Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Visit From The Girls

 Female Goldfinch
 
Female Downy Woodpecker (bad hair day)
 
I rarely saw these birds in the summer. Now, with the cooler weather, they have shown up the past few days.
 
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48 comments:

Icy BC said...

These ladies are beautiful! They are both my favorite females :)

Nancy J said...

These have that WOW factor, both truly picture-perfect. Hugs,.Jean

TexWisGirl said...

so very sweet! love the bad-hair-day look! :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love these and, yes, I love the bad-hair-day look, too!! Just grins and giggles I needed this morning!! Hope your week is going well, Karen!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The girls are beautiful - even on a bad hair day.

Felicia said...

fabulous captures Karen.

Judy said...

Gosh, Karen, you find such beauty.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see 'the girls' in your garden

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and birds.

EG CameraGirl said...

Really cute photo of the goldfinch!

Linda W. said...

Great shots, especially the woodpecker! That one made me laugh.

Frank said...

Two beauties.

Mersad said...

Wonderful catches. I really love the close-ups (and the little feather on the head of the woodpecker in the second shot!)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

mick said...

Great close-up photos and such beautiful detail on both birds.

Ela said...

Great to see these beauties in your garden ! Greetings :)

Adam Jones said...

Two wonderful birds, but really like the Downy Woodpecker.

Elephant's Child said...

WHAT a treat. Thank you.

Muffie said...

Loved seeing them -- bad hair and all!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...and beautiful girls they are!!

Carver said...

You are such a talented bird photographer. Great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty captures of the girls. They are two of my favorites..

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

we saw a bunch of different woodpeckers while on a kayakin' ride down the river. they really are beautiful birds. ( :

Stephanie said...

Both very pretty birds!

fredamans said...

Beautiful! I love how the are looking right at you!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful captures. I love the goldfinch. We're getting some here again after a break so I'm keeping the silo filled for them. Maybe they'll stay the winter again.

Gail Dixon said...

The female downy is precious! Loving the tan and yellow feathering of the goldfinch. Spectacular shots. So sharp and crisp.

RedPat said...

They are fattening up for the winter!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, absolutely superb photos.

David Gascoigne said...

What could be better than a visit from the girls?

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - as you may have gathered, I am a real fan of woodpeckers!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Phil Slade said...

Two wonderful shots Karen. Can't separate the two pictures but you caught the goldfinch in a really unusual way.

Buttons said...

The girls are beautiful Hug B

orchid Miyako said...

What gorgeous pictures of gold finch and Woodpecker♬♬♬ They are proud looking, even if a bad hair day:-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Lisa Gordon said...

They are adorable, Karen, and these photographs are wonderful.

Debbie said...

i saw my woodpeckers the other day and i realized i had not seen them all summer. i had forgotten about them!!

2 beautiful birds!!!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Such sweet little ladies. I wonder where they go to eat in the summer?

Andrés Sánchez Soto said...

Again my adnmiración transmit for their beautiful publications.

Congratulations and greetings :)

Rambling Woods said...

Awwwwww... Love the head tilt on the goldfinch and sweet woodpecker..... Michelle

Arija said...

Beautiful, your little ladies!

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous shots! Such beautiful birds!

My Odd Sock said...

Had to chuckle about the bad hair day.
Glad these ladies have returned.
Thanks for sharing!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice close portraits of the goldfinch and woodpecker. With all the warblers gone south we have time to enjoy them before the sparrows arrive.

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful girls, both of them. :)

Marie said...

Both so pretty!

Ileana said...

Beautiful, beatiful birds!:)

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings...

Les... said...

terrific studies of beaut birds *S*