Thursday, January 30, 2014

Backyard Birding with Beth

 My sister Beth has been visiting for the past few days and we've had a wonderful time! She seemed to like our new lanai as she spent every free moment looking out the windows and taking pictures of the birds at our feeders. Check out her new lens!

The first day Beth was here a new bird showed up - a Yellow-throated Warbler.

And our resident Coyote not only showed up - he stood and posed while Beth clicked away.

The Yellow-throated Warbler made an appearance every day this week so we both got lots and lots of pictures.

He seemed to enjoy the suet best but did eat some of the sunflower seeds.

The Live Oak Tree that we planted a couple of years ago is finally big enough that the birds can find shelter there. I much prefer taking pictures of the birds in this natural setting. Our new visitor made a beautiful decoration nestled in the branches.

 Many of our other favorites showed up for Beth including a couple of Red-bellied Woodpeckers...

...and several Blue Jays. There were interesting color variations with both birds.

We had lots and lots and lots of Pine Warblers, Palm Warblers and Goldfinches and several Yellow-rumped Warblers. The sparrows were represented by both Chipping and Savannah varieties. The Bluebirds were especially beautiful. Other varieties include Killdeer, hawks and doves. Watch Beth's blog because she took thousands of pictures and I'm sure she will present some that compare and contrast each and every one!!

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