Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Last nights Pine Siskin

These two are the images that would not post last night. I had to lighten these up to make the wee birds noticeable as day was done the birds blended into the dusk. It does not help clarity that I am shooting through double-pane glass either, but its to darn cold out there for me.

 Woke to icy windows again so its still darn cold out. As I sit by my window sipping coffee this surprise visitor  briefly flew in then out again. Its a Boreal Chickadee; they have a brown skull cap rather than a black cap. This fellow seems to be travelling with a small group of Juncos.

 Above is a female house sparrow and below is a male house sparrow. Images are dark as they were taken early this morning

 This wee bird is the size of the Pine Siskin yet has a beak the shape of a finch. I have no clue as to what it is? Do you?

 Two Pine Siskin enjoying the catch basket of seeds, they blend so well with the black-oil sunflower seeds don't they. These two are a lot whiter and have very subtle yellow which is hardly noticeable on their wings. The Siskin below is very pretty in yellow.

Red-brested Nuthatch was out early. The white-breasted one is about now also as are the black-capped chickadees which are presently dee-dee-deeing in the morning sunshine.


Carol Blackburn said...

You are so lucky to have all these wonderful little ones to watch and photograph. Great photos.

Red said...

I'm a little late with my comment but you certainly have more species around your place than I do. Around my house I have Boreal and BC chickadees,red breasted nuthatches, house finches, downy woodpeckers, blue jays and magpies.