Branches and Birds

This was going to be a photo essay on branches, the sunlight hitting them in just the right way the other morning, revealing so much texture, depth, and color.

But I have a bird feeder underneath these branches, and the birds kept getting in the way of my branch photos.


So I gave in and started focusing on them instead.

I didn't know that wrens ate seed!

Don't think that expensive Safflower seed is squirrel-proof.
Some of them do like it!
Um, why is this water hard?

House finch (behind the feeder) brings even more color to the party!

I didn't completely give up on the branches though...

Neither the bird photos nor the branch photos turned out great, but sometimes Nature doesn't reveal itself perfectly.

Watching birds at a feeder in winter is like watching the fish in the pond during the summer -- I could do it for hours I think.


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outlawgardener  – (January 5, 2016 at 9:34 AM)  

Funny how nature messes with your plans sometimes. Your bird shots are adorable and since I no longer feed the birds, other than the hummers, (too much rodent interest in free food)it's nice to enjoy watching them vicariously through your images.

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (January 5, 2016 at 10:08 AM)  

You have some mighty fine looking birds there! Aside from the hummers and the scrub jays, most of our birds seem to be of the nondescript brown variety.

Hoover Boo  – (January 5, 2016 at 9:12 PM)  

Fun to see the birds at your feeder. I've not seen the one with the orange bill--beautiful!

Jeanette  – (January 6, 2016 at 6:06 AM)  

Love those birds. I agree that one can watch birds for hours, especially after a snowfall.

Renee  – (January 7, 2016 at 10:46 PM)  

Your birds are so colorful, even in the winter! Everything that visits my garden is some shade of brown feathers. I wonder if squirrels develop specific tastes, depending on what you have available for them to eat?

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