Garden Lens Friends

At this time of the year the winter lens friends start returning and we are always taking photos of them.

wild turkeys on the hay at craftygardener.ca

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.

cardinals at craftygardener.ca

A lucky shot one day captured three female cardinals at the feeder pole.

cardinals at craftygardener.ca

On a rainy day a female cardinals perches on top of the feeder pole.

cardinals at craftygardener.ca

And another day a male cardinal was captured feeding a female cardinal. These birds are year round visitors to the garden.

robins at craftygardener.ca

Our local garden robin leaves for the winter, but on a day in October he was still around on the shed roof.

finches at the feeder at craftygardener.ca

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.

redwing blackbirds at craftygardener.ca

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.

nuthatches at craftygardener.ca

The nuthatches have returned for the season, both the white breasted and rose breasted love to feed upside down.

white crowned sparrows at craftygardener.ca

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.

red bellied woodpecker at craftygardener.ca

The red bellied woodpecker comes into the garden all year round to snack on the peanuts.

the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

I’m sharing these garden lens friends with Saturday’s Critters and I’d Rather B Birdin.

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7 Responses

  1. Linda

    You are lucky to have such a diverse bird species in your garden I would spend all day just watching them, the birds in my garden seem to have disappeared I haven’t seen any in a while and the bird feeders remain full, they haven’t even been to play in the bird bath and they usually love it. Have a great weekend.x

    • Crafty Gardener

      We are so fortunate being in the country and having a good sized garden with lots of places to hang feeders to attract birds. We have a hard time keeping some of the feeders full.

  2. Yvonne Means

    Wonderful that you have such a variety of birds visiting your yard. It’s funny how we never really think about turkeys flying, but I used to work in a state park, and the sight of a large turkey up in a tree is a sight to behold.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Only once in the garden have I see the turkeys in the tree, must search through my photo archives and have a look at it. We have lots of wild turkeys around and they are a delight to watch. We love the birds that visit our garden, enjoy watching them so much. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a lovely day.

  3. Eileen

    Hello Linda,

    You do see a great variety of birds at your feeders. I have not seen turkeys lately, neat capture of the two on top of the hay stack. Great capture of the 3 Cardinals. I love the finches, woodpecker and the robin. I am waiting for a Red-breasted Nuthatch to show at my feeders, they are here in my state this winter. Great photos. Thank you for linking up your post. Hope your day is great! Have a happy new week!

  4. Anni

    Great array of beauties! I especially like the female cardinal with her tail fanned out. Thanks so much for taking time from your day to share this with us all at I’d Rather B Birdin’

    ~Anni

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