Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mind sharing ....

Things have been pretty quiet in the back yard the last few weeks.  All the little ones have fledged and moved on.  A few regulars are here daily, though, like the Downy Woodpecker, the Titmouse and the Chickadees.  The finches show up now and then.  But I do miss all the others, especially the little hummers.

Lately, I've been enjoying the Titmouses.  I love their little blue feet and their warm yellows under their wings.


The other day I happened to catch the following exchange between Mr. Downy Woodpecker and Mr. Titmouse.  The photos aren't the best since I didn't have the right setting, but when I downloaded and looked at the images, I couldn't help but share them with you.  I think you'll get a chuckle out of the Titmouse.  He's so full of expression!
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I had just added some new suet and Mr. Woody Woodpecker was the first to check it out.  I think the series of photos need no explaining!















In the end, Mr. Titmouse leans around the corner to see if there is going to be a problem sharing.  But Mr. Woodpecker could care less ... he is busy pecking away! 

Hope you enjoyed!

Have a great day, friends!


42 comments:

Misty said...

HA! Too funny!

Ginny said...

Oh, this is so cute! I have never seen these two birds share anything before! You got wonderful pictures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved this post! I miss having bird feeders -- but neither of those two were backyard birds back when we owned bird feeders here in Oregon (and the house that went with them ;>) Your photos are remarkable -- and I appreciate seeing the whole series.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I too loved the post. Love your photos too. You have the most fun .
Way to go. The Birds at my feeder are still on watch for me as I am for them. I dont know why they hate me. I feed the buggers. Jeesh.

Dianne said...

What joy that bird feeder must bring you Reena when you see the many different varieties of bird life coming into your garden! Beautifully captured!

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

so cute Reena... it's very good feed them
oa.s

Arija said...

So cute! The titmouse seems to have rather large feet for such a little bird, they would never fit into the glass slipper.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've been noticing the Titmouse's (Tit-mice's?) around here lately, and seeing them and your great pictures reminds me I should start to fill my feeders again...

Sandra said...

their expression gave me my first smile of the morning. my niece says it has been raining in your area more than she likes.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fun series. :)) Very nice. They both look quite happy at the end.

Debi@7Gates said...

I'm so glad they agreed to share after all the fuss.

Jill said...

This is adorable!

I wish we had Titmouse here...there are so cute.

Woody said...

It's all good, they both got what they wanted. Nice series.

I've had no birds for weeks and yesterday, I found out why. With all this rain, the seed got wet and rotted. I cleaned, dried and refilled, but they are still snubbing their beaks.

TexWisGirl said...

i do love the titmice! their huge eyes and plucky sense of self... :)

Judy said...

Wonderful series of photos...A blue bird was the first to come back to the feeder, they have been gone during the summer months.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely birds aren't they?

Michaele said...

Oh I DID enjoy! I just love how you catch their sweet, sweet faces!

Catherine said...

Not too many birds left here in Saskatchewan now. Just the ever present sparrows.

Happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

My Journey With Candida said...

I think the winter birds are my favorite. They so need the food we provide, while the birds that come in the summer can usually find food anywhere.

As usual, great pictures.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

This made me smile, glad to see they were able to share. That reminds me, I need to go refill my feeders. :0)

Louise said...

That is a neat set of pictures. Titmouses (Titmice?) are one of my favorite, too. They always look so jaunty. No suet feeders around here. The coons, the skunk, or the fox, get them too quickly.

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Those are such great shots. I jsut love that last shot with both birds on the feeder.. And the shots with the birds in flight is awesome..

Happy Sunday!!

Sylvia K said...

What terrific captures, Reena! Such beautiful, delightful birds! Love the Titmice and their cocky attitude! Definitely made my morning! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Claudia said...

Absolutely delightful! I love seeing the wings in motion.

xo
Claudia

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images of the birds dining together.

Tricia said...

What a hoot they are! =)

Andrew said...

Wonderful birds to see Reena..
I love the flight shots.

Gillian Olson said...

Great action around the feeder.

Snapper II said...

Fantastic Photos.

Marcie said...

Wouldn't it be great to really understand what it is they're saying..and how they're communicating?!?!? Too cute!

Ann said...

spending my cold rainy sunday being lazy and reading a few blogs. Wonderful shots and so glad to see that the two of them could share.
I loved the photo of the cat in your last post too

Debbie said...

oh i love watching how they all interact....you can tell so much about them just by watching them.

these are cute, funny how much pleasure we derive from keeping an eye and a camera on them!!

Jazzi said...

Awww..so cute and they are so interesting!!

wags
Jazzi and addy

Kerri said...

Super series!

Joe said...

Now play nice boys. lol.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

That's really funny. The titmouse sure has his crest up!

ds said...

Oh, I can practically hear him screaming: Hey! Get outta my food!

Oliag said...

Love those action shots! I have always loved those sweet little titmouses...

Cheryl said...

Love love love that sequence of shots.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love your heart
to follow the magic:)
-Jen

Daryl said...

LOVE this ... he's all aflutter!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Terrific photos as usual! I'm missing my feeders... they're all packed away until we move into the "real" house next year.