Saturday, January 26, 2013

My feathered friends

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

These are some shots from Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground. We were supposed to be heading for the Jersey shores on these two days but the forecast of snow and such cold weather changed our minds. Also, me waking up with one of my three day migraine would not have been cool. So we stayed home. I did not go out of the house I watched my backyard birds. And when it snows my feathered friends go into a feeding frenzy.  It is great because I get to see the birds up close. So here is an assortment of my yardbirds. The dusting of snow disappeared quickly.

The Dark-eyed Junco is one of my winter visitors and they have been plentiful the last two days. The Juncos look cute sitting in the pine tree they remind me of Christmas ornaments.


More tree ornaments a White-throated Sparrow and a Tufted Titmouse.



A regular visitor is the Redbellied Woodpecker.


One of my many Bluejays.

A pretty female Cardinal.


A cute Carolina Wren. Friday afternoon the forecast was calling for 1-3 inches. It was really coming down at times.


A pretty male Cardinal.


Pine Siskins are around in big numbers the last two days. I hope you enjoy my feathered friends.

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.

If you would like to see some scenes other than my birds you can check out my other blog and scenes from my travels: travelwitheileen

Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.


54 comments:

  1. Sorry the Jersey shore snow and horrible migraine kept you home. I hope your headache fads soon.

    Fantastic shots, Eileen. You get the cutest visitors to your trees and feeders.

    Be well and happy ~:)

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  2. Such a huge assortment of birds! The woodpecker looks like he's winking. So sweet! Those poor birds, I wonder how they're able to weather the cold. You have so many wonderful shots here. :)

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  3. LOVELY birds!!
    my favorites are the woodpecker & the shot of the cardinal & the flurries!!

    (sorry about that migraine...i know how painful they can be...travis has had them all his life. take it easy! and i'll be back...just trying to do a little catch up with some of my fav's)

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  4. What a wonderful selection of birds!! Beautiful shots, Eileen.

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  5. Love your photos Eileen . . . you are right, the Juncos looked like ornaments in the pine tree. Perfect!

    Migraines are the worst . . . I suffered for years, better if I stayed away from chocolate, yellow cheese and tomato sauces!

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  6. I enjoyed them very much Eileen, lovely shots all of them. Hope you feel better after that migraine. We had snow here too but not so bad really. Happy Weekend to you :)

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  7. I love to sit outside and see yard birds.

    These are all just so lovely and I love your shots.

    I am rather surprised that every bird you are showing is currently living down here right now too.

    I am new to birding but I would have thought some of these guys migrated.

    I enjoyed this immensely. I especially like that woodpecker. I have one that I have been playing chase with for two weeks now.

    Happy weekend!

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  8. Before I read the caption of your Juncos photo, I thought, "They look like tree ornaments! Only better!" :-) That's a really beautiful photo. They're all wonderful - what a fun variety of little feathered friends you have! The bright red of that gorgeous male cardinal is positively shocking. In a good way! :-)

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  9. how I love to watch them especially on a rare cold day

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

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  11. Pretty birds, Eileen. I always love your shots!
    Wish u great health.

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  12. stunning assortment of birds! thanks for the visit to my blog.

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  13. Breathtakingly brilliant photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. love every one of these sweet 'tree ornaments' as you said. :)

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  15. Great photos, Eileen. I love seeing your yardbirds. We have many of these same species in our yard, although I believe the wrens have migrated. Hope you are feeling better.
    Beth

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  16. Sorry your migraine and the snow kept you at home. But you did get some wonderful bird photos. I love the little downy woodpecker and the little wren. I still haven't gotten any birds to my feeders other than sparrows. :(
    Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  17. Wonderful pics! Looks like that cardinal was getting dumped on!

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  18. Wow - you have a lot of variety to look at through your windows. Love the cardinals.

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  19. Hi Eileen,

    I hope that you are well.

    I love your photos and always think they should be make into postcards.

    I hope that the weather is not to bad for you. Stay warm and safe.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Raindrops and Daisies Green Day.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend

    Fiona (in a very very wet and windy Ireland)!!!!

