Saturday, October 23, 2010

More Fall Visitors

Our new backyard is proving to be a great haven for birds. In just four weeks of living here I've made a yard-list of 27 different species that have visited so far, the most recent being a Northern Shrike that caught a House Sparrow and devoured it in the confines of our Hawthorn Tree!

Here are a couple of new photos :

Golden-crowned Kinglet - We had 2 of these speedy little guys show up recently:




Red-breasted Nuthatch - These little birds are becoming very tame now :



Purple Finch - We had a female show up, then this beautiful male the following day:




Common Yellowthroat - This handsome male showed up at our old yard right before we moved :



My 2 calendars are ready from the printers now and have turned out very nice ( if I dare to say so myself )
Anyone wanting a copy (or copies) of either, can email me for a preview of every page.

13 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Nick..Look at that, now the birds are coming to you...pretty good deal!!
The Kinglet is a real cutie... nice picture of all these colorfull guys!!

Dominic Gendron said...

Very nice serie! I love the kinglet images, the background on the 1st one is amazing!

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shots Nick.
Your Golden-crowned Kinglet is so much like the Goldcrest here.
Great captures.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Nick. Nice collection. 27 in 4 weeks; that's one more than I've seen in my garden all year. You obviously made the right choice for your new home. Cheers FAB.

Chris said...

Wow Nick, I'm crying at the two first ones... I've been trying to get a goldcrest like crazy this year and did not succeed and you come with this ;-) Congrats this set of images is just perfect once again!

Nick S said...

Haha sorry Chris. I've tried for years too to get one of these little fireballs, and then I get 2 visit my backyard to practice on !

Thanks for the kind comments friends.

Barty said...

Nick, I am glad you stumbled upon my blog too !! Otherwise I would not know of your excellent blog and gallery. Lovely picks, just added Saskatchewan to my "gotta visit " list !!

Kathy H said...

Hi Nick, I just love the first kinglet photo on this post. Tough guy!

Hilke Breder said...

Great images of the golden-crowned kinglet! They are so hard to get. You must have really good reflexes and don't ever hesitate. And be very patient, of course.

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys :-)

Kelly said...

...looks like you moved to the right place. Your golden-crowned k photos are spectacular.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous photos.

Sandy said...

Nick your photos are great!