Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekend Matinees

Since I fell and sprained my knee a couple of weeks ago on my way back from the eagles' nest I've been relegated to bird watching out my kitchen window and door. I didn't mind it too much because the weather was quite frigid and wet and besides, the birds put on a great show. I even had another visit from the yellow-bellied sapsucker:) & the Oregon Junco is still coming around too.

A pretty song sparrow doesn't find much to sing about these days.

This red-bellied woodpecker listens to that strange clicking noise.Mr. Cardinal seems to be ready for a molt.This white-breasted nuthatch loves Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter!And, yes, the Carolina Wrens are still here! Their pronounced "eyebrows" just remind me of Groucho Marx!

Toni from A Spattering and I have been working on a new blog dedicated to sharing information about Presque Isle and the Erie region. It will be called Presque Isle, Naturally and we are very excited to be bringing it to you. We will certainly let you know when you can start tuning in!

Another blog that you all might find very interesting (I know I do!) is Moonfire Film Productions. My cousin, Tracy Graziano, and her husband, Ben, are involved in a coyote tracking project and the blog offers a wonderfully detailed and interesting account of how the project is progressing. It is both entertaining and educational and allows a behind the scenes look at how real wildlife research is conducted. The project has just gotten underway so start following now to get an up close view of this years long undertaking from its inception to its fruition.


Leedra said...

You captured alot of good photos from your kitchen. Hard to even pick a favorite.

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Bird Girl said...

Sorry to hear about your knee - but you were able to get some really sweet feeder pictures with wonderful 'guests' ;-)
Looking forward to your new blog and the coyote tracking sounds awesome. We hear them a lot on the mountain behind us - yet never see one.

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is one blog that I will revisit regularly! The layout is so inviting and professional. I can only imagine the time that goes into the setup and upkeep!
along with a great layout the reading contains much humor. Wish I had know about this blog back in Dec when I broke my leg and was shut in for weeks. It is a great pick-me-up. I like also that you included your gear. Might you consider including the gear/settings used on your photos? Any advice you can give us beginners would always be welcome! Thanks for a GREAT blog!
Nancy J. Smith

The Lone Beader said...

I love the red bird!

Shellmo said...

Beautiful photos! I love those feeders you have and the woodepecker certainly looked happy! Hope your knee heals quickly!

HANNIBAL said...

Groucho was pretty funny! great shots out of your window, with great birds to focus on!