Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Hodge-podge

I am linking up with Camera Critters and I'd-rather-b-birdin

This is a hodge-podge post on some of the birds I see in my yard and at the nearby lake. And my cute Goldie Girl.  They are forecasting rainy weather all day today, it seems like the weekends lately have not been the best for enjoying the great outdoors or a birding adventure.



 Hubby and I took a walk to our lake last Monday, I was surprised to see some Hooded Mergansers. They saw us coming and quickly moved to the opposite side of the lake.



 We also saw a group of Common Mergansers, nice to see some waterfowl on our lake.



The White-Breasted Nuthatch is one of my regulars and a fun bird to watch.


 A row of Pine Siskins enjoying some birdseed along my deck railing.




 A male House Finch with a couple Goldfinches, the House Finches are not usually regular visitors to my yard but I do see them occasionally.
 


 Last but not least my Goldie Girl, so was snoring so loud I woke her. By the look on her face, she is thinking why did you have to wake me up?

To see more wonderful critters and photos please visit and join in on the fun with Misty Dawn's Camera Critters and to see some lovely birds check out  I'd-rather-b-birdin

Thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting Camera Critters and to Anni the host of I'd rather-b-birdin. I wish everyone a great weekend and Happy Birding.

51 comments:

  1. GREAT red bird, and GORGEOUS dog!! Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  2. Como são lindos os passarinhos que frequentam sua casa, Eileen! Sua cachorra Goldie é maravilhosa! Você deve morar num lugar fantástico! Um abração! Bom fim de semana!

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  3. Nice birds and lovely Retriever.. Have a nice weekend..

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  4. Hi Eileen. I just got back from ringing and I could do with a lie down in the warm like Goldie Girl. I hope it doesn't rain for you today so you can get out birding but all is not lost with so many birds on your feeders. Have a great weekend.

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  5. So nice to see the ducks... a pretty picture Eileen.

    And Goldie Girl looks a bit miffed to be awakened! Lol.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Fun series and I always love to see the Goldie Girl!!!!!

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  7. Your Goldie Girl is beautiful! We've had two Goldens, both deceased now. But great dogs they are! Love the nuthatch and house finch with the goldfinches. You get such a great variety. Sorry it is raining this weekend. Maybe you can get some shots from the window.

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  8. Great image series showing - glorious hund.Ønsker you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

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  9. I am always waking up one of my dogs for snoring .... I think it's a sign I need to put him on a diet - He's a bit chubby! Love your birds - especially the little "nutty" :)

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  10. What a wonderful hodge podge of birds Eileen!

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  11. Looks like Goldie Girl has such a ruff life!! Getting woken up in the middle of her morning nap!! How we love our Critters!!

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  12. Eileen, you have a large amount birds around by you, and how about Goldie Girl, she is fantastic too.

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  13. goldie girl is so adorable. :) she always makes me smile.

    i saw a pair of hoodies here this week, too. just a stop in and go.

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  14. Nice set of images! Those male House Finches sure are pretty. Nice looking doggie too!!

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  15. Ηallo Eileen!Wonderful pctures!!Nice having a lake ,and seeing so many birds in your area!!Your Goldie Girl,looks great!She is very prety!!Hope you have a lovely weekend!Thank you for your comment on my blog!
    Dimi..

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  16. Beautiful photos!!
    I laugh with your Goldie Girl! I think that you have right what she is thinking about ! :)
    She is very cute!!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Goldie looks like a real sweetie. I love all your bird photos, and I envy you those mergansers. We never see those around here.

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  18. Aren't the house finches pretty! Goldie has a beautiful fur coat!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I wish we had nuthatches at the feeders. I miss seeing them.

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  20. I love the birds on the lake. So pretty! And I always enjoy shots of birds eating from the rail of your deck. Seems like a good place for them to hang out :) Your goldie girl is too cute! She looks so cuddly.

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  21. A nice hodge-podge of photos. Goldie Girl looks like a great dog.

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  22. Lovely shots and your Goldie is gorgeous. (Oscar sends licks.)

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  23. your Goldie looks like a whole lot of warm furry love:-)

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  24. hihi ein Hund der schnarcht..grins

    toll wie Goldie schaut..

    Die Vögel die sich hier tummeln HERRLICH Eileen
    einen LG zum Wochenende vom katerchen

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  25. Love the picture of your Goldie Girl. She looks like a real sweetheart.

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  26. Your dog is beautiful..
    I Iove the look on her face..
    All your photos are great..
    Have a nice weekend!

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  27. Your dog is the champ!It's so cute!

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  28. Enjoyed all these photos, especially of Goldie Girl. She is adorable Eileen. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  29. The "I'm going to drift over to the far side of the lake" behaviour is very annoying!

    But the row of siskins is great.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. Dearest Eileen,
    Oh, I enjoyed your "A Hodge-podge" post. Thanks for the word as well p;)
    Your lovely walk and visitors are always wonderful.
    Goldie girl is so adorable♡♡♡ Haha, she was a bit sleepy, wasn't she♬♬♬ 

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  31. You have a wonderful variety of birds enjoying your yard - what a delight!

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  32. You managed to get quite a few nice photographs of birds.

    Your dog might've been having a wonderful dream which you interrupted.

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  33. I enjoyed your "hodgepodge" and especially your "goldie girl" today! Beautiful dog!

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  34. Goldie Girl may be a loud snorer but she sure is a lovely girl Eileen.
    I envy your hodge-podge of Finches, Mergansers, Nuthatchs and little Pine Siskins visitors.

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  35. oh my, your pup is such an adorable girl. and a lovely too! that's for sure!

    i totally enjoyed your hodgepodge post!
    wishing a great rest of your weekend~

    big hugs

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  36. Awwwwwwww, Goldie Girl is so pretty!! And I do love your photos this weekend. Wish Bud and I could enjoy a lake nearby like you. But, I'll just have to enjoy YOUR views you share. Lovely. I really like the image of the nuthatch this time around.

    Hootin' Anni and Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  37. There's actually quite a lot going on in your neighbourhood in spite of the weather!

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  38. the ducks are cute but for me, goldie steals the show!!

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  39. A lovely 'hodge podge' Eileen. I love that colourful little House Finch, so pretty! Of course Goldie Girl is gorgeous, I'm so pleased you share her with us.

    I also loved your recent Hummingbird post, they are just so exquisite....why, oh why can't we have them over here!! :-)

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  40. Love your Goldie girl
    she is beautiful.

    The whitebreasted Nuthatch is so cute and is a tubby little guy!


    Have a good week

    x Fiona

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  41. Loving your mixed bag Eileen! Every picture is just wonderful.

    It seems like it always rained on weekends this time of year back when I was still working (or course we were in Oregon.)

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  42. Our cat, Patches, snores very loudly too. Cute picture of Goldie Girl and always enjoy your bird pictures.

    We stopped at a great place to see water fowl on our way home from Niagara Falls. It was snowing at the time so didn't make the most opportune time for taking pictures. I would love to stop at the overlook on a nice day someday. I did get one pretty good picture of a seagull on floating ice. Be sure to check out the picture on Facebook.

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  43. Your Goldie girl is beautiful and the bird shots are lovely. I was out walking yesterday and heard the birds sing. It's starting to feel like spring!

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  44. a lovely post as usual. :) We still have a lot of snow so I envy you.

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  45. Yes, delicious photos with an exquisite combination of light and color, a nice place.

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  46. Love your puppy Eileen:) The Hooded Mergansers and Common Mergansers are so cool. The drakes and hens(?) are so different from one another with both species. Love 'em!

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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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