Thursday, May 15, 2014

Backyard Birds

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences

My post today I sharing some fence scenes from my neighborhood for Tex's Good Fence meme, some backyard birds and a couple shots of the moon for my Skywatch Friday post.


For my Good Fence post this week  I am sharing this fence that has birdhouses on all the fence posts.. I ride by here often and I enjoy seeing all the different kinds of birdhouses. Sometimes they change them out and put out new houses. 



 A closer view of some of the houses and fence.I have not seen teakettle bird houses.


If I were a bird, I would be a little afraid of this birdhouse..



Some more of the houses seen along the fence.. we had to move (traffic got in the way) so I could not get more closeups of the houses, but they all look cute..


 Back in my yard..is a Tufted Titmouse.. they seem to be quite active in my yard.. Chasing each other all around..


The pretty Indigo Buntings are still visiting, it would be nice if they stayed all summer.


 The moon on Monday evening..Almost full.


I zoomed in for a gorgeous look at the moon. The Full Moon is on the 16th.  I hope you enjoyed my post..


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences


Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

89 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen What a fun idea to put bird boxes on fence post. I wonder do birds ever nest in them? Love your birds shots.

Sue said...

Good morning, Eileen.
LOVE the idea of those birdhouses on the fences. We have small cut-outs of birds on ours-they were there when we bought the place. I've repainted most of them--and have thought of expanding on the idea. This would work out well-and might give real birds another nesting option.
Have a good day---we're supposed to get snow, but just light and it should melt right away, but yuck, ya know!!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wow!!A fence full of those preety birdhouses!!I like the idea!!It looks so preety!!Great shots of your beautiful yard birds,and the full moon!!Wishing you a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

Carole M. said...

liking your fence-posts Eileen (especially the birds)

✿ chica said...

Adorei as casinhas, a lua, tuuuuuudo lindo aqui!!beijos,tudo de bom,chica

vivi ka said...

I loved the birdhouses of your neighborhood! You have a paradise in your hands! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awesome moon shot!!! And I would dearly love seeing all the bird houses on the fence posts.

Great bird images, as always Eileen.

Roan said...

I would love to have a fence with birdhouses all along it. If I were a bird, I think I would avoid the cat! Beautiful birds and LOVE the moon!

orchid Miyako said...

Fabulous idea of birds' house on hense; and varieties of them♡♡♡ I smiled with the caption of cat version.
I love your birds collection "Tufted Titmouse" is really lovely. And as always, I love your moon shots☆☆☆

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to Eileen, xoxo Miyako*

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful neighborhood you live in! I love it. And that cat birdhouse is 65 kinds of crazy lol.

Lynne said...

Quite the view of the many kinds of bird houses on the white fence posts . . . and how could one not love having the Indigo Bunting around for the summer . . . such beauty!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh eileen, i just LOVE that bird house fence!!

beautiful shots of the moon!!

Beth said...

These are all wonderful photos Eileen! The bird houses are so cute.

Cranberry Morning said...

That cat birdhouse is hilarious! Enjoyed your fence 'post' today.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

that kittie boid house is so cute.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a great idea. Very cute! We hang our birdhouses from the fence posts, and it works, too. But our fence is a 6' cedar fence!

TexWisGirl said...

really like that fence! double duty of a good fence and good housing. :)

thanks for linking in! great moon shot, too!

georgettesullins said...

Awww...Bird real estate in your area is delightful. So many to choose from! The Indigo Bunting is gorgeous, and yes, I did take in that almost full moon on Sunday. It was the end of a wonderful day.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of the nature around you and the birds. I like the moon shot most. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

ladyfi said...

Wonderful moon shots.

RobinfromCA said...

Those birds are just adorable! I think they should make use of those houses all along that fence. What a great idea!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love all those bird boxes on the fence, I wonder whether any bird ever dares to nest in the cat shaped box?

Your indigo buntings are beautiful, such a wonderful colour

Pat said...

I love all those cute birdhouses along the fenceline. Gorgeous shot of the moon.

Karen said...

