Thursday, May 7, 2009

Full Mouths









25 comments:

Ginnymo said...

Awww! What beautiful close ups of these birds!! I love those bright yellow finches. I haven't seen any around here.

Kelly said...

...that little nuthatch is so cute, and it looks like your siskins are still around!

letspaintnature.com said...

Nice close-ups! I love them all but the nuthatch is my favorite!
Chris

holdingmoments said...

Great close ups Shelley. Stunning colour combination of the first.

hillybillyfarmgirl said...

Eye catching! :))

Jayne said...

It is so fun to see them with their mouths full, especially when they are gathering to feed babies. :c)

Cathy Clementz said...

I've thought about those net type feeders for finches; do you think they waste as much seed with them as they do with regular tube feeders? Also, the nuthatch shot...is that a concoction of feed you put together or something you bought made up? What all does it contain??

Love all of the shots.

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful little piggies!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your birds are certainly well fed.Great pics.
Blessings,Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Nice shots again! I love the Nuthatches too. They're pretty fun to watch. Good job!

bennie and patsy said...

We saw a new bird yesterday (New to me) a Eastern Kingbird. Great pictures you have.
Patsy

Jen said...

Great pics Shelley! I'm sure none leave your yard with an empty tummy.

NCmountainwoman said...

I just knew there would be a Pine Siskin! Nice shots.

Mildred said...

Your pictures are such a delight; the clarity is amazing.

Ilan said...

Just commented you other blog, and here I'm again :)
What can I say that haven't been said by now?
The colors, the sharpness.. Excellent photos :)

Kallen305 said...

So sweet!!! I love watching birds eat because they always seem so happy when doing it.

LOL: My word verification is fackyok

Tina said...

Wow you still have Pine Siskins!! Your shots are perfect and you always capture such cute poses!!

Deborah Godin said...

You have such terrific close-ups! Love the nuthatch - about to put that nut down the hatch, I guess...

Bird Girl said...

You just must be taking these pictures with your new lens - they are so close and beautiful!!! LOVE each one, Shelley!

Leedra said...

See you still have Pine Siskins, unless this is an old phot. All 3 are great.

We have a grandson, not home, so can't post photos yet. Noah weighed 10-4 and 22 1/4 long.

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The Retired One said...

Loved the photos of the yellow finches..we have only seen a couple at our thistle and seed over the last week. We have a lot less of them than last year!

Heather said...

Looks like you're workin' that new lens! Love these photos, especially of those oh-so-yellow Goldfinches.

Mary said...

These are all great! Where do you buy your peanuts? I wish I knew where to buy a large quantity of them for the birds already shelled like that.

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by - I enjoy your comments so much! (As well as YOUR blogs!)

Cathy - I do think they waste thistle on the net sock but I like the convenience of washing it after they finish it off and filling it right back up. Seems easier than scrubbing their other feeder.

Bird Girl - this wasn't with my new lens - but thank you! But I will have to take that "bad boy" out some more! I definitely need a tripod!

Leedra - happy to hear about your new grandson!! And the siskins apparently have taken up permanent residence at my cabin...

Hi mary - there should be some peanuts at your local feed & grain shop. Our Ace Hardware store has one.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Really nice shots of all three birds, Shelley! Course, I'm not as in love with the siskins as you are... :-)

Gorgeous yellow goldfinches! Our males are just starting to get that bright again.