Saturday, July 3, 2010

A few of my yardbirds and some juvies

HAPPY 4TH of JULY,  I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

My entry for this weeks Camera Critters are some of my backyard birds and juvies. Click on my link to vist more critters.

It is so much fun to watch the juvies interact with their parents.

Chipping Sparrow and juvie. The juvie was too excited about being fed it couldn't stay still.




















Momma Redbellied Woodie, you can see the juvie on my post below. You can see the difference on the female's head the red stops and does not go all the way to the beak like the males redhead.




Carolina chickadees seem to be all over the yard. I assume that their nesting was successful and there are plenty of juvies. They were using two of my birdhouses.




Wood Pewee is not a  feeder visitor, this one stopped by and sat in my weeping cherry tree. I do hear them in the woods next to my house.























Not sure if this is a male or female juvie Cardinal, I am guessing it is a male. The Cardinals seem to be plentiful in my yard. I am always seeing males chasing other males away.
Tufted Titmouse juvie, mouth open waiting for food. The Tufted Titmouse is one of my year round birds.



I believe these are both juvenile Titmouse, they are fun to watch chasing each other around the trees and yard.



My entry for BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKLY click on link to see great Bird Photography and pretty birds

Thanks for stopping by to see my post and blog. Have a safe and happy 4th of JULY!

41 comments:

diane said...

The baby birds look scruffy and cute.
The woodpecker still reminds me of Julia.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The young birds can be very entertaining.Looks like you have lots of life on your yard.
Blessings,Ruth

Indrani said...

What a terrific time you must be having watching them and clicking them. You got wonderful captures.

Tink *~*~* said...

Yes, the young birds are great fun, although they can seem like all they really are is one great, squawking, gaping, hungry mouth!

Happy Critturday,
Tink *~*~*

cat said...

Lovely series of bird photos :)

Squirrel said...

Nicely captured birds! You have a wonderful view from your backyard.

Olga said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures. All the birdies are so cute. I love the woodpecker; it has such pretty coloring.
Happy 4th of July to you too!

Phil said...

Hey Eileen your garden birds seem to be at the same stage as over here, all noise and empty bellies with the adults desperately trying to fill them up. A bit like home too?

Snap said...

What a wonderful collection of feathered friends you shared with us! I get such a chuckle out of the young ones .. they get so excited when the buffet is laid out!!!!!!!!

Robin said...

Hee hee, I get like that when I'm hungry too.

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Samson said...

Wonderful photo's Eileen, Have a nice weekend

Kilauea Poetry said...

So cute..looks exited I would say! The red is so striking- fun captures Eileen!! Wishing you a wonderful safe 4th as well!!

lisaschaos said...

You have many wonderful birds in your yard!

Michael said...

love the hungry fledgy.

Randy Emmitt said...

Eileen,

Such a wonderful display of birds you have in your yard! We have been experiencing an Arcadian Flycatcher the past week calling and chasing things about. We get them in the spring but I never recall them during summer here.

eden said...

Great photos of the birds at your backyard. They are such a delight to see them everyday. I love the cute baby birds. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

Have a great day always.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Geee! Would love to scoop them all! How adorable!

Andrée said...

I've really enjoyed reading and studying the photographs. We are too far north for cardinals, so it's always a pleasure to see them. One year one male showed up in the next village and it's all you heard about everywhere you went!

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Denise said...

Lovely pictures Eileen, pretty little juvies.
An English Girl Rambles

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to say Happy 4th. Love your birdie pictures... We have mostly the same ones here.. That baby in the first picture is adorable.. Funny!!

Happy 4th of July.
Hugs,
Betsy

siromade08 said...

How lovely and gorgeous are the birds, love the first photo.Have a wonderful 4th fo July to you.

ramblingwoods.com said...

You are so lucky to have little chippies. I have seen two sets of chippy parents raising cowbirds and only one with a chippy... the two birds at the end do look like titmice. It is such a fun time of year isn't it?...Michelle

Willard said...

Your backyard is an interesting place. Birds and other wildlife truly make life more interesting, and this is an especially exciting time of year when the young are showing up more and more.

Lina Gustina said...

What a beautiful birds :)

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Hanne Bro Jensen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my picture :)

I like that you photograph birds, it requires a great deal of patience to take a good photo?

The Wood Pewee looks very cute!

Have a great Sunday!

Karine said...

I loved seeing all your backyard bird photos, it reminded me of my grandparents' backyard in South Carolina, they have pretty much the same variety!

EG Wow said...

These are wonderful shots! I hope you are having a great 4th of July. :)

Forgetfulone said...

Wow! Beautiful shots!

mick said...

You certainly have an interesting lot of birds in your yard and its great that they have had such a successful season with so many juveniles fledged. Great photos of them all.

Shelley Munro said...

I really like the first photo of the sparrows. The juvie is showing such attitude.

Carletta said...

I love the first shot - such downey feathers. That shot just made me smile but they are all terrific Eileen.

sebi_2569 said...

nice blog and nice photo; bravo

BirdingMaine said...

You have a lot of the same fledglings in your yard as we do. Excellent photos Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

a lot of great birds. :)

dogsmom said...

What a joy1 We have a variety of birds here. I love their song, but most will not cooperate for a photo session.

Coy said...

Its a wonderful time of the year with all of the young life exploding all around us. Nice photographs Eileen!

SquirrelQueen said...

All of the juvenile birds are so adorable. The little Chipping Sparrow is so fuzzy and cute but I imagine mama has to work hard to keep that little mouth full.

Great shots of the Red-bellied juvie in the post below.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Those birds are so pretty, you have captured them well. I also saw your post before this one, the birds on there are lovely too.
I wish we had more colourful ones around here.

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Halcyon said...

You have a lot of the same birds in your yard as I do!

I think the third photo is a black-capped chickadee or a carolina chickadee.

Such wonderful captures. I love seeing yardbirds.

NatureFootstep said...

:), the chick looks bigger then the parent. They are fluffier. Great photo.

Lana Gramlich said...

Definitely a juvenile male cardinal (trust me.) Nice to see the young chipping sparrow. They migrate down to my house for Winter, so I never get to see chicks. Thanks for that!