Sunday, January 26, 2014

Around the yard_Jan 26



  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

These last two weeks of January seem to be making up for the previous two mild winters we had. The temperatures have been in the single digits and the teens during the day.. With these cold temps the snow is just not melting..I am longing for spring and warmer weather. The birds seem to be adapting to these cold and snowy days.. I am keeping them all well fed.


My Cardinal tree..



A cardinal tree, female and male cardinals and two Grackles.


A pretty male Cardinal


My Redbellied woodie, more cardinals and some Starlings.


A redbellied woodie and a junco outside my window.


The birds have been a treat to watch on these snowy days when I am stuck in the house. I hope everyone is staying warm and safe during this arctic weather we are having.

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87 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the cardinals are just gorgeous - better than any christmas ornaments in the tree. :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i have never seen that many cardinals in one tree. usually they don't like each other. if they are females they are cool but not males. just wondering? happy weekend. ( :

Mama Zen said...

The cardinals are such beautiful splashes of color!

Blackberry Lane said...

What a treat to view your bird photos. The Cardinals are gorgeous. It has even been cold in GA, but no snow here.

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello!
I am delighted Cardinal. This beautiful birds.
I know them. I watched with Tex and Debbie.
Lovely pictures, fantastic shots.
Greetings from distant and cold Polish.
Lucia

Ela said...

Beautiful birds in the winter scenery, greetings :)

confusedmind said...

I am very happy to be here again!! I like the Cardinals very much. Your photo are amazing! I loved your idea about Saturday's Critters and i will join you the next days!!
Have a great new week!!

Lynne said...

You get the prize Eileen . . . AMAZING photo with eight CARDINALS. I am in envy . . .

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, how wonderful to have a tree full of cardinals

The happy wanderer. said...

It really does look cold. The red of the birds stands out beautfully, and at least you have them visiting to enjoy. I hope it warms up a bit for you soon.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The cardinals and red headed woodpecker are lovely in the snow!! Know they visit your yard daily!! I don't know how the poor birds make it through this winter!!

podso said...

Wonderful photos of a cold winter day! Stay warm this week!

Poppy said...

'My cardinal tree'...LOVE this, Eileen! What an absolute joy to see those birds on the tips of the bare branched tree, kind of like Christmas lights at the beginning of the season, when everyone is excited about the holidays!

Gorgeous pictures, as always. You are such a sweetheart for keeping those lovelies well fed, and in this freeze out, too!

Have a super week!

Poppy

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!!How beautiful it is to have a treee full of Cardinals!!Oh,i love those bird!!!Amazing pictures!!!You really take good care of them!Hope you're warm and safe!Wish you a lovely new week!
Hugs!
Dimi...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such beautiful birds Eileen - I wish our birds were more colourful - I'm sure I've remarked on that before!
It's wonderful to see that you all take care of them to get them through to Spring - thank you, all girls after my own heart!

Cathy Keller said...

To have a tree that hosts the cardinal...how wonderful!!!! Great pics! Have a grand day!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the Cardinals are the best, thanks Eileen.

diane b said...

Love your cardinal tree. A living Christmas tree. Hope it warms for you soon.

Brian King said...

You certainly have a lot of cardinals! We still haven't seen any Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The cardinal tree is very neat. And I love all of your pretty birds. We're not stuck inside but we love our feeders and have lots of birds right now. Stay warm my friend and keep those feeders loaded!

A Quiet Corner said...

So many great shots, Eileen...:)JP

Made Inja said...

I've never seen these birds in the wild- beautiful pictures :)

George said...

You have the largest flock of cardinals in your Cardinal Tree that I have ever seen. We're getting ready for another blast of cold weather.

My name is Riet said...

Oh how love those photo,s Eileen. That cardinal is so beautiful, it is really my favorite.
Have a Nice week

Mary said...

A wonderful series of photos! The cardinals are little beauties!

Joyce Olson said...

Eileen,
I love your Cardinal Tree! It is beautiful and your Cardinals have cooperated so nicely-they even seem to have perched on the right branches so as to keep the tree decorated properly! Going to pin this one!

Have a lovely week,
Jemma

Montanagirl said...

LOVE Cardinals. Please send some my way!

Party of 5 said...

Wow, lots of life around the yard.

Janet Shaw said...

There are no Cardinals were I live. Your Cardinals are beautiful. I would love to see them one day.

Gail Dixon said...

Lovely snaps! I wish my backyard birds were close enough to the windows to shoot. I've gone almost 2 weeks without any photography and it's killing me. I'm working on 5 days of images from the first two weeks of January and I'm about to run out of post material. Hurry up spring!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I have to say, that I think this is one of my favorite series of your photos--Cardinals are my favorites in any season, and you've captured them perfectly in this one, your photos would make great cards!

Karen said...

The weather here is the same! You must be providing some pretty good grub, so many cardinals! I love that woody! Great shots!

Marlys (ThisandThat) said...

Beautiful pictures.. That is something that I have always wanted to take is picture of birds during the winter.. but I am never in the right place at the right time
Coming over from Mosaic Monday

Happyone said...

Wow, all those cardinals are amazing. They sure stand out. Great photo.

The Furry Gnome said...

Is that really eight cardinals in one picture?! I've never seen that many at once.

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

Stephanie said...

Love the cardinals!

Carole M. said...

so hard on those beautiful birds, doing it tough in harsh weathers. Lovely photographs always, Eileen

Sandy Carlson said...

