Saturday, November 05, 2022

Some Winter Birds


I used to photograph birds all the time. I would put the winter feeders in the tree outside the window, and in the summer, I would walk early in the morning to capture them. It doesn't happen anymore because now I'm disabled and I can't even provide for the feeders any longer because the snow gets so deep.

White-breasted nuthatch

I have closed my Facebook account, and downloaded all of the photos I had there. I'm organizing them and came across these. There is no rhyme or reason to the selection: they were simply together in  one folder that Facebook sent me. I don't know the dates or whether I reported them to iNaturalist back then. But it is fun remembering how I kept busy in winter back in the day.


We get huge irruptions of redpolls here in the winter. They are so fun to watch and are very gregarious. There are two kinds, and I photographed both but can't remember them at the moment. To tell the truth, I'm so tired after the October spider series of posts that I can't bear to identify or write much about animals this weekend. These are more for memories than education.

Mourning dove

Goose on a neighbor's farm



I hope you enjoyed these and I also hope your weather and mine stays warm so that we don't need to burn oil (although I am beginning to worry about what this warm weather will mean for plants and overwintering animals).

Saturday's Critters at
Viewing Nature with Eileen



  1. Hello,
    I love your feeder birds, the Redpolls are a favorite. I wish they were seen here more often, maybe once every few years they show up in my area. Your birds and photos are beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

  2. I love the pretty birds and the goose is a cute photo too. Take care!

  3. I was so very excited in late winter of this year, that a Red Poll stopped here on my thistle feeders for a couple days. I have never noticed one before this far south of Lake Erie. I really enjoy your photos of some.

  4. Your photos are so pretty. Love the Mourning Doves♥

  5. Your photos are beautiful, the goose is my favorite and your header is nice too.

  6. I'm excited to see your Common Redpolls. Makes a change from our UK Lesser Redpolls. Stay positive and birding.

  7. I've always like the Redpolls but don't see them very often here in the city.

  8. Such lovely photos of winter birds ~ delightful ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Feeding the. birds is definitely a great way to be amused. I see our feeders from my place at the dinner table, and love watching.

    best… mae at

  10. beautiful critters...
    we saw Chickadee in our backyard... nice bird.

  11. Here Evening Grosbeaks have moved south this year, so perhaps it will be a good winter for Common Redpolls too. I always delight in having them visit my backyard feeders, which are already very active I am happy to report. I have to remember to bring the feeders in at night or marauding raccoons dash them to the ground. If it ever gets cold they will hole up and cease their nocturnal wanderings and then I will leave them out overnight.

  12. Wonderful photos of the birds.
    I love the redpolls, I've never been able to photograph them myself.
    Greetings Irma

  13. Love all your photos, especially the mourning dove searching for food in the snow. It is difficult when one can no longer do some of the things they love. I know that feeling all too well. I hope you enjoy your birds as much as you can.


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