27 December 2022
When Michigan photographer Jocelyn Anderson (@JocAPhotography) takes a walk in the park she brings her camera and a pocketful of shelled peanuts, sunflower seeds and suet nuggets. While balancing her camera she films the birds eating out of her hand in beautiful closeups.
Before last week’s cold snap the birds were very hungry and very active as seen in the screenshot above and her video below. (Videos are in slow motion.)
Soon after starting my walk I was greeted by the Queen, a Northern Cardinal. She flew up to me and since I didn’t have her snacks ready, she flew back to her perch. I quickly grabbed a handful from my bag. Tufted Titmice and a Downy Woodpecker grab snacks as well. pic.twitter.com/uESRCYgfkN— Jocelyn Anderson Photography (@JocAPhotography) December 22, 2022
A male red-bellied woodpecker arrived alone. As he lands you can see the pale red patch on his belly that gives him his name.
A male Red-bellied Woodpecker checking out the the sunflower seed and peanut selection pic.twitter.com/xONZMPTNkb— Jocelyn Anderson Photography (@JocAPhotography) December 23, 2022
Days later it was too cold for bare hands so she offered the food on her mitten.
The Queen, a Northern Cardinal, flew over to me on a cold and windy morning. She landed by my boots while I grabbed some snacks for her. She goes with her usual combo, a peanut and a suet nugget. pic.twitter.com/3F6Cpltuvs— Jocelyn Anderson Photography (@JocAPhotography) December 24, 2022
See more of Jocelyn Anderson’s photos and videos @JocAPhotography on Twitter. Visit her photo website where you can learn “How to Hand Feed Birds.”
(screenshot and videos by Jocelyn Anderson (@JocAPhotography)
3 thoughts on “Hand Feeding The Birds”
A wonderful and delightful post. Thanks, Kate!!
That red-bellied woodpecker, though!!!