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Downy Woodpecker in My Rhododendron

Downy Woodpecker in My Rhododendron

Look at this sweet little Downy Woodpecker I spotted in my rhododendron. I love the little speck of red on his head. Glad he stopped by to make this bird nerd smile!

Daylight Savings Time Bird

Lady Cardinal

I love daylight savings time! I didn’t miss the hour of sleep. I just got up later the next day. More time to sit on my back porch and watch backyard birds, like this pretty lady cardinal! Extra daylight in the evening makes me happy! I wish we stayed on DST all year round. What do you think?

Happy 2019!

Chirpy


Happy New Year! Wishing you all a bright and wonderful 2019! Watching my backyard birds was a perfect way for me to start the year. Peaceful joyful, and amazing!

How did you celebrate the first day of the year?

Hummingbird His and Her’s

His


Isn’t this male ruby throated hummingbird handsome? He showed off his bright color as he approached the feeder for a drink of nectar.

Below, is a beautiful female hummingbird. She put on an air show fluttering around the same feeder for sweet nectar!

Her’s

I haven’t yet been able to capture a picture of two birds at the feeder at the same time. But, maybe this will be the summer it happens! The little birds will be around into September!

Red Bellied Woodpecker-Three Views

Red Bellied Woodpecker-View One

I spotted this Red Bellied Woodpecker in my dogwood tree this morning.

Red Bellied Woodpecker-View Two

I was lucky to have my camera in hand when it landed!

Red Bellied Woodpecker-View Three

The bird stayed long enough for me to capture his beauty in three different poses as he looked around, gracing me with a brief, but amazing, morning sighting! It was a nice way to start my day!

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Posted for the WordPress weekly photo challenge: Variations on a Theme

Now Exposed

Red Bellied Woodpecker

This red bellied woodpecker has figured out how to use my bird feeder even though it is actually designed for smaller birds. In this photo, a faint red patch on its belly, which is usually concealed by surrounding feathers, is now exposed. This is a male bird, as you can see by its red forehead, nape and crown. I never grow tired of gazing at the striking colors of the amazing creature!

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Inspired by the daily post one-word prompt: exposed

Cardinal Brings a Smile (The Weekly Smile 70)

Cardinal

I happened upon a challenge called The Weekly Smile which runs Wednesday to Wednesday! So, I decided to join in. We can all use a reason to smile! The sight of this vibrant male Cardinal makes me smile. The sound of its song makes me smile too. The weather here has been perfect for sitting on my back porch and watching my backyard birds which, of course, makes me smile! Clearly, I am a fan of simple pleasures!

I hope you are having a great day!

Eastern Towhee (CYW Brown and Burnt Sienna)

Adult Female Red-Eyed Eastern Towhee

Adult Female Red-Eyed Eastern Towhee

I spotted this cool little bird on my back porch back in April. It was the first and only time I saw it during my backyard bird watching. I just happened to look out my back door at the right time. In fact, I took this picture through the door window because I didn’t want to scare it away! I felt I was lucky to capture pictures for identification.

I learned that this brown bird with roufus sides was an adult female red-eyed eastern towhee. That’s a big name for such a little bird!

Eastern Towhee on my Porch

Eastern Towhee on my Porch

*posted for two of JNW’s Color Your World Photo Challenges : Brown and Burnt Sienna

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