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  20. What pretty birds, nice shots. That cardinal doesn't look happy about the snow!

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  21. It's wonderful to see all those beautiful birds in your garden!
    Except for the Wren, we have none of these in France!
    Well done, they seem to enjoy your feeder!

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  22. the juncos are adorable - they do so look like Christmas tree ornaments there!

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  23. Eileen, sorry to hear about the snow and your migraine. I too, have just emerged from an extended migraine this week, my first in about six months. (This is also one reason why I didn't visit this week) Hope you're feeling better. Meanwhile your backyard birds are so pretty and your photos are very, very good. I love sharing your nature with you. Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

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  24. With all that weather I bet the birds really appreciate your feeders. - Margy

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  25. Love the birds Eileen. All of them, but especially those photographed in the pine. Such a great contrast and beautiful 'setting' for a photo op.

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  26. Lovely birds in your garden, great images. And thanks for the Dolphins cause Eileen.

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  27. Wow, you got really close to these birds!

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  28. Shalom Eileen, I do hope you are feeling better. But gosh, if you have to stay home what better scenery could you have out the window! So many different and beautiful birdies!

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  29. Hello Eillen, has been a while, thanks for your visit. wow you have very greeny backyard. love the shot of Redbellied Woodpecker while he closed his eyes.
    have a nice weekend

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  30. Exellent shots dear Eileen!All those birds are so beautiful!!I enjoyed waching those photos!!Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi..

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  31. I'm amazed at how many birds visit your feeders!

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  32. Each little character is so adorable in its own way! But my favourite photo features the lovely colouring of the Carolina wren!

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  33. it's fun to travel but boy you really don't need to, you have a beautiful assortment of yard birds. all of these i also see in my yard!!

    it's pretty cold here at the jersey shore. i have been enjoying some inside time as well!!

    hope your feeling better, migraines, no fun at all!!

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  34. Wow, just lovely! The shots of the birds with the snow coming down around them are my favorites :) Such great shots, Eileen!

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  35. So many lovely birds! Your pictures are beautiful.

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  36. What lovely shots of your feathered friends.

    Keep warm!

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  37. Eileen,

    Suas fotos são maravilhosas. Eu fiquei aqui um bom tempo admirando esses lindos pássaros.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  38. You are right they look like tree ornaments. I just love the way they puff themselves up when it is cold, I like the male and female cardinals best. Sooo RED against the snow. It is a great shot.

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  39. The Juncos do look like ornaments sitting in the pine tree. I have many of the same visitors to my feeders as you have. The Red Bellied Woodpecker is one of my favorites.

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  40. Looks like you did the right thing Eileen, staying in watching birds instead of going out in all that snow. Often our garden birds can be just as exciting as travelling here there and everywhere. You're dead right, those juncos look like little baubles on the pine tree.

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  41. These birds are so pretty, and brought just a dash of color to the winter..Beautiful shots!

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  42. You're lucky and without leaving home can make these great pictures. They're beautiful.
    Good Sunday.
    a kiss

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  43. Dearest Eileen,
    Wow, such GORGEOUS pictures of varieties of birds☆☆☆ Lovely to read that you expressed them as Christmas ornaments♡♡♡
    Luckily, we don't have much snow in my area. Hope you are not having cold weekend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  44. You have so many beautiful visitors there! Lovely that they come so close!
    Hope your migraine is gone by now!

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  45. I miss seeing many of the eastern birds but I can come here and see them!

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  46. My goodness! You have captured so many beautiful birds! I love seeing them with the snow falling!

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  47. I like all them Eileen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  48. The first photo looks like a ornaments on a Christmas tree. : )

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  49. We've got snow too. I'm ready for spring! You have quite the different assortment of birds at your feeders. I would love to see a cardinal and blue jay and a tit mouse. We don't get them here.

    ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

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  50. The tufted titmouse is really cool. In fact, all of the Titmice are interesting birds! Love your shots of all your birds in the snow....it would be nice to see this year on a trip somewhere cold.

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  51. Beautiful shots of the birds. The colour of the male cardinal is amazing.

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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.
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