Friday, January 08, 2010

Friday "Flowers": Tree Ornaments

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I have been out birding every day this week in grey, cold and windy conditions and have seen very few new birds for the January count. I will do an update post later for this week. I drove to Guelph, Ontario to a conservation area which has feeders set up and finally saw a variety of colourful birds at one time. Do enlarge this picture and see how many different species you can count. Of course we have no flowers blooming outdoors at this time of year, but the birds looked like ornaments on the bare branches. Below is a better picture of the actual feeder so you can see a couple of other birds who were in the picture at the same time.

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I have been updating two other blogs regularly. The Becka and I are planning to post a daily picture of our region on An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region. There are new recipes up as well on Come Home for Supper.


  1. I love it! The birds are bright and cheery on the bare brown branches. They do look like arnaments.

  2. Love seeing the cardinals especially; we don't see many around here -- at least I don't.

  3. That is my kind of ornaments.Very pretty.

  4. Hi Ruth.....the cardinals would make wonderful Christmas tree decorations....they look so very festive.....

  5. Love your ornamented tree. I never see that many cardinals at once here, yet thought they looked like decorations.

  6. I love the red against the drab brown..beautiful. I want to try your latest entry on your cooking looks great!

  7. That is an amazing picture with all the different birds. I counted from the two pictures...

    3 male cardinals
    1 female cardinal
    4 juncos
    1 woodpecker (hairy??)
    1 nuthatch (red/white ??)
    1 chickadee
    1 sparrow

    I think there is one more bird, but it could be a leaf. I wonder if you are not seeing birds because its just too cold? I hope you make your goal.

  8. Thanks for your comments. Cheryl, you were the only one who counted species and you got 6 different ones. The woodpecker is a Red-bellied Woodpecker and the sparrow is an American Tree Sparrow. There is a White-breasted Nuthatch on the tree as well.

  9. The best sort of decorations! I didn't even notice the Red-bellied Woodpecker until I enlarged the first photo. Beautiful!

  10. Oh that picture with all the little colorful birdies is too good to pass up! Set it as my new year's wallpaper!


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