Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knitted Bird...

Busy times at the bird feeder once again. Today there is a whole flock of 'European Starlings' (Sturnus Vulgaris) visiting. When I was editing these photos I noticed they had knitted stitches on them!  {smile}
Here a couple more...

'What do you want?'

Also a beautiful (and one of my favorites) 'Evening Grossbeak' (Coccothraustes Vespertinus) came by...

And quite a few 'Northern Flickers' (Colaptes Auratus) were to be seen...

I finally had a good 3.1 mile/ 5k run today, albeit in the rain, but it all felt much better. The month of January has not been good in my running scenario but I'm still hopeful it will improve...

And here a bit of color during these dreary days...

PS I just came across this Flemish blog where they write a funny post about taking pictures of birds. I must say that I don't have a fancy set-up with cardboard boxes etc. like they have, but basically it is the same thing: just taking pictures through the kitchen window!
I don't know how the piece translates but I (as a Dutch person) always love to read the Flemish which is just a tad different from the Dutch... {smile}


  1. Aaaah mooie vogeltjes weer! En het lijkt inderdaad wel een gebreid jasje :)

  2. Lovley birds! It's spring in the air...
    Nice header you have ;)
    Have à nice day,

  3. I love their little knitted outfits! :) x

  4. I can't wait till the birds return north!!!! Spring will be in the air here in May, lol!
    Chris :o)

  5. Very nice pictures. I love the grosbeak pic. :)

    We get chickadees here at our feeders. Lately we've been getting a Flicker and Downy woodpecker as well. So nice to see all of your feathered friends.

    Those buds are so pretty! Can't wait to see some here in a couple of months.

  6. That little spotted bird is so sweet! I actually thought you had knitted some birds when I read your title!


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