Monday, January 21, 2008

Camouflage


Can you spot the hidden goldfinches? A whole flock is hanging out in the winter skeleton of the mock orange. Despite the drippy, snowy, frigid weather they are sprinting back and forth to the thistle socks on the back porch. Only two quail have been so brave, scuffling around below the seed feeders. There is also a scrub jay, sitting on the fence, ready to do battle with anyone who dares to raid his suet feeder. No one has shown up to take the challenge. Too cold and drippy, I guess.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Love those little birdies - so sweet aren't they? Now that the kestrel has gone, our's are starting to come back.

Beryl said...

You're a good person, Amy. All those birdies thank you from the bottom of their gizzards for providing for them. I'm always amazed at how they can survive in the cold and snow -- especially the little Anna's hummingbirds that were parked on their respective feeders for most the the day.

Birdsong said...

Oh, what great photos!! I wish I were home more, to keep up on feeders as I used to... nowadays, I plant for hummers to feed in our yard during the warmer months, but miss the wintertime activities.