Friday, December 14, 2012

Nature Study Winter Edition - through a Window

Life has been so busy. We've been studying nature, but not going on nature walks. We'd like to change that, but for now it is what it is.

In addition to studying nature, we have not been getting to our Notebooking Pages, nor have I been getting to my blogging and linking up with the Outdoor Hour Challenge. So this is my attempt to remedy that for now. I even have some blog posts that I had started and never finished that I should link up, as well as photos I took for blog entries that I never made, so I'll try to turn my focus there for a bit to get caught up.

This week we have been watching and photographing our bird feeder.  Birds we have seen this week:
  • Tufted Titmouse(s) (Titmice? heh, heh):


  • Red Breasted Nuthatches - bottom right of feeder:

  • White-breasted Nuthatches:

  • Black-capped Chickadees:
  • Dark-eyed Junko (colors range from grays to almost black backs):

  • House finches (male with the red breast feathers; females hard to differentiate):

  • Downy woodpecker:
  • House Sparrows:
  • Northern cardinal (the male in red):

This last one I am asking for help in identifying. I can't figure out what it is:
We are in the NE United States, to give you a frame of reference (mid-Atlantic states).

Downy woodpecker is back. So is the red-breasted nuthatch that won't let me photograph. Oh, and  wren! or is it the red-breasted nuthatch... So many birds, so little time. I need to stop blogging now so I can watch them. Have a wonder-filled day!



  1. Oh great pics! I just love to sit on my back porch and watch all the wildlife! The joys of country living :-)

  2. Nothing like a good catch up bird entry to get your juices flowing again. I always love seeing the variety of birds from different parts of the world. Looks like you have a bunch of birds to enjoy right from your window. Thanks for sharing your entry with the OHC.

  3. Well done for getting such great pictures! I love sitting in our conservatory watching the birds visiting our feeder. I have tried numerous times to catch them with the lens but it is far more difficult that I thought it would be!