Saturday, February 8, 2014

Busy Time in the Front Yard Today!

First the feeders

and then the heated birdbath:


English Sparrow


female Cardinal

female House Finch and Goldfinch

male Cardinal

Starlings (not "darlings")

I was trying to wash a few dishes at the kitchen sink.  However, the birds kept landing on the bird bath!  :-)



troutbirder said...

Glad to see you posting again, Shady. And a wonderful collection of feeders and birdies. We were so glad to safely settle into Davenport last week after several days of battle through Kentucky and southern Illinois icy Interstates on our way home.

Rose said...

Wow, you do have a lot of activity in your front yard! The birds have kept us entertained, too, the last couple of weeks. I don't have nearly the number of feeders you do, but they've still kept me busy keeping them filled. Our cats have appreciated the "bird television", too:)

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

I was going through my blog list and just found you again. First of all I love the name of your blog! Next... I enjoyed your photographs and video. You have so many wonderful bird visitors and they seem to be happy with the meal! Thanks for sharing.

Shady Gardener said...

troutbirder, And I'M glad you made it home safely, after what sounds like must have been a very challenging (to say the least?) trip!!

Shady Gardener said...

Rose, It was so much fun adding a post to my fairly inactive blog!! Yes, this winter has been a challenge in keeping the bird feeders filled - but what a show! :-) I don't have a cat, but someone "let one out" in the neighborhood. Some neighbors are caring for it, but he wandered over here yesterday... and I had to shoo him away! (He'd love my birds!)

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you, Lee, for your visit! :-) We have had SUCH cold temperatures this winter... that in itself is a good reason to keep the feeders full!

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning photographs of the birds and your fabulous bird feeders. I really enjoyed these beauties this morning. Thank you for sharing. I especially loved the photos of the Cardinals. x

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you for your visit, Debbie! It is truly a "feast for the eyes" when such a variety of vpbirds visit!