That cat birdhouse is a hoot! Cute little Titmouse, and a gorgeous moon shot!

Mama Zen said...

I love that fence!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a most awesome moon. We didn't see it last night or tonight due to rains and storms. Maybe Friday night???
That's a great fence with all the bird houses!! Just wonder how many are used in the spring and summer time!!

Raggedy Creations said...

What a neat idea to put birdhouse along a fence like that, really cute. The indigo buntings are gorgeous as well as your moon shots Eileen.

Felicia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The birdhouses are charming (except the cat one, that is kind of weird, I agree). Beautiful moon shots -- you're expert at that. Thanks for the reminder of the full moon -- I'll try to get at shot of it here at the Lake.

Andrea Priebe said...

I had a friend that put a row of bird houses on her garage ... they were all the same and the sparrows faught and faught over them. Then she realized that they were mixing them up, so she painted numbers on each house ... guess what> Peace and Quiet. This post reminded me of that and these people are smart enough to make each house a little different. Love it, especially the Cat house :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Brian King said...

What a cool idea with the birdhouses! Great photo of the moon!

Linda W. said...

What a cool fence. Love all those birdhouses, especially the one of the cat.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What whimsical and bright bird houses. No, I also have never seen a custom-made tea kettle bird home. Fun. Yes, that kitty house would be slightly scary (probably to us more than the birdies). Your Indigo Buntings are really pretty - I long to see some. Have a great day tomorrow!

Diane said...

I always enjoy your bird pics, love the little titmouse. Also, what a great idea to place birdhouses on top of fence posts, especially the cute cat birdhouse!

Gail Dixon said...

Those bird houses are so cute and whimsical! I wonder if the birds actually use them? Lovely images of the back yard birds and moon.

George said...

I enjoyed your post very much, from the whimsical bird houses to your beautiful moon photo.

Happyone said...

Oh I love all the birdhouses along the fence. I've always wanted to do that. I have no fence here though.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful variety of shots for the day, Eileen!! I love those cute birdhouses! Great fences and beautiful blue, blue skies!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun and the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!!

September Violets said...

I like the colourful birdhouses along the fence! I wonder if the birds actually nest in them. This reminds of a fence north of us that has some unusual objects on top of the posts ... I'll have to take a little drive up there and see if they still have them and will link up next week to "Good Fences" if they do. It'll be a surprise! Nice shot of the moon :) Wendy x

VioletSky said...

I dream of seeing an Indigo Bunting one day...

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic bird houses, and what a moon, it is nearly full, brilliant shot.

Christian Weiß said...

Great idea with your fence-posts and beautiful photos.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a cute idea, putting up all those birdhouses on the fence posts! I wonder how many are occupied? :-)

Your birds are sure pretty. I haven't noticed any Tufted Titmouse in our yard yet this year.

I happened to see the moon Monday night, too. It was gorgeous! Glad you were able to get these wonderful captures of it.

Thanks for your visit and comment on my fences.

~Lindy

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic moon shot for SWF ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Karen said...

Love that moon shot, and wonderful series of photo's from fences to birds.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful images! I love seeing all the bird houses on the fence. And the sweet birds are always a delight to see! The moon shot is very nice, too.

Terrence said...

Very funny, that birdhouse fence!
And I can almost touch 'your' moon...fantastic!

Terrence from Amsterdam

Karen S. said...

That kitty cat is just so precious!

marilyn said...

creative and colorful...what an idea for fence use !

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wonderful moon shot and I love all those colourful birdhouses!

Barb said...

What a great idea to have the birdhouses on the fence posts! Very creative. The moon is so bight here - it lights the snow with a blue glaze.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Oh wow, nice photographs!! Love all the birdhouses too. :) You should check out my bluebird houses I make.

Michael
http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/fog-and-rain/

Stephanie said...

I love the bird houses on the fence posts. Great idea and like the cat one as well!

Indrani said...

That is a cool idea to have the bird houses on the fence. Great pics for the memes.
Have a happy weekend!

Terry and Linda said...

