Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Morning traffic

After not seeing any birds for the better part of my morning, my feeder suddenly became Grand Central Station about 10 minutes before I had to leave for work. Naturally, I did my best to take full advantage of what little time I had.

While the White-breasted Nuthatch was my main focus when I took this shot, I think the best part is how the Goldfinch down on the right is nearly sideways and looking right at me:

Check out the peanut the lower Goldfinch is trying to extract—I think it's almost as big as the bird's head:

An approaching Goldfinch with its eye on the lower left perch:

The Titmouse had just landed on the perch it occupies in this shot, and was still trying to sort out its balance when I took the photo:

Two things I liked about this one—the way the top right Goldfinch is peering down at the bird below it, and the look at the wing feathers of the bird on the middle left perch.

There was certainly a lot of traffic on and off the feeder:

And I thought I'd end where I began—with Goldfinches and a Nuthatch:

1 comment:

  1. Love it.

    You have the most interesting birds - here the big sighting of the day was two mockers on the patio fence, doing what I assume was a mating dance. In December they're courting? Silly birds.