Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Neighborhood and backyard birds

I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday  and  Nature Notes

This weekend we some family things to do and a friends surprise 50th birthday party so we stayed close to home for our walks.  I did some backyard birding and hubby and I took a walk on the fireroad near the side of the house.

Some of my backyard birds were the Redbellied Woodie, Tufted Titmouse and a Junco.







These are some shots from along the fireroad and down to the lake.



One of the two  Hermit Thrushes we saw playing along a small creek off the fireroad.



One of the four eagles we saw while out for a walk. The other three were juvies that were chasing each other.




A few of the Canada Geese we saw on the lake. They were pretty noisy, I thought maybe because the eagles were nearby.







My youtube video of the geese and one of the eagles we saw at our lake. Not really our lake but I like to call it ours, it is just a short walk out the back door.


To see more beautiful birds check out World Bird Wednesday  and Nature Notes.  Thanks to Springman of World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle of Nature Notes.

36 comments:

Getyourbags said...

There are surprises in our backyard.

I found some a few days ago. They are birds for my pictures.

rainfield61 said...

Such beautiful birds in your back yard.

diane b said...

Love your header of the fire road just inviting me to go for a walk. The eagle reminds me of a wise old gentleman sitting there watching his neighbours. The geese are noisy but look gorgeous flying over your lake. How lucky to have a lake close by. We have a small one about 15 min walk away. It sometimes has Magpie Geese on it. have you seen one of them?

Jo said...

Amazing what you see in your backyard, Eileen. I only have to step into the lane to see a variety of birds. Your photos are beautiful and I love your header! Have a great day. Jo

Bob Bushell said...

You certainly have got a lot of birds living next to you. Nice pictures.

forgetmenot said...

What terriic shots of all those birds! I love the woodpecker, and of course, "an eagle is an eagle"--how cool is that to get photos of one! Mickie :)

TexWisGirl said...

great shots of those backyard birdies! LOVE the red-belly shot especially!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Your first and second photo are amazing. So clear beautiful.

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, this looks like the perfect place for a walk! What great birds you saw!

Karin M. said...

... a very beautiful bird parade, great shots ...
Greetings Karin

Andrew said...

You have some wonderful wildlife..
Lovely images.

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Martha Z said...

Any lake you can walk to you can claim as yours. Great birding close to your home.

NatureFootstep said...

wish I had those backyard birds. :)

Rambling Woods said...

I've finally got some juncos here near Buffalo NY..I wonder if it was because of the warm weather,,,I enjoyed the video clip ...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Oh that woodpecker is great but it does not hold a candle to the Bald Eagle! Excellent photographs! Have a super day tomorrow!

Linda G. said...

Nice picture of the eagle and great close-up pictures of the littler birds. I wish an eagle would come into my backyard!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - still very jealous of anybody who gets any form of woodpeckers in their garden! I still miss them!

Nice set of pictures.

Stewart M - Australia

Nature Rambles said...

You certainly have the most beautiful birds! Great captures! My favourite is the first photo and your header image is stunning!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! i was fascinated from the first snow but i also like it more on photos like you :)

Arija said...

How beautiful, I love the little Hermit Thrush.

siga said...

Nice friends! I love the Woodie ;) He's so bright headed!

heyBJK said...

Nice close-up's, Eileen! And I love the eagle!

Springman said...

These are familiar birds to me Eileen, we are seeing the same birds. Not a bad one in the bunch!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think we must be feeding the same seed! Have all of these too, except the titmouse. Love your captures, Eileen. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your backyard is a little piece of heaven and your pictures are too!

I'd call it "our" lake too! In fact we do that. Now we are on "our" canal!

mick said...

A nice variety of birds and great photos. The woodpecker is especially beautiful and colorful.

Ann said...

Is maryland a transit point for the Canadian geese. Some one features this too. Because I don't think Maryland is that much warmer than Kingsville in Canada when i saw them.

Carver said...

These are all wonderful shots of the birds. The eagle is a great capture.

EG Wow said...

I'm impressed by the variety of birds you see close to home. It makes me wonder if there really are many more around where I live and I just don't see them.

Katya kate said...

Nice shots! WOw and you have an eagle! That's amazing! Having an eagle in around is such a rare find! Your place is beautiful!

Liz said...

The colours on the first bird are beautiful Eileen!!
How lucky you are to be able to capture an eagle.

I missed the link up this week due to no internet for a few days but I posted WBW anyway!

Hilke Breder said...

Nice close-ups, Eileen! Love your video - the bald eagle with the geese honking in the background.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

GREAT backyard pictures...and how nice to have a lake WITH EAGLES and geese just a short walk from home!!

my favorite is the Red bellied woodpecker!! beautiful! clear & crisp!! love it!!

MyMaracas said...

I envy you your eagles! (But you can keep your noisy geese.)
;-)

Love that woodpecker. We have those a the feeder, and I love the funny way they bob and dip their heads as they wait their turn.

Kitty said...

Thank you for your photo of the junco. I saw one on my deck last week and another in the parking lot at work yesterday but I couldn't find out his name anywhere else online.

We have just started encouraging birds to our yard this year and are having a great time watching them. (We have 2 cats and didn't want bird to equal snack.)