Thursday, February 28, 2013

Around the yard..Feb 27

Link up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

This is another series from around my yard. My skywatch is a sunset from a few nights ago and a capture of the moon setting. My entry for NF Winged I have a few birds coming and going from one of my favorite feeders.


 This little ball feeder from the Home Depot has become my favorite feeder. Please excuse the dirty windows, it had just finished raining. It seems the birds love this feeder too. I enjoy watching  all the birds coming and going. On top of the feeder is a Tufted Titmouse and incoming is a Goldfinch.


More Goldfinches, they are small birds so more of them can fit on the feeder.


 Sometimes there are collisions, this time a Titmouse and a Chickadee. No birds were hurt during the filming.


And above is one of my many Chickadees with a Red-Breasted Nuthatch.




On this evening the sky was again mostly cloudy but the sun setting seemed to turn the clouds a pretty orange color.


Another view of my orange sunset.


One morning this week before leaving for work I had to take some time to get some shots of this pretty moon. I hope you enjoyed my post this week. Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your nice comments.


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  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.


57 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

There is really action with the birds on your place. The full moon is amazing and your orange Sunset is lovely and warm.

Giga said...

To radość patrzeć na ptaki, które były w Twoim ogrodzie. Widok nieba ocieplił rozjaśnił mi szarugę u nas. Ksieżyc pokazał swoje piękno. Pozdrawiam.
It is joy to look at birds that were in your garden. View of the sky brightened warmed my gray outside with us. Moon showed his beauty. Yours.

kulasa said...

I just love the orange skies you shared and that beautiful moon and those lovely wings...as always I leave your page with a happy heart at seeing nature at its finest :)

Tammy said...

So many great captures! The full moon has nice detail! The ball feeder is really neat. I like the shot of the Chickadee & Titmouse is inflight as they come by for a visit.

Cindy said...

The sunset is gorgeous, the moon shot is amazing and the birds are wonderful. Love that little nuthatch. It's so cute.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos - I love anything that includes birds, sunsets and the moon.

diane b said...

Cute little birds and a neat feeder. Agreat sky and moon. I have not been successful in photographing the moon yet.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous orange sky! And of course I love your bird photos.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sight of the birds and beautiful views of the sky.

rainfield61 said...

The birds eat and play at the same place.

This is their playground.

And your paradise.

Judy said...

Your sunset is beautiful!! And I always love seeing images of the moon! But the birds are wonderful!! I love the way you have captured some of them in mid-flight!!!

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous snow moon! And a lovely sunset.

Nancy Claeys said...

All of your images today are gorgeous Eileen. Especially the nuthatch!

TexWisGirl said...

great moon! great skies!

and obviously you must not get too many squirrels to raid that ball feeder! here they'd be sitting in it!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I've been looking for a good, new feeder for the yard. I like this one. And it appears the birds do too. You got some great action there! Love your sunset and moon shots, too!

Karen said...

That's a fabulous sunset and a perfect moon shot. I really love your bird ball!

Icy BC said...

The bird photos are fun to see, the sky photos are beautiful, and the moon shots...just stunning.

Have a good weekend!

geetlee said...

Wow, that is a beautiful photograph of the moon! I also love the bird photos - you've managed to capture the action beautifully.
xo

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, lovely shots of all. Nice new look to you blog as well! Love the red-breasted nuthatch!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love that first photo of the bird in flight. So cool! That feeder looks really neat, too.

Love the moon shot! So pretty!

Laura. M said...

You're very lucky to see them from your window. You've caught the flying :))
That is spectacular orange sky, and the moon a wonder.
a kiss.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You lead a full life Eileen! Up early to catch that moon, out in the evening to get the beautiful sunset..the wonderful birds in the daylight hours...(I love that feeder!)and then what was that other thing you do in your spare time? I think it starts with a "W" ;>)...

