Wild Bird Wednesday #114–Exercise Class

Today I’m featuring a few of my backyard friends, feathered–and otherwise. It’s beginning to feel like fall in Virginia, the humidity lessens, a nice breeze welcomes one to step outdoors, and the hours of daylight decrease a wee bit each day. Acorns are falling and the squirrels are burying them.

Song Sparrow demonstrates: Lean forward, stretch to the left, and touch your toes...

Song Sparrow demonstrates: Lean forward, stretch to the left, and touch your toes…

...and up...

…now stand up tall…

...stretch to the right...neck a little tight?...

…stretch to the right…neck a little tight?…

...look to the right and hold that stretch...

…look to the right and hold that stretch…

Brown Thrasher...

Brown Thrasher demonstrates…

...demonstrates the plank position...work those abs!

…the plank position…work those abs!

And here we have Downward-facing Dog.

And here we have Downward-facing Dog Squirrel.

That’s your workout for the day–carry on! Happy Wednesday!

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Wild Bird Wednesday–Snow Day

 SNOW DAY
January 22, 2014

It isn't often a blanket of snow covers our yard.

It isn’t often a blanket of snow covers our yard.

Birds left quite a few footprints under the feeder.

Birds left footprints under the feeder.

Here's my icicle collection!

Here’s my icicle collection!

Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and if you look closely, the Brown Thrasher made itself a nice place to settle in for a nap.

Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and if you look closely, the Brown Thrasher made itself a nice place to settle in for a nap.

A male Cardinal adds a dash of color.

A male Northern Cardinal adds a dash of color.

Song Sparrow and female Northern Cardinal

Song Sparrow and female Northern Cardinal

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday on this snowy day–Thanks, Stewart

 

Wild Bird Wednesday–33

I wish I had better photos to post, but the weather hasn’t been cooperative. This is the first year a red-breasted nuthatch visited our feeders. Today, in the pouring rain, it came to the peanut feeder closest to the window, and stayed long enough for me to grab the camera. They don’t seem to mind hanging upside down, at all. It’s a tiny bird, 4 inches (11 cm). 

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Last week I posted the male cardinal, and have been trying to get a good shot of his mate this week. This was the best I could get. At least you can see her coloration and perky crest. She’s a beauty.

Female Northern Cardinal

Female Northern Cardinal

The Brown Thrasher visited this week, too.

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

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