Thursday, June 20, 2013

Around the yard_ June 20



I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

June 20, 2013

Wow, another week has rolled on by and the days seem to go by faster and faster. I am sharing some scenes from around the yard and one sunset view from our lake. I have both sky shots for Skywatch Friday and some photos of my yardbirds for NF Winged.


This was one of my early morning sunrises on the way to work. The fog was turning colors from the sunrise.


The Gray Catbird is one of my frequent visitors. It likes the meal worms, sunflowers seeds and I think it likes the grape jelly.


One of my favorite visitors is the Downy Woodpeckers. I have a couple that visit my suet feeders.


The Carolina Chickadees are always fun to watch, I believe their babies have fledged. And they are bouncing all around the yard.


I think this Goldfinch has misplaced its comb.


This moon shot was taken on June 14 at 7:14PM , it is called the Waxing Crescent.


The shot above was courtesy of my hubby, a view of our lake at sunset.  Have you enjoyed my walk around the yard, the birds and sky? I hope to see you sharing your skies too.

Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

Happy Skywatching  to everyone!
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 Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

69 comments:

Giga said...

Piękny wschód i zachód słońca nad jeziorem. Ptaszki też ślicznie i zbawnie wygląda szczygiel. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful sunrise and sunset over the lake. Birds also looks pretty and zbawnie goldfinch. Yours.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Downy Woodpecker's touch of RED makes him the frontrunner as my favourite!! But the moon is awesome too!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eillen I love your landscape shots. As I am not familiar with your Goldfinch but I wondered if this one is a young one as they have little tufts of feather sticking up when they leave the nest? Margaret

Annemor said...

Had to smile. "The Goldfinch has misplaced its comb."
Delighful photos, and I love the moon.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/06/20/pica-pica/

Meghana Hassan said...

Just in love with all those birds.. The bit of orange touch on woodpecker, makes it wow...

ulla laiho said...

That was many beautiful pictures!

Carole M. said...

I certainly enjoyed your birds Eileen...I think my favourite might be the Carolina Chicadee

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

that makes me smile the finch with the silly feather. so funny. i wonder if she noticed? she needs a mirror. giggles. ( :

Rebecca said...

Love the little misplaced feather on the Goldfinch! Great photo of an Indigo Bunting in your blog header photo also!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. Each bird is cuter than the other.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Always love your close ups of your birds!! Lovely skys - sun rise and sun set!! Amazing shot of the moon!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the yard. I love your Sunset photos. So pretty !

amanda | wildly simple said...

Beautiful variety of photos, here!
That moon is amazing.
We got out on the lake last night for a couple of hours before sundown to kayak for my birthday.. so peaceful, one of my favorite things to do.

Jen Sanford said...

Hilarious goldfinch hair!

TexWisGirl said...

i loved your yardbirds (jealous on the catbird!) but that sunrise and sunset... WOW!!!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i needed a PLUS ONE button on this!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my goodness Eileen this is my favorite post of yours thus far. I love these captures. Especially the Catbird!!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
You are so lucky seeing all those preety birds in your yard!!I realy like the sunrise and sunset shot!!!Wow!!What a beautiful moon!!Have a lovely afternoon!!Hugs!!
Dimi..

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love all your birds, especially the woodie. The finch seems to have a bad feather day.

confusedmind said...

The days seem to go by faster and faster...its so true!! :))
I enjoyed your post! Your photos are always amazing.
Have a happy weekend!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such pretty shots! Love the sky photos and the cute little birds :)

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Your bird shots are all terrific, particularly the Grey Catbird, it's a variety I've not seen before. The moon photo is just superb!!

Judy said...

Silly goldfinch!!! I love the moon shot!!! And what a gorgeous sunset!!!

Debby Van Enkenvoort said...

beautiful photos!

ladyfi said...

Lovely lilac in that first shot! And such lovely details in the bird photos.

Phil said...

Super shots again Eileen. I love that "tufty" Downy Woodpecker and that Catbird is just so close but isn't bothered one jot. Enjoy the rest of the week until it's time to relax and bird again.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the one with the Goldfinch, you made me laugh.

