Friday, January 21, 2011

Bird Adventures . . . In the Snow

It snowed a few inches yesterday (it's still on the ground) so we went outside and I took the camera. I wanted to try to get a picture of a Cardinal (because I usually see them when it snows). I didn't see any Cardinals, and I was a little disappointed, but I didn't stop because I heard birds all around me (I also saw some birds, but they looked like sparrows to me, so I wasn't very excited about that). But I went closer, and closer, quietly, and I got about 10 feet from a few White-capped Sparrows (I didn't know what they were at the time - I found out later). I didn't think they were sparrows, because their markings looked a little more exciting than sparrows to me. So I got some good, close-up pictures of them, and kept looking around. I also got close to some Juncos, and got pictures of them. Then . . . . a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER! So, I also got some pictures of her (it was a female).

There were also some black birds that I saw and got pics of, but I can't tell much of anything from those pics. These birds flew over to the neighbor's pond (on the other side of the fence), and it looked like they were fishing or something. I don't know though, because the few pics I got aren't very good.

     Anyway, here are some pictures. I got close enough to the birds to not have to crop any of these pictures (the bird pictures that I have posted before I cropped).

a few snow pictures

I don't know what this one is

White-capped Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Notice that she doesn't have a full red cap. That means it is a female - males have full red caps.

? ? ? This is the black bird ? ? ?

~ Hanunyah


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