Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snow, Birds and my neighborhood

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday




On Saturday we woke up to a little more than inch of snow on the ground and then freezing rain on top of the snow. The one thing I like about snowy days is seeing my yardbirds and lots of them at my feeders. I have filled my feeders a few times since waking on Saturday morning. The birds are in a feeding frenzy with the snow around and these cold temps. 


My yardbirds above are the Carolina Wren, a pretty Pine Warbler, Goldfinches and a White-Throated Sparrow.

Looking out my dinning room window, I enjoyed seeing the Pine Warbler at the feeder.

Above, I have been trying to arrange my birdcam to catch the best birds. I like this shot of the Goldfinches but I do not like my son's ugly pickup truck in the photo. I also noticed I have not changed the date on the birdcam it was not 10/21/11 it was 01/21/11.



 Standing at my mailbox, I have always love the view looking up my street . The Pine Trees look gorgeous with the snow covered branches.


Since, the weather and freezing rain was unpredictable, hubby and I took a walk locally in our neighborhood. It was a little difficult walking on the crunchy snow, our boots made a loud crunchy sound with every step we took. I would think that would be enough to warn any birds that we were coming down the trail. The reservoir was partially covered with a thin layer of ice. We did see a large flock of Canada Geese, a yellow-bellied Sapsucker and we spooked a Kingfisher away when we got close to the shore.


Goldie Girl was very happy to take a walk to the lake.





To see more beautiful mosaics and photos please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

Thanks to Mary the host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group at Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sandy and Sylvia.

Also, thanks to everyone for stopping by to see my post. I appreciate your comments. I wish everyone a safe, warm and happy week ahead!


59 comments:

Linda said...

I love the photos of all your birds! the view up the snowy road was nice too...just glad its not MY view! I am not a lover of cold or snow...

Julie G. said...

Eileen, Fantastic winter photographs! I love viewing all the pretty birds visiting your feeders. The splash of bright yellow (Pine Warbler) is especially delightful. How lucky you are to have so many stunning goldfinches enjoying the seed you put out. My, what a beautiful area you live in. Such lovely winter scenes. Terrific post!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pics, Eileen.
I love the bird mosaic one, and your birdcam too, wouldn't have noticed the pick-up till I read about it.
Your pine trees view is stunning, i can see how you like it.
You live in a beautiful area.

TexWisGirl said...

(hi goldie girl!) :)

love that warbler! such a nice bright spot of color. and your road scene is beautiful!

Saun said...

Love your street shot! I can see why you like looking up it :)

Kim, USA said...

Eileen I remember last year those photos that your webcam took it was really awesome. Great winter photos here too. Happy weekdays!

The Vest

Elaine said...

Lovely series of shots close to home!

ellen b. said...

Lovely winter wonderland Eileen! Love all your birdies!

Carol said...

It's beautiful where you live, Eileen! I love the street with the snow pic, so nice.

Snap said...

Lots of action at your buffet for your feathered friends. The snow looks so pretty on the trees and down your road. Stay warm and cozy!

Lorrie said...

What gorgeous quiet winter landscapes you've captured. So peaceful. And the birds are really enjoying your feeder!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Got to love your snow birds and they look like they are receiving some nice TLC from you Eileen. Happy Monday, Happy Week~

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Eileen, You live is such a beautiful area! The view down your road....the pine trees...just breath taking!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Eileen,
Love the bird photos! The gold finch is so beautiful. How fun that you know all of their names. We also received 1 1/2 inches of well needed snow. Rained after, but we didn't get much ice. Love all of your wintery photos!

Sue said...

Eileen, You've captured some lovely shots of winter scenery and the birds. We haven't had the snow- the ice and rain are more prevalent here. and now that I've said that, we'll get hit w/a blizzard! LOL Keep feeding those pretty birds!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Eileen, you have so many striking winter photos. You certainly seem to enjoy nature and the bird must love visiting the feast you have for them.

GrandmaK said...

You do have such wonderful pictures. Thank you!!! Cathy

montucky said...

Nice series of winter photos! It seems strange seeing that array of birds with a snowy background: those are summer birds here.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness....your pine warbler is almost neon against the snow backdrop! Your road is beautiful...everything is beautiful....

