Thursday, February 23, 2017

Close-focus dining

Lots of brumble in the way, downy dining.
There's delicious food under the bark and under the leaves. Lots of twigs in the way.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The mix-masters

The shovellers are doing their mixing routine on the 72nd street lake, swirl the water, stir up underwater food. It's a dining ballet.
A cooperative white throated sparrow, portrait time.
Going to a not-my-President march now.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pleasant day

Gorgeous day. Time to head to the park. First sound- screaming blue jays. Must be a hawk. Sure enough, one red tail on the lookout for food high in a west side tree near 70th street.
Into the Rambles. Small birds happy for handouts. The titmice.... kind of picky..
The nuthatch... also picky.
The titmice always looking for biggest kernel.
The polite chickadee
And then everyone vanished in a flash because a cooper's hawk arrived. End of feeding fun.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Left over from October

From October 25th, forgot to post. In our garden.  The female finch dropped by while junco checked out berries.
Mrs. Finch really worked the area.
Chickadee and seeds. They're still in the garden, the birds that is.
Ditto for nuthatches and titmice.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The sparrows

These are  from end of October, sunflower seeds time.
Wait a minute!  It's not nest-building time.
Yes it is if you find a potential home site.
Back to seeds. Sparrows know how to cling.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Chicka- chicka-chickadees

We've got feeders, so we've got birds. I'm seeing chickadees and nuthatches. The pigeons are contented to sit in the fountain.