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:

Red Nomad OZ said...

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

Jidhu Jose said...

nice clicks

Alfa & Ômega said...

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!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

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

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely to see all the birds!

Phil said...

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.

Nancy Claeys said...

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!

Snap said...

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

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

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.

Hanne Bente said...

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

Kerri said...

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" :)

Mia McPherson said...

What a wonderful hodge podge of birds Eileen!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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.

Montanagirl said...

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

DIMI said...

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..

confusedmind said...

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!

MyMaracas said...

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

Karen said...

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

Brian King said...

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

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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.

Al said...

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

ladyfi said...

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

Laura said...

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

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

hihi ein Hund der schnarcht..grins

toll wie Goldie schaut..

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

bailey-road.com said...

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

me (maria) said...

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

Maria said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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

Stewart M said...

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

Yamada Miyako said...

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*

Pieces of Sunshine said...

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

sandyland said...

Many hugs Goldie Girl

RNSANE said...

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

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

Lynne said...

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

Pam ;) said...

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.

Betty Manousos said...

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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'.

EG CameraGirl said...

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

Debbie said...

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

J Rye said...

Your dog is beautiful!

ShySongbird said...

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!! :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the White-Breasted Nuthatch!!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.)

Linda Gross said...

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.

Gunilla Bäck said...

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!

NatureFootstep said...

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

Leovi said...

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

Rohrerbot said...

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!