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The Carolina Chickadee Visits

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A Carolina Chickadee was spotted on a branch of a Crepe Myrtle shrub in my yard the other day.  The tiny buff, brown, and black songbird was probably dining on the Crepe Myrtle berries or possibly snacking upon Magnolia seeds.  I also saw the little bird flit over to the downspout of my rain gutter for a quick drink of the collected droplets of rain or dew still on the metal.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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Titmice in the Trees

A Tufted Titmouse in the shady Magnolia Tree

A Tufted Titmouse in the shady Magnolia Tree

Here are some of the cute little Tufted Titmice that have decided to make their homes in trees along me street.  Each Titmouse seems so charming that I really love to hear them as well as see them.  They are bright, frisky, wonderful little birds!  I spotted these cuties last month here near my home.

The topknot on that grey head and body seems so formal for such a lively bird.  I often spot Carolina (or their cousins, the Black-Capped) Chickadees nearby when the Titmice arrive.  By the way, I will be offline next week.   I do hope to be back here with more pictures in a week or two as soon as we get our new Internet connection accomplished.  Enjoy!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

Hanging Out in the Big Oak

Hanging Out in a Big Oak

Hunting for a Tasty Bite

Hunting for a Tasty Bite

Looking at My Own Reflection!

Looking at My Own Reflection!

 

In the Oak

Up in the Big Front Yard Oak

That one little Carolina Chickadee!

That one little Carolina Chickadee!

Adios!

Adios!

 

Cuties in the Yards

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I am thrilled to be seeing small songbirds in our trees here on my street once again!  Really!  It was a long dry spell, likely due to the patrolling hawks.  Yesterday I went out late in the morning and saw a Carolina Chickadee, a Tufted Titmouse, and two male Northern Cardinals.

I have been hearing a Red-headed Woodpecker calling, but so far, I have not seen it (nor any mockingbirds).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Smaller Songbirds at Last!

Male Pine Warbler

Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warblers, Palm Warblers, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Yellow-throated Vireos, and Yellow-rumped Warblers have recently arrived in the area!  Here are some photographs I took of the small cuties in the past several weeks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

 

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This and That in the Neighborhood

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Here are a few pictures that I have taken of birds and critters in the last couple of weeks.  The green insect is a Leaf Hopper and is about 3″ long.  That insect was on my living room window yesterday morning.  Please click on the thumbnail image and as ever, enjoy!

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The Carolina Chickadee’s Easter Feast

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This tiny Carolina Chickadee is such a cute bird!  I took several pictures of this little chickadee yesterday afternoon at about 4:00PM.  The bird was feasting on a variety of bird seed at my next-door neighbor’s bird feeder.  I was really glad to see this bird.  I rarely see chickadees here.  The Carolina Chickadees eat seeds, small insects, nuts and fruits.  They really love the Black Sunflower Seeds, which seem to be an almost universally beloved seed for seed-eating small birds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Back Yard Songsters

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Smaller birds have been visiting in my neighborhood recently.  I tok these photographs on Oct. 8, 2013 and again on Oct. 9, 2013.  We are likely seeing the first waves of migrating birds from up North.

I was happy to see a Carolina Chickadee, a Carolina Wren, Eastern Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker (one of a pair), and a bright Palm Warbler.  I also have seen a pair of Eastern Bluebirds, and many Tufted Titmice, Common Crows around.  These are all welcomed birds which I happily enjoyed!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Birds at the Feeder Yesterday

There were Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees, House Finches, White-breasted Nuthatches, a male Northern Cardinal, and even my old friend the Red-bellied Woodpecker.  Everyone but the woodpecker seemed quite comfortable and knowledgeable about how a bird seed feeder works.  The woodpecker just picked up Black Oil Sunflower seeds off of the feeder’s bottom tray.  Not as skilled at getting seed out of the tube as his cousin the Red-headed Woodpecker.

The Red-headed Woodpeckers have already migrated South for the Winter but I think the Red-bellied Woodpecker will stick around all Winter long.  I sure hope so.  The little birds are quite fun to watch and often will gather and impatiently wait for their turn at the feeder.  Of course, the feeder space clears out quickly when the woodpecker arrived.  It is “Boss” here!  Ha!  I took these pictures on October 22, 2012 from my yard and my living room window (Cardinal shot).  By the way,  that green background is the large lawn in back of the feeder in those shots.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Carolina Chickadee and House Finch

Male House Finch

Tufted Titmouse and Carolina Chickadee

Male Northern Cardinal

Lil’ Sweeties

A White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee and a couple of House Finches were all recent visitors to the bird feeder.  These small birds are cute, smart, interesting, and very sweet birds.  I so enjoy seeing these little guys.  The Carolina Chickadee is the one with the black mask and bib.  The gray one with the top-knot is the Tufted Titmouse, the brown streaky birds with slight red tinges are male House Finches, and the torpedo-shaped gray and black and white bird with the slender bill is the White-breasted Nuthatch.  All like the Black Oil Sunflower seeds.  The finches also really go for the Millet seed.  I took these pictures on September 12, 2012 and again on September 13, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Small Sweet-Natured Birds

Carolina Chickadee

House Finches

Carolina Chickadee

The small songbirds here are so beautiful I just love watching them!  I see many different small birds coming to the bird feeder just below my front porch.  These pictures were taken in my yard on August 16, 2012.  These birds were quite active at the feeder.  Quite a lovely crowd!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Tufted Titmouse & Chipping Sparrow

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse

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