Sunday, February 28, 2016

Around the yard


I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

Hello, I have been sent a link for Tina's aka EG Camera Girl's funeral notice and service. You can view the EG Camera Girl  here and the  Service here. You can email a condolence message to the family per 
To send a condolence message to the family.
Please in the subject line of your message include the name of the deceased.
All messages are being passed on to the family

 I copied and pasted the email to send my email message.



I am sharing some yard birds from my Great Backyard Bird Count which was Feb 12th thru Feb 15th and a couple local barns from the neighborhood. I hope you enjoy!  Can you believe February is almost over? Just one more day due to leap year and it will be March.  I am so looking forward to Spring, flowers and the new spring birds. Bring it on, please!

Some of my yard birds, above top Mourning Doves Downy Woodpecker, White-throated Sparrow. Bottom row the Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco and Brown-headed Cowbird.


The first day of my Great Backyard Bird count, I counted 18 species of birds and a total of 151 birds in approximately in 3 hours on the first morning Feb 12th.  The bird with the highest count was the White-throated Sparrow at 41 birds seen at the same time.


The White-throated Sparrow seems to be the most common bird in my yard. Following close behind is the Mourning Dove with 29 being seen at one time and then the Dark-eyed Junco the third highest count with 27 being seen at one time on my deck. The Weeping Cherry tree has become a landing spot for the birds before they reach my feeders.


A new bird for my GBBC list this year was this Field Sparrow still hanging around on Feb 12th. All my bird photos are taken thru my dining room window, so I am sorry they are not the best images.









Taking the back road home I can pass the barns in the photos above and below.  I like the weathered wood and colors on the barns and buildings above.


For Tom's Barn Collective meme I am sharing the two photos above. They are both local places in the neighborhood. The barn above recently was renovated and has a new green roof. The trees are still bare, but this street is pretty when everything is green.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visits and nice comments. Have a happy day and new week ahead!


As always thanks to the wonderful group of hosts listed below.
Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective
Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!

93 comments:

  1. lovely selection of birds, the dark eyed junco looks such a sweet bird

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  2. Hari OM
    Wonderful collection - and counting! The barns are so much a part of their landscape... YAM xx

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  3. Thank you always Eileen for your taste of reality and beauty!

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  4. Wonderful pictures of wonderful wildlife birds.
    very amazing.
    best regards
    susa from germany

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  5. Lovely photos , Thanks for the info for Tina and family . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  6. Thanks for the info for Tina and Tom. I still am so shocked.

    I loved the barn photo and your bird collage. We have a white throat here that I feed lately.

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  7. Adoro ver tantas fotos lindas assim! Ótima nova semana! beijos,chica

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  8. Thank you for the info on Tina and Tom...So sad and shocking! It sent chills down my spine to hear about this double loss..Her blog/her work is beautiful and inspiring...

    I love your birds!!

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  9. Awww... I like that white throated sparrow.

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  10. I love them all, including the barns and fence! But the junco is my favorite. Isn't it a sweet little bird!

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  11. pretty places with neat old fences.

    thanks for your tributes to eg camera girl. i appreciate them very much.

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  12. Your bird photos are still good, even shooting thru a window. I love that first barn, and like the long view of the other one.

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  13. Your bird pictures are a feast for the eyes! They are all so pretty.

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  14. Man 'o man, I'd take the back way home all the time, what neat barns. Thanks Eileen for joining the party this week. Hurry on back.

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  15. How lucky you are to view all of these beautiful birds right from your dining room.

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  16. You have an amazing number of birds in your yard. Great photos too. Love the old barn!!!!

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  17. OOps! White-throated sparrow?

    I was calling he/she/it a "song sparrow"...but I see your point!
    ~

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  18. That's a lot of birds! Lovely photos as always.

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  19. Hi Eileen! I've never done the backyard bird count, but have friends who do. Maybe next year I'll join it. Today was a perfect day, and it sure does make us all eager for spring to get here -- But we've had snow before in March, and I hope this won't be a year that we will.

    THANKS for a fun series of photos, I always enjoy your bird and barn photos!

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  20. Thank you Eileen . . .
    For your consistency, creativity, photography
    and your caring about Tina, Tom and her family . . .

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  21. Great photos!
    Spring is coming and the birds will come too!

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  22. A great selection of birds and it is so good that organisations and people take part in days like your 'Great Backyard Bird Count'.

    I like the barn and fence shots too ...

    Enjoy this last day of February and all good wishes for the new month that starts tomorrow.

    All the best Jan

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  23. So beautiful bird pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  24. I love birds, a special sympathy gift sparrows, because they do not leave us all year round. Regards.

