Thursday, January 21, 2016

The wildlife is coming up to the lawn as the winter gets longer.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Horned Larks are still hanging around our driveway, but they may pull out this week as our night temps are going to be almost -20 the next few nights.

White-breasted Nuthatch.  One of the few of our birds that often is upside down.

The deer have been coming up on the lawn each evening to eat our trees and shrubs.  This one spotted me photographing through the window and started stomping to scare me.  It soon slowly wandered off the lawn.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

North Branch of Root River.  The rivers are starting to freeze.

-16 degrees this morning and this brought more birds to our feeders. Window feeder with Purple Finch, Pine Siskins, and Goldfinches.

Purple finch (male)

Saturday, January 2, 2016


Purple Finch-male

Purple Finch-female.

Chickadee in High Bush Cranberry.

Blue Jay in spruce above our feeder.



White Breasted Nuthatch.  This bird seems to like only our sunflowers. TO VIEW MORE OF OUR NATURE PHOTOS, GO UP AND TO THE RIGHT, AND CLICK ON JAN. 2016 OR ANY OTHER MONTH DESIRED.

Cedar Waxwings.  We have a flock of about 15 that comes and goes from our place all year long.

Horned Lark.  This one was at the end of our 1/2 mile long driveway.  The some manage to find seeds in the most impossible, windy, open areas.

Pine Siskin.  The Siskins have been down from up north for about two weeks now.

Brown Thrasher.  Should have been south long ago, but is still hanging around here.

Downy(male-note red on head) Woodpecker at the suet feeder.  We also have the Larger Hairy Woodpecker which looks very similar to this.

Red-bellied Woodpecker on stump feeder.

Junco.  Most of our many Juncos feed on the ground rather than come to the feeders as this one has.

Pine Siskin and Goldfinches often hang around together when feeding.

Blue Jay resting by feeders.

On the warmer winter days the Chipmunk will climb into one of our feeders to help itself.

We have the ever present Pine Squirrel at our feeder.  It loves to chase the Blue Jays