Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Birds

We are lucky to have so many different birds visit our feeders.  And a little walk in the woods gives us glimpses of many more.  The weather here has been hot and the birds have been active.

White-breasted Nuthatch doing some tricks

 The Downy Woodpecker is feeding herself now
She hesitates a bit before taking off for the suet

 There seems to always be a goldfinch at the birdbath

 The juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker is getting a little bit of red on its gray head

Watching the birds helps to soothe us when we get too caught up in the politics of our state and nation.  The birds don't make demands or break promises; they just go about living as birds should live.  And providing us a respite for a while.


Lowcarb team member said...

What lovely photo's and they are so sharp. Great to see.

All the best Jan

KB said...

It's amazing to see how far ahead your birds are compared to ours. Wonderful photos!

I'll never forget that awful 9/11, sitting inside watching the horrible images on TV. Then, I needed a break. I stepped outside and the birds were all still singing. It did soothe my soul.

Cheryl said...

I can understand your turning to the birds for solace.
The daily grind can get us all down at times.

Wonderful images, enjoy my friend.

Ms. A said...

Birds are a pleasure to watch, I just wish I had more variety! Yours are lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love seeing the birds you see there. They do offer a respite and a glimpse into a different way of life.

Carolina Linthead said...

Love them all! Nuthatches live upside down...they are fun to watch. We remain connected from afar to NC politics. We have many friends fighting the good fight, but it is most upsetting what is going on. I cannot fathom Christians who believe their faith gives them the right to hate. And that's all I've got to say about that.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love your bird photos. They are awesome and you are so lucky to have these lovely birds visit your home.

Vicki Lane said...

NC politics are so lamentable just now that the birds make a lot more sense.

Ginnie said...

Cute pictures...the nuthatch loves to show off ! Speaking of politics ...what about that idiot Trump ? I'll bet the Republicans aren't too thrilled about that !!

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are all so lovely!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Ginnie - Re: Donald Trump. I think he will be good fodder for late night comedy.