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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Marches On

I spent some time at the feeder and the usual suspects were hanging around. This pair of house finches struck a pose that is Japanese in tone.

            A Black Capped Chickadee throws out his wings and deftly finds the perch and a free lunch.

 These guys and dolls will be around all winter, they are not afraid of a little cold weather. Even when the temperature drops to 10 or 15 degrees below zero they do not seek warmer climates. They are well designed to survive.


  1. That's so great that you noticed how Japanese-y the first photo is! The bottom bird especially :-)

  2. I am SO glad you found me! lol Thank you for visiting my blog--thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures...WOW!

    These just fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

  3. "Japanese-y" My word of the day!
    I saw an exhibit of Van Gogh's collection of Japanese prints when I was younger and one has to be astonished at the balance of the compositions and the tranquility expressed in them.

  4. Cool flight shots - hard to get! Those house sparrows are doing a little dance for you, very nice. And hey! Thanks a bunch for the comment on the blog, I really appreciate the good words and compliment. I definitely understand where the sentiment about watermarks comes from, it is a shame that it's gotta be done, agreed. Gonna check out more of your blog- thanks :)