Sunday, February 3, 2013

Early Morning birds

 I am linking up with Simple Things Sunday and  Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

Happy Superbowl Sunday!!   GO RAVENS!!!!!!!




 I love the view from our mailbox. I wanted to check out the condition of our street after yesterdays snowfall. Some day I am afraid the foresters will be cutting down these lovely pine trees along my street. :(

It will change my view for ever. But, for now I am enjoying the view.


Above is a mosaic of what I call our monster, the trumpet vine on our deck. We left it for the birds to hide in or perch. This morning they patiently waited for me to clean the snow off the feeders and fill them up.


More birds patiently waiting the Juncos and a White-Throateed Sparrow


It seems to be a happy place for the birds above are the Juncos and a Morning Dove.


Early this morning, I swept the snow off an area where I walk to fill up the feeders. I placed peanuts along the deck railing for the birds or I should say squirrels.


My cardinal couple waiting for their breakfast. I think they are telling me to hurry up.


What makes you happy? I am happy to keep my birds safe and happy. The birds are enjoying the food on these cold winter days. I hope you enjoyed my post. Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments.


Join in on the fun and for more wonderful photos please visit Simple Things Sunday and mosaics please visit Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday
 Thanks to Rebecca of Simple as that and Mary of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy .  Thanks also for stopping by to see my post.  I wish everyone a happy week!

70 comments:

Laloofah said...

And I say... Go CARDINALS! LOL - your cardinals are so gorgeous. Their jaunty red against the snow always takes my breath away.

I sure hope you're wrong about the trees, that would be a travesty and a tragedy!

I love your deck and your chimes - what a lovely space you've created for yourself and your feathered friends!

Enjoy the game!

Lynne said...

I hope your gorgeous pines along the roadway are never removed . . .

Love the Trumpet Vine hiding place . . .

The deck railing is a perfect place for a "daily feed."

The birds flocked in high numbers at our feeders yesterday when the snows paused for a few hours. This morning it looks like it has been a return of the white and a steady stream still exists. We have lost count of the numbers . . . although many hours of snow removal have occurred.

The only red we have seen is of "the couples" who visit our largest feeder. Where are the Redpoles?

Leora said...

Love your cardinals in the snow. So cheery.

My superbowl knowledge is this: my son won't be home for supper tonight because he will be at a friend's superbowl party. And now I'm off to refill my bird feeder!

Deirdre said...

Great captures! I too love the moon chime. Thanks for sharing these.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...Pretty snowy day photo's with all your cutie birds waiting for there meal..and they do know it
too : ) they learn quickly, that we are well trained lol!!: )
Your Cardinals are lovely.. I haven't seen the pair at my feeders lately !!
What makes me happy is when I go out on the deck in morning and shake the bag of dry mealy worm and say where are my babies...the Bluebirds
come down on the railing for me to fill there dish with them!! : )))
Grace

Jo said...

The cardinals are so bright in the snow. Thanks for a beautiful posts, Eileen. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Jo

TexWisGirl said...

the cardinal makes for a great splash of color. i like your crescent wind chime, too!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Sorry to mimic the others' comments but the red of the cardinal is so beautiful surrounded by all that white. You really live in a gorgeous area. Hope the foresters leave your trees alone.

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots with the snow! I see some cardinals and juncos, perhaps.

Debbie said...

i LOVE the changes you made to the blog, it looks fabulous!!

you have a beautiful street, a beautiful view and we are getting all the same visitors.

really nice images, you got about the same amount of snow as us. for me, it was just the right amount!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Eileen,
Your world is lovely!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those pine trees are so beautiful. I hope they don't cut them down! They look even better with a coating of snow.

The cardinal couple is so cute. I'm a sucker for animal couples! It makes me happy to care for my husband and animals. I love to take care of them, which primarily includes feeding duties, haha :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely place and beautiful birds.. Greetings

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Hello, and thank you for your comment at knitsofacto.

Wow, those Cardinals, that red is quite unlike anything you would see on a native bird here in the UK. And the view from your mailbox ... what a joy :)

NixBlog said...

Those cardinals are magnificent!

Bob Bushell said...

Long live your garden birds, I think that they will be in a heaven living with you, nice photos.

Pondside said...

I'd be very happy to see a flash of red from a Cardinal or blue from a Jay. We don't have Cardinals on the Island, but I remember how beautiful they were against the snow when we lived in Ontario.

NatureFootstep said...

lol. love that half moon hanging there. :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Eilees
I'm visiting you from New Zealand.
I'm also taking part in Mosaic Monday this week.

Oh such wonderful pics - it all looks so peaceful.
It's comforting to know that others are looking after our little feathered friends. They depend on us especially during the cold months of winter.

Shane ♥
http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/


Montanagirl said...

Looking good! Really enjoyed your photos today, and the collage. Send a few Cardinals my way, would ya?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I hope nobody cuts your trees down. They make a lovely windbreak as well as a lovely view. Lovely views of your birds. Valerie

Ingmarie We said...

I just adore your photos of the cardinal. Very lovely.
Have a nice week.

ellen b. said...

Love your birdies in the snow! Lovely winter mosaics!

DIMI said...

Dear Eileen,i agree with you!GO RAVENS,GO!!Good luck to them!!I always love waching the birds in your yard!And i'm so happy you take care of them!Your photos are so beautiful!I like them all!!
Have a lovely week!!
Dimi..

Snap said...

Love your cardinals. I love when *mine* come to visit. I've had a yard full of robins -- they love the bird bath. Beautiful street you live on -- all those beautiful trees!

