Sunday, April 26, 2009

Junco or vacuum?

On the way to fill the bird feeders, I spilled some thistle all over my door mat. On the way back I watched this Junco picking through it like a vacuum cleaner. He's a cute little fella, isn't he? :)





40 comments:

Bren said...

SUPER COOL!!!! I have a frog on my blog from yesterday. I am so jealous of how you can capture out feathered friends.

Thanks for sharing - happy spring to you!

Ms. ~K said...

I love the spunky Juncos...He's giving you the "eye"...

I have a chipmunk who sucks up birdseed off the deck railing like a vacuum, until his cheeks almost pop!!!
When I discuss your photos w/ my huband now, I refer to you as the "Bird Whisperer Lady"...we both admire your photos!
~Kit

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That Junco is precious... I'm sure you had nothing much left to clean up, did you?????

I saw a group of Juncos in March when we had that big ice storm at Mt Nebo in Arkansas. I put out sunflower seed on one of those icy mornings--and the Juncos came in big groups...They looked so cold!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He sure is cute,works better than a broom.Now if only I could train the Juncos to clean my floors in the house.:)
Blessings,Ruth

Kelly said...

...he is a cute little fellow (and that's the kind of vacuum cleaner I like)!!

holdingmoments said...

So much nicer than a vacuum cleaner too. Lovely pictures.

Mildred said...

Really cute photos Shelley. Hope you have a great day.

Jayne said...

Tee hee hee... your very own personal vacuum cleaner! :c)

Kallen305 said...

I'd say he is both! How nice of him to help you keep your yard tidy. ;o)

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Aww, yes, he's adorable! What a good helpful little fellow too!

Cam said...

Vivid photo, and he is a cutie :)

Mildred said...

Shelley, Harriet thanks you for your kind comments---she gives lots of kisses for tum-tums!!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

HA HA! HE did a better job than my Dyson!! Too cute!
Beth

Dorothy said...

Love the Juncos! We used to call these 'snow birds'! These little darlings are hard to photograph.

Ginnymo said...

In the winter that is all I see, is the Juncos. And a few others but I have lots of these little guys. Little birds flit around so fast that it is hard to catch them. Very nice photos!!

Joycee said...

You have the best blog! I have to come and see what birds are at your house! We are having cardinals and pretty little yellow finches in abundance. I hear our resident owls every night now too. One sunny days I open the door to the deck and let the singing in!
~Joy C. at grannymountain

Montanagirl said...

Now that is very cute! They manage to find the tiniest bits to eat. Nice shots!

MuseSwings said...

The answer is C, all of the above. Cute birdie!

Mary said...

Those are great shots of him! I seldom get a good junco shot for some reason. They are always on the ground in the middle of a mess of seeds. I think he wants you to spill a bit more seed next time.

Gardener's Garden said...

He is cute and they sure don't miss anything!

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Cute and helpful! Do they do it inside as well, and does your junco have friends? :-)

The Early Birder said...

I trust you paid him for claening up your mess! Lol FAB

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I love that little bird. They have moved through and I will have to wait for the Fall.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely little Junco.

Jenny said...

Boy! I wish I had someone to help me hoover! (-: Lovely crisp shots of him Shelley.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great shots of that super cute Junco! You're a marvel!

Andrea said...

Adorable! I love how you see white tails when they fly.

Elaine said...

Cute little guy and so helpful. I've always had a soft spot for juncos. So far the juncos haven't made it back to my part of Alaska. I'm watching for them and the first robin. I enjoyed looking back through some of your older posts. Your photos are outstanding! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
This is a very nice vaccuum cleaner. Where did you get it? I want the same ;-) And you got gorgeous pictures of it. Well done and brilliant idea!

BirdingMaine said...

It's adorable Shelley, excellent photos!

Deborah Godin said...

Oh yeah, those guys sure can hoover up the seed. Great photos of the little charmer.

bennie and patsy said...

So helpful and cute.
Patsy

T and S said...

Beautiful shots Shelley. I like the eye-level perspective

Knatolee said...

Smart little guy!

troutbirder said...

I'd say stick with the junco. More fun to watch and less work for you. Unless he leaves a deposit that is...

The Retired One said...

Your new lens even picked up the fibers on the outside mat...so I think it couldn't be better!!

The Retirement Chronicles

Rene said...

I love dark-eyed juncos. We have them in our yard, too, and they are some of the smallest but loudest birds around! It's so cute when they're singing their lungs out.

Vickie said...

He is cute. I never did get a good photo of my winter visitors.

dAwN said...

Junco of course!

Heather said...

Wow, you still have juncos up there? Ours left weeks ago, and I miss them so!