Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cherry Pickers

With very little rain this season, Spring-like weather arrived early in California.
Cherry blossoms have been blooming for weeks and the wild birds are just loving the little fruits they bear.

It is entertaining to watch from my kitchen window the various birds that arrive each day to feast here.
I think this is a California Towhee bird. Can any bird expert confirm?

From closer inspection, this one has berry juice on its beak.

- Karen


12 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The bird enjoys its meal very much.

Indrani said...

Great timing. I like how its beak is dripping with juice.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful pictures, good to see the birds enjoying such rich pickings!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I would think that cherries would be just the thing for wild birds.

Filip and Kristel said...

I was expecting some kind of machine but these birds are better.

Greetings,
Filip

Mandy Southgate said...

Wow, more fantastic captures. I've always loved your bird and wildlife photos.

cocomino said...

The bery looks very yummy The birds sound very happy.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots and I love the birds!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

How fun to watch all this going on right out your own window!

Photo Cache said...

are the birds eating the blooms?

what a timing you had. were you sitting there waiting or just serendipity?

AVCr8teur said...

Photo Cache: They are eating the berries on the tree. The birds visit regularly so I took my camera out and took many shots while they were eating.

Marko said...

Great shots! I especially love the second one - very clear and caught in a perfect moment.