Sunday, November 16, 2014

Some August Birds

A look back a few months to a little warmer weather.

A male Painted Bunting shares the feeder with House Sparrows.


 An American Crow perches on one bird bath.
 A juvenile Eastern Bluebird perches on the other.



And juvenile Painted Buntings eat under the feeders.
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

107 comments:

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I imagine those sparrows talking to the painted bunting:

"Turn it down, mate!"

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

yeah, #2 comment it looks like. prize winner. happy sunday. ( :

Filip Demuinck said...

Top to see the bird with the bright color next to the other ones.

Greetings,
Filip

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Your bird bath and feeders look like they are the place to be, always something going on!

It's me said...

Happy Sunday Darling....love Ria...x!

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

It's nice to see those pretty birds this morning! We had waxwings here yesterday eating the berries of the scrub cedars and different robins than we are used to. They hit and run!

DJan said...

Such happy birds! Are they still around your place during the winter months? We have house sparrows year round, along with chickadees and crows. Most of the others head south. Maybe to the Ranch! :-)

Brian King said...

Nice variety! The crow is my favorite, although I like bluebirds. I just wish I saw them more often.

John's Island said...

Good Morning Tex, Love the Painted Buntings! Thank you for suggestion re Rubbish Tuesday. I did check it out ... there might be a niche for antique paper as I did not see any on last Tuesday's round-up. I will have to see if I can adapt to calling this stuff rubbish. Ha ha. John

Sandra said...

I took my new camera with me this morning to Walmart. every time i go, their are hundreds of big lack crows and gulls... i wanted to try the zoom, not a bird in sight and no sunrise either...

Jeevan said...

Lovely series! Admire more the photos where the three sharing on feeder

Debbie said...

busy place, beautiful birds!! the painteds are my favorite but they are so easy to love!!!

I don't think you were updated in my reading feed today?!

Gosia k said...

your house is located very close to nature and fresh air..lovely location

Birdman said...

His coloring sure makes him one of a kind in this bunch.

messymimi said...

Sitting out there watching the birds has to be even better than anything on TV! Lovely pics.

Crissi said...

So lovely shots!
Hugs Crissi

EG CameraGirl said...

Those painted buntings are amazing! I would love to see one in person!

Jo said...

Your painted bunting is beautiful as are all the other birds in this post. Thanks for linking me to your meme on Thursday: I've been AWOL for much of the time. Hope to be back on Blogger again soon. Jo

Lynn said...

Aw, I love the little spots of blue:@)

Midmarsh John said...

There is no way you can miss a Painted Bunting.

Terri said...

Just so pretty- a flash of color that just begs to be captured.

Cattails said...

Happy and cute photos today - makes me smile!

William Kendall said...

The painted bunting is really something to behold. Pretty birds!

Karen S. said...

I'd sure enjoy a dose of those days here right now! Brr! It seems all across the United States it's coooooooold outside! Stay warm!

Mary Hone said...

Nice, nice. The young birds look great.

don said...

You are so good at identifying the juveniles from the adults. It would be hard for me when the colors have not developed.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wish those painted buntings came up north.

OTOH the West Virginia birdies were very glad to see that I made the trip out from Ohio this weekend. Took them a day, but the nuthatches, chickadees, and downy woodpeckers have rediscovered the suet feeder.
~

Georgette Sullins said...

I heard a woodpecker this morning drinking coffee on the back porch and we have our share of crows--caw, caw, caw. I would be over the moon excited to spot a painted bunting.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Painted Bunting, great photos.

Gail said...

I love this colorful bird!

I like the trio of birds on guard. Never know when an enemy might striked.

Great photos.

carolann said...

Pretty bird fly to my house for a week. Oh a wow!

My neighbor yelled over to us this morning.

My red cardinal flew over to your yard.

We have the big pine tree yes they love it.

Only I see it fly in and out.

It goes to fast for a pic.


Like your pictures very much as always.

Jeanne said...

Plenty of those little house sparrows here. They can empty a feeder real fast. Little stinkers!

Mari said...

Another set of lovely twitters. Bird watching is quite an inviting pastime. Happy Sunday to you :)

By the way thanks for directing me to "Inspired Sunday". I'm now a regular contributor there.

Sylvia K said...

Happy birds and I do love the painted bunting!! Sol colorful! I would love to see one, up close and personal! Your pic is the next best thing!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, always enjoy the variety of birds you have around your feeders. Thanks for sharing, love the pictures. Blessings Francine.

Janey and Co. said...

I agree with Sylvia...Would love to see a Bunting....and have my camera near!

Julia said...

I wonder what the birds are all talking about. It must be the quality of service at your feeder restaurant.
Such cute little beauties.
Hugs,
JB

Trollstubben foto said...

Great photos.
Karin

Revrunner said...

Ha! You're photos suddenly reminded me of the song. Remember it?

All god's creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

:-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I like the little blue bird, he is so cute!

Mary Kirkland said...

Always love the many birds you get to take pictures of.

DIMI said...

Great pictures and happy birds in your yard Tex!Love the Painted Bunting!!
Dimi...

Leovi Leovi said...

Nice pictures! These birds are very beautiful !!

Cindy said...

I always imagined a blue bird to have more colour, perhaps it is because as you say young. Lovely shots of birds, and I like the black bird, has character, beautiful

Sally Crowe said...

You have a wonderful love of nature, and I'm glad you share with us. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds all of them. The colours on the painted bunting are amazing.

Tamago said...

Cute birds! I never get bored watching them. There are fewer birds here now maybe because it's getting so cold.

