Mid-Winter Backyard Birds Slideshow

by John Briggs on February 17, 2011

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Maine Birds

Mid-winter in Maine brings many birds to our feeding stations. The birds devour the offerings we serve up, gaining much needed energy to take them through our cold winter nights. Occasionally, we get a stray bird who should have long ago ventured to the warmer climate further to our south.

The Yellow-rumped Warbler has been visiting our feeders daily since the end of November. Through blizzards and sub zero temps, the Butter Butt is a trooper when it comes to surviving the winter Maine is famous for. This tiny bird doesn’t take any flack from the other much larger birds. He will chase away any bird that impinges upon “his suet feeder.”

Enjoy the following slideshow. Although there are not a wide variety of birds shown below, I present our “regulars” who can always be counted on to be at our feeders at any given time. Enjoy!

The following photos in the slideshow were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Adjust the speed of the slideshow by clicking SLOW, MED, or FAST.

Happy birding!



Dawn Fine February 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

Beautiful photos John!

Adam Pinnell February 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Gorgeous photos! Keep up the great work!

Bob Malbon February 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

John, Sweet group of images! Still too busy with new home to do much to learn VT hot spots! Bob

Eileen February 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

Beautiful birds and slideshow.

Chris February 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

Oh wow, what a nice collection you got… I'm only happy to see the bohemian waxwing time to time in my garden but I would love to see so many beautiful birds as yours and get as nice pictures as you did. Wonderful John!
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