Sunday, February 21, 2016

My mish-mash


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.

I am sharing a mishmash of images.  On these cold winter days I enjoy walking on my treadmill in the warm house. I can watch the birds out the window as I walk. On one day I found a new bird for my Treadmill bird list, it was the Fox Sparrow.


The Fox Sparrow was a new bird for my treadmill window sightings. They are pretty sparrows, with lovely colors.


My list of treadmill birds below is growing, I am up to 25 now. I may have missed one or two. I have photos of most of them, just for my records and some I have already blogged about.


My Treadmill bird list

1. Northern Parula
2. Ovenbird
3. Wood Thrush
4. Mockingbird
5. Cardinal
6. Blue Jay
7. Dark-eyed Junco
8. White-throated Sparrow
9. House Sparrow
10. Screech Owl
11. Tufted Titmouse
12. Carolina Wren
13. Carolina Chickadee
14. Gray Catbird
15. Cooper's hawk
16. Red-bellied Woodpecker
17. Hermit Thrush
18. Veery
19. Mourning Dove
20. Common Grackle
21. Eastern Towhee
22. American Crow
23. Fox Sparrow
24. Field Sparrow
25. Northern Flicker..no photo


Updated Feb 9th, my latest Treadmill window bird was this Field Sparrow. He/she was hanging out with a big group of White-throated Sparrows.


Various sky shots from my yard and deck.


The view of the woods and sky next to our driveway.


Lately I am seeing a lot of White-throated Sparrows out my treadmill window. I am happy to have a nice view of the birds while I am on my treadmill.
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 Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

104 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OOohhh look at the owl!!! Smile maker... all so pretty. YAM xx

Suza said...

Dear eileen,
wnderful pictures of all these lovely little birds.
great work.
good night
susa

Sandra said...

adorable sparrow and i think i might expire from joy if i saw a screech owl outside my window. do you take pics while on the tread mill or stop and get off to get the pic. amazing bird tv to watch while walking

Daniela said...

You've such a great, wonderful family, you're lucky to have so many species of birds, all so very beautiful !
Your photographs always amaze my, my dearest Eileen, thank you for sharing them !
Have a lovely evening and start of the new week ahead,
sending love to you, with sincere gratitude
Dany

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, What a neat idea to have a list of birds seen from the treadmill. I like the idea of getting the exercise and watching for birds at the same time. Beautiful sky shots too. Thank you for sharing.

Martin Kloess said...

delightful, thank you for sharing this little piece of you

Happyone said...

Must make walking on that treadmill a bit easier seeing all those birds. : )

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful photos, and so many cute little birds!

Enjoy your new week ahead!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - the bird sightings are amazing.

✿ chica said...

Eileen, só posso aplaudir! Lindo ,li9ndo! Adorei todas as fotos! bjs, ótima semana! chica

Debbie said...

That's great insentive to get on the treadmill each day. And quite a great variety of visitors!!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are so funny. A treadmill list! I'm a bit late as I bought a new computer and the air is a bit colourful as I swear over it!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I actually think that if I had a room to exercise with a window to the world, I would love it too, Eileen! You have such a great eye for detail on distinguishing the Sparrow varieties!!...:)JP

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous photos of these pretty little birds, eileen! thank you for sharing. wish you a great week ahead:))

Stephanie said...

You have a lovely view out your window while on the treadmill! Wonderful shots!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So much to be impressed with in this post Eileen! The beautiful photos, the number of wonderful birds you have in your yard, the fact that your home is arranged so that you can see them while you exercise, and last but not least the fact that you can walk the treadmill, take pictures, and think about the fact that you are seeing a new bird (and even to be able to identify the ones you've seen before) and all that without falling off the treadmill!! I am positive I would fall and break my neck if I thought about anything but the treadmill.

Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!!!

rainfield61 said...

It is not my birthday, but still I need 55 years to know I can run marathon.
And at your age, your list of birds will grow as well.

David Gascoigne said...

Any sighting of a Fox Sparrow males it a good day.

Michelle said...

This is a great collection!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! You have lots of birdies like we do here and a nice forest to , isn't it wonderful I love it all . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, That Fox Sparrow is so pretty. I don't think I have ever seen one. Have a fabulously nice coming week!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty fox! i like the owl shot, too.

Lois said...

Quite a collection of beautiful birds! The owl caught my eye. I always hear them at night, but I've never been able to see one.

Linda W. said...

A great way to watch birds, out your window while you're on the treadmill!

Rose said...

How wonderful that you can see all those birds while walking on your treadmill!

Denise inVA said...

Darling birds Eileen. Loved your photos. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

The Yum List said...

What beautiful sky photos!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Delightful bird images, and the collage is very nice!

Lynne said...

