Sunday, September 7, 2008

"And the sun came out and dried up the land."

Today's Greeting
What a glorious day today was! The sky was clear and blue, it wasn't too hot (even without AC), there was a little breeze, and the humidity was reasonable. The birds seemed happy too...some of these photos were taken yesterday, in the rain and wind, but today everyone was all dried out. They are such beautiful creatures in any conditions. They just make me happy.
Fat, or what?

"I don't need your feeders, thank you very much."


" This rain isn't going to keep me from these peanuts."

How bedraggled can one little bird be?


"OK, everybody, out of my way! Oh no, she's still got the safflower out! Yuk!"

Still looking pretty spiffy.

Sweetheart.


Perfection in feathers.

Looks a little lost.

Tah-dah! I've been trying for days to get this, but they keep the kids deep in the foliage most of the time. I had to use flash and an extender to get enough light for the photo, but they didn't seem to mind.


19 comments:

June said...

You must have such a luscious environment that the birds don't want to leave...most everything gone here. Just a few stragglers.

TSannie said...

Beautiful! Tho that one little bird is certainly disheveled. Poor baby!

The Birdlady said...

June, we are very fortunate - this area is so beautiful, and our little corner of it offers great habitat - we have a litttle yard, then there is a tree line (with our famous "bird tree") about 50 ft deep, then a creek, then the golf course.
When do you head for FL?

The Birdlady said...

Anne - that was during the downpour, and he had not been able to resist the temptation to come to the feeders. Thanks.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looks like you had a field day with the birds and got some awesome shots. Can't beat a day like that. And I love the butterfly card and quote. Life is truly an amazing thing. :-)

Eve said...

Great pictures Helen! What a crew!! I hope that sun just keeps on shining!

Shellmo said...

You definitely hit the "bird lottery" with all these photos! Like how the woodpecker is "eyeing" the peanuts especially!

HANNIBAL said...

Fascinating shots! Always love a molt shot or three...You provide such a good home!

John Theberge said...

Great after Hannah bird shots. Hannah paid us a visit too Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Dave Coulter said...

Yesterday I saw some warblers on the move in their "fall feathers." I feel like I have more "new" birds to learn!

Mary said...

Each one of those is a gem! They do look a bit wet and bedraggled :-) That hummer looks fat for sure. What a sweet cardinal picture. My cardinals are so camera shy. Wonderful post Helen!

fishing guy said...

Helen: What a great series of bird photos. I was lucky to get a butterfly and you manage three, so nicely done.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the pictures, especially when the birds look so ragged. Glad the sun is back out.

The Birdlady said...

Thanks, everyone -

Me and my puppies said...

Great shots, as always.

kjpweb said...

Oh - you're so good with these birds.
I have a hard time seeing any (songbirds that is).
Gorgeous shots!
Cheers, Klaus

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a treat to visit and see all those wonderful bird shots.

I have more goldfinches than ever this year. Haven't seen a house finch in weeks.

Do you

Mary said...

Birdlady,

I came over from Lin's place and want to tell you that your bird photos are wonderful. You must live in a perfect environment to attract so many beauties!

Mary

Margaret Cloud said...

You really take beautiful photos and thanks for sharing these with all of us. That butter fly is my favorite of them all.