Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back again.

Got a phone call today asking me if I had died.  No, I am still alive, but very busy.  Taking tickets at wrestling and basketball four or five nights a week, planning activities for the grant, teaching, filling an order for 14 rustic chairs and getting some fishing done, has taking its toll on my time.  I have been getting pictures of backyard birds, but have not been out searching for them. 

The Lesser Goldfinch in my backyard has been really interesting for me.  The male has not been very coopertive for me, but I did get a few acceptable pictures.

Mountain Chickadees have also been flocking to my feeders.  This is the first year I have had these show up.  The Black-capped still outnumber them, but their personalities are a little different from them.  They are sure fun to watch.

A few moments of wildness in Idaho.


Gaelyn said...

You have been busy. Love the bright yellow goldfinch to brighten up any day. Have seen a few chickadees around here this year too for the first time. Maybe I'm just finally noticing them.

Birding is Fun! said...

Glad you're not dead. I'm your neighbor to the south now that we moved to Bountiful. I hope you'll still let me come birding with you to Camas NWR.

Janie said...

I'm certainly glad to hear you're still alive and kicking up there in wild Idaho. the bird pics are beautiful. Hope you can keep up with all of your many activities without feeling too pressured.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Don't think I've ever heard of the mountain chickadee -- the other kind are favorites!

I'm always happy to see a new post from you pop up on my Google Reader -- you sound incredibly busy. Thanks for sharing a few moments of your day.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Nice to hear from you again, and to see your feathered friends.

Cloudia said...

So happy you are still with us!

Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

Shirleyanne said...

Winter makes you feel like hibernating, but my goodness, you are busy Bill!!!
Good to see you still blogging!
I've slowed up abit at the present.
Definitely need the season of Spring in my step! lol

Have a good week!

The Early Birder said...

Good to see you are alive and kicking. I think this is the first time I've seen a Lesser Goldfinch.

Monts said...

Glad to see you back Bill,and that the camera is not frozen solid. Great images always nice to see the shots from your part of the world.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Well, well, well, there you are back indeed and with lovely winter colours in these birds, just outstanding.

Guess that you have seen that I finally got some images of an Owl, though not what I had always hoped for, I accept it all the while.

Hope your busy clock gives you a break so that you are with us for a bit as we miss you Bill!!!

DaveABirding said...

Sounds like you have been far from death! Must be that time of year, I just realized it had been over ten days since my last post as well. Glad to know your yard birds are bringing a bit of nature to you while you are busy with other activities.

eileeninmd said...

Bill, they are both beautiful birds and photos.

Jann E. said...

I've never seen a Mt. chickadee, what a gorgeous shot Bill! Yowza!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

These pictues are just beautiful.
So glad I came by tonight
Take care