Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Backyard Birds

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

September 9, 2013

This weekend in between running errands and taking our weekend walk, I did find time to check out my backyard birds. I am hoping to see some warblers pass thru like they did last year. I have plenty of pokeberries and berries on the Devils Walking stick. So, I am ready! Come on Warblers!



Above is a Gray Catbird and in the background is a blurry Tufted Titmouse.


This is a little better shot of the Tufted Titmouse.


A fluffy looking Carolina Chickadee enjoying his seed.


A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird has taken over the duty of protecting the feeders.


The hummer enjoying the hibiscus flower and plant.



I love my hummers and I will miss them when they head south, for now I am taking lots of  hummer photos.


I love my hummingbirds.


A beautiful male American Goldfinch still showing off his pretty color.

I was happy to see the Black-throated Blue Warbler on my deck, I know this is an awful shot. But, it is my record of seeing this warbler in my yard.


I will end this post with a cute Chipping Sparrow. I hope you enjoyed my backyard birds.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice comments. I always appreciate your visits.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!


58 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Good selection!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

love the warblers you get! and jealous for your catbirds, too. sweet little hummingbirds with such attitude. :)

Neil said...

Great series.

Happyone said...

You get so many different birds in your yard. Do you put a lot of different seed out to attract them? I hardly get any birds here by me.

Rambling Woods said...

I loved your backyard birds Eileen.... Michelle

Lynne said...

ALWAYS . . . bird wonderful land!

Al said...

What pretty birds. I always want to put out a feeder for hummingbirds but never get around to it.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many cute little birds. I love the hummers!

Karen said...

Marvellous shots, the titmouse is adorable!

Laura said...

so beautiful eileen! how can one's heart NOT go a flutter when a hummingbird briefly appears :-)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! You have a nice variety in your yard. Our hummers will probably be leaving soon, too.

SquirrelQueen said...

Your backyard is a great birding spot. They are add adorable but I just love the little Tufted Titmouse. That one looks a little startled by something.

Blackberry Lane said...

Your photos are just incredible. I really enjoyed the variety of birds.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love those little hummers and the tufted titmouse too.

Debbie said...

You get a great varity of birds, your backyard looks much like mine. I didn't get many hummingbirds this year, it looks like you had a great season!!

Amazing close ups, showing so much detail!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

ohhhhhhhh so wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!

Stephanie said...

Such a wonderful assortment of birds, the finch and the Chipping Sparrow, have never seen these before.

Elaine said...

Wonderful collection of backyard birds! I am envious,especially of your hummingbirds! I haven't seen any songbirds for a while, and think all the migrants are long gone. I'm hearing the Chickadees chirping in the trees, so I think it's getting to be time to put my feeders back up for the winter.

Jocee said...

Love the Tufted Titmouse - who thought up that name!

Our photos said...

Beautiful series photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Indrani said...

Lovely capture of the hummer in flight!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful! I love seeing all the little birds in your yard.

Bob Bushell said...

They are superb, love 'em.

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photographed Eileen...i like these hummingbirds.

Greetings and i wish you a lovely day, Joop

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the birds, especially the hummingbirds,
Very well photographed, compliments.
Greetings Irma

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
I always enjoy seeing your backyard birds!!!I love the hummingbirds,as well as the titmouse bird!!!Great photography!!!Exellent shots!!!
Have a happy new week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Stewart M said...

As soon as I saw this was going to about your garden birds I knew I would be jealous! Great collection of birds - all of which would be lifers I think!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

confusedmind said...

All photo are beautiful!! I loved the
Tufted Titmouse in the second photo and the cute Chipping Sparrow!! The humminbirds are a little strange!! :)
Have a great day! Kisses!!

Carole M. said...

every one of your photos, was simply-the-best Eileen

Jo said...

OMW What an interesting post! The image of the humming bird in action, is excellent.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. I like the hummer photo very much. Many birds in your backyard. It seems a miracle for me. Thanks for sharing.

MastHoliday said...

Excellent series of the little cute birds..Really, your photos always inspire me to do better.

EG CameraGirl said...

I undestand why you are keen on photographing your hummers. Me too. :)) I like your photos very much, Eileen. Now I need to check my gardens to see if any hummers are there.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You capture some of the most vivid pictures. I love the chickadee :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A nice assortment of birds. I need to get back to the birds and leave the quirky stuff to go for awhile. Thanks for visiting my Turkey Vulture.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen... Lovely group in the backyard, a great shot's of them to!!
I like that Warbler that's a new one to me!!
I will miss the hummers here to, but they are still hanging in here!!

Grace


Pat said...

Congrats on the warbler! I'd love to see one.

Richard Pegler said...

What a great selection of back yard birds! You're very privileged to get such a variety of visitors.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I do like multi-colored birds, but there's something about the Gray Catbird that I really love. The solid gray color is just so pretty!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Wonderful shots of great birds

CabinGirl said...

Holy cow - a Black-throated Blue in your yard and you managed to grab your camera. CONGRATS, Eileen!

These are wonderful photos - new camera?

George said...

Thanks for sharing your backyard visitors with us. I really like your photos of the hummingbirds.

NatureFootstep said...

your backyard birds is always stunning. You are so lucky to have them. Glad you share them.

Pam :) said...

So sweet n cute. I love them all. Great shots Eileen.

Betsy Adams said...

The Blue Warbler is awesome... Wish we had some Warblers visiting us!!!! Our Goldfinches (as evidenced by my blog post toeday) are molting --just like our Cardinals...

Still haven't gotten any photos of the hummingbirds. We have quite a few around here --but I'm never in the right place at the right time..ha

Great set of birdies.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

Such a gorgous selection! Absolutely wonderful!!!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of your backyard birds. You get such great bird shots.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing variety of birds in your backyard. Love the hummers, but it is the last one of the little sparrow with the cute pose that made me smile.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow!!! "The hummer enjoying the hibiscus flower and plant."♡♡♡ I only wish I could see the hummingbird p;) BEAUTIFUL and CLEAR photos of varieties of birds. How I wish to have a walk with you♬♬♬

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American friend, xoxo Miyako*

Wally Jones said...

What a great variety of birds in the yard!
Send some down here to Florida, please!
Very nice photos, Eileen.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just can't get over the variety of birds you have in your yard Elaine. It is just a birder's heaven. The black-throated blue warbler is one I've never even heard of!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Your backyard birds are always such a pleasure to see!

Linda said...

I love hummingbirds too but I've never gotten close-up shots of them. Good work!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love the golden finches. We have a few of those!! Excellent picture of the hummer and the hibiscus!! Always lovely shots!!

Celeste said...

What a great selection of birds you get in your yard, thank you for sharing them :)

Mersad said...

The close-ups are fabulous!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Maria said...

That hummingbird shot is awesome!

Liz said...

You get so many great shots of little birds. I wonder, are they as skittish as our little wrens??