Thursday, December 11, 2008

When the crows cry.....

I woke up to a dark dreary rainy morning and the
crows were cawing loudly. I got my binoculars and
searched the trees for the source of their aggravation.
Across the road near the top of a tree I spotted a hawk.

I thought it must be a Cooper because that is what I
usually get in my yard. But when I brought it into the
computer it looked more like a Redtail. I asked BG and she
said Redtail too.

From the porch I took several shots and it flew to another
tree probably to avoid the camera and then it was gone.
I had planned to clean the office and finish up some
decorating....but I already had the camera in my hand so
I kept watching to see what else I could see.

The star of my backyard, Mr. Redbelly was busy probing
for bugs right next to the deck.

Man! He shoved his whole beak in that hole

No wonder I love him, he is such an entertaining bird

Whatever he is finding it must be tasty...look at his tongue

Yummy yum yum

All the finches were having a 'eat in' out in the rain along
with one lone cardinal. Just the day before I found a pile
of feathers on this board...betcha the hawk got lunch.

Looking straight on at this goldfinch it appears he's
having a bad hair day.
They're not very colorful in winter plumage.

Chickadee hiding in the bare lilac bush.
Before I knew it ...time to go to work and I had not
done a thing on my list. What's that saying?
"Tomorrow's another day!"

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Kallen305 said...

Lovely photos. I love the red bellied pictures. Such a handsome bird. I have only been fortunate to have one visit me a couple of times, but I am always on the lookout for him.

You have a great variety of birds that come to your home!

The Birdlady said...

Oh, then change the list to "1. Get amazing bird pictures." and you've done it all.

Shellmo said...

I loved watching your red bellied at work! And Mr. Finch needs a hair dryer - cute guy!

Anonymous said...

Very nice photographs.

I am fond of the Red-bellied Woodpeckers too.

Marsha said...

They are all such wonderful photos for a rainy morning. I love seeing the red bellied woodpecker especially so up close and personal enjoying his breakfast.

HANNIBAL said...

I seem to always put off today, what I can do tomorrow!

Your red-belly shots were great! Loved the tongue!

Bird Girl said...

Isn't it nice that you can get so much action on a yucky day! Those crows must really get on a hawk's nerves - haha! Love the redbelly shots - and your banner is lovely, too!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for allowing us a look into your day.Great shots.Maybe you didn't get anything from your list done,but look at those lovely pictures you would have missed had you been cleaning. I'd take the pictures any time,the cleaning will wait. Blessings,Ruth

Craig Glenn said...

I love the redbelly pics! One of my favorites.

The hawk was really nice. So fat and puffed up...


Tina said...

Wow you sound just like me...I get up with all kinds of to do lists in my head and then I spot that camera and shazamm it is noon! Great shots of that always have such interesting photos!
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