Saturday, November 10, 2012

Backyard birds

I am linking up with  Green Day and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY weekend!

Hi, happy weekend everyone and this is a long weekend celebrating Veterans holiday on Monday.  The weather is so supposed to be beautiful warmer and sunny, Yea!! For this weeks post I am showing some of my yardbirds.  A few are my winter birds and they all seem to be arriving together like the Dark-eyed Juncos, Fox Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows , Pine Siskins and the Red-Breasted Nuthatches.


This is a large red maple tree in our front yard, I was able to stand under the branches to take this photos. The Red Maple is surrounded by Spruce trees and a few hemlock trees where the birds were fussing all around me. I do not think they liked me being in their space. The ground under the red maple is covered with tiny red maple saplings growing.


In the mosaic above, top left is a male Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, Bluejay, RedBellied Woodpecker, Goldfinch with a Cardinal, Goldfinch with a Pine Siskin, White-breasted Nuthatch, Fox Sparrow and a Tufted Titmouse.

 Usually,  the Cardinals are camera shy but I was able to snapped this shot before he saw me.


Bluejay with attitude!

Cute Tufted Titmouse with a peanut.


American Goldfinch and a Cardinal with their mouths full.


Chickadee trying to decide peanut or sunflower seed?


A pretty winter visitor the Fox Sparrow.


Above near the Red Maple and under the Spruce tree we have some young Red Maple growing a little taller with some pretty ferns.

These large spruce trees in our front yard are one of the reason why the birds hang around our yard. Next to the house is a rhododendron that has grown taller than our house. I love having the large pine trees, it is nice seeing green year round.


I hope you enjoyed my birds and more of the trees and our yard..
 To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit: Green Day  and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host Fiona of Green Day, Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin.  Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.

59 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
Birds just love the safety and protection of those evergreens, don't they? We have a large cluster of them to the north of our house--we constantly get calls from loggers wanting to "help us" get rid of those trees. They call them worthless. Ha. That grove is FULL of birds and animals --especially in the winter.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing why so many birds enjoy your yard, Eileen. And you certainly have a nice variety to watch!

✿ chica said...

Lindo pássaros e verdes.Ótimo fim de semana,beijos,chica

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, that Goldfinch is a sociable fella. What a lovely mosaic of birds in your yard and also the separate ones which are very clear and well- caught! I have never even HEARD of a Fox sparrow. Wow, what a pretty little thing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden, trees and birds. You have a great weekend too. Jo

rainfield61 said...

Fox sparrow, that sounds interesting.

A fox inside a sparrow.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

YES!! i enjoyed your COLORFUL FALL trees!!! AND your birds!!

great shots eileen...happy saturday!

Lynne said...

Very, very nice Eileen. Love the little sparrow . . . We have many Spruce, Hemlock and White Pine near our house and the birds love to visit and fly out from inside the trees. A winter treat after the oak leaves have fallen. Exceptionally warm Veterans weekend here . . . in the 60's!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of the different birds. So colorful and cute. Have a nice weekend, Eileen.

diane b said...

Fabulous shots of your yard winter birds. I liked the one of the finch and cardinal together as it gives an idea of the size of the birds. I love the red of the cardinal and the blue of the Bluejay

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A feat of wonderment and beauty again Eileen!!! I especially like the cardinal paired with the sparrow today.

Today is the Marine Corps 237th birthday. And tomorrow's Veteran's Day --so, no mail on Monday I suppose. I'm sure I'll forget and check the mail box several times. LOL

Gregory Urbano said...

great series of shots!

Margaret Gosden said...

Do love the way you 'frame' your birds and tree-scapes - sets-up all photos to good advantage indicating a good grasp of managing the technology as well as the camera! The birds and the way you have captured them makes for an interesting post!

Misty DawnS said...

Very beautiful images! I like the Fox Sparrow, as that's a new one for me!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos and a lovely post of my favorite birds. Thanks Eileen and have a great weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

A Fox Sparrow, I've never heard about it, nice one Eileen.

TexWisGirl said...

your yard is beautiful and lush - perfect for those birds. cute captures showing their pluck. :)

Lina Gustina said...

You always have pretty visitors! Admire your shots, Eileen.
Thanks for your visit :)

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Tricia Hays said...

Beautiful captures, Eileen! Cardinals are my faves... Love em! =)

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds, their colors are amazing.

lenalima said...

Linda árvore em tom avermelhado! tudo que amo , verde e pássaros! bjsss

Serline said...

So many attractive birds I have never seen before. I wish I could have so many nice birds in my backyard, I envy you:)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Claudia Moser said...

Lovely birds!

Fiona said...

Wow Eileen
look at that little red guy
he is gorgeous.

You have beautiful birds in your corner of the world
the ones here in Ireland are fairly boring looking in comparison!

Great photos.

