Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday night's fog

left for awhile sometime on Thursday; I even got to see some sunshine and blue sky for a little bit. It also warmed up to somewhere in the mid-40s, and the combination seemed to cause a lot of activity on the deck. (Warning, random picture heaviness ahead!)
This Red-Bellied Woodpecker decided that the house side of the suet feeder would be an OK place to eat for a change.

Normally it eats from the other side of the feeder and peeks around to see if I am standing at the kitchen window watching. (Kind of reminds me of how Sadie used to go around to the back side of the island to see if she could convince a cooling loaf of bread to come down to visit her. Right. Like we couldn't hear her tags/nails/self giving her away. "Just because I can't see you, doesn't mean I don't know what you are doing.")

This dove was very cooperative about having a portrait session.



There were Downy Woodpeckers about,

as well as Blue Jays, but they were being very skittish. I felt lucky to get any pictures of them at all, even if it was shaking its head.

White-Breasted Nuthatch


There was also some activity in the yard,

that moved onto the deck.


There were also Goldfinches and a few other random birds.

Needless to say, all this deck activity caused a fair amount of indoor activity of chatter and moving back and forth from window to door for the best view.

The fog moved back in sometime during the afternoon.

Same spot, just zooming in on the neighbor's pasture,

and more zooming in on their barn (when Hubband first saw these, he thought I had walked down the road, but I hadn't moved).

The fog moved in on the back too, for some funny reason. It got a lot thicker and hasn't lifted much today.

On a totally unrelated note, I am making cheesecake tomorrow for a party Hubband and I are going to Sunday evening.


momlee said...

Thank you so much for sharing your yard and all it's inhabitants! And the views of the fog - not sure I would want to be driving in that.

Tiddy and Charlie. said...

You got some amazing photos! It's like a zoo,lol c x

bruce said...

what did Oribel think of the activity?

Nichole said...

Beautiful bird photos! Zeus wants to know if he can come visit you and your birdie friends...