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:

✿ chica said...

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

Montanagirl said...

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!

Rohrerbot said...

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.

TexWisGirl said...

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

Les fous du cap said...

Beautiful blue bird ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Sue said...

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

Carver said...

Great shots. The nuthatch is my favorite.

Kathie Brown said...

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

Modesto Viegas said...

Good shots!!!

Carole M. said...

each bird is beautiful and my favourite is the Eastern Phoebe

grammie g said...

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

Brian King said...

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

Lynne said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!

AVCr8teur said...

So many beautiful and hungry guests come for a visit.

Neil said...

Beautiful birds you have around your yard.

phylliso said...

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

orchid said...

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*

mick said...

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

Cloudy said...

Lieben Gruß und Carpe Diem
CL

Nigel Monckton said...

Nice shots - I especially like the nuthatch.
Nigel

Bob Bushell said...

Great blog, especially the Eastern Phoebe, superb.

i stora drag said...

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

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A series of wonderful closeups !

Stewart M said...

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

Dan Huber said...

Very nice birds and photos Eileen.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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?

Mary Howell Cromer said...

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

Liva`s said...

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

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the nuthatch

DeniseinVA said...

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

John said...

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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DIMI said...

Hi Eileen!Nice shots!You have so beautiful birds on your garden!!
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Jerry said...

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.

bettyl said...

What a lovely group of visitors you have!

Saun said...

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

Hanne Bente said...

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

Phil said...

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.

Rambling Woods said...

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

wildlifewatcher said...

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

Icy BC said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Julie G. said...

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!

NatureFootstep said...

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

bailey-road.com said...

Such lovely visitors!

jewaicious said...

Oh, what delightful fine feathered photos.

NewMexiKen said...

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