Monday, February 18, 2013

Rain Day

Got a whole bunch of rain here today and therefore the birds got pretty soaked, which I always find rather cute. The Carolina Chickadee shakes it off, the Cardinal looks a little bummed, and the White-throated Sparrow just doesn't care. Speaking of birds, I watched two chickadees this afternoon going all out in some courtship behavior. I didn't want to upset them by going out with the camera so I just watched the male feeding the female through the front window. Aww..spring! Nature Notes Wild Bird Wednesday Rurality Blog Hop NF Winged

26 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

These photos made me smile, so adorable!

Laloofah said...

Aww, love the "fluffy" chickadee! The cardinal looks quite disconcerted - what happened to his crest? Poor guy! And you're right, the sparrow looks absolutely no worse for the wear, like those putrid women whose hair still looks great even in the pouring rain. :-)

biobabbler said...

I'm glad you made that call--sweet. =)

I would guess the degree to which the birds are bummed by rain correlates with the degree to which their handsomeness is lessened. Hence unhappy, crestfallen cardinal, and spiffy, perky chickadee.

Really fun photos. Would make a great collection. =) A chapter in your book o' photos. =)

Carver said...

I agree the birds are very cute with their rain soaked feathers. Great shots.

Carletta said...

Ah, a wet feather today. Mine don't seem to mind as long as there is food in the feeders.
Wonderful wild and wet photos!

Karen said...

Oh, poor wet birdies, they do look cute though!

Rajesh said...

Wow! very cute birds.

HansHB said...

Nice birds! Great post!

mick said...

Great rainy day photos. The chickadee is especially cut all fluffed up like that.

Gary said...

They always look so ruffled in the rain. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like they need to borrow a comb. Cute shots!

Barb said...

That cardinal pic is so funny! I don't think he liked the shower.

Stewart M said...

I have to say that the cardinal does look less than impressed with the situation!

Spring for you, and the first of our "leaf curl" spiders - they hide in a leaf in the middle of their web - so its the first hint of autumn for me!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Awe bless them all, for when they are drenched, it shows a whole to dimension to their personality! Sweetness!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Even soaking wet, your birds are charming...and you nailed their "personalities" perfectly (in words and pictures!)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Even soaking wet, your birds are charming...and you nailed their "personalities" perfectly (in words and pictures!)

Laura said...

some beautiful visitors:-)

Tracey from ⓽ said...

Oh my goodness. I actually laughed out loud when I saw the cardinal! Poor thing! :)

Wally Jones said...

Wet or dry, birds are simply beautiful! You captured their personalities so well!

Pat said...

Cute shots! I've noticed that the birds always come to the feeders when it's raining.

Dominic Gendron said...

Great shots, i really love this wet cardinal!

Charlotta said...

You are a fantastic bird photographer. Stunning photos and the first one is a real cutie. :))

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Great shots! It's not easy to look good after a shower.

Rambling Woods said...

LOL on the indignant cardinal. Of course they always look to me like grumpy old men.. Love the springtime you are seeing.. Thanks for linking in and for the birthday wishes.. hugs.. Michelle

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #3' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #4...

NatureStop said...

Great captures and they look so adorable!

Shantana