Category Archives: Photos-Birds

Photos that I have taken of Birds.

~Feathers on Friday, plus one furry critter

~Dark-eyed Junco – Pink-sided.

 

Pink-sided. Winter brings them into our yard, They love eating seed and suet.

The Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail.

Dark-eyed Juncos are birds of the ground. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in forests or venture out onto lawns looking for fallen seeds. You’ll often hear their high chip notes, given almost absent-mindedly while foraging, or intensifying as they take short, low flights through cover.

Dark-eyed Juncos breed in coniferous or mixed-coniferous forests across Canada, the western U.S., and in the Appalachians. During winter you’ll find them in open woodlands, fields, parks, roadsides, and backyards.

(Info taken from the web)

~We had a little furry visitor this morning. It was 18 degrees outside. I should have let her in.

Please remember to help the birds survive the winter by putting up bird feeders.

~Shades of Blue…

 

Looking west. We walked along the Big Thompson River today. It was a gorgeous Colorado day. Fifty degrees and partly cloudy.

This photo was taken yesterday. The clouds formations were very different today.

 

A Great Blue Heron. A funny place for a Heron to perch.

 

Reeds, a pond, mountains and a Great Blue Heron in the background.

 

An old Bullocks Oriole nest.

If you have never read about how an Oriole builds their nest, you should check it out.  Nests

Where are the Orioles today that build this nest? Will they return to the same nest in the Spring? I hope so.

My very favorite Scrub-Jay. “Where are my peanuts?” He wants to know.

Do you have any “shades of blue” you would like to share?