Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Around the yard Part 4

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week I have some bird from around my yard.  Some are at my feeders, or the pokeberries and just perched in my Weeping Cherry tree.



A White Breasted Nuthatch eating seed off my deck railing.

The Northern Mockingbird in my weeping cherry tree.

Eastern Phoebe in the same weeping cherry tree. I think this is one of my prettier shots.

For a peanut they do not mind posing for the camera.


It is amazing at how many peanuts can fit into a  Bluejay's mouth.


A female Purple Finch is waiting patiently for her turn at the feeders.

I am looking forward to seeing some new "winter" birds moving into my yard. Over the weekend I did manage to see a Eastern Towhee in the weeping cherry tree and one Pine Siskin on my deck. I am hoping the Pine Siskin was sent as a scout to check out my feeders and come back with lots of his friends. On my walk on the nearby fireroad I am pretty sure I saw a flock of White-Throated Sparrows. Their sound is unmistakable.




To see more beautiful and wonderful photos please visit: Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes.
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

48 comments:

  1. Uma foto mais linda que a outra!Adorei!beijos,chica

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  2. A nice variety of birds that you're seeing. I hear tell someone in town saw a Blue Jay...so I'm hoping they'll visit our yard!

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  3. What a cool collection of birds. Love the Phoebe which is a bit different from ours here. And I'd love to see the Purple Finches. So different from the House finches around our place.

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  4. WONDERFUL phoebe shot!!! i wish we had more nuthatches around here!

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  5. Beautiful blue bird ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  6. I love the nuthatch photo.
    ANd hubby has an ongoing war with the bluejays. Personally, I think they're beautiful....just a bit boisterous

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  7. Great shots. The nuthatch is my favorite.

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  8. Yes, it does indeed look like your yard is filling up!

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  9. each bird is beautiful and my favourite is the Eastern Phoebe

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  10. Hi Eileen...These are some of my backyard friends to, I so love watching the Phoebe on the hunt : } this is a great shot of him. I have a feeling that he has headed south and the Mockingbird is still about.. a real character he is!
    Nice Group for Wednesday Birds!!
    Grace

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  11. Nice variety of birds! I really like the Phoebe shot! Nice job!

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  12. Such beautiful photos Eileen . . The Phoebe looks so soft, gentle, gorgeous!

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  13. love the phoebe, gorgeous shot, crisp and clear!!

    how cute is your description of the pine siskin. i sure do hope he comes back with all his buddies!!

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  14. So many beautiful and hungry guests come for a visit.

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  15. Beautiful birds you have around your yard.

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  16. The dark eyed juncos have arrived here in Pa.I have not submitted any photos yet for Wed.I love the phoebe,& we have them here in Pa.,but just not in our neck of the woods.Very good photos!phyllis

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  17. Dearest Eileen,
    Wow, what a beautiful shots of variety of birds♡♡♡ Haha, I think I might as well learn some of the names of them; Phoebe, Nuthatch and so on. Finch and Mockingbird are easy one now. Lovely to read that "For a peanut they do not mind posing for the camera." Yes, sweet Bluejay posing you♡♡♡

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  18. A great series of photos and how nice to have such a good variety of birds in your backyard.

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  19. Nice shots - I especially like the nuthatch.
    Nigel

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  20. Great blog, especially the Eastern Phoebe, superb.

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  21. Hi Eileen!
    Very nice photos of all your birds in the garden! It's so interesting because I'm not used to any of those birds!
    Greetings Pia

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  22. Vert nice set of pictures - the nuthatch will always be a winner in my books.

    Seeing so many garden bird shots has made me invest in some stuff for my own patch - but as yet the birds have shown little interest. I'll have to keep waiting!

    Thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Australia

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  23. Very nice birds and photos Eileen.

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  24. Fantastic blog ~ excellent photography ~ love the dog especially, of course. (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. I have to agree with your thoughts....that is one BEAUTIFUL image of the phoebe in the weeping cherry tree. But, I must also add, I've never heard of a 'weeping' cherry tree before. Got pictures?

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  26. Lovely little yard birds and I especially liked the Phoebe and the Mockingbird, they were paying attention to you and posed;')~

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  27. Great shots of your birds in the garden :-) greetings from Liva

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  28. lovely photos, specially the nuthatch

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  29. A lovely series of your backyard birds Eileen, very enjoyable! Have a great day!

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  30. What a fantastic group of birds to have in your back garden Eileen! I like the Nuthatch, so different to 'ours'!
    J
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  31. Hi Eileen!Nice shots!You have so beautiful birds on your garden!!
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  32. Wow, I've seen a Red-breasted Nuthatch over here once but that White-breasted Nuthath is absolutely stunning - I've never even heard of it before now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  33. What a lovely group of visitors you have!

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  34. You have some interesting birds in your backyard. Great shots!

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  35. Nice pictures you show with some beautiful birds.
    Wish you a good day :)
    Hanne Bente

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  36. You captured some excellent shots there Eileen, especially the nuthatch, the phoebe and the mockingbird, all of them showing some aspect of the birds' characters.

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  37. Yes..I enjoy my winter visitors too. Thank you for all your support during my Mother's illness and passing. I really appreciated it..hugs..Michelle

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  38. Hi Eileen, My favorite in your series today is that Mocker! Such sass! Ha! Have a great day!

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  39. Lovely backyard friends you have there! Beautiful photos, Eileen!

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  40. I love how your birds pose for you. The shot of the phoebe is gorgeous (it's a new (virtual) bird for me... wish I could see one.) You have the best birds.

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  41. Eileen, so many beautiful fall birds visiting your backyard! Terrific series of photographs. It's always fun to watch the jays pack away those peanuts. I especially love the phoebe shot, but all are wonderful!

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  42. love the markings on the Purple Finch. Don´t think I have seen it before. :)

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  43. Oh, what delightful fine feathered photos.

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  44. I especially like the Purple Finch photo. Shortly after I viewed this post (in Florida) I photographed my first Purple Finches in Illinois!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

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Have a great day, Eileen