Thursday, September 5, 2013

Around the yard, September 4th

It's that time to link up with  Skywatch Friday 
I am looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful skies, I hope you can join in with Skywatch Friday.

 I am sharing some of my backyard birds and some sky shots from my yard. I hope you enjoy.


A juvenile Great Crested Flycatcher or a juvenile Wood PeWee.




Baldie the Bluejay! My bluejay is molting soon his feather will be back and beautiful.


Carolina Wren is a cutie!

Crepe Myrtle in the back yard.



A view of the sunset from the deck.




  Happy Skywatching everyone!

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

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!    I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

53 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Oh my! What happened to that blue jay? That's pitiful.

Carole M. said...

loving the flycatcher especially Eileen and those beautiful skies; lovely views from your backyard

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of the different birds. The first one is my favorite. An a beautiful Sunset in warm tones. Great !

Joop Zand said...

Compliments for so much very nice photo's Eileen....it's a great post again.

Greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
You're crape myrtle is lovely!
And your Blue Jay, well, not so much so. Is he molting? Eeesh. Not his best look!
LOL!

The Furry Gnome said...

Love those two really dark sky shots!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, Eileen.
The second picture is totally awesome.
The sunset is beautiful.
Greetings Irma

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love those amazing sunsets. Why on earth is that Blue Jay bald??

TexWisGirl said...

you have a great yard. :) poor baldy...

Montanagirl said...

The bald BlueJay looks comical! Your sunset shots are gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

Great shots! I am doing my sky shot tomorrow.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohh lovely shots - that baldie blue jay is great. What a view you have for sunsets!!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic shots and I adore that little Carolina wren.

Debbie said...

i have a few blue jays with the same haircut :0

gorgeous skies eileen, your always seem prettier then mine!!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!
Great shots and captures!!!
So beautiful birds comming in your yard!!!Amazing skies photos!!!I really enjoyed your wonderful post!!!
Have a nice evening!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

beyondwandering.com said...

Pretty pretty birdies, and sky shots!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh I just love Baldie the Bluejay! What a cute photo :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so fond of crape myrtle which we don't see around here. And I always love your birds (the blue jay is bald-looking, wonder what happenedO)....
and you had dramatic and beautiful skies.

simply bev said...

I'm not sure what type of bird that is in your first photo, but it's a real cutie! The spray of pine needles make a perfect background. Love this photo!

Chris Rohrer said...

That Blue Jay is a cutie:) I've never seen one like that before....the head is all bald!! But I especially love your Pewee discovery!

Happyone said...

What happened to that Blue Jay. How odd looking.

Gaelyn said...

That's got to be the funniest looking jay I've ever seen. Nice sunset under those threatening clouds.

HansHB said...

Great sky-post! Nice to see!

carol l mckenna said...

what lovely company you have in your back yard and gorgeous sky photos ~ carol, xo

Karen said...

Great images, a lovely sunset, beautiful birds and a spectacular Crepe Myrtle.

Carver said...

Beautiful skies and birds too.

Al said...

What lovely birds, and a very nice sunset.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Eileen, always love the birds and your crepe myrtle bush is beautiful and those skies are gorgeous!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have the all around prize, nice birds, great skies, and I love your crepe myrtles.

lina@womens perspectives said...

Ah, what happened to the bald bird? Poor one.
Lovely skies shots, Eileen.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful set of pics!

Photo Cache said...

i look forward to your bird shots every week.

Kathie Brown said...

You have beautiful and funny views in your backyard! That poor blue jay!

Indrani said...

Great focus on the birds. A lovely sunset moment!

Lea said...

Love your birds, flowers, and sky photos!
Have a beautiful week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, especially 'skywatching' superb.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eillen Baldy looks depressed. I think I would be depressed if all my hair fell out! Great sunset shots.

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos and post,Eileen!You are a good photograph-great photos of the birdies!
Have a nice weekend!

Kerri Farley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Baldie :)

afanja said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and the sky shots are truly awesome. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Lynne said...

Watching the setting sun, nighttime skies would make for an enjoyable evening . . . great backyard Skywatch photos!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Oh, you always makes me enjoy with your wonderful vrieties of birds shots♡♡♡ I loved all three cute ones.
Amazing sunset picture♬♬♬ Until I started to see the Skywatch Friday pictures, I've never thought of looking up the sky and have fun the scene(*^_^*)

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

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your backyard looks like the paradise of the birds. I enjoyed them very much.
Your sky photos are breathtaking beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

Diane AZ said...

Your Crepe Myrtle looks spectacular, lovely color!

thomas said...

Eileen,
Birds in your backyard looks so colorful,have a nice weekend.

CabinGirl said...

oooh - it looks like you have the perfect backyard, Eileen. So beautiful and what great birds!

Caroline Gill said...

I love the wonderful bird names that accompany your stunning photos ... particularly Caroline Wren, of course!!!

NatureFootstep said...

that´s some dark clouds in your sky. But that is great as a change. Poor molting bluejay. Can´t be fun even if it is natural.

My stay in OAHU was, for the most part, great. But difficult to get good shots as the light is too bright and hard. As expected I did not see many birds but those I have is very sweet. :) You will se them eventually.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Cool shots. I like Baldie!!

Maria said...

Beautiful birds and flower bush! You have so much nature around you!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Sorry, I haven't been much present on the blogosphere lately!
Much catching up to do!
The Royal terns and White ibises are fantastic, birds I won't see in France!
Great posts!
Your Bluejay looks funny... He reminds me of a couple of my parrots plucking their feathers!!
Happy sightings, keep well!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So funny! Have never seen a wild bird molt!! Chickens do - so why not wild birds!! Funny looking!

Linda Gross said...

Pretty sunset pictures!