Winter Lens Friends

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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 craftygardener.ca
bluejay

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 craftygardener.ca
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, craftygardener.ca, so you can see the variety of images I share there.

male and female cardinals at craftygardener.ca
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 craftygardener.ca
red bellied woodpecker

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

January 2019, winter at craftygardener.ca
downy woodpecker

We also get down and hairy woodpeckers.

goldfinch at the nyger feeder at craftygardener.ca
goldfinch

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 craftygardener.ca
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 craftygardener.ca
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 craftygardener.ca
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.

Are you a bird watcher?

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lens friends at craftygardener.ca

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17 Responses

  1. Kea

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos, you have a fantastic variety of birds at your feeders!

  2. Julie C

    Lovely to see these pictures Linda thank you for sharing, I like the description for the cardinal they have such a vivid colour.
    Today here in the UK where I live It is quite mild and will be tomorrow then it changes to cold winds and frost, but no snow.

  3. Myrtle

    Great photos Linda, you do have a great variety of birds all seasons. Smart move to take them through the window. Stay warm.

  4. kathy

    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. ^^

  5. Phil Slade

    Your North American snow, ice and the ensuing disruption was shown on the TV news over here. It’s so reassuring to know that you feed the birds during that sort of weather to help keep them alive.

  6. Eileen Wise

    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.

  7. Lavender Dreamer

    Mr and Mrs Cardinal sure look cute together! It’s fun to see what comes to the feeders in the winter months. I sure need to learn more about using my camera too…it would help! Happy weekend!

  8. Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

    Extraordinary photos once again! My favorite if I had to choose would be the black capped chickadee…the lighting is absolutely great. Thanks so much for linking in with us to show off your beauties!

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