Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Welcome to our house

This year Autumn has been exciting around the bird feeders, as we have had some new visitors stop by.

I was surprised and excited to see a small flock of evening grosbeaks land in a tree a short distance from the feeder, then a few at a time would fly down to feed.

They don't seem to be very nervous about me being pressed up against the kitchen window, a few feet away, taking their pictures.

The Grosbeak and Housefinch had a few words about who should be at the feeder. Neither one stood down and they both eventually settled to eat at the same time.

The males are very handsome with their bright yellow feathers.

It is a busy time at the feeding station during the coldest days.


Alison said...

Great pictures! Love the grosbeaks, we get them too.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Great shots! We don't have our feeders up. We better get busy. We do have lots of seed heads, though.

lifeshighway said...

You took some really great shots through your window, I never had much luck with that. I don't have grosbeaks at my feeder, quite a handsome fellow.

Friend of HK said...

what an interesting moment that the two birds were arguing! Great capture!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Wonderful images! They certainly love your place! My favorite shot is the last one because of the bird on the left.

meemsnyc said...

What pretty birds that you had visiting. Adorable.

Darla said...

You did capture these birds beautifully. I love yellow birds!

Laura said...

Those birds are so fun to watch. They have their squabbles just like any of us! Lol!

Carrie said...

goodness more stunning beauties i have never seen. you take fab photos that capture cheeky personalities - lovely x