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Pretty Birds

House Finch

Here are a few photographs of songbirds that have visited my yards in the past week.  I so enjoy seeing birds here that have been away for a few months or weeks.  I saw a pair of House Finches, an American Robin, several Eastern Bluebirds, an Eastern Blue Jay, and a White-breasted Nuthatch.  These birds are those that are quite lovely.  That House Finch is now in its breeding plumage.  I did not see the female House Finch around but she looks much like the male but a lot more muted in color.  That is the case too, with the bluebirds.  I took all of these pictures in my yard in the last several days.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture,  Enjoy!

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Blue Jay

American Robin

House Finch

White-breasted Nuthatch

A Sparrow in the Snow

This little Song Sparrow showed up in my yard  just after it had snowed.  The weather was windy and this tiny bird was looking for something to eat.  This is one of the first sparrows I have seen here.  I think that perhaps this bird lives with its flock in one of the neighboring yards or nearby woods.  The sparrow was investigating a couple of old empty plastic containers that once held bird seed.  The bird just knew somehow!  Because I did not have a bird feeder out, I no longer have any bird seed here.  So, taking pity on the little bird, I put out some dry oatmeal and a few torn pieces of raisin bread.  The bird had flown off before I managed to get the treats out, but I do think I need to have a feeder up soon.  I have not seen that bird back here since I took the picture from my window on 1/13/12.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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