Sunday, November 28, 2010

Peaceful Interlude

We love feeding the birds that fly here from the colder north.
Some stay here. Some keep going south.
For Thanksgiving the birds feasted on bird seed,cracked corn,and leftover biscuits.
We've had White wing doves, Eurasian collared Doves, English Sparrows, Mockingbirds, Wood peckers, Cowbirds, Thrashers, Starlings, Grackles and Pigeons to name a few.
For fun we have an Ornithology book to look up species we don't recognize.
A Hummingbird also came in and lingered a while. We do have some resident Hummingbirds and always leave sugar water out for them. They are a treat to watch.
What birds are flying around in your neck of the woods?


  1. I really like this image - wonderfully captured

  2. I love this post! So beautiful my friend. Not many birds around here, the blue jays have long gone. Just some crows but I do see mallards from time to time.

  3. damn white cockatoos here at the moment.. the larrikin of the australian bird life.. if people feed them and then stop the darn birds start eating houses, fences and pergolas!!
    but I also have a family of blue wrens and their wives :)

  4. Our feeded draws only house fiunches, blacked eyed juncos and house sparrows during winter. Other birds are magpies turtle doves and of ocurse we still have hawks and the owls are back in our yard. I have heard them hooting on severeal occasions. I do love my birds. Love the painting.


  5. How beautiful! Your art and words are so inspiring. I miss you...wish we could all meet in Sedona again

  6. I love this painting! We don't have many birds now that it's turned cold but in the summer we have lots. I love waking up to the sound of birds singing.

    We did have several quail last week. It was the first time we've seen them around here. There were two on our back fence and then later I saw about 10 - 12 in the neighbor's yard!

  7. We have the birds that hang around all year, like Carolina wrens, chickadees, crows, bluejays, nuthatches, owls, cardinals, plus some newcomers who'll overwinter with us, like Canadian Geese. We lost our robins and hummers, goldfinches and bluebirds, though. :( But we'll see them again soon enough -- with more appreciation for them, too.