Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2011 #1
A new year and a new Birds and other mobile features in the garden thread to help get through the winter. It also lets me go back to calling it #1.
This thread is intended to give people a place to post photos and/or talk about birds, critters, wildlife, fish, whatever - topics you might not want to start a whole thread on, but are still garden-related. You can see the range of possible topics in the previous threads:
I have a new camera now (Canon PowerShot SX30 IS) with a longer optical zoom so I'm hoping to be able to shoot at much greater distances. Of course, every bird I've seen since I got the camera has been up close and I didn't need the extra zoom capacity. Detail seems better though.
Here is a female cardinal on the feeder with the classic cocked head attitude.
Two Carolina Wrens were at the suet feeder and the one on the left seems a bit embarrassed by the posture of the wren digging in (like dumpster diving).
This crow looked rather stately standing in the snow,
while these crows have snow all over their bills, almost like the Got Milk? ads.