Friday, January 15, 2010

Feathered Visitors

These little cuties have been showing up in my backyard lately. I'm not sure what kind of birds they are...but they are almost tame. They let me get very close...and when I do get close...theydon't fly away
they just kind of hop away. Some of them have the bright lemon yellow belly and the others a have just a light yellow but mostly gray belly
I am pretty sure the bright yellow would be the males...since male birds are usually prettier than the females. They are happy, tiny birds that sing a pretty little tune.
There are many birds that choose to stay here in Southeast, Texas for the Winter months...but I don't think that I have ever seen these little guys before.


  1. Hope you feeling better with each passing day.And ...the tattoo... can I just say that I love it?Two myself.Not from my early wild years... more like from my old,life is really crazy now, years!1Anyway,just had to mention it.

  2. They are certainly beautiful. :) Did you take these pictures yourself? If so, I'm quite impressed that you were able to capture the image before they flew away. Lol.

  3. I figured they were headed to Florida and got caught in all this freezing weather.
    I have been feeding them..hopefully they will come visit often.
    Yes I took the pictures...I always have my camera with me.

  4. Thanks Heather. My knee is feeling quite a bit better today. I am very pleased and looking forward to getting back to my normal routine.
    I got my tattoo...I should say tattoo's because it started out as two long stem roses on the side of my leg.. and then I went back a couple of years later and he wrapped them around my ankle.
    It's time for another but I just haven't decided what I want yet.

  5. Tattoos? I have two tribals, had them about 10-15 yrs...
    Cute bird pics...
    Have a great, relaxing SITS Sunday,
    greetings from sunny Cairo!

  6. Aww, they're so cute, I love them. I don't know what they're called, though :(

  7. I could sit on my porch all day and watch the birds. I feed them also and all kinds of birds come. I a glad your feeling better, That's a great idea to take it easy for a while.

  8. Hi Monica

    I believe they are yellow finches. We have them in the winter here. They turn the brightest most beautiful lemon yellow in the Spring--right before they leave. :-( Their very favorite thing to eat is niger seed. I buy it in the little nets and hang them on branches.

    Hope you are continuing to recover nicely!

  9. Hey Mystery...

    I think I may have figured out the little gray ones...check this out and me know what you think

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