Wednesday, March 6, 2013

P/Alphabe-Thursday

PEANUT and red-bellied woodpecker at a local conservation area

P is for PEANUT

Many birds love raw peanuts, a rich source of protein and other nutrients such as vitamins A and E, zinc ans iron.

PEANUT and bluejay

Birds with strong bills (woodpeckers, cardinals, nuthatches) like peanuts in the shell. Sometimes peanuts are eaten on the spot or taken away to be eaten later.

PEANUT and red squirrel

Aha! This "non bird" is also fond of peanuts!

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE
I am also linking to Rurality Blog Hop HERE.

57 comments:

Sandra said...

these are so sweet, each with a peanut. bray park birds and squirrels come runnning and flying when a person walks in the park. begging for peanuts.

Michelle said...

Sweet seeing them all with a peanut.

Lowell said...

Okay, now you're just showing off! How do you do this? Fantastic stuff!

eileeninmd said...

I like this peanut series! Great birds and photos!

Kate said...

Charming photos, even with the squirrel!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

The critters sure do like peanuts don't they.

see you there! said...

Goodie, more great bird pictures. We feed peanuts to the jays and love to watch them.

Darla

Tanya Breese said...

really awesome shots...love the peanut prop!

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Those animals really love peanuts! That gives me an idea to pick up a bag for my birds!

Jeanne said...

These are awesome shots of the birds with their peanuts ( and of course the squirrel is very cute too). Nice captures, and thanks also for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!

Rebecca said...

Wow terrific photos!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome photos! It amazes me to see these relatively small birds with such huge nuts securely in their beaks.

RedPat said...

Your world is wonderful!

Esther Joy said...

Awesome photos! I was amazed last year when I put out some pecans. They were small and quite hard-shelled. I figured the squirrels would love them, but it surprised me to see the jays hammering them open and enjoying the nut goodies!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful series, they all have their beaks and mouths full!

Lynne said...

Visiting from the Rurality Blog Hop!
I love red-bellied woodpeckers and you've captured him perfectly. Beautiful shots!

Pam ;) said...

Precious shots- love those peanut stuffed faces.

LONDONLULU said...

They're having such PERFECTLY PEANUT-Y fun! I love the red squirrel, never saw one in nature!

Carletta said...

Great shots of these peanut eaters who look like they are biting off more than they can chew! :)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Actually I was aware the non-bird was fond of peanuts. But didn't know these birds also liked it so much. Lovely captures!

Kay said...

Great shots! Beautifully done! I didn't know peanuts were such a hit with birds. Most of the ones I see here are seed-eaters, or hawks and eagles. I wonder what a supply of peanuts might bring. . .

Malyss said...

You really make fabulous pictures! I must admit I love the cute squirrel!

Giga said...

Ptaki i wiewiórka wiedzą co dobre. Wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Birds and squirrel know what is good. Great pictures. Yours.

RamblingRound said...

Love your peanuts pictures!

Virginia said...

"Sometimes you feel like a nut......"
V

Stephanie said...

All delightful images, love them all.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures. Yes,the squirrels seem to find the free food as well.

Revrunner said...

Must be the season, since I also spotted a neighborhood squirrel with a peanut he clearly wasn't interested in sharing with anyone, let alone me.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Great shots! I love peanuts also, so I guess I'm in good company...

Tracy Cook said...

Peanuts mm yummy oh to be a bird and eat peanuts without risk of getting fat

edenhills said...

Great captures! Just for the record, goats LOVE peanuts too!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love those beautiful colors, excellent catches. Greetings.

Snowcatcher said...

The bird shots are so awesome! I love the squirrel, too, but the detail in the birds just blows me away!

George said...

Although that non-bird character looks nice with the peanut, I really like your first photo.

Along These Lines ..... said...

Hope he's not allergic!

Sandy said...

You are so right! I put peanuts
out for the squirrels and the
blue jays grab them..
Great photos
sandy

Shammickite said...

There was a squirrel in my back yard today busily burying a peanut in the snow! silly squirrel!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots. I am envious of the first one as I haven't managed to photograph the red-bellied woodpeckers so far this year. I spot them going up and down my trees but they move too fast for me.

Dana said...

We have a ton of walnut trees around our house, and I always enjoy watch the squirrels with them. Wonderful shots!

Deanna said...

Love your "peanuts" captures...all so nice. May have to take your advise and buy some peanuts.

missing moments said...

They do so love peanuts! I'll have to get some again. Awesome photos!

Saun said...

These are great love them all!!!

Patrice said...

Our birds are eating peanuts like crazy!

Cindy said...

Super captures!

Randy said...

These are great. I love the squirrel shot.

Jim said...

Hey Ms. T.G. ~~ I hadn't realized that woodpeckers liked peanuts in the shell. I will try scattering some close to the tree that ours works so hard in trying to find a worm.

Your pictures are great!!!
..

alp said...

Maravillosas imágenes...un abrazo desde murcia

Cezar and Léia said...

Great capture, the birds are gorgeous and I'm really enchanted by the cute squirrel!
Léia

Lola said...

Lovely *P* post – great photography as always!

Must put out peanuts around here!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

kelley jensen said...

those are some awesome action shots. You've got some talent.

Naperville Now said...

beautiful shots. wish we could leave peanuts out, but unfortunately the really unwanted critters show up :)

myfluffybunnies said...

Love the non-bird best. =>

Lmkazmierczak said...

Fantastic captures♫ Enjoyed your blog today♫ My P effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/pipes.html

Madge Bloom said...

Peanuts galore... keeping them fed! Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #5' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #6...

Sue said...

Who else but you could capture all these critters with a peanut in their mouths (or beaks, as it may be).

;)

Jenny said...

This is one of the most creative P words for the week!

I love your captures!

And all the critters enjoy the p-nuts!

Thanks for the smile.

A+

Rose said...

Found a peanut....found a peanut....found a peanut just now...just now I found a peanut....found a peanut just now....You have heard that song, haven't you?

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