Tag Archives: house finch

Rainy Day Bird Watching

25 Mar

With the cold rainy weather, there wasn’t much to do but watch birds out my window.

red-bellied woodpecker

cardinal

downy woodpecker and house finch

junco

sparrow and cardinal

hairy woodpecker

nuthatch

I think I need to wash the window.  Sadly, I really want to replace the window with a newer glass that doesn’t distort as badly.

I’m sharing with Bird d’Pot.  If you’re interested, there’s still time to join in Friday’s Hunt.

Winter Hobby

29 Dec

Well, the horrible weather we’ve had means I’ve spent more time blogging in the last week than I have in ages. I’ve enjoyed it, but I do have things I need to get done outside.  I’d be much happier if this break had been filled with days that were 30 degrees and sunny.  It also means that I’ve spent a lot of time on another winter hobby: birdwatching.

Eurasian Collared Doves

Eurasian Collared Doves

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

house finch

house finch

junco

junco

nuthatch

nuthatch

downy woodpecker (and sparrow)

downy woodpecker (and sparrow)

Now I just want to replace my horrible distorting picture window with a better quality one.  Someday…

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Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday and Through My Lens.

I Gave In

21 Mar

I couldn’t stand seeing Jules all begging and sad to be shut in the house, so, despite losing a life in the oak tree fiasco, I let her out today.

Jules

Jules

Luckily, it was a lounging on the deck hoping a bird flew right into her eager little paws kind of day.

black & white catThat did not happen, but I did notice that the male house finches are getting their breeding colors!  That has to mean spring.

Finch

SOOC

SOOC

I also saw a junco in pasture, however, which usually means winter.

JuncoI guess that’s spring in Iowa!

Sharing with Bird d’Pot, SOOC Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday.