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.
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.
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, craftygardener.ca, so you can see the variety of images I share there.
An Instagram friend told me she had read somewhere that cardinals are some times called flying Valentines. Aren’t they gorgeous?
The red bellied woodpecker has been a frequent visitor this winter and he loves the peanut feeder.
We also get down and hairy woodpeckers.
The goldfinches are in their winter garb right now, but in a little while they will start to get more yellow.
The juncos come in large flocks and are usually ground feeders but they also love the coconut feeder full of black oil sunflower seeds.
We recently rescued a little nuthatch that had flown into the front window and stunned itself.
The suet feeder is very popular with many of the birds, including this sparrow who appears to be holding on with just one claw.
Are you a bird watcher?