Mia McPherson said...

Eileen, I love all of the images but that first one made me feel calmer & more relaxed just looking at it!

Frank said...

Lovely birds plus a super sunrise and sunset.

HansHB said...

A great post for SWF!

NatureFootstep said...

cool shot of the little Goldfinch. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Everything is absolutely lovely - I took the same shot of the moon. Love love love the birds too.

Joyful said...

Great shots as always, Eileen. I especially like the woodpecker close up and the wonderful photo of the moon. Happy weekend to you.

Lea said...

Wonderful bird photos, but my favorite is the last one of the lake.
Happy Sky Watching!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

sylvia kirkwood said...

Lovely skies, beautiful birds and such terrific captures of all of them, Eileen! A wonderful post for the day as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I always love seeing the birds in your yard! Some really gorgeous sky shots too!

LV said...

If I had sights like this each morning, I might function better. Very pretty.

Loredana Donovan said...

The goldfinch misplaced his comb ... that caption was too cute! It made me smile. Love the moon and sunrise/sunset as well. Happy weekend! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful lavender sunsets, and great birds! Love the finch with the head feather sticking up!

Debbie said...

your sky shots are just gorgeous!!

we have the same back yard visitors, those cat birds are such great posers!!

and yes, time is flying by!!

Jim said...

Beautiful.

thomas said...

Beautiful collection of birds photos.

Indrani said...

The goldfinch looks cute with ruffled hair. :)
Great capture of the moon.

Maria said...

You're getting wonderful birds and moonscapes. Congrats!

diane b said...

Love the pastel colours in the sunrise. The shot of the moon is spectacular and the birds are cute as ever especially the one with the bad hair day.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photos... I like the one your Hubby captured!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful series with lovely birds and great sky shots.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eilleen,
Beautiful birds' pictures for us to enjoy and loved the way you said "misplaced its comb" p;)
For Waxing Crescent, we call "三日月, three day moon". Haha, I checked how it is written in Chinese character that way with pc.

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

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I love the bird that's forgotten its comb, how ssweet!

Carver said...

Wonderful sky shots and great seeing your backyard birds too.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Gorgeous birds and sky! Love the gold finch hairdo :-)

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful bird pictures!

Kim Hkiss said...

Beautiful shots Eileen. The finch photo made me laugh so hard. Maybe this finch woke up on the wrong side of the bed hahahahaha!!

Kim,USA

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your sky shots are tremendously beautiful!!! And your bird shares...love the tiara/feather on the Goldfinch!! Sweet.

Have a glorious weekend Eileen.

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous photos!!
i always love seeing your birds, eileen.
i really like that shot of the moon!

happy summer weekend!

big hug~

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Your caption on that Goldfinch picture is funny and fitting. Of course, my favorite is the Downy! Have a fantastic Saturday tomorrow!

Ranten said...

As always great photos! I love birds!

Pam =) said...

Love that little Goldfinch with its feather cap- and your other yardbirds as well Eileen.

Tell your hubby his sunset shot is picture perfect.

Heather Wilde said...

Really beautiful pictures and well done to hubby too :)

Magia da Inês said...

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Fotos muito lindas... pássaros incríveis.
Bom fim de semana!
°º✿♫ Beijinhos.
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SquirrelQueen said...

That little Goldfinch is just too cute with the stray feather, maybe it's a new style in the bird world. LOL!

I love the sunset reflecting on the lake.

Irene said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen .... the view of the lake at sunset is stunning!

Happy weekend

Irene

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

Hubby has a great eye and camera. Love that one.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are great. I love the catbird shot! Beautiful.

Bi Ti said...

Thank you so much for the sky, the birds, and the walk :) Eileen. I enjoy it very much. Have a wonderful weekend!

Harley Wilde said...

Amazing of the mmmmmoooooon!

Mary said...

So beautiful and stunning!

Lynne said...

Love the Crescent Moon and Goldfinch Fuzz top!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Love the pics..