Pom Pom said...

I love the blue feathers! You always take great bird photos!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What I would give to see a bluebird and a bunting. I know there are bluebirds around here, not sure of buntings. But I never see them.

Kerry said...

"I thought I ordered a coke" said the juvenile bluebird as he looked at his water.

RedPat said...

What a great mix of birds that you get, Tex!

Cher' Shots said...

Beautiful - when it gets cold and snowy up here; which it already has - my friend calls our winter birds our feathered blossoms.
'love & hugs from afar'

Barb said...

A bird spa at your house!

Anni said...

Wow...such a fabulous collection of different birds. I've never seen a crow in my neck of the woods. Lucky you.


Thanks for sharing your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely birds, amd esp. The Painted Bunting!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The sparrow looking at the painted bunting in the third picture may be envious, or thinking, "How gaudy!"

Fjällripan said...

They are all so beautiful!! :D

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love the facial expressions of the juvenile painted buntings! The photo where the male painted bunting has his head inside the feeder is also special.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paula said...

I wonder if the Sparrow wonders how the Painted Bunting got so pretty.

Bethany Carson said...

The painted bunting is certainly a beauty!

Ms. A said...

I LOVE those male painted buntings! Can't get enough of them! Wish I could witness them for myself, much less capture a shot.

Hilary said...

I love that promise of colour on the juveniles.

Cloudia said...

"Roundup the usual suspects!"


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

Larry Ostby said...

I'm ready for warmer weather already. The Painted Bunting bunting is a beauty.

Stephen Hayes said...

Aside from color, the birds in the first few photos like rather similar. I wonder how different they seem to other birds.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love seeing the summer bird photos. :)

Our photos said...

Lovely colored birds. Very nice !

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I could use a little August weather to go with these photos! ;) Oh, I'm still stalking my first bunting in real-time. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Michelle said...

I always enjoy seeing birds at the bath :)

troutbirder said...

Surely that bird with the sparrows is a painted fake plastic model......:)

Terry and Linda said...

I actually think Sparrows are pretty. They are also annoying...but, oh well!
Linda
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Red said...

I'm not too friendly with house sparrows. They eat a lot of bby birds here.

Inger said...

Nice to see them together. I got a better idea of the bunting's size. And talk about size, it was interesting to see crows again (in L.A. and Pasadena) and realize how much smaller they are than our ravens here. We have no crows here at all, perhaps one crow species is enough.

magnoliasntea said...

Your juvenile bluebirds are so timid and fragile looking, so sweet. Love those color-loaded buntings. Have a great evening!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

On a gray dreary day here in Virginia, this series of photos has provided a much needed spot of color! :-)

Munir said...

One can fall in love with nature( if they are not already) when they look at hose strokes. Thank you so much for taking the pics and then sharing with all of us.

bailey-road.com said...

Where did summer go? We're expecting quite a snowfall tonight and tomorrow.
Love seeing your juvenile bluebirds and buntings. They look so sweet.

Donna said...

I sure do love those painted buntings!

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice shots! The Bunting and the Bluebird are both high on my List: "Wanna See!"

Dicky Bird said...

Nice pictures. Love the colors.

Lynne said...

I wonder what less colorful of the birds think when a Painted Bunting appears . . . I wonder if they see color . . .

Stephanie Faris said...

The coloring on the crow makes it look almost iridescent. Great pictures!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Beautiful Painted Buntings! I sure want to see some in real life. Have a pleasant coming week and stay warm!

Randy said...

Love the little blue one.

Marie Flutterby said...

Beautifully colored little fella and how adorable as well; just love little birds they're so cute.

Excellent captures my friend!

My Phlog

Stephanie said...

Nice bird shots! :-))

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Love the different birds that show up at your place. The brown of the sparrows contrasts so nicely with the bright colors of the buntings. They're all beautiful!

Are you experiencing the cold that I see Texas is getting?

KB Bear said...

I'll never stop being in awe of those painted buntings! So beautiful. And, I'm surprised you have eastern bluebirds so far west!

Paul said...

Nice variety of feathered visitors!

Small City Scenes said...

What a bright bird compared to the sweet Sparrows. MB

pattisjarrett said...

Surely you have enough Painted Buntings to share!

S. J. Qualls said...

Nice to see some birds - ours are hiding, trying to stay out of the cold and rain.

Made by KKann said...

That colourful bird is so pretty.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The sparrow is pissed he didn't get the notice that formal attire was expected for dinner.

karmnik54 said...

Prawie identyczne jak nasze wróble:)

mrsbearfoot said...

Sure do like the Painted Bunting but I also think the juvenile Eastern Bluebird is quite sweet. :)

Lindy

NatureFootstep said...

so nice to see them. :)

Helma said...

Sparrows and a beautiful Painted Bunting at your feeder silo. The young Painted Bunting I find beautiful to see. Your birds are so much nicer than ours.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful August photos! So nice to see now that we are so cold.

Margie said...

Such a variety! Lucky ducky you are T!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fun looking at this post at the same time as your beautiful horses in the one below.... really points up the magic of your ranch! What a bit of paradise you have there.

Grandma C said...

So many pretty birds! :)

Gail Dixon said...

You've got such a great place for all these special birds and critters. What joy it must bring you. I know it would me.

Anita said...

Ahhhh... so cute!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! At least the first group knows how to share...

Marie said...

You wonder if the house sparrows are jealous of the painted bunting, like Joseph's brothers, because of his "coat of many colors." :-) Love the sweet female bluebird too.

Margaret said...

i'm always impressed you know the names of all the birds.

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