This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, January 03, 2014

birds at the feeders after the blizzard

titmouse 038 nuthatch 052 house or purple finch 042 red bellied woodpecker 069 goldfinch 054 chipping sparrow 058 carolina wren 024 blue jay 068 birds 044 squirrel 078 junco 023 cardinal 047 I filled the feeders this morning and the birds went crazy! I've never seen so much action and so many different types of birds. We got about 10 inches of snow in the blizzard that came through yesterday and last night. Less than the 2+ feet some areas near us got. But the birds here were hungry!

I counted 11 different types of birds: blue jay, Northern cardinal, Carolina wren, black-capped chickadee, chipping sparrow, American goldfinch, house finch (or purple finch?), slate-colored junco (also called dark-eyed junco), white-breasted nuthatch, red bellied woodpecker, and tufted titmouse. Plus a nice little Eastern grey squirrel.

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Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

What fantastic photos Kathy. Such beautiful birds. We have 2 feeding stations in our garden, 1 near the kitchen window which I love as I can watch the birds feed while doing boring dish washing and the other at the end of the garden. Poor birds have to work so hard in all weathers to keep fed and healthy.
Marian (LondonUK)

January 04, 2014 1:49 PM

 
Blogger Kate Mossy said...

I love how the beauty of birds are enhanced by winter backdrops. Pretty, pretty!

January 04, 2014 8:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely birds <3
I moved to Seattle from Boston and we don't have cardinals here but I fell in love with the blue-jays here. They have punk hair ..lol..
All our feeders are full and we have regulars but not as colorful as yours.
Have a lovely day,
Huli

January 04, 2014 11:32 PM

 
Blogger Connie said...

Those are some great pictures! The titmouse is always my favorite. We got a bird feeder for Christmas and I finally hung it up today. They haven't discovered it yet, but I can't wait!

January 05, 2014 3:01 PM

 
Blogger Green Tamarind said...

Lovely, lovely birds! The finch is definitely a house finch, unless your colours are distorted. It is a bright cherry colour; purple finches are less pink and more purplish.

January 11, 2014 11:27 PM

 
Blogger Diane said...

I am so envious of your cardinals, lived in the Chicago area for years and loved those little red birds. Sadly, the Inland Northwest has none.

January 13, 2014 9:30 PM

 
Anonymous Pratik Tamhane said...

The pictures of the birds are amazing. Very interesting blog.

January 15, 2014 10:33 AM

 

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