Photo Gallery: Amazing Wild Bird Photos

by DFS-Pet-Blog on September 16, 2011

Wild Bird Photo **Guest post from Ellen B.**

Every month Drs. Foster & Smith gets many gorgeous photos submitted to our Monthly Backyard Bird Photo Contest. Below are all the top photos from the first 5 months… can you believe the amazing colors of nature captured in these photos?!!?? (See more information about the Backyard Bird Photo Contest.)


[CLOSED:] Enter our Bird Feeder Giveaway *:

For a chance to win a Wild Delight Block Bird Feeder & Food Block, leave a comment on this post – any comment!

One lucky winner will be selected on September 19, 2011 at Noon CST.

* One entry per person. No purchase is necessary to participate. You should be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Shipping to winner will be supplied by Drs. Foster and Smith. One lucky winner will be chosen at Noon CST on September 19, 2011. Winner will be announced on Sponsor: Foster & Smith, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Rhinelander, WI 54501-0100. Employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Winner will be notified by email, and must reply with their shipping information within 7 days. Failure to reply within the 7 days will forfeit your prize.

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Natalie Noble September 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and a great contest! Natalie

Devri Owens September 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I would love to have this! We have this one cardinal (it’s the same one, right?!) that sometime sneaks into our covered porch and just chirps as loud as all get out! I would love to have this feeder out for it to enjoy so it doesn’t have to be so sneaky! Plus, these photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them!

Carol Neumayer September 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Great pictures….

Dayna K. September 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I would love to attract more birds into my yard. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the contest.

Stacy September 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I’m a lover of the birds. They continue to amaze me each time I look out the window or go outside. I love the way the make nests in all of the various trees and shrubs around our house. It just makes me feel so good to know that they want to nest where we are. I love that.

Jill Smith September 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Love my birds!

Kim Harrison September 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I would love to be able to attract birds into my yard. After living in a bird sanctuary for 20 years I truly miss my feathered friends. I would also love to be able to learn about the birds here in my part of Texas!!

Julie R September 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

What great shots. The colors are great!

Kim Wiff September 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I never win anything and would love to win this!! πŸ™‚

CAROL HARTMAN September 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I would love to win this block feeder!! All God’s critters are our friends in one way or another:))

Cecile Brown September 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I would love to win this cause I love feeding birds of all types. My hummingbirds are gone for the year now and they were my favorite. I got to see 4 of them fly around my house all the time. My other favorite is the yellow finch and the chickadees. The yellow finches have such a sweet voice when they talk. I’ve actually touched a chickadee on the head. They are so soft. I get birds of all kinds here since I live in the woods.

Suzanne Turner, RN September 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

My Woodboro, Wisc. birds would LOOOVE this feeder!! Thank you for the chance πŸ˜€

Pam Evans September 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

great photos and am digging the contest! my birdies would LOVE this feeder!

Alison September 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I love watching birds so much I got in trouble @ work because I was buying Dove food and feeding the Doves. Well here Phoenix Pigeons are a real pest and guess what ?? Lol these pictures are awesome !!!!

Terah Farmer September 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm


Dina September 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Beautiful pictures!

Becky Gainey September 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm

What gorgeous birds that people have photographed. Our backyard birds would love a new feeder.

robin peinsipp September 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I would love to win this! I live in a remote area of Kentucky and counted up to 23 different species that I recognized at my feeders and 6 others that are not seed/suet eaters such as the hawks, owls and flycatchers that inhabit my woods. Takes a lot of seed, suet and nectar to keep up!

Debbie September 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm

That’s a great looking feeder. The birds on my yard would love it. They would get food before the pigeons

Gwen White September 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I have already turned the small area in front of my apartment
into a wildflower/Butterfly Garden, and growing tomatoes also.
I have, on occasion, bought seed to feed the different birds in my area,
But this, I could hang from my front door.
Thanks for the contest, I hope I win!


Eric Smith September 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I could use this! All my bird feeders are gone now.

Nancy September 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Thank you for the contest. I would love to win!

