Thursday, January 3, 2013

Backyard Skywatch

It's time to link up with my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged.  My first Skywatch post for the New year 2013. In case you are just visiting, I wish everyone all the best in 2013, a Happy & Healthy New Year.

These are some shots of the early morning moon and my birds for NF Winged. And a look at the sky from the woods next to my house.


A recent shot taken from one of our walks in the woods next to my house.


One of my cutest yardbird visitors the Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

From this past weekend some Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches.


My early morning moon taken just this morning, seen with a light cover of clouds.


A zoomed in look at the moon, this shot reminds me of Pink Floyd's Dark side of the moon.


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.


66 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

lol. I hardly recognised the nuthatch. It´s not often you see that posture. :)

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning, Eileen. Such pretty photos; I love the goldfinches especially. Happy New Year to you and yours. Mildred

Caroline Gill said...

Happy new Year, Eileen! That Nuthatch is adorable - and I love your lunar shots, too.

Timeless said...

Do I see Mistletoe in those trees ? Nice wintery scenery. some things you simply never see in Summer

diane b said...

They are tall trees on your walk. I would love to walk with you. Cute birdies.

kulasa said...

the Red-Breasted Nuthatch is so cute! love the moon shots most as I have yet to capture it someday as gorgeous as you do...the first photo of branches against the pale blue sky makes me think happy thoughts...:)

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Happy New Year-hope it is filled with peace, joy, and many blessings. Great photos-the moon is always so hard to photograph, but you got a great shot of it. Mickie :)

TexWisGirl said...

love the view of the tall trees. :)

Mother Robin said...

Hi, Eileen. I really loved
"walking" with you! The Red-Breasted Nuthatch is one of my favorite winter birds.From their habit of climbing on the trees to their funny little Nyack, Nyack sound, they always make me smile!
Leslie aka "Mother Robin"

Tricia Hays said...

WoW! Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon... brings back memories of my brother & his friends listening to it. LoL!
Look at all the birdies! I should get some bird feeders & hang them on my back deck, then open the blinds for the cats to have something to watch all day while I'm at work... get a cam & set it up for me to watch them, that should be a hoot! =)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Cool shots! I really like the perspective of the first shot. Makes the trees look sooooo tall!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely photo of the nuthatch - such a cute bird!

dAwN said...

Looks lovely and cold. Cute little nuthatch.....Happy New Year Eileen!

ladyfi said...

A lovely series of shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Perfect day! Beautiful birds, wonderful moon and sky. Happy Weekend Eileen!

DeniseinVA said...

Love that first shot looking up through the trees. All great photos Eileen.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos! Great colours! A lot to see.
I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

Joe Todd said...

Love the trees and moon..Have a great one

beyondwandering.com said...

They are beautiful photos of the moon, and the birds, Eileen!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas tuas fotos!beijos,tudo de bom,chica

vincibene said...

Beautiful series! I love the moonshot!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Eileen, the birds and the moon. Dark side of the moon, I remember it very well, great record.

Dianne said...

That little nuthatch is just gorgeous Eileen.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Eileen, your feathered friends visitors are adorable, great captures. The moon shots and especially the first one is exquisite. Well done. Happy New Year!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos,Eileen!Happy New Year 2013!

Photo Cache said...

spectacular job on the moon shot.

Karen said...

Terrific shots! Love that little nuthatch.

Happyone said...

I like the looking up picture. I find myself taking a lot of pictures like that.

Lynne said...

Someone posted a bird today I have not ever seen . . . I will try and send you the picture in case you don't follow her.

I wonder about that Dark Side of the Moon . . .

Laura said...

Such a beautiful series Eileen... wishing you a very happy New Year!

Al said...

A great series of skies. Have a wonderful 2013!

SandyCarlson said...

Your sky shots and your birds are fabulous, Eileen. Thanks!

Montanagirl said...

Happy New Year! That little Nuthatch is so cute. Great moon shots too!

Eugenia Robinson said...

Your first shot has to be my favorite. The ones of the moon are impressive and I love the little birds. What a nice post this week. genie

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are so good! I was told today while photographing a loggerhead shrike that red-breasted nuthatches had been spotted also. I'm still looking. What awesome captures!

Red Nomad OZ said...

There's something about looking at the sky through a silhouette of trees! I thought that'd be my favourite shot - until I saw the birds!!

Jim said...

Great shots.

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome shots, Eileen. Love your trees, birds and morning moon captures.

Happy New Year for u too :)

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great moon shots, Eileen!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice Moon shot. I posted one also. Love the Nuthatch. Sweet little bird--always at the suet. MB

Stewart M said...

I like the Moon shot - very nice.

The mud attracts heaps of birds - it is where we do the banding. The site is actually internationally important if the truth be told!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Ann said...

How did you spot the little blue bird?

Minoru Saito said...

Very beautiful captures! I like the first one very much.
Wishing you a happy New Year.

Phil said...

Nice moon shots Eileen. So nice to have a nuthatch in the garden - wish we did.Happy birding weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I always enjoy your bird images.

Happy New Year to you Eileen.

afanja said...

A Happy and Healthy New Year for you and your loved ones too, Eileen.
I love your dreamy shots of the moon.

mariadesuede said...

Nice birds, but the names don't tell me anything. I'll search the name in latin so I know which bird it is in French. I see which family the bird's belonging so I search on this...

Je vous embrasse... Maria, Paris, France...

sceneoftranquility said...

A beautiful moon shot to welcome the new year.

Audrey said...

Superbe !

Lorri said...

What lovely sky captures, and captures of the birds.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!The goldfinches are very cute birds!Exelent photos as always!Nice moon shot!Have a lovely weekend!!
Dimi..

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i love the moon shots of course...and the cute little nuthatch is pretty awesome too!! =)

Charlotta said...

You are so lucky having many lovely birds in your garden. Wish you a very happy weekend.

Yoshi said...

I like your neighborhood. Your bird shot was stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie said...

i did enjoy me some pink floyd back in the day...now i prefer the birds and the trees!!

Maria said...

The shots of the moon are fantastic!

Celeste said...

Happy New Year Eileen. Great photos, love the nuthatch.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the nuthatches...I enjoyed seeing your birds and the moon shot is incredible!! That is a hard shot!!! cheers.

AVCr8teur said...

I like how you captured that one bird as it was flying away from the feeder.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love your first photo of the trees and blue sky.
The little Red Breasted Nuthatch is adorable.

AmitAag said...

Awesome captures!
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice shots! I love Pink Floyd.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, beautiful moon. Greetings.

Sharkbytes said...

I love nuthatches!

Pam ;) said...

Love the cute little Red-breasted Nuthatch. Nice shot of the trees, Eileen :)

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots - you have a pretty woods near you.

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