Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

   
Wild Bird Wednesday 26

It always amazes me that these little birds can tolerate our cold winters.  Yet, every year they stay, wearing their drab winter colors.  They are resourceful, finding enough food where ever it is so they can produce the body heat they need to make it through the cold nights.  And, at day break, they are back.  You have to love them ...

Gold Finch eating Crab Apple from my tree ...
 
 

and, when they aren't eating fruits and berries, they find their way to my feeders ...
Eat hardy my little Finch.  Stay warm.  You bring such joy into my life ...

19 comments:

  1. This is where I miss my old house with all the wildlife and birds. I will live vicariously through yours until I'm parked in a place that once again has some nature to watch.

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  2. Great photos. Perfect post for WBW!

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  3. I love the little finches. What kind of bird feeders are these? I don't think I've seen these before. They look rather interesting. I love how the little finch has one foot in each bag.

    I have to get dressed and go for my car's check up. Not my idea of excitement, but it is necessary. Pogo is getting nudgy. I guess he needs to get outside for a while too. At least it is a bit warmer today.

    I'm off now. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

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  4. Such lovely little birds and wonderful captures!! They do indeed bring lots of joy, don't they!! Hope you're having a good week, Andrea!

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  5. Lovely photos! Yes, that's incredible that they do survive cold Winters!
    Greeting Pia

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  6. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Great capture here,
    especially the 3rd pic.
    I too looked at birds yesterday,
    but nothing as fancy as this Finch.
    Well done, my dear!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  8. Great photos of the little birds. It amazes me how anyone can live in those cold temps!! Haha!

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  9. Great captures. I like your bird feeder bags!

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  10. Love your cute Goldfinches, they do love the thistle seed. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  11. And, through you, they bring joy into my life as well. Thank you.

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  12. Nice shots! They're lovely little birds.

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  13. When I used to band birds in the UK, we would find that some birds were 30% lighter in the mornings than in the afternoon in the winter. Two things shocked me about this - first that they could loose so much wirght overnight, and second that they could put it back on during the day!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. We've got goldfinches, too, although not as many as last winter. They're fun to watch!

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  15. Beautiful shots of the goldfinch in the crabapple tree. I find it always more impressive to see a bird feeding in it's natural habitat rather than at a feeder.

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