and snow. Can't wait for the night heron and oriole to return, but we have a few months to go.
If it weren't for scrabble and RumChata, we'd go crazy.

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Blogger Jeanne said...

What a wonderful shot of your visiting cardinal! I have been waiting for mine to return...what's your secret??

January 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Chris and Mike said...

We have a heated birdbath that many birds like. We also feed sunflower seeds, a favorite of cardinals. We've had 2-3 around all winter.

January 27, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

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Red tailed hawk: Photo by Frank

 




Recently a red tailed hawk moved into my area. I see it almost daily now. It has already killed a few squirrels in my backyard. Attached are some of the better pics but I have tons. I especially like the one with the squirrel getting close to the hawk. I can't imagine what the hawk was thinking ;-)

Frank
Montvale, NJ

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Blogger CassidyAthena said...

I love this photo of the Squirrel and Hawk, and wanted to share it on Facebook -- with attribution -- but there isn't any FB share link. I would like to copy it and post attributed to Frank from Montvale, as seen on New Jersey Bird Photos: Birds of New Jersey, if that is ok . Or let me know a better way....

January 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure Cassidy, feel free to repost.

Thx,
Frank

January 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM  

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