5/17/19

Birds before coffee

When I opened the drapes this morning, there were spanaries (yellow hammers, actually, but I prefer my name for them) on the front lawn that let me take their photos.

Then, I noticed more fantails than usual that were flying around the side of the 
house, so I went to the spare room window and saw lots of birds flitting 
around into the copper sheen tree and out. 

All these photos were through the window and before my first cup of coffee!

 From top left, clockwise: English goldfinches, starling, fantail, goldfinch, 
sparrows, spanaries.

From top right, counterclockwise: waxeye, yellowhammer, fantail, waxeye, 
fantail, goldfinches




21 comments:

italiafinlandia said...

Nice friends to beakfast...
Happy weekend!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Yellowhammers, Sparrows, Starlings and Goldfinches are all birds that are familiar in the English landscape, though Yellowhammers are not as plentiful as they once were. Goldfinches on the other hand are much more numerous since people started putting up bird-feeders. A fine selection to see before breakfast!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Yes I wonder why they were even called Yellowhammers, I think you name for these birds fits them better.

Crafty Green Poet said...

How common are yellowhammers there? They're really declining over here so it's lovely to see them in your garden!

Jeannie said...

How can anybody do anything before coffee?????
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Michelle Churchman said...

Beautiful photos! Especially before coffee! Busy, busy birds.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful captures, especially commendable because it was before your first cup!!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

What a beautiful site to have right in your pwn space, Betty!!! By the way, I love the name "spanaries"...:)JP

Tanza Erlambang said...

great shots....
wonderful breakfast with beautiful birds...
Have a nice weekend

Mikael Bergman said...

What wonderful pictures to see for the coffee in the morning

kiwikid said...

Beautifjl photos, so nice to have so many birds around where you live.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I don't know how you get such great photos thru the windows!

Angie said...

Wow, Betty, I am not sure my hands would be that steady without coffee! But when you see the birds, you have to capture the moment - and well done! Those goldfinches are so much more handsome than the American variety. Thanks for sharing your menagerie with Mosaic Monday!

ellen b. said...

Wow, what a wonderful array of birds you have. WE love to listen to the birds these Spring mornings here in northeastern Washington state.

riitta k said...

Beautiful bird mosaics! Wishing you happy MM.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness...you are GOOD! These photos are exceptional! Of course they are mostly birds I'll never see so it's neat to see them here! Enjoy your week! Have a cup of coffee now!!! heehee

Powell River Books said...

Lots of birds to watch. The Fantail is so unusual. - Margy

Little Wandering Wren said...

I like your word too - what a wonderful way to start the day, you the spanaries and a coffee!
Wren x

Lorrie said...

What a great collection of visitors to start your day!

Sylvia said...

Betty, What a lovely bunch of birds. Colorful and active. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Sylvia D.