Well, it has been a more stressful past couple of years hasn’t it…. relativity speaking? Don’t get too excited folks as this is just a post about the birds that I usually see around the bird feeders at our home. I’ve been known to do this a time or two a year. So, if birds aren’t your thing, please see yourself out. I will share with you that a fly tying post will be forthcoming in a couple of days. So hang in there. Hey, I needed something to do while we wait for the refrigerator repair guy to show up. He didn’t show on a previous scheduled day that was set up 2 1/2 weeks ago already so…. you get the idea. Living without the fridge may have been alright a hundred years ago – but it’s not 1922 now is it?
So firstly, a couple ‘of the regulars’.
Had this visitor back in December before the snow showed up. Probably looking for a snack at the bird feeders.
More of the regulars.
I’ve learned that taking the picture of a Junco is easy compared to getting the right exposure to be able to display their features very well. I’ve been playing around with Junco pictures for a couple of years and these are about as good as I can get (and I’ve processed the heck out of these to get them to this state – not great but better than right out of the camera).
The Flicker’s been a regular this past winter. Not so much the past few winter’s but this one – he’s been a regular. This one seems to be a big specimen – appearing a little larger than some, if not most of the Red Breasted Woodpeckers I had here this year.
Just a reminder, when you’re out in the woods – “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow”! A little FZ reference there for Walt and Dave ;)! I had heard Excentrifugal Force a little earlier so I had to throw that in for good measure.
…” don’t you eat that yellow snow!” Pretty sure this wasn’t the result of huskies’ doing their business but rather white-tailed deer. Enough of the Frank Zappa reference.
Jay and Downy.
I haven’t seen many Hairy Woodpeckers this winter. They look almost identical to a Downy but are a larger bird. I can only estimate that they are Hairy’s as I try to get some scale when they land on the suet block feeder.
Lastly, a visitor I’ve featured in the past and has become quite a favorite when sighted – the Red-Headed Woodpecker.
I’m starting to see the limits of my photography skills I believe. Things may look ‘ok’ here in the website but I can see a LOT of poor resolution when I process these images. I don’t think I can afford the proper equipment to rectify the situation at this time so, I have to make do with what I got. Hopefully this display on the SRS website isn’t too egregious.
Till we see each other again…. which will be this Friday night as I have a fly to share then…. UB