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Watching

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This friendly White-breasted Nuthatch was curiously watching me watch it.  I have never been closer to a songbird here in TN then I was to this little cutie!  I think I was only about eight feet away from the bird.  I stood still and just looked thorough the camera.  It was when I started taking pictures that the bird became a bit alert and finally moved to the bird feeder from the porch rail.  After grabbing its bird seed from the feeder, the tiny grey black and white bird flew over to the Oak and tucked the seed away in the bark of that tree.  I took these pictures in my yard on Feb. 5, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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White Breasted Nuthatch on the Rail

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This White-breasted Nuthatch came to the bird feeder on Sunday morning.  It then flew up to the porch railing to crack open the Sunflower Seed that it had taken from the feeder.  I am always amazed at the dexterity of these tiny grey black and white birds with their long pointed bill.  They also use their long claws to grab-on to the wooden porch railings, posts, and the bark of trees.

This little guy lives with its mate in a hole in one of the pond-side Oaks not far from the feeder.  If they can, most birds will try to live close to a favored source of food.  Apparently, the birds like the general mix of white Millet and Black Oil Sunflower Seed in my feeder.  That mix is inexpensive (a good thing since I go through a lot of it).  i took the picture from inside my living room window on Jan. 20, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Yard Birds

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Sparrow

Sparrow

It’s been cold here.  No snow, just temperatures hovering in the high 20’s’s F, with afternoon temperatures in the mid-to-high 30’s F.  The pond is partially frozen again this morning and frost is all around on the ground. Brrr!  I think even the birds are cold.  Yesterday I saw several Eastern Bluebirds, a small flock of Mallard Ducks, a lone Sparrow (maybe a Song Sparrow but hard to tell from the view shown).  I also am including a photo of a White-breasted Nuthatch that I took on New Year’s Day here at the house.  We had a lone Red-bellied Woodpecker out but I could not manage to get the camera and get myself out on the porch before it flew off.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture in the gallery.  Enjoy!

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

Birds and a Bunny

A Very Young Cotton-tailed Rabbit

Carolina Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

A Carolina Chickadee, a White-breasted Nuthatch, a pair of Northern Yellow-shafted Flickers and a lone baby Cotton-tailed Rabbit were some of the many examples of wildlife that I saw in my yards on a hot, humid, off-and-on rainy day on August 9, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Birds at the Feeder Yesterday

A Tufted Titmouse

Yesterday a male House Finch and a Tufted Titmouse both came to visit the bird feeder along with a few Red-winged Blackbirds, a White-breasted Nuthatch, and a pair of Northern Cardinals.  The only ones I was able to photograph were the House Finch and the Tufted Titmouse.  It has been quite hot here recently so the birds enjoy the area where the feeder is located as it is shaded in the late afternoon.  I took these pictures from my living room window and also from the yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A male House Finch

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