Sunday, November 29, 2015

Backyard birds

After going through a major surgery at the University of Utah Hospital, my doctor's told me to take short, slow walks - perfect - to my bird feeders.  Hopefully I will be able to get in the truck to explore other areas in about a week or two.

Here are some that I found yesterday at my bird feeders.

A Mountain Chickadee -  There are several with one of them very dark, but elusive.

 
A Black-capped chickadee, one that will sit on my hand and eat sunflower seeds.

 
The American Goldfinch are one of the most numerous.

 
The House finch that keep their distance when I am out there.

 
Had to show you this picture of an American goldfinch leaving it roost and headed for a niger seed sack.


 
Four of the invasive Collared doves that waste a lot of seed.

 
A Downy woodpecker that was hard to photograph because it was continually pecking and blurring the pictures. 



A great way to spend a little time in the semi-wilds of Idaho.

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sorry about the surgery, I hope all is well now! Great variety and photos of your backyard birds. Happy Sunday!

Wilma said...

Backyard birds can give your spirits a lift! Wishing you a speedy and full recovery.

Bekkieann said...

Love these birds. I have the same ones in my backyard except for the Mountain Chickadee. Hope you heal fast and are back in the swing of things soon.

Mary Cromer said...

All are lovely but the American Goldfinch taking off is almost angelic...lovely at this season, especially~