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:

Crafty Green Poet said...

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

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Cloudia said...

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

Suza said...

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

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for this enjoyable post

Country Gal said...

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

Nora said...

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.

✿ chica said...

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

Happyone said...

Love the old barns.

Lisa Comperry said...

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!!

Michelle said...

Awww... I like that white throated sparrow.

Cranberry Morning said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

pretty places with neat old fences.

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

Rose said...

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.

Lois said...

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

Tom said...

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.

The Yum List said...

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

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

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

magiceye said...

Beautiful images all!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

OOps! White-throated sparrow?

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

Linda W. said...

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

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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!

Lynne said...

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

Anu said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

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

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful bird pics.
Have a nice week ahead.

Giga said...

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

Tomoko said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Oh, I love the Juncos and Sparrows.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

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

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

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

I wish you a happy Monday!

"E." "Beth" Edwards said...

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?

KUNIs little white castle said...

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

Linda Kay said...

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

Sandra said...

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

amanda peters said...

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

Buttons Thoughts said...

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

Caroline Gill said...

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.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

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

ladyfi said...

What delightful wooden barns.

Small City Scenes said...

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

maryaustria said...

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

Missy George said...

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

Christine said...

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!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots, Eileen!

Chris Rohrer said...

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!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Cathy Keller said...

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

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice! I love the barns !

Sylvia K said...

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!!

jeannettestgermain said...

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!

Fun60 said...

That's an impressive number of birds seen.

Daniela said...

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

carol l mckenna said...

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

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

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.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Marcia said...

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.

Al said...

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

mick said...

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!!

Zizi Santos said...

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

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds in your yard.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

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

Denise inVA said...

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

genie said...

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

Andrea said...

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!

Life images by Jill said...

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.

Phil Slade said...

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.

Grey World Nomads said...

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

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

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.

Irma said...

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

Debby Ray said...

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!

Bob Bushell said...

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

DIMI said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!!!

Montanagirl said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

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

Helma said...

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.

Barb said...

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

bettyl-NZ said...

Back roads are awesome!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

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

Beatrice Euphemie said...

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

Liz said...

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.

Pat Tillett said...

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.

NatureFootstep said...

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 :)

Breathtaking said...

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.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful collection!

Maggee said...

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!

John's Island said...

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!

Ranten said...

Lovey pictures Eileen! Happy week from Bergen!

Stephanie said...

I really love this last image!

Ana Freire said...

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

edenhills said...

Lovely assortment of birds! Love the first barn buildings.

Florence said...

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!!