Friday, January 15, 2010

Winter Birds & Contest Winners

Thank you all very much for entering the blogaversary giveaway! The winners are:
Grand Prize (Gloves and Garden Knife) - Randy
Runners-Up (Gloves) - Meredith and Becca
I'll be in touch with y'all very soon for mailing information.

I still haven't had much time to play around with the new camera, but I got these shots of birds (through the dirty window) earlier this week. This is an awful picture with that bubbly interference, but I love how you can see the Tufted Titmouse's fuzzy underside!

An action shot of another Tufted Titmouse cracking open a seed:
We have lots of Mourning Doves. (On a side note, it's hard to believe that grass is coming back!)

This is the first year I've seen House Finches here. They are much more social than most of the birds that
visit our feeder.

One last thing: Thanks to Catherine @ A Gardener in Progress for assistance with and inspiration for
changing up my blog layout!

Have a great weekend!


Bangchik said...

I dont know, but the more I look at the first bird, the more it resemble a wise old character.... Nice birds and excellent pictures.

Janet said...

Congrats to the winners! I know how hard it is to get good bird pictures, you have done well!
Like the new layout, looks nice.

Meredith said...

Oh, wow, I won! I'm amazed, actually.

I think those are really good photos, especially of the titmice who are notoriously unwilling to pose for photos for me. They are my favorite birds, too. And in spite of the bubbly interference, that first shot really gets me, so much character. :)

By the way, I like your new "about" blurb. (That wasn't there before; was it?) I also enjoy Wii bowling and have managed to win against my husband whenever we get a chance to play. ;)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What great pictures! I love those Tufted Titmouse, what cute birds. We don't get them here.
Congratulations to the winners and a year of blogging!

Jean said...

I'm a sucker for bird shots! I think your titmouse photo is fine and very cute. Like your new layout!

Country Mouse said...

I like the soft fuzzy feathers on the titmouse photo also. I haven't been taking bird shots lately, and we've had some flocks passing through on their seasonal rounds. I'll have to get myself out there with the zoom lens one fine day. today is rainy though, curtailing much needed weeding.

KMG said...

Good picts! I want a new camera real bad but can't justify the one I want. I'm mad at myself for being a couch potato latly and missing your contest - what a great idea.

Rosey Pollen said...

I have not succeeded in my quest for great bird pictures, how do you get them to be so well mannered? I love the mouring dove... so beatuiful

Becca's Dirt said...

Great photos. I love the new camera. Thank you for the gloves. I can't wait to put them to good use.

Lisa Blair said...

Ginger - I love the new blog design. Congrats to the winners!

Dirt Princess said...

Awww....I hate I missed it! Those pics are great! I haven't gotten aby birds yet