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  25. Hi,Eileen
    Lovely birds! Especially the sparrow in the second photo is fantastic!
    Have a good new week!

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  26. Hi Eileen,
    fabulous photos of these beautiful birds and the nature around you. Have a nice new week, Eileen.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  27. Hello,

    Beautiful small sparrows! I love them very much. We have a few here too :)

    I wish you a happy Monday!

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  28. thank you for the email address. i will get on that. ( :

    gorgeous, love a rural fence view. have a lovely week, Eileen. thanks for all great shots this past weekend, suddenly i am seeing so much more on FB, not sure what i did??! it is weird like that?

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  29. I am very happy that i found your wonderful blog.
    Nice greetings from austria your new follower
    Kuni

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  30. Eileen, thanks for sharing your lovely bird pictures. And the barns are always intriguing for me.

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  31. I love the old barns and the view, especially the logs on the one building.. your birds are precious. i like the downy and the jay best of all. so pretty

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  32. Lovely photos, I too like the photo of the Old barns..Happy Monday..
    Amanda xx

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  33. Thanks for the link Eileen it is still so hard to believe. Thanks for your wonderful photography sharing your world too. Hug B

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  34. What a terrific GBBC, Eileen. Really impressed, though perhaps not quite so surprised ;-) ... I have come to expect stunning bird results from you! We have just had a visit from our female Woodpecker, which was lovely to watch. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

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  35. Boa tarde, excelente escolha das lindas aves, trabalho e publicação excelente.
    AG

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  36. So many birds. I think the most common birds for year around here in this yard are the Black Capped and the Chestnut backed chickadees and the The dark eyed Junco (Oregon variety). But so many and right now we have a huge rash of Red wing Blackbirds. Noisy critters.
    MB

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  37. A gorgeous collection of photos! You have such wonderful birds in your yard!

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  38. Wow..that's a lot of kinds of birds..Lucky you..Enjoy your week

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  39. Wow! eileen, that's a great total number of birds in your garden at any one time! Lovely shots of them all!
    The barns are great finds too!
    Have a happy week!

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  40. Thanks for the link and info for Tina. Still shocking all of this. I watched a news clip on the accident. They may have collided with the garbage truck at a higher speed or not been able to stop in time. Hard to watch. Anyhow, good bird....especially the Field Sparrow. An excellent bird!

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  41. I'm so very sorry about the loss of Tina and will check out your links. Love your photos. It always amazes me to look closely and see the pretty colors that you don't usually see. Hugs, Diane

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  42. Thank you for these lovely photos! I always enjoy visiting your post. These photos are no exception! Wishing you well!

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  43. Wow, that is nice! I love the barns !

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  44. Beautiful captures as always, Eileen! I think many of us are still in shock at the loss of Tina and her husband!! Such a tragedy!! I do hope you have a great new week! Enjoy!!

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  45. What a great tribute to EG Cameragirl, Eileen! Lovely what's going on in your yard - so many birds!
    Hope you can add my link SEASONS (this week in the post Seasons-curious about March) linky is open Mon-Wed. Anything happening in the season goes - don't mind a pic you have already posted! Hope to see you there!

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  46. That's an impressive number of birds seen.

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  47. You live in a so wonderful countryside, my dearest Eileen, that's the reason why so many lovely birds have decided to live there with you, they also fell in love with that peaceful place :) !
    You're such a sweet-and good-hearted woman, my precious friend, I'm truly sorry for the loss and the pain you're suffering ...
    Please, never change !
    Dany

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  48. Wow what a selection of birds in your very own yard ~ Gorgeous nature shots as always ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  49. I hope you get an earlier spring. We've had really springlike dry weather lately, which is good considering we have been slowly making progress in weeding the yard. Anyway, cheers to more bird sighting in the spring.

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  50. Wonderful birds you contributed to the count, especially that new little sparrow. Thank you for the link.

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  51. I think I have that same assortment here in my yard. I heard the bluebird today and then saw it in a tree. Must clean out the birdhouse soon if they are going to be nesting.

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  52. What a pretty series of photos - I love the old barns.

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  53. Great photos of all the birds in your yard. You are very fortunate to be able to photograph them so close.
    I to am glad that February is gone and look forward to cooler weather soon - just the opposite from what you hope for!!

