Thursday, February 7, 2013

Watching the Skies

It's time to link up with some of my favorites memes  Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged.

Special thanks to our new host, YOGI!

After working all week, I look forward to the weekends. I can do more skywatching and of course more birding. A rain/sleet/snow storm is forecasted for Friday night into Saturday morning, maybe it will bring in a new yardbird for me. Seeing a Common Redpoll in my yard would be nice. It is nice to dream.

 For NF Winged, I have a few of my yardbirds.


This Red-Breasted Nuthatch was poking at the peanuts. Trying to figure what to do with them.


This Pine Siskin looks cute with its mouthful.


The Pine Siskins seem to love the thistle sock.


The bluejay looking for peanuts decides he will take whatever is offered.




These clouds above are cool, they look like they are going around in circular motion or pattern.





 A pretty sunset from last week.And at the top left a jet is creating a new contrail.


I hope you enjoyed my birds and sky shots. While I am looking up in the trees for the birds, I can not help  but notice the pretty skies.


To see more pretty skies 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.

60 comments:

✿ chica said...

Adorei os pássaro e também os céus! Lindo tudo! beijos,chica

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your bird photos are so delightful! Especially love the pose of the little blue jay in the last photo! And the following sky views are very pretty! Gorgeous soft pink glows of light in the clouds!

Carole M. said...

I did enjoy your post Eileen, wonderful photographs. The thistle sock no doubt is a certain material, but I couldn't help but wonder how the birds manage not to get their toenails trapped in there!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love the sunset photos! And the bird with the peanut is so cute. Hope your weather doesn't get too bad this weekend!

Jenn Valmonte said...

All of the images are pretty...but my favorite would be the Bluejay!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!I enjoyed seeing your amazing photos with the birds and the preety skies too!That bluejay bird is so cute!Nice colors!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

TexWisGirl said...

love that swirling cloud shot!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos of both the birds and the sky!

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots of sky and birds! Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

You have great feeding area for our little feathered friends. You sure do get a nice assortment, Eileen and some really wonderful pictures!

Rajesh said...

I always enjoy looking at your birds.

Lynne said...

I loved your birds and sky shots! Wonderful . . .

Rohrerbot said...

Very nice Eileen:) I keep searching for that red breasty nuthatchy bird:) No luck! But they love your place:) Hope you are having a nice day and great birds again!

Betsy Adams said...

I always enjoy your birdie shots and your sky shots. That last sky one is fabulous... Wow!!!!!

I finally put up my thistle sock since my finches didn't seem to like it much.. Guess I don't have enough Siskins around this year.

Hugs,
Betsy

Carol said...

Great photos and beautiful skies!

Jesh St Germain said...

The little birds are so cute. And the pattern of the clouds in your next to last capture is envy-making! Great shots, Eileen!

Remei said...

I always enjoy your work!
Touching ... his talent and spirit!
I so love the world!



Thank you very much for his art and for sharing such beautiful moments.
A hug!

Lynne said...

Lovely Bird photos! WOW! That sky is so cool looking. Happy SkyWatching.

Leovi said...

Preciosas capturas, me gustan esos pájaros y deliciosa luz en esos preciosos cielos.

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous, pastel skies, soft clouds and beautifully captured for the day! Always enjoy a visit to your blog, Eileen!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Joyful said...

I am enjoying your new header photos and your shots are brilliant as always. Happy SWF!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh my goodness, these are all so awesome! Love the pine siskins and that nuthatch is about the same size as the peanut. Hope he found something more his size. Your cloud/sky shots are truly amazing. Hurry up weekend so you can go out to get some more shots like these.

EG CameraGirl said...

I always love your birds and the skies a lovely too.

forgetmenot said...

What fabulous photos!!!! You have a busy backyard--very entertaining . Your skies are beautiful--we can always count on the sky to "put on a show". Have a terrific weekend Mickie :)

Jen said...

Your yardbirds are adorable. Birdfeeders are frowned upon here because they make a mess, but I'm wondering how I can get around that...

Maria said...

I love the Blue Jay, and your landscapes as nice as usual!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots all, but love that circular sky!! Have a great weekend.

Carver said...

Wonderful sky and bird shots.

George said...

If the storm does come your way I hope it brings some new birds to your yard and not downed power lines or things like that. Your sky pictures are marvelous.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The sky pics are gorgeous. I also love that picture of your Blue Jay! The header photo is great as well. Have a super day tomorrow!

Lew said...

Cute birds and beautiful skies you found for this week!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your circular rotating skies. I also love that you feed the birds such a variety.

Karen said...

An excellent series of shots! The nuthatch is so cute!

Lina Gustina said...

Love those circular clouds, Eileen.
Enjoying your bird shots, too.

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Indrani Ghose said...

Amazing cloud patterns. Great bird shots too!

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Those little birds eat peanuts!? Lovely sky :)

Leave It To Davis said...

Such wonderful little birds! Great paintings in the sky....lets you know He is there!

AmitAag said...

Lovely clicks!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/dew-droplets.html

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant shots you've made.

Steffi said...

Just beautiful!Great photos,Eileen!
Have a nice weekend!

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful pics

beyondzephyr.com said...

Beautiful sky shots, and your bird photos always made me so happy to see.

I hope the snow storm won't be too bad for your part of the State! We have a snow day off from school today..

Laura. M said...

I spent a long time looking at the pictures. I love birds, and the sky is beautiful
Have a good weekend.
a kiss.

Tricia Hays said...

Will you be able to do any bird watching this weekend? Will that Nor'Easter hit ya'll there in Maryland? Be careful =)

sceneoftranquility said...

It looks as though like the cloud are making a u-turn.

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Montanagirl said...

Nice post, and I LOVE your sky shots, especially the one that looks like the clouds are flowing in a circular motion. Nice work!

Charlotta said...

Beautiful pictures. I think blue is the theme today, bluejay, blue sky... :)

Wish you a lovely weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots of both birds and skies. Have a lovely weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for the lovely birds Eileen. :) Did the nuthatch get any peanut?

Lovely skies too.

Laura said...

a beautiful series Eileen... tonight the skies are grey and the snow is gusting past... it is exciting and beautiful in it's own way.

Lucinha said...

Eileen,

Nunca vou me cansar de ver suas lindas fotos.
Os pássaros do seu quintal são adoráveis.
Abraços

Irene said...

Gorgeous sky and bird shots as always! My favorite this time must be the "bluejay". He's so beautiful!

Love from Irene (finally home again :)

Jannibele said...

Love all your beautiful friends with winges:) Great skies as will! Have a Nice weekend and Thanks for visiting my blog.

Phil said...

I'm so jealous of your siskins Eileen. We just can't seem to get any birds in the garden at the moment. Jealous of your sunny skies too, but hope that's not a storm brewing. have a great weekend. Stay safe.

Zizi Santos said...

Você é feliz!
pássaros e um céu encantador fazem parte dessa vida feliz!
Eu gosto muito daqui!
Um feliz fim de semana!

http://zizisantos.blogspot.com.br/2012/12/uau-que-ceu.html

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful collection of skies and birds! It's true, both of them keep us looking up all the time.

Valerie said...

That bluejay is exquisite, Eileen. Thanks for sharing (and for dropping by my blog). Have a great week.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty skies. And adorable bird shots too.