Sunday, December 14, 2008

A few Backyard Birds

I'm enjoying my new spotting scope! We have a bird feeder hanging from a branch in the tree outside our living room window. I can sit on the couch and take pictures as the birds eat or wait their turn on a nearby branch. Here are a few photos that I took with the scope today. These birds are a handsome red male Cardinal (left) , a cute little gray Titmouse (right) and a comical, upside-down Nuthatch (bottom). Click on the photos to enlarge them.

The Nuthatch was grabbing bites of suet, which you can see in its mouth. These are such funny little birds, they walk upside-down on the branches.