Lori Hawkins September 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

They all are so beautiful and colorful !

Sheri C September 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I entered the photo contest and enjoyed taking and sending my photos in. Birds are my love and passion. Seeing these amazing camera shots give me more inspiration and challenge me more when I photogragh them. <3

James September 18, 2011 at 7:14 am

These are some amazing pictures… Mostly all that shows up around here right now are ducks πŸ™‚

J Lippert September 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

I am a novice at birding in my Cincinnati home, so everything I do about attracting birds and feeding is cautious. Everything, that is, other than opening my heart to them. Each day I learn a new fact, each day I am bowled over with color, each day I see a personality I never expected, some very flamboyant and exciting, as in the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, some reverent and sweet, as in the Mourning Doves.

I laugh at the amazing acrobatics of the Tufted Titmouse and his close pal the Black Capped Chickadee. I find myself breathless and still (like the others) when the large Blue Jay’s call out their presence. Or when I watch a Red Bellied Wood Pecker attempt a landing on one my smaller feeders. I am astounding with the beauty of the Northern Cardinals, and not just the Bright Red Males because to me, the females are just as colorful and with a touch of elegance.

The patterns of the Downy’s with their black and white ladder zig-zag and cherry on top spot on their heads, make me smile and think there are seamstresses in heaven who must design these fabrics.

But to listen to the ongoing conversations, the sweet chatters, the playful chirpings, the urgent warning calls and most of all the passionate love songs, is a feast for my ears and my soul.

Thank you bird-world, you lift my spirits everyday!

Cindy L. September 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

The photos are great! The colors are spectacular!! I wish we had birds like these in our backyard. But we love the ones we have. My husband is an avid bird and squirrel feeder. Nothing but the best for our backyard friends. We currently have two bird feeders and three squirrel feeders. Would love to have another one. The one you are giving away is different than the ones we have, so it would be the perfect addition. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Judy ODwyer September 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

After purchasing one of you bird feeders with suction cups we enjoy watching the birds very morning in our sunroom

Paul September 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I really enjoy watching the birds after filling up my little bird feeder.

Joanne Wanat September 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Love feeding and watching the birds.I’ve seen a lot of these birds at my bird feeders since we moved to our new home in the Texas Hill Country. We took some pictures but not this good. We’ve been keeping a list and are looking forward to the winter group of birds. My biggest problem now is the raccoons. They destroyed several feeders before I figured it out.Surprised one raccoon sitting on a tree limb and lifting the feeder. Now I take the feeders in each night. Looking for other ways to solve this raccoon problem.

Terry Parrish September 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

What I would like to know is, how could you choose? They were all so beautiful, I just enjoyed looking at them.

Debbie September 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Great feeder. That would surely keep the squirrels out

Jean Lindgren September 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm

l wouldd love this! I would put it outside the window my dog sits in all day

dennis Lindgren September 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Would love to have this for our feathered friends-would put it in front of my 92 year old neighbors window.

Steven A. September 19, 2011 at 2:32 am

Lovely pictures! Nice reminders of this past summer as winter fast approaches.

Jenn Toomey September 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

stunning photographs! I’m a big fan of observing the hummingbirds, I’ve tried photographing them, but it’s hard to get a still shot of something moving so rapidly! We have many squirrels in the yard, and haven’t found a rodent-proof feeder yet! I’d love to win this and try it out and hopefully let you know of our success story!

Molly E. September 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

Lovely, I really enjoy watching the beautiful backyard birds!

Rosemary September 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

I’m not too sure how many birds I will be having this winter. We had to cut down one of our trees due to hurricance damage, and our next door neighbor have also cut down their big tree. We do have lots of mockingbirds still, though, and I hope my pair of cardinals will be back this winter. My squirrels are all gone, though.

Ellen B. September 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Thank you all for your fun comments, you all are very “tweet!” Congratulations to Alison, she is the winner of the Wild Delight Block Feeder and Block Seed. Alison, I will email you for your shipping information.

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