Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Break Birdwatching, Mountain View, NC

 We were greeted in NC by Blue Jays

 And the South's friendliest Mockingbird
 And the waxing Christmas moon
Along with various flightless waterfowl...heh...
 Feathered friends from Canada, eh!

And the occasional flying Hippo!
Along with Cardinals, of course
We saw this Red-shouldered Hawk on Christmas Day!

 Full Moon

 Moon Ring

 Cardinals everywhere!

Red-bellied Kibble thief

 A bad influence on the sparrows...
Mourning Doves

Male House finch
 Gold Finch
 Female House Finch
Dining together
 Tufted Titmice

 And Carolina Chickadees

As well as the Occasional Bovid!

Lord Protector of said Bovids
And, finally, another, ginormous red-shouldered hawk!


The Bug said...

I love everything about this post - ha!

Karen said...

You remind me of St. Francis in your keeping company with God's creatures.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Love those cardinals, Mike. Happy New Year!

Stevie Taylor said...

Looks like all the birds at our feeders. Except for that hawk. Ours is the red-tailed kind. And the Great Pyr never lets him get too close. Boy, that hawk hates that dog :) Stevie @

Nance said...

How can anyone not love a bluejay?