Wednesday, January 16, 2013

More backyard skies

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

Gee, I am coming up with some of the best titles.  But, that it is just what I am posting... my evening sky from this past weekend and some more backyard birds.  The one good thing about my yard is I do see lots of birds. I am combining my NF Winged post with my Skywatch Friday , so I hope you do not mind seeing my birds and skies.


This is a shot taken from my dining room window, a pretty female Downy Woodpecker.


I love this shot of the White-throated Sparrow.









This shot was from this past Saturday, the sky was mostly clear but some pink clouds appeared in the west. Of course after Saturday we have had fog, rain, cloudy skies and more rain.




So, these are the last of my pretty skies from my backyard for this week anyway. I hope the weather is better over the coming weekend. It is a long holiday weekend I am off Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.


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.

59 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely skies and birds! I specially like the sparrow!

Kerri said...

Lovely Eileen!! Have a GREAT Day!

Barbara Selkirk said...

Beautiful photographs Eileen - I particularly love the skies - big fan of big sky and the little nuthatch? what a pretty wee creature - they make me laugh with their antics and face down method of going down a building or tree.

Thanks for sharing.

Faye said...

I've just had a quick tour through your birding world, Eileen. Love the variety you've attacted to your yard or found on nature walks. I have a soft spot for mourning doves. They look so soft and gentle. but was recently told that they can be quite fierce. Always glad to hear their call.

Your winter skies photos are really dramatic.

Betty Manousos said...

i always love your backyard friends and sunsets!

simply delightful!

big hugs~

Judy said...

My favourite is the nuthatch! I had never realized how long their little claws are!!!

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, You do seem to have a lot of activity in your yard. I would have more if I were better about keeping the birdfeeders full(I'll work on that!). Always great shots of the birds and the sky never fails to impress with its beauty. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Mia McPherson said...

I love that last photo because it reminds me of sunsets I used to see when I lived on the east coast.

Rohrerbot said...

I never get tired of your skies and birds Eileen! Keep posting them:)

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Beautiful pictures from your yard!!I love that Woodpecker!!!Amazing shots as always!!You've got a wonderful view from your window,great photos of sky!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

Donna Heber said...

Hi Eileen,

Fantastic photos and pretty skies. You have some unique birds visting your feeder. I hope to attract a woodpecker at some point. Thank you for stopping to visit me. Your photos are very inspiring.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Beautiful photos of your winter and those precious birds. I love watching the birds at this time of year.

Quiet Paths said...

I so love those little downy's. They are darn cute. And the nuthatches - such a favorite because I love the little noise they make; as if they are talking to themselves. Great shots loved them.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love that little sparrow and your skies are lovely Eileen. :)

Jori said...

Beautiful shots! I love your cardinal pic in your header! I finally captured a cardinal photo today! It's a bit blurry, they are quick!

missing moments said...

Love those white throated sparrows along with those spectacular skies!

Debbie said...

haha...my titles always suck but your pictures are awesome!!

cute rear nuthatch!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Love the shots! We've had some pink clouds lately, too. I'm hoping the weather will warm up soon!

I really like the white-throated sparrow. The little bit of yellow on the head is so pretty!

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous birds. Love the shot of the sparrow standing with it´s legs wide. :)

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos!
Lovely sky with great colours.
I do love birds!

uberrhund said...

Your backyard birdies are lovely and colorful! My yard visitors are limited at the moment to a handful of brave brow Sparrows who venture into the territory of a couple of cranky Mockingbirds!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies, colors and lovely birds! Does make for a beautiful world, Eileen! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful range of winged characters! Love the little busy woodpecker! And your skies are so scenic and colourful!

Carol said...

Great photos! Beautiful skies and birds!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images, my favourite are the sunsets, superb.

Robert Geiss said...

How peaceful everything looks.

Please have you all a good Friday.

Giga said...

Śliczne zdjęcia ptaków, a drugie jest zabawne. Niebo było ubrane w ładne podświetlone słońcem chmury. Pozdrawiam.
Cute photos of birds, and the other is funny. The sky was dressed in a nice sun-lit clouds. Yours.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds and gorgeous sky.

Kim, USA said...

The sky looks fabulous I love dainty colors ^_^. Pretty birds!
Kim,USA

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the sky and I always enjoy your bird shots too.

Sally in WA said...

Pretty skies and nice bird shots. Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

Karen said...

Beautiful soft pastels in your skies. Love the Downey. I had my first one at the feeder this week, I was pretty excited.

Tammy said...

Cute shot of the little Downy stuffing its face! Coming up with titles is never easy! Happy Friday!

Kusum Sanu said...

Woodpecker shots are always special. Lovely skies :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

You sure manage to get some wonderful bird photos!!

ladyfi said...

Such pretty skies and I love those bird shots!

Maria said...

Great vistas as usual!

AmitAag said...

Lovely skies beautifully captured!
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Luna Miranda said...

the second photo made me chuckle--this little fellow looks like a gunslinger!:p
loving your mellow skies.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen!
You have very nice birds at your feeders!
Lovely photos!
I wish the woodpeckers could come to my garden!
Well done!

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series showing - incredibly beautiful "sky images". Thank you for showing these beautiful pictures. Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Sign me for one of your combo bird and sky posts anytime.

sceneoftranquility said...

Nice sky over here,it must be very cold now.

Leovi said...

Yes, bright colors, exquisite sky. Really poetic backlit trees. Fine photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots. I love the sky photos.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the bird shots and the sky is pretty amazing too.
We have a plethora a Downeys out here. They love the suet. MB

Roseli Rosa said...

Olá Eileen
As fotos estão lindas...amei.
Os pássaros até parecem que estão posando para as fotos.
Um lindo final de semana!
:)

Pam ;) said...

I would never tire of seeing your beautiful yard birds (green with envy here) or your heavenly skies over head.

Thanks Eileen.. i had a good chuckle over your title remark ~:)

Tricia Hays said...

Nope, I don't mind at all... birds & skies pretty much go together! lol =0

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

In my wildest dreams I can't imagine anyone EVER being tired of seeing your beautiful birds and skies Eileen! You have the best of both there in your very own Nature Park! ....Gorgeous pictures.

Have a Wonderful Long Weekend! Yay!

diane b said...

Love your backyard birds and the photographs. The skies look cold but there is no snow on the trees.

The pelican shots are great too. I didn't realise there are white and brown ones. I must check out ours.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Your sky shots brought some sunshine into my morning, and the birds made me happy to see.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i love the stance of that little sparrow...with her legs spread like that...she looks as if she's really standing her ground!! "go ahead...take picture! i dare ya!"

=)

love the woodpecker too...and the skies...aaaaaah!!

(well, i'm back! my pocket's a little lighter after having to get a new modem from the cable co. oh well!)

Jidhu Jose said...

excellent clicks

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SandyCarlson said...

Your skies are beautiful, and your birds are utterly amazing!

rockriverstitches said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog for the first time! Loved your bird shots!!! We have something in common, birds!

Tammy

Lew said...

Wonderful skies you found among our cloudy days! Get your heavy coat out for next week!

Pearl Maple said...

Oh what sweet little darling birds they are, the colors in your skies are fabulous, thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind comments on my post.

Irene said...

Lovely shots, Eileen! Love the shot of the White-throated sparrow too. Never seen it before.

Wish you a nice Sunday!

Irene