Monday, January 14, 2013

My Winter Birds


my winter birds
coats of grey, brown and black
no flashy colors
their songs no more than
unmelodious tweets and chirps
when fighting for their space at the feeder
eating greedily, messily, and with very ill manners

but oh I find them enjoyable
as they peek in the window at me
wondering when I will be refilling their feeder
and hoping that cat that stalks them
stays safely behind the glass...




40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

too cute. made me snicker. :)

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how much Banjo would love to get to those little birdies.... I'm glad Banjo is on the inside and the birds are on the outside.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

I like the way you've processed these. Is Banjo "window shopping"?

BeadedTail said...

The Birdie Network gets really good reception in the winter! We love watching the birdies when they can't hide behind the leaves of the trees!

Purrs,
Angel & Isabella

Tammy Theriault said...

the photos with the poem were great!! thanks for sharing

BumbleVee said...

But.... the chickadees are still around and they are very cute and pretty coloured to me....and I love their little songs.... and also some others we call Mr. Chirpy.... they are house finches and have some reds on them....and today...some different ones than I have seen before ...not sure but I think they are junkoes....not even sure how to spell it... and only see them once in a while.... and the geese were playing around too...huge flocks of them today going round and round in circles.... it was a busy day for birds....

Linens and Royals said...

Lucky Banjo to be safe and warm inside, yet have such an interesting view. X

Ingrid said...

beautiful winter post Catherine........x

Crafting Queen said...

Great photos. HOpe spring comes soon for you. Take care. Anesha.

It's me said...

Owwww sweet Banjo !!..lobely day darling...we have also snow now in Holland!!...brrrr...i am off to work now !!..xxx...

troutbirder said...

My favorite winter hobby though Simba doesn't show much interest in the birdy going on....;)

Pam said...

Oh, these photos are lovely!

Madge Bloom said...

Ours 'chatter' when watching the birds constrained by glass... love that shot!

Sandra said...

I like and thank the Lord for the glass, sweet little birds

Brian said...

Snow Bird-TV looks like lots of fun!

Donna said...

a poet and I didn't know it? nice post, the dull soft gray pics are unique, good creative work! actually very calming and pretty post.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Lovely, and so pretty with the black and white photos.

If we didn't have winter birds here, I honestly don't know how I would handle winter...no soaring flights, and cheerful cackles of the piliated woodpecker, with it's cardinal bright head. The cinnamon tinged wings of the flickers....

They might not be the chirpiest of birds, but I love them.

Jen

Sabi Sunshine said...

Wow so cute ................ Love the photo shot...:)

Cheri said...

Glad Banjo is indoors! Our birds come to the window and chirp, telling us to get out and fill the feeder!

Tamago said...

That's a very pretty bird!! Looks like Banjo is enjoying the view of fat, delicious bird... :-)

Sylvia said...

Lovely photos, Catherine, that bird is so cute !
We also have a lot of birds coming to the feeder, love it !
At the moment it's snowing here ...
Hugs,
Sylvia

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Sweet birdies! Banjo has the perfect vantage point for all the action. :) Have a great week! Tammy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Great poem and keeping the cat's mind in mind...
Hugs,
Mariette

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh! What a fabulous shot of your winged visitor. I'm hopeless at capturing birds on film. They never sit still long enough for me.

Pantherka said...

Too great post.
Greetings.

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Ann said...

love the bird. I'm betting Banjo would love that bird too :)

Linda R said...

I love these photos. They look amazing in Black and White.

Happy week to you my friend.

Hugs~

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Love the photos =)
My kitty brats adore sitting by the apartment window and nattering at the poor, innocent little sparrows on the ledge!

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful photos - I bet your cat would like to get that bird!

Katy Noelle said...

I love the winter birds, too! Wait till you see what I've done on my front porch.... or maybe you've seen it, already.

But, inexplicably, though it has been very spring-like, today was cold but there was a bird singing a spring song! ???? Snow is coming tonight, again. Cat! It's almost all gone!!! =/ Don't know what to think but, since that dang hurricane Irene, the weather has been totally bizarre!

Random thoughts... =]

xo

Michael Manning said...

This made me recall as a kid in the Mid-West seeing birds flying South for the Winter!

Susan said...

It's nice to see lift when it seems so lifeless outside in the winter!

Laurie said...

I scatter chicken feed throughout the yard, and have so many birds visiting right now! I was real surprised to see over the past few days, a scouting male bluebird. I hope he decides on our boxes to nest. Banjo seems to enjoy watching from the inside!

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Hot Rocks said...

I haven't seen a lot of birds lately, only big ol' noisy crows. We got a ton of snow last weekend too...but its fairly warmish right now which is nice.

Barbara said...

I hope Banjo behaves himself!

SquirrelQueen said...

Banjo seems to be enjoying the show on Cat TV from his warm perch. Maybe he is contemplating some recipes.

Becca said...

Oo...very nice shot of the bird! Be good Banjo! No eating birdies! :-) Love the colorful flowers in your latest post. No rain here today, but was completely foggy ALL day! I loved it, but I know you're tired of seeing grey. Have a nice weekend!

missing moments said...

They are certainly ill mannered and I suspect always cussing me when the feeders are empty!

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