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:

  1. 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.

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

    Greetings, Joop

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  3. 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!!

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

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

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

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  7. What a cute little bird :) Great captures!

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. 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!!

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

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

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

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  15. wow, karen, such gorgeous shots!

    i really like that last one.

    big hugs

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

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  17. Great photos. The little wren is especially beautiful!

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. Wonderful bird photos - such character

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

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  23. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Irene

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

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  30. What lovely visitors!

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  31. Nice little birds, I also like them.

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  32. THEY ARE JUST GORGEOUS, AND FANTASTIC SHOTS, Karen!

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  33. 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

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

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  35. Beautiful birds photos, Karen!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  36. 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.

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

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