Weekly Photo Challenge:Waiting

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There was some HUGE “waiting” going on at this feeder last winter when the snow had behaved badly and presented us with 19 inches of fluffy white flakes. The little Goldfinch screeching in with tail flaps down cracks me up with his birdie self. He is clueless to what awaits him……

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Apparently “waiting” can cause some irritability in the feathery birdie world just as it does for us humans. I think overcrowding and “waiting” had put the two Purple Finch ladies on their last birdie brain nerve. And now clueless Goldie is coming in for a landing! Hey, cue a little Peace on Earth please!

More great photos of “Waiting” here!

99 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge:Waiting

  1. Gorgeous pictures. When I am on the boat, i find myself staring at the birds for long periods of time. Here, although there are plenty of birds in the garden, I am less likely to spend time at the windows.
    We don’t have feeders as there are too many cats and foxes.

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    1. I understand about not having feeders Isobel. We have hawks that think we have set out a birdie buffet for them. I struggle with that every winter. Sitting on the boat watching birds. Now that is a great thought for retirement πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Gilly! The red bird is a male Northern Cardinal. The female looks like the bird in my header. And yes, we have stocked up on bird seed but we haven’t started feeding yet because they have had lots of nature’s food out there. But we will probably start feeding next week.

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  2. Beautiful pics as usual. I can identify with the birds. I sit on top of the oven and wait and wait for someone to put brownies in it and yes I do get irritated about it.

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    1. Hello Patti! Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy my visits to your blog πŸ™‚ I like the color shot of the older gentleman taking in the sunshine. I could do that and be happy. Outside is always better than inside if the weather allows!

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  3. Love these, Pix. I love the Goldfinch in flight and then the two birds (not the one with his butt in the air!) on the right looking like they are having a Real Serious conversation! The Cardinal is telling them to pipe down. Okay, that’s my take on the scene…LOL! I love to put captions to photos. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your visit Cheryl! We have had some Bluebird birdie stink eye because we haven’t started the meal worms yet. They actually hang by those bird feet on the tree nearest the porch and glare in! Enjoy your Monday!

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      1. At the cottage the humming birds hover and stare into the screen porch when their feeder is dry. When I’m filling the feeder, they flit inches from my head, buzzing like giant bees. Not shy at all … We stop feeding them in September so they will migrate and get out of the great white and frozen north to warmer climes for the winter.

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        1. “At the cottage” sounds so lovely Cheryl! I have a beautiful vision of a cottage and your screen porch with hummers squeaking and darting around. Can you tell I miss summer? It’s too dang cold here this morning in MissouREE!

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  4. Gorgeous photos Pix! And, please don’t ever stop talking. Your commentary takes the photos over the top. Love how you captured the birds mid flight and mid fight.

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    1. Good Morning Theresa! Thank you! Oh, I probably won’t be able not to say a few words ; ) Lots of birds in the yard right now and along my walk but we aren’t feeding them yet. Need to get the feeders out and set up the tripod! There were 9 Bluebirds in a burning bush yesterday, but I just couldn’t get the shot. Bah! It looked like a happy little bluebird Christmas tree. See, I can’t stop talking……

      Love your new header and your “waiting” post! http://thirdhandart.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/weekly-photo-challenge-waiting/

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    1. Well Hello There Sony! I am so glad to see you here Under the Oaks! Yes birds are adorable without one little doubt. Life would be boring without their feathery selves and their wonderful bird speak. Thank you for coming by and saying a few words about my post!

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      1. I’m impressed at how you related the story of the birds on those photos to this week’s photo challenge. That’s what I meant by the second sentence of the first comment. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Great picture! I would love to have something like this to look at out of my front window. I am thinking of putting one up in my porch but It is so busy that I don’t think it will bring any birdies. Unfortunately I live in an apartment, and my porch is right by the parkinglot and walkway…what do you think?

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    1. I think it’s worth a try! Where we buy our wild bird supplies they have feeders right by the entrance and the birds couldn’t care less, they munch their birdie hearts out. I have seen birds use feeders in the busiest places. Could be a little messy πŸ˜‰ Maybe stick to a tube feeder and feed sunflower pieces or hearts so you attract those brave little chickadees and titmousers and cut down on waste and mess. Or just get a simple kind of feeder and you will have more sparrows than you thought possible πŸ™‚ Also you could try one of the feeders that suction cup right to your front window. Good luck!!!

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  6. What a beautiful group of pictures! i must say, the wordpress winter “snow” works really well with them too, and that’s pretty atypical!
    I subscribe to Birds and Blooms Magazine (hard copy as well as electronic) and they publish readers’ photos every month. You should consider sending these along for publication!
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  7. Oh my God, wow. You have captured such a beautiful moment. Amazing birds.

    And photography is too good. I love the composition and the designs you have included it them. πŸ™‚

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  8. INCOMING!!! Hey you might have a Purple finch or two there too!! Remind me to get my act in gear and send you a nice suet recipe that I’m using. It’s fun easy and I think pretty cheap!

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