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  54. Passarinhos são sempre um presente divino!
    belas imagens!
    bjs
    feliz semana

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  55. And, the winner is - all of them, really!
    I like the Junco - strikingly beautiful.
    Have a Happy Week, Eileen!!
    Peace :)

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  56. A wonderful collection Eileen, and super photographs of all. Have a great week :)

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  57. I really enjoyed seeing the birds you were counting. You really saw a lot. I have several frineds that do this and they also do the monitoring of the water in the Maury and James Rivers, too. You all do much unimportant work and as volunteers to beat. Hope you had good weather. I Love the quaint barns in that first shot. The roofs look to be in good shape so they should be good for quite a while. My barn roofs are painted a dark green so I am partial to that color. Have a nice week. genie

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  58. So many bird types Eileen, i love that blue one.I've also read about Tina and husband, so sad, but at least they are at peace and happy now!

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  59. looks like the great backyard bird count is doing well Eileen. Enjoy spring! we actually had dew on the grass this morning! have a fabulous week.

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  60. Good Morning Eileen. You have a very impressive list for your Great Backyard Bird count. Some high numbers too with all those Morning Doves and White-throated Sparrows.

    Like you I am looking forward to seeing those birds of spring that bring warmer weather with them. It won't be long now.

    Have a lovely week.

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  61. Hello Eileen, I'm impressed by your photos of the little birds. You must be very patient ;) What camera / lens do you use?

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  62. What a great collection of birds you managed to count - some of them I had heard of, but we don't have any of them in the UK - at least I think not. We have a bird count here at about the same time of year. Wishing you a happy week.

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  63. Hi Eileen,
    Fantastic pictures of these beautiful birds and wildlife around you.
    Beautiful collage.
    Best regards, Irma

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  64. You sure have some beautiful birds that come to visit you. I was so excited to see an Eastern Bluebird in the bluebird house yesterday! I have been waiting for 2 years since I put it up...sure hope we have a family in there!

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  65. Great images, especially the White-throated Sparrow, fantastic.

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  66. Hello Eileen!
    Wonderful collection of birds!Great shots!
    Beautiful barns!Thank you for sharing!
    Have a happy week and new month of March!
    Dimi...

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  67. many thanks for sharing the information about tina. your birdies are beautiful. have you ever tried opening the window to take your images??? i thought they would just fly off but mine don't. i am not saying your images are not great, but if you wanted to see them better, i thought i would share that!!!

    beautiful barns, the wood is incredible!!!!

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  68. Wonderful series of photos! I've been away a long time: long story. Hope you're still a follower!

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  69. Thank you for posting that info about Tina. I had found that myself. Horrible accident and so sorry for her family... Lovely photos Eileen...Michelle

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  70. These are again very nice pictures Eileen, the birds are amazing and the picture of the barns I find beautiful to see. It's a nice clear picture :-) I wish you a nice week.

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  71. Your birds look like they're feasting in your back yard. I like the barn shots.

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  72. Beautiful bird! I like your disposition to take photos of them every week.

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  73. That is a lot of birds that you counted! So wonderful to have so many around! I love seeing your photos of them, especially the little fluffy bottoms :) so cute. Lovely scenes on your drive, too. So sad about EG Camera Girl. x Karen

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  74. A lovely selection of birds, Eileen and what a fabulous bird count!
    I love the barns too.
    It was very sad to hear of Tom & Tina's passing! Thanks for the email details.

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  75. Your photos are beautiful!
    That is sad and terrible news about Tina. The way I felt when I first heard about it, is a reminder that this blogging community that we belong to, is more than just posting and commenting. It is about connections and friendship.

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  76. so much beautiful birds in your garden. And trees and everything. We better enjoy it while we can.

    Thanks for hosting. The link I have already seen, and used :)

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  77. Hello Eileen!:) How wonderful to have so many yard visiters. Your White Throated Sparrow and Mourning dove count is impressive. Your Cherry tree was a good investment, besides the lovely blooms you get to admire, you can photograph many of your yard birds in it. Lovely captures of them all.

    Thank you for the info about Tina.

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  78. Hopefully, today is my catch-up day for blogging! You must have a large backyard. Mine is a postage stamp... city kind. I am trying to improve on it, but I have neighbors on ALL sides with big shade trees and dogs that scare away the birds! Love your photos--they are fine! And the barns remind me of family living in western MD, and the drive there, through many small towns. Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Hi Eileen, What a neat post! Enjoyed the bird pics and the pictures taken in your neighborhood. Wow, I was thinking you lived more in a big city ... looks like you're out in the beautiful country side. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a fine week!

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  80. Lovey pictures Eileen! Happy week from Bergen!

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  81. I really love this last image!

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  82. What a great sequence of lovely captures!...
    Beauty in every image!
    I just love all the images!
    Kisses!
    Ana

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  83. Lovely assortment of birds! Love the first barn buildings.

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  84. Lovely birds!
    Me too, I am soooo ready for spring. And since we saw the first returning swallows today, I can say that spring is finally here! Yea!!

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