At this time of the year the winter lens friends start returning and we are always taking photos of them.
Do you remember the old song about Turkeys in the Straw? Well here is the updated version of two turkeys exploring the straw/hay stacks in the field across from us. So if you have ever wondered if turkeys fly, I guess they do else how would they have got to the top of the hay stack.
A lucky shot one day captured three female cardinals at the feeder pole.
On a rainy day a female cardinals perches on top of the feeder pole.
And another day a male cardinal was captured feeding a female cardinal. These birds are year round visitors to the garden.
Our local garden robin leaves for the winter, but on a day in October he was still around on the shed roof.
Different finches (gold and house) all sharing the feeder, which has nyger on one side and black oil sunflower on the other side. Both varieties are year round visitors but the goldfinches aren’t as yellow in the winter.
The birdbath hasn’t been put away for the winter yet and one day a red wing blackbird enjoyed a drink. Red wings don’t stay around all winter so this one will be leaving soon.
The nuthatches have returned for the season, both the white breasted and rose breasted love to feed upside down.
The white crowned sparrows are back for a short while. We see them in early spring and then again in the fall while passing through the area.
The red bellied woodpecker comes into the garden all year round to snack on the peanuts.