Saturday, June 2, 2012

Around the yard

I am linking up with Camera Critters

These are a few birds from around my yard and from when I did my count at the study area of the clear cut.

Last weekend I went out on my deck and I could hear a Pileated Woodpecker nearby. It turned out it was more than one maybe the whole family. I was able to click a few not so good shots before they moved away.

Some of the sounds they were making sounded more like juveniles than the adults I am use to hearing and seeing.

One was on the ground and another on the tree and there were still more around.

At the study area of the clear cut I saw a few Eastern Kingbirds chasing each other around. You can see the white line across the bottom of their tail. I think it looks like they dipped their tail feather in some white paint. The highlight at the study area was seeing these two Kingbirds and two Great Crested Flycatchers chasing each other.


The Indigo Bunting was another bird I was able to add to my count at the study area. I hope you enjoyed seeing my birds.
To see more cute and wonderful critters please visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters.  Thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting Camera Critters and thanks for visiting my post. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

30 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Eileen! So nice to see your birds. I especially love the Pileated. I was so happy to see we have one in our yard ---and you have several??? Lucky!
Hope you have a good weekend!
:)

Linda said...

I love seeing the pileateds...rarely see one here. Mostly we get the little downy here. And the bunting is so beautiful! Great photos...enjoy the weekend!

Carol said...

I enjoyed your birds. I love the look of the woodpecker. We get them here, but none with such pretty color.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...Fabulous one of the Pileated , because it really shows how long the head and beak are,he was in the perfect position to see it : }
I am so jealous of the Indigo Bunting !!
I have only see one in my lifetime, they are seen here,but seem to favorite certain areas..someday ??
Have a great day !!: }
Grace

TexWisGirl said...

we have a pair of pileateds here that i got to hear and see in spring, but nothing lately. hope they've raised some young. you got some great shots of all of these! would love to see an indigo.

betchai said...

you always have beautiful and exciting visitors in your home, i love woodpeckers, they are fun to watch

Phillip said...

Love the Woodpeckers red cap.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the woody--we have some here in the Park, but I haven't been able to get a good picture. -- The first time I saw Indigo buntings was in Texas when we first started RVing -- I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing...woke up one morning to a whole yard full of them. (And was somewhat disappointed when everybody else said "yup, happens every year!"

Rohrerbot said...

Nice Eileen. The Indigo and Pileated W. are beautiful birds. I hope to see the Indigo at some point. You have some of the coolest birds visiting your yard. We do to....but it's always nice to see the other birds that don't visit:) Thanks for sharing.

ShySongbird said...

Hi Eileen, Every time I see a Pileated Woodpecker on a blog (we don't have them here) I can't help thinking that it looks exactly as if it is wearing a little red hat, so sweet :-)

I love the Bluejay on the last post and it was wonderful to see the photos of the Dolphins and Pelicans on an earlier post.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots of birds

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Debbie said...

oh you have some beauties in your backyard!! isn't it wonderful that we have these amazing birds right at home!!

i really like the woodpecker, i don't see them in my yard!!

Carole M. said...

I adore violets but then I loved your woodpecker too!

Kerri said...

Woody is wonderful!

Leora said...

Wow on that woodpecker. Love seeing all your birds.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots of that red-headed woodpecker!

diane b said...

I just love those woodpeckers with their red crash helmets on.

Phil said...

What a thrill it must be having a femily of Pileated Woodpeckers in your garden like that Eileen. Kingbirds are rather nice too with as you show and say, their tails dipped in white paint.

eden said...

You have beautiful birds in your backyard. Great captures of them.

Gary said...

Those pileated are so dramatic!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

kanak7 said...

It's always so lovely to see the birds in your posts. Spectacular patch of red on the Pileated Woodpecker. The Indigo bunting is new to me.

chubskulit said...

All of them are beautiful in many different ways but I love the woodpecker!

AVCr8teur said...

It's always fun to see what flies into your yard. We recently discovered 2 bird nests in our yard. I like that hairdo on those woodpeckers.

Tiago Braga said...

Lovely photos, full of live and spirits =)

Kalantikan said...

Hi Eileen, we have a woodpecker so small but also with a red head like that, but my lens is not capable of getting it well. Besides, it is not always in our area. I am inviting you to see my oriole. I wonder how it differs with your orioles there.

Lina Gustina said...

Enjoying your bird shots.
Thanks for dropping by :)

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JunieRose2005 said...

Loved seeing your birds!!

I have a butterfly at Junie's Place- and a baby calf at "Our Place."

(posted on 2 of my blogs this time)

laurak@forestwalkart said...

LOVE the Pileated!! ALL your birds!

you're so good at snapping those shots! i have a hard time with most of the birds around here...unless they're feeling a little sluggish...and sit still for more than a few seconds!

GREAT captures!! :)

Martha in PA said...

Maybe that's the woodpecker we have in our trees. I never get a great shot of him, but he has a red head. I always hear him early in the morning!

NewMexiKen said...

What a nice variety of birds in your yard/study plot!

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