Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nov 7 and 10: Neighborhood Walk, Tree colors and Birds

On a rare work-day morning, I didn't have any early morning meetings to attend, so I chose to take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. My goal was to enjoy the colors of the trees and see what birds were out and about. On a second morning, it was a Saturday, and I took some pictures of birds in the backyard. We've gained a new bird, a single red-breasted nuthatch, and the slate colored dark eyed juncos have arrived for the winter.

Mockingbird perched atop a spruce in the side yard.
Dogwood out front

Looking down the street
Another Dogwood

At the end of the street

A Red Rose still in bloom
A Red Bellied Woodpecker in a neighbor's tree

Close-up of the Red Bellied Woodpecker

An unusual small, green tree
A blue-gray nuthatch on a neighbor's tree

Ornamental winter cabbage

Gorgeous red flowers in the Colonel's wife's garden
A vireo decides to have a sunflower seed

In my back yard, a downey woodpecker
The same downey woodpecker watching over his shoulder to another feeder

A quick-flying Carolina Chickadee
A new visitor to the backyard: a RED Breasted Nuthatch--1st time ever visit
This little bird moves very quickly--grabs its seed and flies off!
One of four slate colored dark eyed juncos that has arrived for the winter
A goldfinch who has enjoyed his thistle seed just a little too much
A female Northern Cardinal getting a sunflower seed
A male Northern Cardinal
Grasses in front of the local library
Morning sunlight on a backyard tree

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