Good fences and cute toppers! But your photos of the moon! WOW!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the fence, it's both clever and fun! Your moon photo is really amazing, as are the Indigo Bunting photos.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such a beautiful and diverse post. I love your fences, the birdhouses, the birds and of course your big beautiful perfectly photographed moon.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I love that fence with all of the colorful birdhouses (and other things) on top... NEAT!!!!!

Beautiful moon photo--and I always love your birdies.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ida said...

Yes I enjoyed your post very much. What a fun idea to put bird houses on the fence. That cat one is awesome. Loved your bird shots too and the big moon.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful shots. i especially like the kitty birdhouse. where can i get one of those?

Lew said...

Delightful skies - and birds and bird houses! Great shot of the moon! I don't think we will get a chance at the full moon this May. Stay dry if possible.

lina@womens perspectives said...

The cat birdhouse makes me smile :)
Enjoying your other shots.
Happy weekend, Eileen.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, great fence and moon shots, Eileen!

uberrhund said...

Love those fence toppers!

Noushka said...

My first thought when I saw the birds boxes on the fence was: my goodness, they are are easy to reach for a predator such as a cat or a snake!!!
I hope it's not the case!
Lovely post, I love the Tit mouse!
Keep well Eileen!

Irma said...

All those beautiful bird houses, but they are very close together, many birds do not think that's really nice.
I think they do not all occupied, just like the sparrows that nest close together.
The moon is really sublime Eileen.
Greetings Irma

magiceye said...

Wonderful captures as always!!

Icy BC said...

The fence is such a unique and beautiful one with birdhouses. Your yard birds are just wonderful to see..

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love all the cool different bird houses!!! so creative!! ( :

diane b said...

Interesting fence with birdhouses. Your zoom of the moon is fabulous.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

You are presenting a wonderful serie with a lot of variaton. I love all those different bird houses. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Joe Todd said...

Eileen great post/photos Have a great weekend

Alica said...

What a fun way to decorate fence posts! I think I'd avoid the cat birdhouse as well. It would be interesting to see "who" all lives in those houses!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Everything is fabulous - love the bird houses - and the blue birds - and the moon. We missed the moon because of clouds.

Helma said...

What a nice fence with all those birdhouses on it :-))) Very funny to watch, and also a very nice blog for the fences of TexWisGirl.
The blue bunting I find beautiful to see. The two-tone tit I've never seen. Wonderful to see :-) back a few (for me) new species of birds
Have a great weekend Eileen.

Joyful said...

Wonderful photos Eileen. Those Indigo Buntings are something I don't think I've seen before. So pretty! Have a wonderful weekend. Joyful

thomas said...

love the lunar shot

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and moon.

Phil Slade said...

There's a whole new piece of research there Eileen in discovering which fancy box each species likes best (or not). It must be great to have Indigo Buntings around throughout the year - such a beautiful bird.

Thank you for visiting my blog in Menorca. I'm home now and back to normal - sort of. Have a great weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, love thsoe birdhouses. :)

Our photos said...

Wow, that's nice, all those birdhouses !

Ela said...

Those birdhouses are beautiful.
The cat birdhouse makes me smile :)
Greetings

Marie-Anne said...

A very interesting fence indeed!! with a birdhouse on every post!! Lovely idea!!!!
I wish you nice week-end, dear Eileen!

Christian Perrin said...

Cute theme for a fence!

Those two bird species are gorgeous, the Bunting in an obvious way, but the Titmouse has its own charm too!

Marie said...

Adorable fence with the birdhouses! Great choice for Good Fences! Love the tufted titmouse and the indigo buntings too...and great moon!

Irene said...

Great moon shot, Eileen. It's hard to catch so clearly as this pic.

Wish you a great week!

Irene

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful images, fantastic ideas:) Greetings

Chris Rohrer said...

Those are really great bird houses. The stranger the better:) I'm hoping to see Indigo Buntings up in Maine this summer. Are you are a major trek somewhere fun? Or do you have some epic plans coming up?:)

Maria said...

What a moon, so big!!

Liz said...

Great scenes and fences, Barb!!