Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Header Competition # 20 - See the Birdie

The header theme this week by myself and is "See the Birdie". Mac,TomDarlaMarthaGail's Man and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week.


I wanted to choose the neatest birdie I have seen lately. The Red Bellied Woodpecker on the far feeder. This was the action birdie I really liked.

My House Sparrow certainly was a cute birdie.
This Morning Dove looked like a neat birdie in its snow nest and certainly had a chance.
These Common Grackles where pretty feisty birdies.
Here are a pair of Dark Eyed Juncos. I spilled some bird seed on the deck that brought them in. They are a neat birdie.
Then I thought of this Red Bellied Woodpecker which also came to the bird seed. What great colors on this birdie.
But I chose a pair of Downy Woodpeckers on the suet feeder. They are a really cool birdies. The female was really giving me a look.

32 comments:

Martha's Menagerie said...

Excellent "birdie" header and entry. I especially like the very last photo, pretty birdie :-)

imac said...

I see your wonderful birdies Tom

Tom said...

Fantastic to get these in your garden.... The Downy's have become a favourite Wood Pecker of mine since I started blogging so great to see them in your header... Like Martha I do like that last picture...

Gail's Man said...

A good selection of well fed birds. They obviously know where to come for their in flight catering.

Darla said...

Beautiful header...your birds have been plentiful too.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I love your header image! Darling!

The woodpecker pictures are my absolute favorite. I adore woodpeckers!

Blessings,
Lacy

Gaelyn said...

Nice collection of bird shots Tom. Have you invested in bird seed stock? ;-)

Hilary said...

What a great group of photos. You gotta love those little Downy woodpeckers. They're so sweet, bold and curious. I've had them watch and wait while I add new seed to the feeder and hop onto it before I even turn to walk away. I need to remember my camera when I'm refilling seed! Nicely done. :)

blog with no name said...

Woodpeckers are the craziest people! We have them here too, just not like that one. Nice camera work!

Tina said...

It's so nice such a variety of birds at your feeders! The woodpeckers always add such flair with their red heads and black and white backs! Good job..and cool header!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Great birdie pictures... I love the little Downy ones too!!!!!

We're having a wonderful time in Arkansas.. We've taken a billion pictures!!! ha

Betsy

Bill S. said...

Great pictures. With all the snow and cold they will eat you out of house and home. This is the time that they will reward you with great pictures.

wenn said...

love the birds!

James said...

Great bird shots and I must say that your header certainly has a wow factor.

Rose said...

We seem to have the same visitors to our feeders...great shots here.

Pietro said...

What beautiful birdies, Tom.
All nice pictures, I like very much the last one!

Lew said...

Great shots all!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Gosh Tpm, you are coming up with some fantastic stuff for your headers.

Jo said...

Excellent Tom, that female woodpecker sure is giving you the eye.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Your selection was the perfect one; I too would have chosen the same :)

Love Is In The Air, Love Is In Nature

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Tom, your header is outstanding!So...the female was kindly posing for your camera! It's sooo nice!
Cute set of birds pictures, thanks a lot!
Léia

Lanny said...

Oh I just love your birdies! I think you win hands down! Birds are just the very best thing for making a day seem a little brighter and lighter. The girls had an interesting event up in their room just now while I was looking at your wonderful birds. Anna couldn't figure out what was making an odd sound, sort grindy, sort of growly no, maybe rapid..., oh! It was a Northern Flicker tapping on our metal roof!

Renee said...

I get jealous of shots like these. I don't have any nice birdies that come by. Our home owners' association forbids bird feeders :(
I'll just come here to see the birds from now on!

Johnny Nutcase said...

so many great birds! i love the mourning dove in the snow though - very cute! Love the downies and red-bellied too! Great shots! your porch looks popular!

The Blonde Duck said...

Cute little birds!

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the header. Great shots of the one in flight too.

KaHolly said...

And you chose well, but I can see that you had a difficult choice to make. Great shots! ~karen

Mary said...

I like the downy photo you chose and wish it has won...they are such nice birds to have come around each day.

Craver Vii said...

Thanks for identifying all these birds. I know so little about them.

Tipper said...

I love the header-and all the other birdies too!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes, she was!
She seemed to be saying you were interrupting her breakfast.

Jack and Joann said...

That female bird has a crush on you Fishing Guy!