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.


53 comments:

Pam ;) said...

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 ~:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

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. :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

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)

Liz said...

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

Lynne said...

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!

DeniseinVA said...

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 :)

Jackie said...

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!

Laloofah said...

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! :-)

sandyland said...

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

Hanne Bente said...

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

Lina Gustina said...

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

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Norma Ruttan said...

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

Sleepshort Tripod said...

Breathtakingly brilliant photos. Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

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

Beth said...

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

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

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!

Kerri said...

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

Shirley said...

Beautiful beyond words..

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

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

Raindrops and Daisies said...

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)!!!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They allll look so cold!!

Al said...

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

Noushka said...

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!

Crafty Green Poet said...

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

Jo said...

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

Powell River Books said...

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

Anni said...

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.

Bob Bushell said...

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

Maria said...

Wow, you got really close to these birds!

Dina said...

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!

Ayu Maselli said...

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

DIMI said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

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

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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

lotusleaf said...

So many lovely birds! Your pictures are beautiful.

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots of your feathered friends.

Keep warm!

Lucinha said...

Eileen,

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

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LG vom katerchen

diane b said...

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.

Lighthousegal said...

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.

Phil said...

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.

Laura. M said...

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

Yamada Miyako said...

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*

Nicole Burgoz said...

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

Mia McPherson said...

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

Jori said...

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

Gary said...

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

Happyone said...

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

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

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)

Rohrerbot said...

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.

Gunilla Bäck said...

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