Saturday, March 10, 2012

Backyard birds & critters

I am linking up with Camera Critters


Ok guys, I am blocking the camera go and eat all the birdseed



Could you lower this feeder some, I have to stretch SO far to reach the food.



                       Are you looking at me?

                    A few sweet looking doves





                      The masked bandit...luckily my feeders were put away in the evening.

I like how the camera caught this coon walking along the deck railing.



A downy woodpecker outside my dining room window

My Goldie Girl during my walk in the woods.


To see more cute and wonderful critters please visit Camera Critters

49 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The squirrel must be hoping that he does have wings.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic shots. Love the raccoon close up.

Darryl and Ruth :)

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

Cute series, love the shot of the downey eating peanuts.

Gary said...

Fun series!! And great photo of Goldie Girl. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carole M. said...

fabulous photos again; the squirrel got to the feeder? That was quite some stretch, how frustrating.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That squirrel tail is so darned fun to view! I would love to have a 'bird cam' set up in our yard! The blue jay....I miss them --we don't have them this far south! And Goldie Girl...she's beautiful!!!

KB said...

Great photos!!! I love photos of nature and animals and it looks like you do too. I particularly love your squirrel and raccoon antics in this post!

Thanks for making me aware of Camera Critters.

Sandy said...

Great shots, love watching the squirrels and their antics (o:

Nancy Claeys said...

Amazing all of the activity that goes on while we are *away*. Love this post, Eileen -- your comments make me smile.

Linda said...

What amazing photos you capture with your bird cam! I love these...the "unaware" shots are priceless!

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Thanks for your nice comments on my past posts. So glad the wedding is over--fun but stressful! What a variety of "critters" you have around your house. Such fun to watch their antics--great captures. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Liz said...

What a great series Eileen! I love the squirrel stretch. You get some lovely birds visiting your yard.

Jen said...

Haha love the bird cam shots as always... The Blue Jays came out pretty nicely!

Jane said...

Great shots, love the squirrel with it trying to get the food-well captured:)

Phil said...

Its good to see the good ones and the "nearly" ones Eileen. If only those creatures realised they could be famous they might pose a bit better. The stretchy squirrel made me laugh, and the oblivious crow - if only they knew! Hope your spring arrives soon.

Dianne said...

your golden girl is beautiful
love the stretching squirrel

Carletta said...

I do enjoy your 'candid camera' critters!
That is one determined little squirrel caught in the act. What a great raccoon shot as well.
It appears your yard is a lovely place for visitors.
Hope your weekend is off to a good start Eileen!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

How cool that your camera caught all those critters! I want one, now! LoL! =)

TexWisGirl said...

the first shot cracked me up. you get plenty of varmint raiders to your feeder area. :)

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

These photos crack me up. It is interesting to see what animals do when they think no one is watching :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice and interesting captures.

Regards and best wishes

ladyfi said...

Love your up-close shots!

And your golden is gorgeous.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great collection from your wonderful backyard Eileen. That squirrel knows how to stretch!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Good morning Eileen..hope your enjoying your weekend! I missed you and just got a little run down recently..but hey, your header is just so inviting and these criters are hilarious!!
I found these little sparrows eating my myna bird food! (though one is separated from the other cage its easy for them to get through one. Well, I'd been switching off with larger size pellets to save (not as nutritional) but now I can't get it anymore? So I have to provide for the sparrows who were already waiting for me this morning (lol) I can't imagine this crew here..they are delightful and you must just get a kick out of them- great share Eileen- Your sweet dog is precious!!

Debbie said...

oooohhhh i want one too!! you are getting some really fun shots!!

Mama Zen said...

The shots of the squirrel are so fun!

Cheryl said...

Love the look you're getting from that jay!

EG CameraGirl said...

I see the squirrel can be quite entertaining! :) AND the raccoon!

Rohrerbot said...

What a pretty dog! I am laughing at your bird cam. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I really want to get my own....maybe this summer. I am fascinated by animal and bird behavior.....did you know that Ravens love to look at themselves when given a reflection? Pretty intelligent birds. Some even say smarter than a dog....but don't let your puppy hear that:) Enjoy you're weekend. Keep sharing those funny squirrel and racoon cam pics....I like these posts a lot.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Betcha can't tell which picture I like - yep, that Downy Woodpecker is the one. Love that raccoon, too! Sauntering across the decking like it is right at home. Ha! Good thing the bird feeder is put away. Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow! Like your dog, too by the way.

chubskulit said...

You really have hard working critters out there. Love the tail shot!

Indrani said...

Your squirrel shot is fantastic!
Love the other captures too.

Sivinden said...

What a great variety of creatures! Love the squirrel stretching to reach the feeder:)

Elaine said...

You've had so much fun with your bird cam, and such a variety of visitors. But the poor squirrel, having to work so hard for his dinner! LOL

eden said...

Great shots. I love the squirrel stretching to reach the feeder.

A wondering star said...

Så herlig bildeserie!
Fantastisk å komme så nær dyrene med kameraet!
Takk for at du delte bildene med oss!

Crafty Green Poet said...

the squirrel is hilarious!

wonderful set of photos, specially the downy woodpecker.

Nancy said...

Always interesting to see what's going on with the bird feeders, Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

magiceye said...

beautifully captured series of pictures!

Halcyon said...

More great shots. I hate the squirrels, but they can be funny.
I wonder if there are woodpeckers here in Toronto... I loved my red-headed buddies back in Jackson.

CameraCruise said...

Great series of all the lovely critters in your backyard.
Love the squirrel.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.
Mette

Linnea said...

What an awesome view of all your visitors! Too cute! Thanks for stopping by Eileen!

Martha Z said...

At least you don't get bears at the feeder as we do in the mountains.

Kerri said...

LOVE this post!

NatureFootstep said...

fun shots of that little squirrel. I thought it was heavy lifting. :)

Bob Bushell said...

I love all birds, and the Racoon, and the "Goldie Girl" is something else, give her a big hug from me.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful,shots. Goldie Girl takes the cake.

Bogie said...

nice shots! Cute critters.

Kathiesbirds said...

Cute!