Friday, April 8, 2011

Bird Watching

There hasn't been a huge variety of birds at my feeder lately so I take what I can get when it comes to the pictures.
The ones that do come around sure do like the peanut suet cake that I've been putting out. I was entertained watching this one bird try to get at the last little bit. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is a starling.




 And again, if I'm wrong with the identification here please let me know but I believe that the one in the back is a morning dove.

23 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I see those birds at my suet all day, and they have big appetites.

Catherine said...

I'll be happy when the birds of spring and summer return. Oh the joy of the first sighting of the Robin for the season ~ but I haven't seen him yet!!
xo Catherine

Bossy Betty said...

I love watching birds! This one looks determined.

Ginny said...

Yes, starling and mourning dove! But wait a minute, you have a stained glass birdhouse? How cool!!! A church for the birds!

Tanyia said...

Lovely :) I love doves!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes Ann... You have a Starling and a Mourning Dove.... Great pictures. That Starling doesn't quite know how to get to that last bite, does he????? ha ha

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

tahtimbo said...

Oh yes, those are very familiar visitors to our house...they are eating us out of house and home! When they're not eating, they're roosting on our roof or berm (the doves). Our cats just LOVE watching them :)

BeadedTail said...

Birds are so fun to watch! It seems so odd to see brown grass. Ours never goes brown. :)

LDH said...

Yup, a starling. I love the doves but not so much the starlings (or grackles). Sometimes they come in huge flocks and I have to leave the feeders empty for a bit until they move on.

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Awesome!

~Ron said...

It looks like the dove and the black bird get along pretty good together :-)

Grace said...

Wow - what great photos - you can see every detail - why I can almost hear them chirp and coo!

gayle said...

I wish I knew more about bird names like my dad did! Love the great pictures!

HalfCrazy said...

Hey there!

I don't know much about birds. They all look the same for me. Winged creatures. Haha, I wonder if that bird ever got the food?

FishHawk said...

Two for two. WOO HOO!

Marg said...

I wish I could put out stuff for birds but with all these cats, it is almost impossible. I love to watch the birds. I think that is a starling and a Dove. I can't believe I knew what they are. Take care and have a great week end.

Russ said...

You got them right. I love the Doves. They almost sound and look like pigeons. The starlings on the hand are a nuisance. They chase the little birds away and they eat until nothing is in site.
Have a good weekend.

Jean said...

You nailed the IDs. I really like the angle of the pics of the Starling on the suet feeder. Hope to see more photos of your birds!

Ann said...

OK Blogger sucks, I just finished responding to each of you and got an error saying they couldn't process my request. I'm not typing it all in again but thanks everyone. I appreciate all your comments.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Nice bird pics. The doves are always pretty. I'm not such a fan of the starlings.

Ann said...

sharkbytes I've noticed not many people are. I prefer others but I'll snap what I can get :)

Bill S. said...

Spring is sure fun with all the summer birds showing up to entertain us.

Sandee said...

I'm terrible at knowing what birds are. I know sparrows, hummingbirds and scrub jays and that's about it for the birds around here.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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