Wednesday, August 27, 2008

In The Trees

A pine siskin waits in the clothes tree before going to the feeder.
An adult male goldfinch checks out his world.



A young evening grosbeak has a look around.

And a young white-throated sparrow has found some good cover.

We've been blessed with plenty of birds this year. It's down a bit from some years, but at least we can keep them fed without being run off our feet.
It's a pleasure to have them around to liven up the place and the young ones are usually okay with posing for a picture.

11 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Lovely photos, dfLeah! All I seem to have for birds at my feeders right now are blue jays and the occasional woodpecker. Oh and the ever-present and always cheerful chickadees, the bane of the Princess' existence.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks,dfBag Lady. I find the birds put a smile on my face. We haven't had a blue jay around much lately and neither have the woodpeckers been by. They'll be back when the weather cools a bit more. The chickadees have brought out their fall call as have the crows so that won't be too much longer.

Missicat said...

Amazing! I am impressed you know what type of birds they are - I just refer to them as that "brown bird" or "yellow bird", etc. :-)

Mark Salinas said...

Very nice photos...I don't think I could name a bird with a book! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Missicat, thanks.
Thanks, Mark.
I hardly knew anything a few years ago and didn't even like birds all that much. A few years ago I started paying attention and learned how to i.d. some of them.

Reb said...

Beautiful shots Leah! You are so lucky to get all those visitors. Our manager won't let us have feeders, she thinks that they encourages the mice to come into the apartments.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. I'll share my birdies with you any time.
Your manager has a point. Mice like bird seed.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, what beautiful photos! Birds are fascinating creatures. You are excellent at photographing them! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you so much, TL. I think the birds like to pose for me.

Hilary said...

Cute little critter, aren't they? Great shots!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary.
I quite enjoy taking bird pics.