Saturday, February 25, 2012

Birds & Critters

For my Camera Critters I have some shots from my Wingscape Birdcam.

I like this capture of the cardinal in mid air it looks cool.

A late evening visitor, usually my Goldie Girl scares them away.  The flash made the raccoon's eyes look blue.

A squirrels reflection, not really... just looks like one.

My crest is prettier than yours!!!

This little piggie is eating all my bird seed.

Move over, I need a drink of water now!!
The male Redbellied woodpecker also stops in for a visit.

A large group of Goldfinches and a Mourning Dove.

Along with the male Redbellied Woodpecker above, this must be the female mate.
This Crow wanted a closeup shot taken. Say "AHHH"

 Don't rock the boat Feeder!

To see more cute and wonderful critters please visit Camera Critters.  Thanks to the host Misty Dawn for this fun weekly meme.  As always thank you for stopping by to see my birds and critters. I hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY weekend!  And  Happy Birding!!!

54 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The first picture looks funny with the Cardinal aiming at the bird feeder.

Linda said...

I always enjoy your birdcam photos...you have the most interesting wildlife showing up! I love the cardinal in flight but all of them are great because they show nature in the moment! Thanks for providing the seed, the camera, and most of all, for sharing the photos! Have a wonderful day!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You do have lots of critters visiting! I guess the free tucker brings them. Great for camera watching.

Sue said...

I so enjoy seeing the variety of wildlife you capture on your cam.
My hubby has an ongoing war with the squirrels. I love to watch them. So, sometimes I have a war with hubby!
:D

Nancy Claeys said...

Such a neat idea -- a feeder cam!

We had a group of raccoons one year that destroyed a couple of our bird feeders. Rascals!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Goodness, you have a plethora of visitors, and not just of the winged kind! What a great idea to place a birdcam. Enjoy your weekend! :)

me ann my camera said...

What lovely surprise pictures. I love the first one of the male cardinal flying in. You have several visitors that have been absent from our feeders for a while. thank goodness we seldom have raccoons in the winter. whast fun it must be viewing what your camera has captured for you. thank you for your much appreciated support of my blog. Have a great day. Ann

TexWisGirl said...

LMAO! the raccoons and squirrels were too cute. the crow close-up was too funny! but that last shot took the CAKE!!! HA HA!

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! What a great group of critters! My bird feeder got broken in a windstorm, and I haven't been able to replace it yet.

Snap said...

I really enjoyed seeing your birdcam! What a collection of critters! Happy Critter Day!

Jane said...

You have quite a variety of wildlife around your area, like the raccoon:D

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures of the nighttime thief!

Julie G. said...

What a joy it must be for you to watch all these beautiful birds/critters visit your backyard. If I had this great set up, I think it would be hard for me to leave the window. I could watch birds/animals feed all day long! Love your cardinal images and all those glorious goldfinches. Fantastic series!

Halcyon said...

Great shots! I have a Wingscapes too, but I haven't really put it out since I moved to Canada. Looking at your shots, maybe I should. :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh Eileen, looks like the squirrels are up to their usual antics :) They are adorable. I love seeing that woodpecker. What a treat. How fun to see all those cute critters. Thanks for sharing them with us.

NatureFootstep said...

hihi, cool night shots. I like that. :)

Phil said...

Hey Eileen they do say "All the world's a stage", and I think your garden birds and animals took it to heart by posing along the handrail like that. I'd love to have Racoons in my back garden - honestly!

Carletta said...

Nightcam captured some great moments! Love the blue-eyed raccoon and the cardinal looks like a puppet in mid-air.
What a great crow shot and the squirrel shot does look like a reflection.
Really enjoyed your post Eileen!

CameraCruise said...

You're so lucky having all those cute critters visiting!
Great shots, love the last one.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Barbara Selkirk said...

Absolutely wonderful shots Eileen - love cardinals and don't have them so liked seeing yours. Looks like you have a perfect spot there in Maryland. And the crow with the kernel of corn in its beak? Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice captures.

Regards and best wishes

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

I really need to get one of those!

Gary said...

Fun post, Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Robin said...

Great series, I love the cardinal in flight, and that cheeky raccoon :).

Jen said...

These are awesome! Love the raccoon shots and the crow one is pretty funny too.

Cheryl said...

I got completely distracted when I came to comment. I looked over at the list of birding/nature blogs you're following and all I can say is "WOW!" You seem to have found at least one blog for each region in the US and beyond. How do you keep up with them all?

By the way, these shots from your wingcam could be taken at our place. My favorites are the cardinal shots. This cam is the perfect way to capture fun shots of these jumpy birds.

NixBlog said...

Always fascinating to see wildlife like this. Great captures!

Diane AZ said...

Wow, great variety of guests at your seed feeder! I like the crow closeup and the cute squirrels and raccoons with their fluffy tails. :)

Jenn Jilks said...

What a hoot! Or cheep!
It's fun seeing visitors like this!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love your birdcam (and other critter-cam too, obviously!)- there's a whole world of adventure happening out there in your backyard!

MÜGE TEKİL said...

What a busy traffic on your veranda! :-) Extraordinary photos!

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Dianne said...

you put on a great show with so many cameo appearances
I love this post

betchai said...

funny shots especially of the squirrel, you have such diverse and wodnerful visitors, if you can only teach them to visit me too here in SD :)

chubskulit said...

Wow, your house is a great haven for those beautiful critters Eileen.

Beautiful captures.

My Critter post

Saun said...

Oh my gosh everybody is getting in on the action.

AVCr8teur said...

I love the photos! The photos of the raccoon and squirrels stealing bird food are priceless.

Indrani said...

I like the variety here.

diane b said...

Yu have some interesting visitors.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

oh i lovelovelove seeing what your 'cam' captures!!

Lina Gustina said...

You really have many visitors :)
Love seeing all captures!

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Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful series of photos, such a great idea to have a hidden camera there!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your birdcam.

You have quite a responsibility now keeping all your customers fed.

Icy BC said...

What a great set up to get all of these critters to be captured on your Wingscape Birdcam.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think I enjoyed the rascally raccoon images most!! Aren't they comical to watch?!!

Enjoyed your images...great stuff.

And to answer your question about the snowy owl in Dallas --yes, I read about it also, but we're about 430-440 miles south of Dallas.

Irene said...

Wow, so many visitors! Lovely shots from your backyard (under too, gorgeous sky)

Happy Sunday!

Irene

Mama Zen said...

Great capture of the cardinal in flight!

Denise said...

I loved these photos Eileen. I hope I get one of those birdcams this year, as I have enjoyed the photos taken with yours.

Rohrerbot said...

I love your birdcam. I'm going to ask for one for Christmas this year. Very cool idea. I like the cool shots....especially the one with the raven right next to the camera!:) That one made me laugh. All my best. Chris

Ebie said...

You invested well in your bird cam. I love to see the birds and some critters, alright.

Your backyard is a haven for these birds!

NewMexiKen said...

That camera provides a lot of entertainment! Wish I had one out in back, as my neighbor saw two Gray Foxes walked up on my patio early this morning.

Joyful said...

Wow! This was fun. So many cute critters come to eat the seeds.

Reena Walkling said...

How fun to have the cam! Great shots, especially of the raccoon!

eden said...

Beautiful photos and my favourite is the first one.

Kathiesbirds said...

Your backyard looks like an active wildlife sanctuary!