Happy Birds

14 Dec

It was nice to have a day to sit at home and watch the birds enjoy the food I put out for them.


blue jay





blue jay


I have to admit that I am really looking forward to the two weeks after the winter solstice. Β In those shortest of days, I’ll be home from work for winter break.

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45 Responses to “Happy Birds”

  1. TexWisGirl December 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    really cute bunch. the starling photo is really pretty.

    • Teresa December 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

      They were damp from the snow, so their colors were really shining.

  2. HansHB December 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Great post, – lovely birds!

  3. Pat December 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Beautiful birds. Those Starlings are so photogenic.

    • Teresa December 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Thanks, Pat. They really are!

  4. Pondside December 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    All the photos are lovely, but I particularly like the first one – magical!

    • Teresa December 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Thanks. They love their food and don’t seem to mind me getting close.

  5. Karen, Pixel Posts December 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Lots of visitors at your feeders! Lovely shots, the Starlings look as if they dressed up for a celebration!

    • Teresa December 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      I do love all their colors!

  6. becca givens December 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Teresa — what are the top two?
    Great captures!!

    • becca givens December 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      Meaning — the two in the top photo!

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      I always listen to TexWisGirl on bird identifications. They are starlings.

      • becca givens December 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

        I am not familiar with them … they are beautiful! Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly) December 15, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Amazing bird shots! So beautiful!!

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks, Susie.

  8. Mascha December 15, 2013 at 1:09 am #

    A cute liveshow.. the feed make the birds happy πŸ™‚

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      They are very happy to have full feeders!

  9. Stewart M December 15, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    Great pictures – and the post about broken horns was really interesting – not something I have ever thought about!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:35 am #

      Thanks, Stewart. It’s not often we get horn injuries, but they can be quite messy.

  10. Villrose December 15, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    Very nice birt photos!

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:35 am #

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  11. Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin' December 15, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    Love the winter birds you share this weekend!!! I’m always a bit jealous of y’all who get to see those gorgeous blue jays. Your starlings…you captured their colors perfectly.

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      The light snow and cloudy sky was perfect for making their color stand out!

  12. Gemma Wiseman December 15, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    A beautiful collection of feathered characters. Especially love the little one in flight as it heads to the feeder.

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      Thanks, Gemma. I love it when I get lucky and catch them in flight.

  13. eileen December 15, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Nice variety of birds. Great shots! Lucky you to be taking a winter break..Enjoy! Have a happy Sunday!

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      Thanks, Eileen!

  14. tayetofthegoats December 15, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    I love those Grackles! We don’t have them by us, so it’s nice to see them on your blog πŸ™‚ I wish some Blue Jays would show up, they are so pretty! I love your bird shots.

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      Thanks, Tayet. They are a nuisance to many people, but I do like their colors.

  15. Laura Hegfield December 15, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    so lovely Teresa…thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      My pleasure, Laura. Some day, we’ll have bugs and flowers and I’ll get a true macro linked up again.

  16. Ruby December 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I love starlings especially in the sunshine when their their plumage sparkles……I think they know how handsome they are!

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      They do have attitude! They are pretty.

  17. Seasonsgirl December 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Are the Starlings the ones in the first picture? I have never seen them before… they are so cool πŸ™‚

    • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Yes, they are.

      • Seasonsgirl December 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

        Wow they are an amazing colored bird πŸ™‚

      • Teresa December 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

        They are. We have so many of them, and they are aggressive towards other birds, so many people don’t like them.

      • Seasonsgirl December 16, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

        We had a black type of bird I don’t remember their name… but they take over other’s birds nests and chase them off the feeders so we have to chase them off. They are not as pretty as yours πŸ˜‰

  18. Gunilla December 16, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Lovely birds. The starlings are gorgeous.

    • Teresa December 16, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks. I do like all their colors.

  19. Hannah December 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    The Starlings are so pretty, too bad they are such obnoxious birds, better left in their native habitat. The nuthatches are spectacular, I rarely see photos of such small birds.

    • Teresa December 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

      So what is their native habitat?

  20. NatureFootstep Photo December 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    I love the beautiful image of the starlings. πŸ™‚

    • Teresa December 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      Thanks. They have such pretty colors!

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