Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Peanut butter and ??

This is my kind of character, peanut butter downy. I like peanut butter too.
As for this..... human frog???  I have no idea what was going on.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gull, duck, cat

Ice skating on February 15th
One-legged gull
Horny ducks,  female shaking out after "session".
Same cat I've seen before, previously attacked by birds in Rambles. Owner hasn't learned a thing. Cat now snow prowling.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On the water

The coot was hunting for nibbles in the fallen leaves and feathers. Mallard also joined the search.
Adorable grebes floating about.
Totally uninterested in camera wood ducks.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The feeding station

When it's cold the feeding station is a popular spot.   The European goldfinch loves the seeds. So do the house finches.
Nobody was picking at the berries.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More saw-whet

No words necessary.  This is a honey.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The European

Pretty visitor, the European goldfinch, male.  How did it get here? Escapee? Perhaps. From where? The best I heard was that it escaped from Petco. ( They sell European goldfinches.)  Other overheard : "Pretty bird. He'd be much prettier if he was duck-size."   "I've seen 20 life birds at Petco."   Whatever- this is one gorgeous little bird, domineering, watched him face-off against other birds.
Went into feeder and didn't let any other birds inside.
More goldfinch images to come.