Thursday, September 20, 2012

Backyard birds &Skywatch

I am linking up with NF Winged and Skywatch Friday

These are shots of my backyard birds and the pretty sky over my yard.

This sky looked promising to be a beautiful sunset later in the evening.


A couple of my pretty American Goldfinches.


Another one of my cuties the Carolina Chickadee.


Finally one of the chickadees decided to sit still for a second.


This bird decided he would be much more comfy inside the feeder, than having to leaning over and reach in. No birds were hurt during the filming. He jumped out after his belly was full.


The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks stop in my yard for a few meals during their spring and fall  migration.



This is the same sky as above just a little later in the evening.


The clouds turned a pretty yellowish orange color. A colorful sky is always a treat for me, definitely one of my simple pleasures.



To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit: Skywatch Friday  and NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged. Thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

45 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Your first shot iis gorgeous. The birds are lovely and also beautiful catched. Happy Skywatching !

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely skies and your feathered visitors are very bold staying so still for you to take the photos.

Dan Huber said...

Great photos Eileen. Not sure I would know a Carolina vs. the Black-Capped I normally see. Love the shots of the Grosbeak, clever bird.

Cloudy said...

Wunderbare Aufnahmen, das erfreut mein Herz...

Lieben Gruß
CL

imsys said...

My english spelling is not so good nowadays but here I can use te word NICE!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

that is too cute... the birdy in the feeder. so funny. i love the chickadee. such great views. (:

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow, thank you very much for the beautiful pictures of birdsand Skywatch☆☆☆ Haha, inside the feeder; really cute and lovely scene♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can't believe that one got INSIDE the feeder like that!!!

sceneoftranquility said...

I can't imagine how beautiful the promising sky will look like if the clouds
were to stay till sunset in that position.

missing moments said...

The bird inside the feeder is funny. Such a glutton! Lots of chickadees and finches feeding lately!. Love their chatter!

rainfield61 said...

That is out of my imagination:

A sea of sunflowers.

TexWisGirl said...

that grosbeak is too funny! your chickadee was giving you such attitude. adorable!

joanne said...

wonderful shots of sky and birds...love the guy in the feeder....

Icy BC said...

Beautiful sky photos, Eileen, and I love love that shot of the bird inside the feeder! It sure makes my day :-)

kulasa said...

those pretty birds must have had a great time feasting! makes me think of putting a feeder in our yard too :-) and those sky shots are simply beautiful...I love the yellowish orange color of the clouds :D

Happyone said...

Terrific photos. Staring at the first one of the clouds I could almost see them moving across the sky.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen..I'm so glad no birds where hurt during filming LOL!!
I like that type of feeder, but do a lot of seeds drop out from them??
Your bird friends are so cute : }!
The clouds in the first one a just gorgeous!!
Grace

Tiago Braga said...

I like very much all this photos, in specally the second one, the colors and birds in all photos looks so cute

DIMI said...

I always enjoy visit your blog dear Eileen,for your fantastic pictures!Looks so cute the birds in the nest!Be well my dear!
Dimi..

Gary said...

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

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful skies and your birds are always delightful, Eileen! I love the one inside the feeder! What a fun capture for the day! Happy SWF! Have a lovely weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful day. The grosbeak is funny inside that feeder. I've never seen one quite like that; looks like it might be good for discouraging squirrels.

Saun said...

Lol Your shot of the bird in the feeder had me laughing. Great shots!

Rachel Cohen said...

Lovely blog and images Eileen! :)

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous captures!

Gillian Olson said...

Great looking skies and birds, I can't believe that the bird actually got inside your feeder. LOL. :)

AVCr8teur said...

Seeing the bird inside the feeder made me laugh. I guess he has all the food to himself.

Elaine said...

I always enjoy watching greedy little birds who have to dive right into the trough!

Betty Manousos said...

hi eileen,
oh, your pictures of birds are always delightful.

beautiful series!
adorable post as always!
big hugs.

Monica said...

Great post and wonderful skywatch and bird photos!
:)

NatureFootstep said...

lovely photos. :) Your chickadee has a much larger black patch below it´s bill then ours.

Some birds seem to be quite acrobatic. :)

Stewart M said...

Splendid post - he does look at home in the feeder! I suppose it cuts down on competition by occupying the whole thing!

Cheers - Stewart M.

diane b said...

A pretty sky and a fun bird getting into the feeder for a better feed no doubt.

Judy said...

Those sunset shots are wonderful!! I am glad that fellow in the feeder was still able to get out after filling his belly!

afanja said...

Wonderful sky shots, specially the first one is a real beauty, I think.
Must be great to have so many birds around.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely sky and bird shots! How did that bird get in the feeder?

chubskulit said...

I love the shot where the chickadee is inside the bird's feeder.

Indrani said...

Fantastic series of shots!
have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

haha....awesome captures!! that grosbeak is too funny. i have several birds that just "sit" in my window feeders.

gorgeous sky, have a wonderful weekend!!

Findlay Wilde said...

The bird sitting in the feeder made me smile. From Findlay

ladyfi said...

How funny to see that bird inside the feeder! Enjoy your weekend.

Phil said...

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak seems like a mighty impressive bird to have on your backyard list Eileen> Never had bird inside my feeders yet, only mice.

DeniseinVA said...

I love those birds of yours Eileen. Don't they have expressive faces?

Maria Thunholm said...

Lovely photos, I love birds, but not ask me of their names in English, It's not my language...

Marie said...

Beautiful skies! And your bird photos are so nice. What a hoot, the rose-breasted grosbeak getting inside the feeder! :-)