Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yard Birds - 2

A couple of firsts for me this week.
 
This little Carolina Wren made a very brief visit. 
The pics aren't that good, it was near dusk and I was shooting through glass, but this is a new bird for me, so I was pretty excited to see it, AND get some photos!
I know these little guys are not rare to a lot of people, but they are rare for my area. They don't migrate, and I live slightly above the northern most tip of their range.

We have had very warm summer-like weather this autumn, and we if have a mild winter, I may see more of them!

 
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A returning bird - First Of Season
 
Red-breasted Nuthatch
I love the vibrant red (orange) colouration at this time of year. It fades somewhat during the winter.
 
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47 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...wow....WOW!!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

I love the Carolina wren and your shots are great! We have one resident in our yard, but he's very shy. Kudos on the nuthatch. Wow! What vibrant color.

Joop Zand said...

Good shots Karen.....lovely these little birds.

Greetings, Joop

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful birds and great shots of the little Carolina Wren!! Always fun to capture a new one! Delightful shots for the day as always, Karen!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

TexWisGirl said...

YAY for getting to see the wren! i love those little sprites! jealous of your red-breasted nuthatch! so pretty!

Buckeroomama said...

The wren is so adorable! You got some great captures of the little one. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your pictures are wonderful! I love the little wren. I don't see them often.

Birgitta said...

What a cute little bird :) Great captures!

Terri Buster said...

Cute yard birds!!

Rambling Woods said...

I would be excited as I don't see them at all. Cute !! I usually get a red nutty for the winter, but I read that this year's seed crops were good in Canada and there won't be as many visitors coming my way for food... Michelle

Dave said...

A new garden species,What a thrill..... great post and thanks for sharing

Andrew Fulton said...

They are so similar to our Wrens and Nuthatches...lovely little birds I see in my garden.

Debbie said...

wonderful visitors!!

i rarely see the carolina wren but have been seeing them a lil more the last few seasons!!

i also see the red breasted nuthatch but last year was the first time!!

he has on his brightest orange for fall!!

Phil Slade said...

Well done in spotting the Carolina Karen and it's always good to see pictures of Red-breasted Nuthatches, they are smart looking birds.

Dimple said...

I like these photos! Neither of these birds visits me, although I do see nuthatches with pink breasts regularly.

RedPat said...

I saw a nuthatch on Sunday but have never seen that wren before. You must have good clean windows - the shots are great!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, karen, such gorgeous shots!

i really like that last one.

big hugs

Gunilla Bäck said...

The wren is so adorable!

MyMaracas said...

I think your shots are great! We don't see either of these birds at our feeders. Thanks for sharing them.
:-)

mick said...

Great photos. The little wren is especially beautiful!

Elephant's Child said...

Both are new to me - and fill me with delight. Thank you.

Carver said...

Great shots. I love carolina wrens and nuthatches. They move so fast I usually don't get shots of them.

genie said...

At least you had a CLEAN window. My pictures thru the glass on the window or door are always failures. These are fine.This little bird is so sweet and piggy. He looks to have a full belly. Lovely captures. genie

Leora said...

Wonderful bird photos - such character

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds.

Jim said...

I like the colours.

Liz said...

Such lovely birds!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Great shots of both birds.

Indrani said...

So cute! You got it in all poses. :)

Carletta said...

I'd say you got some wonderful shots of the wren. I love the third one!
Seems funny seeing a red-breasted nuthatch. I usually don't see them.
Wonderful WBW post!

EG CameraGirl said...

Fantastic, Karen! I have never seen a Carolina Wren...so, yes, I AM a tad jealous. :))

Buttons said...

Oh I love everyone of these I also love the orange. Hug B

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You take the absolutely most amazing photos, these bird photos are incredible, what a treat to behold.

tradgardssurr said...

Im impressed, Birds are soo difficult to come close enough! Good work!

Irene said...

Great captures..... lovely little birds :)

Irene

aspiritofsimplicity said...

We don't have either of those birds up here in MA at least not that I am familiar with. They are so pretty.

ladyfi said...

What lovely visitors!

Majoros László said...

Nice little birds, I also like them.

Beyond Wandering said...

THEY ARE JUST GORGEOUS, AND FANTASTIC SHOTS, Karen!

Cutella said...

Cute bird!

Stewart M said...

What splendid yard birds! The Wren seems to have a much larger beak than the wrens in the UK - could just be my imagination!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful birds you have in your yard!
Very nice photographs of them, too!

Our photos said...

Beautiful birds photos, Karen!
Greetings, RW & SK

retriever said...

Gorgeous fotos, love much!

Louisette said...

Romantiek composition.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a cute little guy the wren is -- and if a bird is new to you it is a new bird and exciting, no matter how many other people have seen it. (Of course for amateur me, anytime I can get a photo it is an exciting bird --even if I've seen it a million times!) Love your nuthatches too.

Les... said...

great catches and additions to the list! well done *VBS*