Lavender Cottage said...

The birds make me happy too Eileen and I spend so much time at the windows watching them. We're fortunate to have cardinals year round.
OK, I have to confess here, I thought you were posting about ravens this week - not hard to tell I'm Canadian! LOL
Judith

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your posts always make me happy Eileen!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful winter shots. I love the spectacle of birds at your place.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful post, I love your deck and garden decor.

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful view you have! Those trees are magnificent! ANd I love seeing all your feathered friends. We gave up hanging feeders when we started hearing about bear sightings, but I have to admit that I still throw out stale bread and old fruit for whomever wants it... :) xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Our birds sure make us happy, too. We are always watching to see who's in the feeders. Today it was purple finches and warblers. Happy Monday!

Jill Harrison said...

you live in the most amazing place Eileen. I imagine it makes you happy every day. It certainly makes me happy seeing your images. And snow images are very welcome this time of year!
Have a wonderful week.

Sleepshort Tripod said...

Super photos, as always.
I hope that the pines remain in place for a long time to come.

podso said...

Wonderful images, so bright and clear! And do you have a new blog look! Really nice.

Pride In Photos said...

You have a backyard bird paradise...just lovely and such an intimate setting for our feathered friends.

Jen said...

That is a very handsome cardinal couple. Surely they won't cut down all the trees. That would be terrible.

Mama Zen said...

These are so beautiful!

Go, Ravens!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Congrats on the Ravens' Superbowl win. I know you are pleased. Have a really nice coming week.

Laloofah said...

Congratulations!! Wow, that turned into a real nail-biter, didn't it? Enjoy savoring your victory (my Broncos will get you next year, lol) :-)

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Carol L McKenna said...

Absolutely gorgeous photography of nature's delights ~ bet the squirrels liked the peanuts ~ ^_^

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on Blogger

Crafty Green Poet said...

Such lovely snowy pictures and the male cardinals are such a bright red in all that white

Jo said...

Gosh, those Cardinals are lovely. Such a vibrant colour against your snowy world at the moment. I think a snowy world would be lovely as we are experiencing a heat wave in Western Australia. Gorgeous photos ... thanks for sharing :)

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

I love the pic showing all your bird feeders and/or birdhouses on the deck. I love watching birds come to my feeders.

Suzy said...

Being a birdlover,I always enjoy great bird photos!...great header too.

ladyfi said...

What lovely wintry shots. I like your new blog look too!

DeniseinVA said...

Well for a start, posts like these make me happy. I loved all these lovely photos Eileen, you live in a wonderfully open area and the birds must love it. I too hope the foresters stay away from your trees :) Have a great week!

shirley said...

Oh, I love the pop of red at your feeder. Does the trumpet vine attract hummingbirds? I bet it is amazing in full bloom.
The Ravens won!!

Marie said...

Congrats on that Ravens win! :-) You do seem to have the perfect happy place for the birds! And that makes you happy! I loved this post! great shots.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations Ravens! I know you are happy today, Eileen! :) Love your photos, as always. Happy MM and OWT!

inge said...

I cannot believe they will be cutting down those gorgeous trees.what a lovely view down the road I am sure it cheers you up when you drive along here

Photo Cache said...

beautiful winter sceneries.

congrats to the ravens.

Gary said...

Another great look at your backyard birds. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Great new look to your blog, Eileen! I love your backyard and the cardinal is the perfect spot of color!! Marvelous wintry captures for the day!! Hope you have a great week!

Maria said...

I like all you do for your birds, I live in building, so all I can do is feed the Rock Pigeons once in a while.

Saun said...

The view of your road looks so peaceful.

Carver said...

You do have a lovely view from your mailbox. I hope they don't cut down the trees. Great shots of the birds. I like the wind chimes.

Karen said...

Beautiful wintery shots! Your tree lined street is lovely, as are your bird visitors.

Al said...

Beautiful photos - I hope they don't cut down those trees.

Jackie said...

Hi Eileen. I love them all. I can't pick a favorite. But, I am with TexWisGirl in regards to that wind chime. That is neat.

What makes me happy? A lot of things. But, I just recently got into bird hunting and I really love it!

It always makes me extremely happy when I am out some place on a back road and I get a really good capture!

It doesn't happen nearly as much as I would like but hopefully I will get better with practice!

I hope you have a smashing happy day!

Ebie said...

Yeah Ravens, the other birds cheered too! There are so many things that attract these birds to your backyard!

Fun60 said...

How tragic if the take the pines down! Just love the pics of the cardinals.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely! Must be a great feeling to watch birds early morning!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - that is a decent view along the road.

I take it you enjoyed the Super Bowl!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Bob Bushell said...

Your birds must be the luckiest, always got plenty of food and water. Great blog Eileen.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The male Cardinal really pops open these lovely winter scenes. and I really like your wind chime too~

Denise said...

Hi Eileen,

These are terrific pictures!!! My husband and I LOVE feeding the birds, and we've taken some photos, too; but ours aren't nearly as good as yours. Your picture of the Juncos and the Morning Dove is interesting because we only see them as ground feeders at our house. I think because we don't have anything large enough for them to perch on.

We've been getting Blue Birds at our feeder this year, lots of them every day. They're beautiful to watch. And I love the sight of cardinals against the white snow.

Thank you for visiting me from Mosaic Mondays, and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Denise at Forest Manor

Bluebell Woods said...

Following you because I love birds too
Janice