Monday, November 30, 2009

Who's in my Garden--My World

I'm not an experience birder so when I do a bird post I have a guide by my side and the Cornell birding site on my browser. I am also not a programmer so I have had to totally redo this post to have it make sense.

This bird is easy to identify. The Western Bluebirds love to anoint my patio umbrella.

The Anna's Hummingbird has a bright pink head and throat.
Who is this cute guy? There are several red finches.
The brown cap and cheek indicates a House Finch.
This feeder has both cracked sunflower seed and niger. The little Lesser Goldfinch is attracted by the niger.

Who's this little guy, I don't recall seeing him before. Maybe I wasn't paying attention.
He's a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
The big guy here is easy to identify, a California Quail. I think the little one is a lark sparrow.
See more worlds at My World Tuesday hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.

29 comments:

VioletSky said...

What a busy and popular garden you have.
You've done well with capturing these guys.

Riet said...

What beautiful birds in your garden. Wonderful

Stine in Ontario said...

Nice photos! I see you have quite a few different birds from what I've ever seen here in Ontario. I find that fascinating!

Carver said...

I enjoyed this post so much. I love birds and it's fun seeing which ones are around at different places.

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Wow - how wonderful visitors in your garden! Mine is not at all like this colour parade :)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Wow! You might not be an experienced birder but that is an absolutely fantastic group of birdie photographs. Every single one of them is wonderful.
Janice.

Photo Cache said...

Your backyard/garden is very popular with the feathered species! I don't get this many varieties in my humble feeder, although I'm hoping I get many visitors too.

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Carolyn Ford said...

Those are lovely photos! "Anoint your umbrella topper..." That cracks me up! I will think of that every time I see seagulls on ocean roof tops!
I love the blurred backgrounds...complimenting colors...beautiful!

Barb said...

Hi Martha, You're becoming quite the birder. You have a lot more varieties to learn than I do here at altitude. I have about 4! Loved the photos of the Yellow-rumped Warbler and the anointing Bluebird.

eileeninmd said...

I love all your birds. The Bluebird is one of my favorites. Very pretty photos.

Indrani said...

Great shots of these birds. Well, lucky you, they did sit long enough for you to capture in your lens. :)

JOE TODD said...

I think you and Eileen have a "corner" on the birds. Nice post

SandyCarlson said...

The colors on these critters are amazing.

Snap said...

Lovely! Wonderful colors and your feathered friends.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ebie said...

You've got quite a number of guests! Your photos are beautiful. It would be such sweet harmony to hear them chirp in the early mornings, just like an alarm clock!

Japa said...

These are a plenty of guests to handle and you did very well in taking beautiful photos. Very nice.

Linda Reeder said...

Great job on the photos. You have some lovely birds there.

Lindz said...

I'm not good at naming birds but I thought the first big picture is cute

koala said...

It's so nice to have such visitors. I miss living in my parents house next to a forest with all it's wild life. Now all I get outside my window is pigeons.

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful photos of the birds Martha!! They are all so pretty. Love your collage also!!!

Halcyon said...

What beautiful visitors you have!! I have a lot of the same birds, even though I'm way down south in Mississippi. I thought my bluebirds were the eastern variety, but now that I see yours they look more western to me. Maybe they're confused!! :D

If you want to see some of my beauties, stop by my blog and click on the Wingscapes link in the labels section on the left of my blog.
http://www.magnoliadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

moorebloglife said...

you have lots of visitors Martha what a terrific MW post!

Diane AZ said...

You have captured so many lovely colorful birds at your place! I like the way you did the mosaic with the bird portraits on top of the wider scenic view.

Sharodindu said...

Great bird watching photos...I liked each of this array....


Thanks for sharing :)



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PERBS said...

What a wodnerful collection of different bird photos! I could not identify any of them.

Wren said...

I love your garden and your birds - and don't let anyone kid you, we all started out needing a bird book for even the common birds. That's how you learn!

storyteller said...

What a huge variety of beautiful birds visit you! Wonderful photographs ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Happily Retired Gal