Thanks for linking up once again
it is always lovely to have you with us.

Have a great weekend

Fiona

ladyfi said...

Spectacular maple shot - outstanding. And such pretty bird shots too.

bailey-road.com said...

Your yard looks like a haven for birds! Lovely photos of your avian visitors.

inge said...

Eileen do you have to sit for hours to get theses amazing photos? Have a great evening

RNSANE said...

Your photography is incredible. I'm finishing up a five month stay in India and, while I hear hundreds of birds chirping in the early mornings, I rarely see them - and no cardinals, blue birds or blue jays. The peacock is the state birds of India and I hear their mournful cry at night as they come home to roost in the trees. Wish I could see them prancing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful photos! I love the cardinals! The chickadee is so sweet, really looks like its thinking hard over which seed to eat!

me (maria) said...

Beautiful photos...
The birds are so pretty!!
Have a great weekend!

Montanagirl said...

Nice post! Love the Cardinals....so jealous!! LOL Wish we had them here.

SquirrelQueen said...

That little Fox Sparrow is adorable. I love your shots of the Cardinal, you got some great closeups.
Happy Weekend!

phylliso said...

I`ve been seeing some different birds now at my feeder,I wonder about those fox sparrows,will have to read up on them,love your clear pictures & the ID`s really help!Thanks for sharing,& have a great weekend,phyllis

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!So much birds!OMG!!!I love the Cardinal!!Great shots!Thank you for sharing them with us!Wish you a lovely weekend!
Dimi..

e Joops said...

The BJ's attitude really showed!

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely bird photos. Cardinals are my most favourite bird.

Debbie said...

You have a wonderful spot for our feathered friends! Your yard is beautiful, nice and green!

You got some great images, crisp and clear, your cardinal is very handsome.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, we are suppose to have some great weather tomorrow!

Maria said...

Great post. I also got a good review on them.

Indrani Ghose said...

What a variety in your backyard, lucky you!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The cardinals are delightful but love the blue jay with attitude! He looks it with that slightly turned head!

Pia said...

You did a great job capturing these beautiful birds! Winter guests are are arriving here too.
You have wonderful trees in your garden!

Anni said...

Thanks for linking up this week at the Bird D'Pot!!! You know already that I always enjoy visiting with you here. :o)

Pam :) said...

You captured some real beauties here, Eileen. Nicely done!

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow, what a beautiful color The Cardinals have☆☆☆
Lucky you to be able to the shots. They all have lovely color, amazing, aren't they♬♬♬

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

Bia Hain said...

Suas fotos são tão encantadoras que me emocionaram...que lindo lugar! Sou apaixonada por pássaros e admiro sua habilidade para tirar as fotos, não é fácil! Lindo demais, um abraço!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, Great set of photos. You have so many of the same birds that I have.. I have never seen a Fox Sparrow though... Neat little bird.

VERY windy here today --with a cold front coming....

We were gone for several days this past week --so I put away my birdfood... Luckily, since getting home, the Pine Siskins have not returned. I'm glad about that since we had WAY too many of them hogging the feeders.

Hugs,
Betsy

Beth said...

Your birds are beautiful, Eileen. You have a real knack for capturing them - great shots!

DeniseinVA said...

More great photos Eileen. I always love every one but the American Goldfinch and Cardinal jumped out at me today. Have a great week!

DeniseinVA said...

I see I already posted here. Must have dropped a marble or two this weekend ;)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Fantastic colours! Although of course RED is best!! It's always a pleasure to see where you've been and what you've seen!! Have a great week - hope there's no more storms in sight!!

Marie said...

Awesome bird photos! You have a lovely yard too.!

Gattina said...

What cute little featherballs !

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I so love your birds and the nice introduction to them. I am not as lucky with my attempts to capture them on camera. I've gotten a few while sitting in my car or watching from my window inside my home or my friend's, but up close and personal I have no luck. :-)

Icy BC said...

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but you have so many beautiful and different birds in your yard.

My common birds are bluejays, cardinals, and sparrows.

Gorgeous photos, Eileen!

Zizi Santos said...

O que me impressiona é você saber o nome de cada pássaro!
São todos lindos!
As árvores são imensas, por isso abrigam essa quantidade de maravilhosos pássaros.
Você mora no céu!

Zizi

Zizi Santos said...

Ops meu comentário sumiu

Rohrerbot said...

I think I will be moving to your backyard to get some of those birds for the list. Great shots and great birds. I have to figure out how to do mosaics. That's a great idea.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous birds and I love the mosaic with the pops of red from your wonderful cardinals.

purethoughts said...

I am so jealous that you have such gorgeous birds like those in your country!! I have never seen anything like those here in Thailand. Such brilliant captures!! I love all your photos.

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eden said...

I love all your backyard birds. They are all beautiful. Great shots too.