Friday, June 25, 2010

A few shots of my yardbirds


My Camera Critters post, click on link to go there. Thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting this fun critter meme.
and my entry for
Bird Photography Weekly  click on my link to see more great Bird Photography

It has been cool lately seeing all the action at the birdhouses and seeing the juvies in my yard. Yesterday evening I was out in my yard checking on my plants when three juvie Mockingbirds landed on my fence.  I was able to snap a few photos before they flew off into the treetops.

                                Juvie Mockingbird





So, I continued my walk around the yard when this crazy house wren looked at me like I was it's enemy. It started flying around me acting crazy. Finally it went back into it's birdhouse. I'm sure this is the same wren I have seen my bluebirds dive bombing.

                                     Crazy House Wren




Poppa Blue is very protective of his mate and feeders. I have seen him chasing squirrels, chipmunks and other birds from my feeders and deck.



This is my post for The Friday Ark , thanks for stopping by.

37 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You certainly have a lot of action on your yard.It must be fun to watch all these interactions. Lovely pictures are the result as shown here.
Blessings,Ruth

LDH said...

Great photos! I enjoy the Mockingbirds I see around my home! You really have an ability to capture beautiful photos!

jabblog said...

What a lovely variety of birds you have visiting your garden. Beautiful photos, as ever, Eileen :-)

cat said...

Absolutely lovely bird shots :)

AL said...

How nice to see birds of different kinds in your backyard and take a lot of photos of them! Nice birds!

Kate said...

"Listen to the mockingbird..." Your photos of your fine-feathered friends are wonderful!

eden said...

Lovely captures of your beautiful visitors, Eileen. Love all the photos.

Have a great weekend.

Samson said...

Beautiful set of photo's Eileen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely backyard you have Eileen! Good for Papa Bluebird taking care of things like he is supposed to do. Silly wren!

Our mockingbirds here have stopped waking us up so early; I guess they're all settled in with their families by now.

chubskulit said...

Wow you really have plenty of birds around you Eileen.

Playful Chipmunk

Indrani said...

Great series of shots, how pleasing to eyes. :)

The Early Birder said...

Great to see all the juvenile activity in your yard. Wren's the world over get very agitated when you invade their space..lol.

Denise said...

You have captured some lovely photos of your backyard birds Eileen. I have never seen a bluebird other than in photos and on TV, and we used to have a mockingbird visit but not any more.

If you have time to stop by, my Camera Critter post is right here.

Enjoy your weekend!

Dharma Shots said...

wonderful photos of those birds Eileen..I'm not that successful with birds.

Ishtar said...

Lovely!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: You have beautiful birds visiting your area of the country.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, they are all so cute and precious. I love birds and so admire photographers who can capture them on camera. It is difficult to do at times.

Michael said...

Little birds do some crazy things sometimes - fledgelings are the best for craziness. Nice pics of your yardbirds.

Carletta said...

You have a backyard of beautiful visitors! The bluebird is my favorite.

Have a great weekend Eileen!

Oskar said...

I hope all those birdies get along!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fabulous as usual! They have their personalities huh..really nice series Eileen-

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful birds and lucky you to have in your backyard. Great shots.
Wish you a nice sunday:-)

siromade08 said...

Your yard is always the attraction of different critters, they're gorgeous birds.

eden said...

Great shots of those beautiful visitors in your yard. Love the bluebird.

mick said...

Nice photos and great to have all those birds around your yard.

Carver said...

I always enjoy your birds so much Eileen.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I don't have the variety of birds that you do, but enjoy them anyway. ♥♫

Rosamaria said...

Hi, Eileen!
I looked in your blogs for the TF post and didn´t find, but I really liked the pictures of your birds.
Thank you for always go there on my blog.
Have a week of joys, dear.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures of your birds. They are sure fun to watch and study.

Quiet Paths said...

I have never seen a mockingbird but now I know what one looks like! Thank you! These are great shots. i don't have much luck with birds..

Wren said...

Oh, you're making me homesick for my favorite birds back east. Love the mockingbirds!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

You've got some lovely birds!

Lina Gustina said...

Until now, it's still hard for me to capture birds in nature here...

Your birds photos are always awesome...
Thanks for visiting, have a great week :)

Willard said...

Great photos for Camera Critters. I especially like the first and the last one. The poses are perfect. I also really enjoyed your series on Shenandoah. That is one of my favorite spots.

Halcyon said...

I love seeing birds from the yard. They are some of the best kinds. :)

Larry said...

Gorgeous shots of your yardbirds Eileen! My favorite, of course, would be the Bluebird. What a great variety of avian fauna you have in your own backyard. I bet your neighbors are green with envy :-)

NatureFootstep said...

it must be great to have them so close. I live in a 3 story building so I mostly have to go out to see any birds.