• Winter Birds ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden

    Posted on January 24, 2014 by in Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Cardinal at the feeder

    Cardinal at the feeder


    During the cold winter months, and especially when it snows, I keep the birdfeeders filled. Snapping pictures of our winged visitors is pretty tricky with my little pocket-sized camera. I do the best I can photographing them through the windows and from the front porch swing. This winter I placed birdfeeders in my front windowboxes so I could get even closer. But getting a great shot is hard when the little beaked wonders are way faster than I am! Peanuts, suet, seed mix, stale bread , dried corn and fruit offerings are set out not only for dining but to lure my subjects and keep them for a bit. Even so, getting decent pictures often takes dozens of tries!  Little wrens and chickadees have been the most elusive. By the time I focus, they are gone!  Each frame is even more special to me because it wasn’t so easy. I hope you enjoy seeing them, too.

    American Robin getting a drink https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    American Robin getting a drink

    Male Blue Jay https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Male Blue Jay

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker

    Female Cardinal https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Female Cardinal

    snowy dinner https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    snowy dinner

    birdfeeder during a snow https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    birdfeeder during a snow

    birdhouse in the snow https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    birdhouse in the snow

    Cardinal waiting for the feeder https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Cardinal waiting for the feeder

    Male Cardinal & Junco https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Male Cardinal & Junco

    Cardinal in the snow https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Cardinal in the snow

    Tufted Titmouse having breakfast https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Tufted Titmouse having breakfast

    Blue Jay eating a peanut https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Blue Jay eating a peanut

    feeding House Sparrow https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    feeding House Sparrow

    winter cardinal https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    winter cardinal

    winter cardinal https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-birds-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    winter cardinal

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Jen says:

    Your photos are absolutely stunning! The blue jay eating a peanut is my favorite. His color is so vibrant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing these pictures.

    • Barb says:

      Thanks, Jen! These photos weren’t easy to take and I’m thrilled you enjoyed them. The Blue Jay pictures are probably my favorites too!

  2. Sara says:

    Oh my…where do you live? Please come visit me and help me make my yard a bird sanctuary 🙂

    • Barb says:

      Hi, Sara! We live in Northern Delaware but you can make a bird sanctuary wherever you are too! Just provide food, water and shelter and have fun getting creative as you do it!


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