Tuesday, February 3, 2009
More Birds and Relaxing...
There's a few things nice about winter.
First- you have no choice but to relax, sit back and catch up on your reading or watch TV.
Second- you can keep your nails looking good since you're not spending any time in the dirt.
Third - you get to gain weight and get stiff muscles because...well we're just not as active. Ok that's NOT a good thing but it's true!
Forth-there's less material for posting...well that applies to me and some others. Anyway this means less people are posting frequently sooo...less time reading and working on the computer.
Have to admit I love gardening and blogging but this little break of only getting online a few times a week is, in a way, kinda relaxing !
Now, here come the BIRDS !
Not sure why but now we have Grackles and Starlings galore.
Been making my own suet and this seems to attract more big birds NOT too desirable, as opposed to beautiful woodpeckers.
We used to get these two varieties of woodpecker everyday......not now :(
Red-bellied Woodpecker Male
Red-bellied Woodpecker Female
Downy Woodpecker Male
Downy Woodpecker Female
Same Sparrow as above but more mature...different light,angle and temperature outside. I remember Kim saying it was hard for her to ID some birds...these elements play a part in the difficulty to ID them.
Plus your bird guide book often only has one picture of each species and you really need more pics to ID easily.
This page from E.J. Peiker might be helpful.