Thursday, December 13, 2012

Around the yard VIII

It's time to link up with my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged

First my here are birds for NF Winged. I have a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


 The male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has the red on the throat and the head.


  and one of my regulars the White-Breasted Nuthatch. This is how I usually see the Nuthatch on my feeder. They love the peanut suet.

Between leaving for work early and having it get so dark early in the evening I have not had many chances to take sky shots. These are from last week. Below are two shots of the sunset, one from my back yard and the second is from near my mailbox on the street.



 The sunset from the front of my house and street.



 Above is a shot of the moon on Dec 3, it was early in the morning. I think it is a cool shot, the seeing the craters is neat.

Later the same day, I captured the moon during the daylight hours.



To see more beautiful photos and pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

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

54 comments:

  1. I love the sunsets, apart from the birds, they are beautiful.

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  2. The sunset shots are so beautiful! I'd view them all over again and again, and again. :) and those birds are pretty! the moon shots look perfect to me...I have yet to capture it myself...have a great day on your side of the world ...

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  3. Hallo Eileen!I love your yard!!Always full of beautiful birds!!Amazing shots!The sunset looks fantastic from your house!!Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi..

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  4. Love the sapsucker. Very nice sky shots and moon captures. Have a great rest of the week Eileen.

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  5. i like the shapes of the leafless trees in front of the sunset. Wow! The pics of the moon are brilliant. What settings did you use??

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  6. These photographs are so good! I felt good after looking at them! The birds are so pretty. I love looking on information about birds of other continents!

    Thanks a lot for sharing them.Needless to say I will visit often.

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  7. Dearest Eileen,
    OMG!!! What GORGEOUS pictures of the early evening shots and the moon☆☆☆
    I once tried to take pictures of the full-moon; haha that was an impossible attempt(^^;)
    So sorry for my absence lately; visiting your blog is always a surprise with wonderful pictures♡♡♡
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  8. that second sunset is just lovely!

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  9. Thank you . . . you never disappoint me . . .

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  10. you have a great yard and porch, that provides the perfect view!!

    if i can't live there, i'm glad you do.....someone who appreciates all the beauty around them!!

    have a wonderful day eileen!!

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  11. Gorgeous moon shots! It's been too cloudy here to see the moon in awhile..

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  12. I love your birds.

    And you take a bigger moon than me.

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  13. love seeing the moon craters! and the 2nd sunset photo... *sigh*

    beautiful sapsucker and always jealous of the nuthatches, too. :)

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  14. Those sky shots are marvelous. And your Moon shots are really, really, good. Sharp and clear.

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  15. All photos are gorgeous but the two with the moon are very special!!
    I love them!

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  16. Great captures Eileen! The male Sapsucker has some beautiful colors! That is a cool sunset, especially with the black silhouetted barren trees!

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  17. Beautiful shots! My favorites are the sunset shots.

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  18. Awesome nature shots! I really love your moon photos as well. You captured lots of detail with the craters - so awesome!

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  19. Lovely shots! That peanut butter suet is awesome!!! So many birds are eating it right now in my yard. I've got to stock up on it:)

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  20. Looks like a spectacular sunset. Love the little nuthatch!

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  21. Beautiful birds and lovely skies! It doesn't get any better than that, Eileen! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. great moon shots. :) And the woodpecker. :)

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  23. Beautiful yard photos -- perfect moment for the sunset and your charming nuthatch and woody.

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  24. I missed birding and the moon shots are awesome!

    Kim,USA

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  25. I like the backyard sunset and that cute nuthatch!

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  26. such an exquisite view of the sky from your home Eileen!

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  27. All these photos are wonderful. I love the birds and the sky. Nice to know the names of our feathered buddies!

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  28. Lovely bird shots and what a great sky you captured.

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  29. I do like the Moon shots - next clear night I'm going to see what I can do about getting some shots myself.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. Eileen, your moon shots are awesome. The craters are clearly seen!
    Enjoying also your bird and sunset shots :)

    Happy weekend and thanks for dropping by!

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2012/12/sky-watch-fiery-sunset.html

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  31. Lovely sunsets Eileen. Your picture of the woodpecker showed how well camouflaged it is against the tree trunk against passing hawks. By the way, I hold the bird left handed and take a picture right handed - funny but no one has asked that before. Have a great birding weekend, it's Friday morning here.

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  32. impressive shots! the craters on the moon look like 2 eyes of a skull.:p

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  33. Great series for Skywatch again, Eileen. The fourth photo is my favourite today.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  34. Nice shots of the birds and the moon. I especially like the daytime shot.

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  35. your moon shots are amazingly beautiful.

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  36. Very nice post Eileen!
    I like to discover birds I don't have in my garden!
    The sun set is gorgeous and what can I say about the moon... Stunningly sharp!
    Cheers!

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  37. Lovely series of shots! You do so well capturing the shot of moon.

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  38. HI Eileen... Wow that moon shot is a beauty...did you look for the meteor showers last night??!!
    Lovely sunset..the Sapsucker I love, but we only have them in warmer months interesting birds they are!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    Grace

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  39. Wow--the sapsucker sure blends in with that tree...nature's protection! The other bird seems as if to suddenly take flight. Love the sunset shots, and boy, I LOVE seeing photos of the moon, or looking at it in person! It never gets old!

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  40. The sunset is quite dramatic. I like the mottled look of the sky.

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  41. You've got so great moon photos and very moody and dramatic skies!

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  42. It is beautiful in your neck of the woods. We've been having rain and overcast skies so no lovely sunset likes yours.

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  43. Great image series showing-
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  44. AWESOME cratered moon shot eileen! LOVE it!!

    and the pose the nuthatch gave you is perfect!

    aaaaaaaah...beautiful sunsets...a gorgeous end to another day!
    OH, i forgot to mention in my last comment, COOL header!!

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  45. Great shots of the moon. Love all your photos.

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  46. You have an excellent camera to capture the moon so beautifully! Thanks for stopping by my blue skies.

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  47. Those are awesome shots of the moon!! You must have had a high-powered lens. I like your birds, too. The woodpecker sure is camouflaged well!

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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