There are way too many chickadees at that feeder. I'm outta here!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Yes, your junco is an "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco. I am not familiar with name Cassiar junco. Oregon's are rare, but regular in Pennsylvania. I have only seen a handful of them in Erie County and only a couple were males.
This is a female slate-colored junco chomping on a sunflower seed. This cute little female adorned one of my Christmas cards from last year.
As the afternoon wore on it started getting pretty cold and windy...
so I headed indoors for some hot coffee and a cozy warm blanket!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Not to be outdone, there were the always-entertaining tufted-titmice!And this downy that waited patiently for his turn at the suet.And last but certainly not least, guess who's not gone after all. That's right! The Carolina Wren is still hanging around. I was very pleased and a little surprised, but I thought I had been hearing him in the mornings.
He looks a little mad doesn't he. Bet he's upset that he's here in over a foot of snow! Maybe next year he'll take off sooner.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This is one of the many chickadees that frequent our feeders. This was taken about a week and a half ago. The background is compliments of a burning bush plant that, sadly, is now bare until next spring.
Here's a shot of a tree top full of cedar waxwings and another of a waxwing with a crab apple tree berry. Like the other shots of the waxwings, I took these in Titusville, PA near one of the facilities I worked in.
A pretty mourning dove. I think these guys may be more plentiful than the chickadees. Some people find them a nuisance; I think they are beautiful and quite photogenic.
I never did finish my series on Put-In-Bay but here is a shot of a great egret I took at the Ottawa Nature Preserve which is near there.
Especially for Toni, this is my first junco of the year.
And last but not least, here is a fox that was in the gully last fall. I've not seen one here before or since and neither has my neighbor who's lived here in the gully all his life. P.S. If anyone is looking for a house to rent my neighbor is renting out his house here in the gully. Anyone intrepid and interested, leave a comment!