Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Warbler for Winter

It has been been cold.  There is one good thing about it.  With the very chilly air, here comes this winter birds.  

"Hi, I am a maleYellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon)."

"I am a female with a less bright yellow chin.  
Both of us like to eat the suet here."

"When the suet dropped on the ground, 
I get to clean-up the chunks."

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cold Months #2

It's been cold, often below the freezing in the morning and only in the 40's during the day.  The food in the woods are almost gone, so many birds stay in town.   The backyard owner is kept busy taking care of the birds.

"I appreciate your seeds. "

I change the sugar water every two weeks for hummingbirds.

"The juice is getting old.  Will you change it?"

"Don't forget to replenish the suet for me, too."

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Cold Months

Not many leaves are left on trees now.  

One morning several Swans flew over toward the northeast.

In my backyard, a Downy Woodpecker stopped by to nibble the suet.

"Thanks to you,  the backyard owner.  I can always depend on your suet."

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Winter Waterfowls

         Last weekend, on a cold, sunny day, I saw many geese and ducks at the nearby wetland.

Mallard ducks:  "Nice and sunny.  Many geese are with us."

Crackling Geese:  "We may look like Canada Geese, but have rounder face, 
shorter neck, and stubbier bill.  We are Crackling Geese."

Common Merganser:  "I am a red-headed lady."

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Autumn Nuts

Early in spring, there used to be several squirrels, but some of them seemed to be attacked by a racoon.  So at this time, I only see two in my backyard.

"Autumn is the best time of the year.  I can find many nuts."

Another nut lover is a Western Scrub Jay.

"I do like peanuts.  But you have not given me much lately."

"So, I just found another nut in the neighborhood."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Water Fountain

The fall in Oregon is very short.  All the yellow and red leaves will be gone soon when the rainy weather arrives to stay.

Despite the cooling temperature, a female Anna's Hummingbird has not forgotten the fun of water fountain.

"Yeah, I love the running water!!"

"Yeah, yeah, the noise of the fountain!"

"And delicious water."

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Drilling My Way

During the cold months, a few times I have seen a Red-breasted Sapsucker.  Last week, I saw one on a cedar tree.

"I like to drink this sap."

The reverse light is good for silhouettes, but not for a regular photo.

"Drilling hard....  I also like to find a bug."