Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Another Good Day

Today's Greeting

I love the soft, muted color of the house finch.


And, of course, I love EVERYTHING about these two little boys.

I was excited to see the yellow-bellied sapsucker. I only see them here in the fall, and it's usually only one. This old snag is about 200 ft back from my house, and it's really tall, so I felt lucky to not only see this very handsome bird, but to get a few images.

24 comments:

kjpweb said...

Outstanding portrait of the house Finch! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Stacey Huston said...

Helen, great images. so glad you are getting so many great photos.

Ivar Ivrig said...

I love to come here and watch your beautiful pictures of cute birds. Great! :-)

HANNIBAL said...

Wow, what a great day! Love the YB! The greeting is the cutest! I love those lil guys and you had a bunch! Great photos!

SAPhotographs said...

I love those little chipmunks/squirrels (not sure which) and a lovely message too.

fishing guy said...

Helen: I don't know what to say, that grouping of chippers is amazing, Then you show these great bird pictures. I'm in awe.

Jayne said...

Funny how when you see one house finch, you can appreciate the subtle color and beauty. A flock at your feeders and all you see is... empty feeders! :c) Beautiful captures, esp. the sapsucker.

Eve said...

Great shots and well done on the woodpecker!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love your yellow-bellied sapsucker photo. I don't see them often either. I had one this spring that really did a number on my maple. Neat rows of weeping holes;) What an unusual little bird.
Marnie

Shellmo said...

Wow - the family of chipumunks were so cute. Loved your bluebird boys and the rest!

NCmountainwoman said...

I do so love seeing the blue bird "boys."

John Theberge said...

Wow, that chipmunk photo is fantastic!

Dave Coulter said...

Another good day indeed! Well done :)

Woody said...

Great Photos! If you have any tips on how to remove something in photoshop. I am all ears, everytime I've tried, I get the message the image is locked...

Roy said...

Helen, The House Finch looks almost impossible for the camera to focus on. I guess the Sapsucker is from the Woodpecker family.

Willard said...

A super group of photographs. I find the family of chipmunks especially endearing.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have only ever gotten one series of photos of this bird in my life and it was in the winter. He put a lot of holes in the white oak in search of and getting some sap to flow. I really like these birds and your photo of it.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The chipmunks are adorable. I thought they were on a separate post. ANyway, nice family there.

babooshka said...

Your garden birds are incredible.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. I like those muted colors in the finch too. And are those little squirrels real?

Denise said...

I just adore your bird photos Helen, I have never seen the sapsucker before, and never a bluebird in my garden. Not feeding those the right things am I? As for the chipmunks, I would be overjoyed to see so many. Wonderful, wonderful photos.

Nick S said...

Lovely set of new photos Helen. Those Chipmunks are very cute :-)

Mary said...

Wow....a sapsucker! Haven't seen one of those in years! I love the color of the house finches, too.

Bird Girl said...

Always LOVE those chipmunks! And of course, the bluebirds...I have never seen a yellow-bellied sapsucker - what a neat shot you got!