Winter Lens Friends

Categories: Birds.


The feeders have been busy at the beginning of 2019. We have had a few snow storms, the most recent yesterday leaving 20 cm more of snow.

We have had bitterly cold weather and lots of ice rain so the majority of the photos have been taken through the window with my Nikon P900.

bluejay at

I have been learning the features of this camera (even though I’ve had it for over a year) and one that I’ve really enjoyed is the transfer of photos directly from camera to iPad using the Nikon wifi. Usually I transfer all photos to the main computer, edit and then choose the ones to Air Drop to the iPad for use on Instagram.

black capped chickadee at
black capped chickadee

I admit to neglecting my website for ages. The posts come in spurts, perhaps determined by the weather. I find it so much easier and quicker to share images on Instagram and spend more time there. If you have an account there, please looks me up,, so you can see the variety of images I share there.

male and female cardinals at
male and female cardinals

An Instagram friend told me she had read somewhere that cardinals are some times called flying Valentines. Aren’t they gorgeous?

red bellied woodpecker at
red bellied woodpecker

The red bellied woodpecker has been a frequent visitor this winter and he loves the peanut feeder.

January 2019, winter at
downy woodpecker

We also get down and hairy woodpeckers.

goldfinch at the nyger feeder at

The goldfinches are in their winter garb right now, but in a little while they will start to get more yellow.

a junco at the a coconut feeder at
dark eyed or slate coloured junco

The juncos come in large flocks and are usually ground feeders but they also love the coconut feeder full of black oil sunflower seeds.

nuthatch at the feeder at
white breasted nuthatch

We recently rescued a little nuthatch that had flown into the front window and stunned itself.

sparrow at the suet feeder at
house sparrow

The suet feeder is very popular with many of the birds, including this sparrow who appears to be holding on with just one claw.

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  1. I expect you know how lucky you are to have all these beauties dining at your place. Your photos are fabulous – thank you for sharing them. In my neck of the woods there is a dearth of birds although mid morning today there was a flock of waxwings dining on the cherry trees – it was exciting and encouraging to see them. ^^

  2. Hello, that is cool you can download your photos using wifi. Wonderful variety of yard birds. The woodpeckers are some of my favorites. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend! PS, thanks for the comment on my blog. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend! PS, thanks for the comment on my blog.
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