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:

Bob Bushell said...

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

kulasa said...

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 ...

DIMI said...

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..

Dan Huber said...

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

diane b said...

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??

gardenerat60 said...

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.

orchid said...

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*

caite said...

that second sunset is just lovely!

Lynne said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!

Jen Sanford said...

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

rainfield61 said...

I love your birds.

And you take a bigger moon than me.

TexWisGirl said...

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

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

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos. The sunsets are stunning.

Montanagirl said...

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

confusedmind said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful shots! My favorites are the sunset shots.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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

Rohrerbot said...

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:)

HansHB said...

Great Sky-Watch post!

Zandarmid Photography said...

Looks like a spectacular sunset. Love the little nuthatch!

Sylvia K said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Kim, USA said...

I missed birding and the moon shots are awesome!

Kim,USA

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Dimple said...

I like the backyard sunset and that cute nuthatch!

Laura said...

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

SandyCarlson said...

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

Kusum Sanu said...

The ghostly tree!! Wow lovely!

ladyfi said...

Lovely bird shots and what a great sky you captured.

Stewart M said...

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

Lina Gustina said...

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!

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Phil said...

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.

Luna Miranda said...

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

afanja said...

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

Gypsy Lala said...

I love the moon pictures

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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

LifeRamblings said...

your moon shots are amazingly beautiful.

Noushka said...

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!

sceneoftranquility said...

Perfect lunar shots.

Indrani Ghose said...

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

grammie g said...

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

Marie said...

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!

Sharkbytes said...

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

Maria said...

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

AVCr8teur said...

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

Hanne Bente said...

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

laura.forestdreams:) said...

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!!

eden said...

Great shots of the moon. Love all your photos.

Linnea said...

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

lessandragr said...

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!

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous!