I love just sitting in my birding chair or standing near our big tree watching the birds in the trees and at the feeders . We have had lots of Pine Siskins here this year and they are just so cute and not camera shy at all which is good for me lol !
I find these little Pine Siskins get mistaken for Goldfinch which can easily be done if your not familiar with birds and their markings or sounds and the beak shapes and sizes especially when they are in mixed in a group of Goldfinches !
Theses little guys just seem to ignore me as I got quite close to them to take their photos , this little guy here was keeping an eye on me though .
Then Mr Cardinal came along to see what all was going on and why I was so close to the other birdies !
I guess he was wanting to strike a pose or two for me and felt left out , I thought that was good of him thank you Mr Cardinal .
Oh I see now you just wanted to get some food , well help your self my feathered friend !
Well then I saw more different birds started to hang about me in the big tree wondering what was going on to and I got their photos as well ! Oh I was having so much fun taking their photos , watching and chatting to them .
Hello Downy !
Oh and a Hello to you to Mrs Goldfinch !
I see you Mr Robin !!
Oh your up there now eh? Mr Downy ! Yes we all love this big old tree ! It is over 100 years old and is our favourite tree isn’t it guys ! Yes I do talk to the birdies like this , they eventually get used to ones voice and become more calm with you and around you !
Then he came down to the feeder as he felt safe around me with my camera in hand ! Sometimes they are ok with people but sometime times them seeing a big black thing being pointed at them and the reflection of the lens frightens them so I use my lens hood on the end of my lenses it helps .
Mr & Mrs Dovey looking like they are have a conversation on Papa’s tool shed !
The Goldfinch finally have a chance at the feeder as the Pine Siskin take perch and rest .
Well Goldfinches that didn’t last long now did it lol ! This guy looked like he was doing an Elvis impression with his do like that , actually he was warning me trying to look big and tuff ! Same with this one on the other side !
Ok , Ok guys I will leave you to eat in peace GEESH !!! I can watch birds all day , they are such amazing creatures !
Oh and of course our Miggs who insists on laying on the few snow piles we have left !
Nature …. so full of wonder , amazement , power , intelligent’s , and beauty !
Until next time