Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ONE WORD WEDNESDAY


Thanks

Photo by Jerry H. Carpenter


It is sooooo cold now.  I know the birds are thankful for their seeds and suet.  They need the energy to keep going during these cold winter days.  And I am thankful I can stand at my window and watch them every day.  A flash of red, or blue; the little round Carolina Wrens eating the dried mealworms (which were purchased for the bluebirds but too late to entice them to stay).  Funny bird antics every day is so much better than reality t.v.!!


9 comments:

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I always love your sweetie's photos! And his captions are very clever.

Vandy said...

What a glorious brilliant colour. I wish we had such vibrant birds here - the best we seem to be able to do is the occasional blue tit.

Fabulous photo, Rhonda.

Maggie Latham said...

Wow! what a wonderful bird. We too put out bread crumbled up on our bird table for the little guys. We also have a woodpecker who loves peanuts....and sports some amazing colours. Thanks for sharing this Rhonda, and for reminding everyone that birds need our help with food in the cold weather.

RH Carpenter said...

LOL! The captions are mine but the photos are all Sweetie :) He loves taking pics of the birds.

Vandy, the bright red of the cardinal really stands out during the winter - I think they are more fluffed up, too, with the cold, so even brighter!

Maggie, he is a handsome thing and knows it :) Yes, we need to add a little fuel to our feathered friends, especially when it gets cold. We feed them all year round but make sure all the feeders are topped off during the cold months. We get so many coming for feeding, I know they appreciate it :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Cardinals and blue jays are two of the prettiest birds out there. A beautiful photo, Jerry. Looks like he stopped mid-snack and posed for you.

renate said...

Hi Rhonda:) Do you really have these kind of birds in your garden? Wow. Love the photo!

Carol Blackburn said...

I love it! The splash of color on an othewise bland background is gorgeous. Lucky you!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry. We have the cardinals, the bluejays, the red-bellied woodpeckers with their bright markings on their heads and even pileated woodpeckers, once in a while. Mostly the goldfinches and wrens, sparrows, nuthatches and tufted titmouse (mice?).

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol and Renate - yes, Renate, they are quite common here. The males are bright red, the females less red and more olive or brown with a touch of reddish color. They both have the peaks on their heads.