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Wonderful photos! Have a nice week,
Markus

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Eillen,
mi piace molto la foto n° 3.
Goldie è sempre un piacere poterla vedere in azione :))
Buona giornata.
Myriam

NicoleB said...

That looks so cold :D!
I am so not used to snow anymore :)
Wouldn't mind a walk through the woods with the dogs though!

Love the bird cam photo and all the others. What a lovely variety during winter!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I have just returned from the wild, woolly and less that wonderful world of wireless only internet - so now I'm catching up.

Great set of pictures – I think I prefer the goldfinches to the pick up as well. Great to see some snow – people think I’m mad, but I miss it.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful images. I especially like the vibrant color of the Pine Warbler.

the cuby poet said...

What a lovely tree lined road you live on. A great selection of bird photos with that beautiful lake. Signed up as a follower. :)

Jen said...

I've always enjoyed seeing people's birdcam photos- I'm always curious what goes on in the yard when I'm not looking. The Pine Warbler is beautiful- nice bright color for a snow day!

Diane Writes said...

Wow! I am speechless Eileen! The photography skills and the surroundings are so perfect!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love that view up your street too and the lake looks so peaceful. What a great place to take a walk!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have noticed on days when a storm is expected that we see large numbers of birds at the feeders. I like your idea of a web cam. V

Ebie said...

Your home and your backyard is a haven for the birds! How wonderful to see them in a welcoming home!

It seems cold though with the rain.

Pat said...

Beautiful wintery images Eileen!

EG Wow said...

I sure do like the street where you live! Now I have a better understanding of why you see so many wonderful birds in your yard. :) Yes, I'm a bit jealous.

Gary said...

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

Karin M. said...

...very nice pictures from winter and the nature...fantastic landscape..
Greeting Karin

Arija said...

I love the way you entice the bird right up close to your windows and what a great day to walk in the winter woods and to the lake.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of your birds and snow.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love all of your snowy captures, Eileen, and particularly your beautiful birds! Makes our snow here in Seattle look like nothing! And, of course, ours is gone now and we even had a sunny day today!! Hope you have a lovely week! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Debbie said...

snow pretty....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those pops of yellow!!!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful collection of photos, Eileen! Love the birds!

Al said...

I love snow, nice shots!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, That Pine Warbler is magnificent! Great snapshots of the winter scenery in your area. Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow!

Martha Z said...

No ice where I am but it is cold and wet. It's hard to keep the feeders full.

Luna Miranda said...

you have delightful visitors on a snowy morning. gorgeous photos. the trees are beautiful, and your header photo is captivating.

ladyfi said...

What lovely snowy shots. The goldfinch portrait is magical!

diane b said...

It sure is pretty in the snow. You are tough to go walking in those temperatures. The yardbirds are adorable all puffed up to keep warm.

CameraCruise said...

Lovely series of winter photos!
You live in such a beautiful area.

NatureFootstep said...

You have such a gorgeous world. I think you never have a dull moment. :)

Indrani said...

Great mosaic presentation. Lovely compositions.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I love your yard birds, Eileen - especially the pine warbler shot at the feeder and the bird cam shot (despite the pick-up truck!)

Cheri said...

We have not had any snow this year - OK by me. Love the pine warbler shot.

Carolina Mts

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Wonderful Eileen. In the first mosaic the way the goldfinch (I think it was) just pops out really gives me a feeling for how it would look around you -- all the monochromatic grays and whites and that one beautiful yellow color spot. All just lovely winter mosaics.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely series of photos, the goldfinches especially and the trees with a dusting of snow look postcard perfect.

Ingmarie We said...

Very pretty photos and mosaics. Your photos of birds are just fabulous. Have a nice week.

Crafty Green Poet said...

It looks very cold there! I love the photo of all the birds on your fence!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! :)

Salitype said...

What a beautiful place you live in ! I love the woods, the huge trees on the street. Great photos !!!

Leslie's Garden said...

Wonderful wintertime pictures. That photo looking down the street, with the snow covered pines is so pretty! I wish I could get pictures of the birds at my feeders, but my camera is not good enough. Enjoyed your post immensely!

Reena Walkling said...

Love Goldie Girl's walk in the woods!

Maria Berg said...

That was a very small "elk" on the first photo...hahahha.
/MB