Sweet Distractions!

Everyday, I have so much fun looking out of my kitchen window. All the creatures who come to visit our backyard are so beautiful, funny and downright mischievous. Some are so elusive that I can't even get a good picture as they disappear before I have a chance to get the iPhone or the camera out! I had to get the screen removed from my kitchen window so that I could at least have some fuzzy shot at them. Here are the following birds I see:

Woodpeckers- very elusive creatures. Love to eat the peanuts from the bird feeder. All the other birds clear out as soon as one of these pretty creatures land up on the bird feeder.
Brown Thrashers- These are beautiful shade of brown as big as woodpeckers.
Yellow/Gold finches: Their bright yellow color makes them very attractive as well fun to watch them. These also try to push the other birds out of the way. A bit feisty ones! It is very funny to watch them dip their heads into the humming bird feeder to drink water in the mid section. Sometimes, the humming birds hover them and wait for them to get out of the way. These yellow birds are quiet a few in number.
House Sparrow with Red throat.- these seem more docile and patiently wait for their turns at the bird feeder.
Humming Birds- They look adorable but their beaks look like swords or weapons. Often two will chase each other out of the way while a 3rd one cashes on that opportunity to drink from the humming bird feeder. Sometimes they will fight right in-front of my window and seem like two tiny jet planes canceling each other out. Sometimes, there are 3 or more at the same time trying to prevent each other. I worry about their pointy beaks poking each other. But mostly, they are fun to watch. More to come later! Arunima

Publicado el 24 de agosto de 2015 por arunima arunima


That's great! What a lively yard.

Publicado por carrieseltzer hace más de 8 años

Thanks Carrie! Yes it is lively backyard. I am trying to identify other birds also which come. There are doves, gray finches and other kinds of birds also come. These days I see lots of bright yellow and black butterflies all over the place. They beautifully glide across from bushes to bushes. I will try to post some of the recent pictures. Today, as soon as I came to the kitchen window, saw two woodpeckers, one sparrow, a goldfinch and a squirrel near the bird feeder. Earlier in the morning, there were 3 female cardinals at the feeder. One of them tried to nip at the tail of the other one. There was a plump looking humming bird perched on the chime guarding the humming bird feeder. As soon another one appeared near the feeder, the first one chased it off.
Since a few weeks back we have been seeing a mother deer with her two fawns around the neighborhood. Occasionally we spot them among the bushes along the little creek running in our backyard.

Publicado por arunima hace más de 8 años

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