Some beautiful birds, Eileen! Amazing reds.

Sandy Carlson said...

Some beautiful reds!

Linda W. said...

Love your "cardinal tree!" We don't have cardinals here in the PNW, so I enjoy seeing your photos of them. Wish you could send some of that snow over to our mountains!

A Garden of Threads said...

Amazing, I have never seen so many Cardinals together. I only get one pair over the winter months. Enjoy your week:) Jen

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love the cardinals! They are the prettiest decorations you could have. :-) The birds are such a bright spot during this cold and gray time.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful birds in the winter scenery.
The cardinals are beautiful of color.
Nice light and very well photographed, my compliments.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

that cardinal tree is just amazing.I've never seen that many cardinals in one place.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

These are just amazing birds to see. The cardinals tree made me drop my jaw! Incredible..stay warm!

Helma said...

Wow what a great blog this is!
Beautifully all those cardinals and you have them also very beautifully photographed. Also you woodpecker is a picture. I have only the great spotted woodpecker in real life so I enjoy twice over these beautiful pictures.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lovely pictures. We put 2 patio doors in our living room that open to a long deck/porch. Our feeders are in front of the door, so we watch the bird action from our recliners. Our red bellied woodies don't like Starlings! So much fun to watch the birds get along..or not~lol~

DeniseinVA said...

The first one with the cardinals, so many of them! Beautiful shots as always Eileen. Have a great week :)

R. Mac Wheeler said...


awwwww

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of the birds in the yard. I love these red feathers. Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

Loredana Donovan said...

The red cardinals bring color to gray winter days, so pretty. I love your new header with your dog between the birds, cute. Have a great week, Eileen! :)

Life Images by Jill said...

I always wonder how the birds and the little creatures survive in the cold frosty snowy days. I guess some of them fly away to a warmer climate.
And others are glad of your bird feeder. I had a book when I was a child that I loved about a robin pair building a nest in the snowy Christmas time and getting bits and pieces from the children's Christmas tree, abd being fed crumbs on the window sill.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow, the cardinal tree is amazing! What a sight to see! I don't see cardinals here, but I know they are around in another part of town.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh these are amazing!! I love the Cardinals in the winter - they are such a beautiful contrast to the winter shades :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. Yes birds adopt very well to the changes.

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful snow and bird photos!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow , Lovely colours they have

islandwonder said...

The cardinals are beautiful. Great photos!

Jocee said...

The birds stand out well in winter. Love the Cardinals - what a colour - we don't have them here.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, wintry photos and such beautiful birds, Eileen! I particularly love the cardinals, too!! Hope you have a great week! Stay warm!!!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Beautiful photos of the cardinals and woodpecker in winter. You are so fortunate to have them visiting you to brighten up the day.

Debbie said...

i'm not sure what i would do, if i didn't spend half the day bird watching!!

i would love to attend your cardinal party, there are so many and they are just so beautiful. it looks like they didn't invite the girls!!

Fun60 said...

What an amazing number of cardinals in one place.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wow! We get Cardinals in onesy-twosies. That's impressive.

Nancy Claeys said...

What a beautiful sight Eileen -- I've never seen so many cardinals in one place!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those little red color spots are just beautiful in the snow (every picture looks like a Christmas card to me!).....Stay warm and cozy if you can. Surely spring must be on the way soon.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh I love your Cardinal tree! There's nothing prettier than a bright red Cardinal up against stark white snow :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am in heaven when we see one cardinal in the yard but you had a whole tree of them. How cool. Valerie

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

I cant wait until our cardinal comes back this spring!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the photo of the tree full of red cardinals, Eileen! They are among my favorite bids!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen... I just love your Cardinal decorated tree !! They are so beautiful in a snow storm !!

I usually see 2 pairs, and that's it for me!!

Grace

ladyfi said...

What a pretty bouquet of cardinals!

Kusum Sanu said...

Great clicks Eileen!

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - the cardinals in the trees look like Christmas decorations!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

katerchen said...

so BUNT geht es bei uns nicht zu.

Der Kardinal ist ein Schmuckstück

LG vom katerchen

Betty Manousos said...

aww! the cardinals are just gorgeous!
your yard is a bird preserve, eileen..as for them bird paradise.

beautiful series of photos!

big bugs!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Eileen,these brightly coloured birds look amazing against the subdued background palette.I think many of us are longing for Spring.Here,most days are damp,cold and dull.

Happy Tuesday!
Ruby

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Yikes...I thought for sure I had left a comment, scrolled back and forth a couple of times and then realized...ha ha FB. These are gorgeous Eileen and your Cardinal tree is wonderful. I have an old Winter image of a few in an evergreen, but nothing like this. So amazing!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the birds and winter scenes.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

OMG! You have Heaven in your yard! You are so lucky to have so many Cardinals!

Joyful said...

Wow! I love these photos of the red cardinals. Absolutely beautiful.

I hope the weather warms up for you soon, Eileen. Stay warm. xx

Maria said...

I had no idea cardinals stayed in wintery states and were so active in the snow!

edenhills said...

What an amazing sight to see all those cardinals! How lovely in the snow.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, the cardinals looks like christmas decorations. :)

Celeste said...

Wonderful winter photos Eileen. I hear you on waiting for spring! Stay warm :)

Les Fous du Cap said...

Pretty winter series;-)
Céline & Philippe

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