Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tweets in the neighborhood

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle -

Hello friends!  Tulip is settling in quite well.  She has started answering me when I whistle and when I ask her if she's a happy bird she bobs her head up and down.  So adorable.
Here she is supervising the making of her breakfast
This little tweet is a yellow sided green cheek conure.  They aren't known for their talking ability but that's o.k.  She's a sweet little bird (52 grams) and is settling into her home and loves exploring the house.

I buy her a soak mix that I add hot water, a seed mix and pellets.  I save what she doesn't eat and scatter it out for the birds in the neighborhood. Here's a few visitors that I've had recently.
I think this guy is a woodpecker.  Isn't he just beautiful.
It snowed right after I put the seed out so they had to hunt for it
Playing hide and  seek

There was a coyote walking down the road but I didn't get a photo of him.  Luckily he wasn't near the birds and seemed to just be passing through.

I hope you all enjoy your day.


Di said...

Great photos! And Tulip is absolutely gorgeous! Di xx

Neet said...

I came here to comment on WOYWW and got side tracked. Love your little bird. Love the other photos too and yes, he is a woodpecker. I ONCE had one and the red head stood out so much - I rang a friend in excitement and she confirmed it was a woodpecker.
Now to go where I set off for.
Hugs, Neet

The Crafty Elf said...

I love her! I want a Tulip too but I know my hubby or the two dogs wouldn't go for it! LOL What stunning pictures - great photography!

Shoshi said...

Beautiful bird photography! Good enough for a wildlife magazine! thanks for sharing.

Shoshi said...

PS Ooops sorry! I meant to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for your kind thoughts about my uncle. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Definetly a wood pecker, I used this site once when I had to identify a Coopers Hawk once:
Love Tulip, I had a Cherry Headed Conure a long time ago, they are great little birds!
As for the desk idea, the drawers sometime stick and you can push the whole system off your desk if your not careful. Would love to know if you come up with a solution for this!

Electra said...

What a sweetie she is! And some wonderful photos! Thanks for visiting my blog-you asked what "Inchies" are. They are one-inch squares that you decorate just like you would an ATC or even a card-they're just very small. I have a binder full on Inchies that I have received in Inchie swaps. Probably if you google "Inchies" you'll find lots of examples of them. Have a great Christmas season!

Anne said...

Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog. Tulip is gorgeous. You have some fab photos on your blog, think I need a new camera- keep hinting to DH. Your beadwork is so lovely - you are very talented. Anne x

Is said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I've seen the variation of the frame with the chicken wire and it is great too, maybe I'll make one with it to hang my necklaces!
Nice birdie!

Carola Bartz said...

Lovely bird post - I love birds and am happy that there are so many in my backyard. No coyote, though, and I love coyotes. A few years ago we had one in the neighborhood and we heard her almost every night. I thought it was wonderful.
Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day!

Craftychris said...

I love the bird pictures, they are so cool! Thanks for sharing. Also thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comments.

Kelly said...

Your bird is so pretty!!! I've never seen one like that before. Sounds like you're a good bird owner giving her special food like that. The birds in your yard really stand out against the snow. That makes it easier for you to spot them. You must live in a cold climate. It's sunny and over 60 degrees here today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too. I'm glad that I was able to give you some Christmas inspiration.'re halfway there with all that pretty snow you have around you!

Scrappekatten said...

I have the same woodpecker at the logcabi in the mountains, but there aint any coyotes walking down the road here in Norway. quit exotic isn it with coyotes I mean.

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

Oh my Tulip is just gorgeous! We had a bird at one time while I was in high school name Socrates but we called him Socs. I gave kisses, and when I was home he was always riding on my shoulder or on my head (I was his fav!) Great companion!

Also, I love the photo of the 2 birds in the snow with the pan full of snow. It's fabulous!
And, yes, your photos would make great cards! Put your name on them so they don't get stolen without credit!!

Hugs, Margo