Thursday, January 1, 2009


I believe this is the same little guy that was here before dawn this morning - tho' I'm not sure.
I remember noticing him the last couple of days. He will sit on the tube feeder and eat and eat -long after the other birds have flown off.
This morning my feeders were FULL and the ground was COVERED with birds this morning. The majority are pinesiskins - very small and delicate. But there are a couple of these little ones - they look like pine siskins (even yellow stripes on wings) but THEY ARE CHUBBY and SCRUFFY LOOKING!
Anyway, I am delighted that the snow is gone, because I'm not fighting the bright background which made my photos more like silouettes - AND the sky is giving a brighter light too! The photos are untouched, except for cropping. I was still about 6 feet from the bird and I don't think my camera likes working that hard - after all, its just a little guy too! The color changes are due to trying different settings on my camera. The 'less yellow' ones are more the natural color.
OH! AND I had a Stellar Jay in my yard this morning! He's VERY fast - so no photo yet.

7 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Diane, Since I'm new at this also --I may be wrong. But she looks like a female House Finch to me. Maybe someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Whatever it is, you have some great pictures.
Happy 2009.
Hugs,
Betsy

Richard said...

Hard to tell from just a front view but I also think it might be a female House Finch. In fact, it may be the same bird from the previous post.

Jayne said...

I do believe it is a female house finch, though it's hard to tell by these shots if her eyes are affected. May be she is just sick in some other way?

I'd love to see a Stellar Jay! Lucky you Diane!

P.S. My world verification was... wings!

Diane said...

Thank you everyone! I'll keep trying to get a photo of the Stellar - How fun!

Rebekah said...

You're so cute!

ivars krafts said...

It's neat that you are relating to individual birds, such as the one in this post and the one in the previous one. They do have distinct personalities and will continue to surprise you. May you make many more bird-friends in 2009.

SK and Family said...

Oh, she is cute!