Seriously, having started blogging well after I was retired, I am in complete awe of your ability to do both your job and your beautiful blogs. I'm so glad you do!!

joanne said...

a busy place, your yard feeders.....gorgeous skies too

Anki-itte said...

Beautiful birds and sky.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Wonderful pictures from your yard!!Very preety birds!!Seeing you're posts all those months,i started to watch the birds in my area!And i love it!!The photos of the skies and the full moon,are amazing!!Thank you for sharing!Hope you have a great new month!
Dimi..

Betsy Adams said...

HI Eileen, Great photos of your birdies. I took pictures today of mine and will share them next week...

Love you sky pictures too--gorgeous colors. AND--that is a great photo of the full moon.

Hugs,
Betsy

Robert Geiss said...

Everything looks much at peace with itself. Please have you all a good Friday.

confusedmind said...

I didn't see the moon this time and i am happy to see it through your photo! It's very beautiful!
Have a great new month and a happy Spring!!

Maria said...

I love that moon and those sunsets!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...My goodness that is a gorgeous sky and a lovely moon!!
Grace

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful skies, Eileen!! And your moon shot is awesome! Really fantastic captures for the day!! Hope you're ready for a great weekend! Enjoy!

namaki said...

Beautiful sharp birds captures ... and dramatic skies !
Have a nice weekend !

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous sky photos! Nice work! And the Moon shot is fabulous!!

sceneoftranquility said...

I like the composition of the sunset with the roof.

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your shots, Eileen. The moon, sunset and birds look awesome!

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Indrani said...

I like the variety you present.
Great sky shots!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm not much of birder but I love finches. I love the simple design of the feeder. I'm going to have to check out the local home depot.

I love the soft color of your sunsets and that shot of the moon is spectacular. Such clarity.

George said...

I'm glad no birds were hurt while you were getting these pictures. That ball feeder is definitely popular -- we'll have to look into getting one. Your picture of the moon is marvelous. I also like your sunset pictures.

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

I really like that feeder. I just might have to look into something like that.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I was all set up to photograph the full Moon - but it rained! But we need the rain!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ebie said...

The moon was photogenic on both our Coasts. Great close up!

HansHB said...

A great post for the theme!
Well done!

Irene said...

Love your orange sunset, amazing colors, Eileen!

The birds in your back yard looks very busy .... Our birds must be on vacation, the feeder hasn't been visited much this winter.

Wish you a great weekend .... Irene :)

Amiko Pieris said...

Wow... I like the moon shot!
have a great weekend!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
OMG, what stunning pictures they are♡♡♡ I love the way birds are fluttering their wings around your ball feedr. I wish I could see these lovely scene from my own window♬♬♬
Yor pictures of the sunset and the moon are so GORGEOUS. We must need SLR and telephoto lens. Thank you very much for the amazing pictures again. I enjoyed them very much(^_^)彡☆

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

Carver said...

Amazing shot of the moon and the sunset and chickadees are also great.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, birds, and that delicious sky. Greetings.

missing moments said...

Glad to hear no birds were hurt during the filming! I have a similar mesh feeder and they love it! Great moon shot!

Lew said...

The sun peeking under the clouds makes for superb sunsets! Great shot of the moon!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The moon is awesome! I also like the shots of the flying birds.

DeniseinVA said...

I love the birds around your yard :) Have a great weekend Eileen!

Randi said...

WOW...I love your beautiful moon! Great shot...
Have a nice weekend.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The little feathered ones look so eager to enjoy that bird feeder! Love the wings in action! Wonderful colours in your delightful skies! And that moon shot is exquisite!

Linda said...

I love seeing the birds in motion! And the sky pictures are fantastic!

Une Angevine said...

j'aime bien le mouvement des ailes au premier cliché

NatureFootstep said...

lol, it almost seems like the chikadee is smoking a big cigar. :) Cool shot.

vnv4 said...

Wonderful close-ups; beautiful birds.