Sunday, February 20, 2011

Entertainment in the Garden

I noticed this little guy in my garden. It took me a while to identify it, a California Towhee.
This ground feeder decided that he really wanted the stuff in the suet feeder but he is not very well adapted to eating from the suet feeder.
But it is a stubborn bird.
It did a kind of jump/flutter up to the feeder, over and over.
  Sometimes it would manage to grab a bite.
Occasionally it actually managed to hold on, though rather precariously.
 
It couldn't manage to hold on long before falling back to the ground. We found it to be one of the most entertaining birds to visit our garden.

You can find other view of the world That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series on the towhee. I am glad it was able to eat some of your suet.

Gaelyn said...

Here the Scrub Jays entertain by swinging wildly on the suet holder before giving up.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful series of shots on the towhee, Martha! Your photos are marvelous, as always! And he is a stubborn little guy, isn't he! I love it! Hope your week is off to a lovely start!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

katney said...

A delightful sequence. Poor bird.

Gary said...

What a great sequence. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Barb said...

That little guy was wearing himself out! Hope he got enough nourishment. Great action shots, Martha!

Linda Reeder said...

Good camera work! Nature supplies so much entertainment.

Judy said...

I don't know how you managed to stay at the camera - I would have gone out and put the suet on the ground for him, long before that series was done!!!

Ginnymo said...

Ha! Great shots. He sure was persistent!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a great photo series! I could easily watch that all day long. Thanks for sharing.

Raine said...

For some reason, capturing him as he stared back at you, made me chuckle. Like he was trying to be an inconspicuous visitor but failing miserably to hide. I like the photo sequence too. ☺ He's one persistent garden visitor.

Luna Miranda said...

oh wow, the bird must be really hungry! what persistence!:p

great series of shots!

Ann said...

I went to your wagner site, but you don't post new ones any more. My son's form teacher is a Wagner.

Stewart M said...

I always like watching birds on feeders - a strange combination of the natural and the man (or woman) made! So your pics are very welcome.

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

EmptyNester said...

He's doing like the warbler at my feeder! Your photos are awesome!

Gattina said...

Fortunately I don't have to eat that way, lol !
Very nice captions !

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

They are determined. He was probably really hungry. Birds do get hungry for fat or things in insects that is like fat. Robins, in my area, will almost always eat worms like what we call night crawlers and fishworms they get out of the ground. In the winter the worms do not come up out of the ground so the robins suffer from that diet. But they do eat suet. And almost any suet cake on the ground in a cage is good enough for them to peck away at.

Amila Kanchana said...

Wow, what a guy! Way to go,little fella!