Adventure6: Backyard birding

February 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

When the winter weather keeps me at home, the birds of winter keep me entertained in my backyard.  So much so, that I consider myself an amateur birder for at least the first 3 months of the year.  I remember years ago when I first hung birdfeeders in my trees - I was amazed at the different birds that would visit my yard.  I found a few different websites that help me identify the birds.  I do enjoy this time of year with no leaves on the trees as it makes it much easier to find my bird friends.  This is the first year that the cardinals have not stuck with me through the winter - I am sure they are close, they just must have found a better location to hang out.  These photos were visitors during January 2018.  On occasion, we have a bird party as seen in the first photo.  

Male house finch

Black capped chickadee

Tufted titmouse

Dark eyed junco (I can usually count on junco parties in the backyard ... this year there have been fewer)

 

Another male house finch

I am guessing a juvenile house finch (too cute!)

Female house finch

If you notice any mis-identifications, please let me know! (As I indicated, I am a amateur in this arena!)  

All photos taken with a Canon 5DM2 and EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM +2x

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