Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Backyard Visitors

Right after we moved to Georgia, earlier this year, we got an awesome bird feeder from Arundel Products, Inc. The feeder is squirrel proof and I hung it from the deck, by making my own bird feeder hanger - an old steel pipe, slightly bent to keep the feeder a couple of feet away from the deck. I a drilled hole in the pipe,  and inserted a key ring into the hole, in order to attach the bird feeder to it.

The photos in this post were shot last week.

Starting with the one below, which shows the frost on the bird feeder and a glimpse of our lovely backyard.
I was so happy to find these incredibly beautiful crystalline formations.
It was still before 9 AM in the morning and that's when I noticed the first visitor to our backyard.
And, then the second. The bird feeder in the photo below is low to the ground and is not squirrel proof. But, we have a dog that does not fancy squirrels and so they stay away, for the most part :)
Here is a little fella with a sunflower seed in the beak. Glad I can provide y'all some food.
This one had a little black patch on the head; only visible from this angle.
Further research taught me that this little fella is a Tufted Titmouse. Adorable!

Another view of the Tufted Titmouse.
Closeup of the Titmouse.
And then, I saw this Brownish bird as well. But, I am not sure what kind he/she is. Also, I noticed that the brown bird at not only from the feeder, but was also rummaging through the leaves below and picking out some food.
Here is the brown bird eating from the feeder.
I notice the brown bird has a pointy beak. Could it be a Brown Nuthatch? I wonder.
Just before I wrapped-up for the day, I saw this beautiful Cardinal (female) at a distance. With my limited experience and lenses, I could only create this photo. This is a beautiful girl!
So, that's all folks. I am just getting back into photographing and I always welcome good tips from y'all. So, please drop a comment and let me know what you think.

Paz :)

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