An Eastern Bluebird
Here are a few photographs of various birds that have visited my yard. I have had the Red-bellied Woodpecker here fairly often. I think that there are three of these woodpeckers that live in the trees next door to my little farm. I also had a visit from the tiny Downy Woodpecker. American Robins were here a few times and loved finding tasty worms in the large grassy lawns. The Eastern Bluebirds here are wonderful. I am hoping to see more but I usually only have two or three here. We sometimes have a group of four or five Crows here feeding on lawn insects. They crack me up when they stop and sit on the fence. I also enjoy seeing the little White-breasted Nuthatches with their acrobatic grace.
I am going to be setting up my bird feeders in the next few days as soon as it stops raining. Yes, we once again are having dreary windy wet days here in beautiful Cumberland County, TN. With the rain comes beautiful woods pastures and all the wildlife so it is a good trade-off for a bit of wet inconvenience. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!
A Female Downy Woodpecker
An American Robin
I have seen several White-breasted Nuthatches here in the yards in recent days. They are quite interesting to see walking down the tree trunks head first and then back up they go. They also flit back and forth from the feeders to their special storage spot on the tree trunk in the crevices of the bark. They are quite chatty and sound a little like a woodpecker. They are light and dark grey and are very small. They have a long slender bill. They eat insects and also enjoy seeds a lot. I always like seeing the rather gymnastic moves that these tiny birds have along the branches and trunks of the big trees. I took these pictures on August 18, 2011 from my deck. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy
Tufted Titmouse (at top), Carolina Chickadee (on suet)
Today I am posting photographs that I took in the past few days from my own backyard. I have had Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, a Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Doves, Eastern Pewee, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, a few Grey Squirrels, and a Chipmunk visit the yard or the immediate shoreline. We have had very hot weather with a few thunderstorms thrown in. The Mallard Duck hens are getting bolder about coming up into the yard. I don’t particularly mind but I do hope that the Geese don’t follow suit. I think that I am reasonably safe about the Geese since I don’t have any grass in my backyard. The little bit of grain under the bird feeder won’t be enough to satisfy those big Geese. Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
Hen Mallard Duck