FRIDAY BIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong

The birds don’t like the very cold weather and except for a brief flurry late in the day, I saw them occasionally dart to the feeder, then fly off, seeds in mouths.

They must have special hideouts for the super cold weather.

I did take a few pictures. I missed the best one of the day when one of the Juncos was sitting right on top of the stone toad who guards the sundial, but I got a couple of birds near him. A Junco, on the stand next to the toad and a Warbler on the rail. And, of course, the unstoppable Nuthatches.

They are a very photogenic bird and unlike other birds, they tend to hang on the feeder long enough for me to press the shutter.

Warbler and Mr. Toad
Junco and Nuthatch

This feeder was full to the top on Sunday evening, so even if I’m not getting the pictures, they are eating!

Junco takes a flyer while scattering some seeds. Nuthatch hangs on
Nuthatch ponders future in the woods
Quick stopover by warbler and Chickadee
You can’t stop a determined Chickadee

It’s not time to refill the feeder until Sunday, so I hope they can make it! I notice they’ve picked out all their favorite bits. All the black oil Sunflower seeds are gone and what’s left are the little bits. Well, I have a whole new batch of the high-octane birdseed waiting. Gotta keep the birds healthy.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

9 thoughts on “FRIDAY BIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. We used to have two very large junipers in the front of our house. The birds seemed to gather there when it got really cold. You couldn’t see them but you could hear the chatter.


  2. I wish I had taken your top (first) photo, for my Bird Butt collection. For so long, I would just miss a great shot, and get a feathery bum instead, and throw the photo away. But I got so many, I started saving them all in a Bird Butt file. Actually some cool shots. Who knew THAT end of a bird could be so interesting!


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