Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dark-eyed Junco - SB Vermont backyard birding


The Eastern Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco male is dark gray to black and the female is brownish gray (to my eye). The white belly is an outstanding feature offset particularly on the male.




























 







                                                  Junco eating millet seed.
















Playing King of the hill. 



























































































Happy Birding

Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont


Photos taken with Cannon PS S3 IS

Friday, January 23, 2015

American Goldfinch - SB Vermont backyard birding


What can be found in SB, Vermont backyards that is golden yellow in the summer, though a bit faded and dimmer yellow in the winter? 




Answer: The sun and the American Goldfinch. 















































                             
Need to get my horns clipped.









               Didn't your mama tell you it is not polite to speak with your mouth full?














Anybody know what time it is?
                                                                 Can you hear what I hear?



                                                               I think I hear the dinner bell.







                                                              Breakfast with the girls.








                                                            Winter Flowers





Soon the sun and the goldfinches will be bright golden yellow again. 


Coming attractions


Happy  Backyard Birding

Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont


Photos taken with Cannon PSS3IS