Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bird Friends

Every morning, I fill our bird feeders with sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, and corn kernels. Then I watch the birds come and go throughout the day. It's quite relaxing and I also enjoy seeing whose coming to visit. I thought I'd introduce you to a few of our frequent visitors...

Dark-eyed Junco--this one is quite fluffed up, keeping himself warm with the brusque winds today. He's a very talkative fellow, chirping and tweeting like he has something important to say.

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker--I love the contrast of her red cap to her speckled wing feathers (tough to see in this photo but click on the link to see more).

Tufted Titmouse--these guys don't sit very long. As soon as they get a seed they're off into the woods.

White-breasted Nuthatch--usually feeds in the trees but this one kept coming to the feeders.

Carolina Chickadee--a shy bird, they won't come to the feeders if I'm around; I had to take these pictures from inside the cabin.

We also have Mourning Doves, Cardinals, Bluejays, and Carolina Wrens that visit often, but I didn't get any pictures of them today. What kinds of birds come to your feeders?

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

You are such a good person keeping your feeders filled. Can you come and fill mine? oh and bring the food, I'm out! Bad me!

Powell River Books said...

You get quite a variety. This trip to the cabin I only saw our two resident ravens, a bunch of Oregon Juncos (hopefully they'll move along before I plant my seeds), and a male and three female Merganzers. - Margy

Dad/Pepere said...

We don't have feeders...but we do see doves, mocking birds, cardinals, Carolina wrens, hawks, owls...we do miss seeing hummingbirds. Hugs!

Lise said...

You're poor bird friends, Patti! I'd be happy to share seed:)

But we don't have the types of birds you have Margy!

Nice that you see owls dad, we hear them all the time, but rarely see one. They don't seem to like the Owl house we have, though maybe that's because I think something else is using it. Hugs back!