Love your photos . . .
Cute little Fox Sparrow!

Anu said...

You can see so many birds when you are walking on your treadmill :)

Great photos of the Fox sparrow and the other birds!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such beautiful little birds!Love the owl picture!
So cute!Like your collage photos,the fantastic skies and the amazing sunset!
Thank you for sharing!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Karen said...

It is fascinating to see all the different birds that have visited your yard. I was especially surprised you were able to photograph the owl. Thank you for sharing these, Eileen!

Anni said...

Wonderful!!! All of them!! The owl...outside my window. I'd be elated. And Eileen, love love LOVE the post concept (Treadmill birds)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Gorgeous bird photos and lovely skies, Eileen!
I don't know if there are other people with a treadmill list, but yours is surely the best one. :)
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all these birds, the sunset and the moon. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Cranberry Morning said...

I love it that you have a treadmill list, Eileen. Thank you for the wonderful photos this morning.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a hoot, Eileen!
~

podso said...

Amazing how many different birds there are--even on your treadmill list! Love that! You have beautiful scenery to look at right from your windows.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What amazes me is the identifying of this or that sparrow because while I know that some look different from others when they are all together in a flock here as they usually are I just think 'sparrows' :) Lovely shots as usual ! :)

ann said...

I am admiring your treadmill birds, such a variety, many of which we do not have here. I admire, too, that you actually use your treadmill. Mine sits next the bed and I am trying desperately to make friends with it. I think because we are on the prairie and not near or in a wooded area, we don't get the variety of song birds.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Amazing skies....love all the birds too!
Happy Mosaic Monday!
Ruby

Linda Kay said...

Such a nice mish mash, Eileen.

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

Isn't it so much more fun to exercise when there is something beautiful outside the window?

Mary Hone said...

I can't believe how many birds you get. That is so awesome.

Cloudia said...

May You always dwell in such beauty!

riitta k said...

It is always fun to watch your beautiful birds that don't live here in Finland.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a wonderful way to exercise! Love the inspiration you share with us Eileen.
Jemma

ladyfi said...

What sweet shots.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Always with the great bird shots and you always have an impressive capture of the moon. I need some tips on how you do that. What lens and settings are you using? If you don't mind my asking. I'd really love to add some great moon shots to my repertoire.
Enjoy your week!

fim works Frauke - it's me! said...

Again you catched so many Birds!
I like your nature Photography, Eileen!

Have a happey week ... Frauke

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen, and I wish you a lovely week ahead too.

Nancy Chan said...

You are so blessed to be surrounded by all these beautiful birds and nature.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Wonderful shots and that is a great list!


Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, fun captures again, and is the Fox Sparrow, he sure is just the cutest!

karenpezzimentiphotography said...

Eileen lovely shots, treadmill sightings - love it.

jeannettestgermain said...

Wow, your yard must be grand central station for birds!
Eileen, I started a new meme called SEASONS - anything during the season, goes! Hope you can join me between today (Mon.) and Wed. 9 am Pacific time. Thank you!

amanda peters said...

Lovely birds and photos..
Amanda xx

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

what a fun list, i love that you do that. smart idea. ( :
i had a family party this weekend. 90 yr old bday party so fun. playing catch up ... thanks for the visit. hope you are well & keeping a smile.

Ailime said...

Good night Eileen, Lovely and rare birds that you enjoy from your windows. Beautiful and extensive your collection! The heavens who appreciates of your yard are wonderful! I'd love to live in a place like this. Thank you for sharing. Hugs and a good week.

Our photos said...

I love your mish mash, Eileen !

Laura. M said...

You have good view from your home, Eileen. Beautiful pictures and good variety of birds ;)
Buena d semana.
Un abrazo.

Irene said...

Great captures, Eileen. Your sky shots are stunning and I'm impressed about all the different birds visiting your place!

Irene

Missy George said...

Love your mish-mash..I'll have to pay more attention to the Sparrows..I only know the song Sparrow by it's song..A Sparrow is a Sparrow is a Sparrow?? Guess not..

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful 'mish mash' ~ gorgeous nature photography as always!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

How wonderful you can birdwatch while on the treadmill.

Worth a Thousand Words

Al said...

Great birds. That's an impressive treadmill bird list!

edenhills said...

Lovely combination of birds!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can't believe you have a treadmill list going now Eileen. lol When I posted the American Coot on my blog this week I wanted to say it was a lifer but my tea and gardening friends would think I was nuts.

Tomoko said...

What many pretty birds you have shown us. You know well their names each. It is also a big surprise for me! Have a good new week. I am smiling.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images of the Fox Sparrow bird. Very cute.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures for the day as always, Eileen!! And, YES, I love your mish mash, too!! Thanks for sharing, as always!! Have a great week!!

Wandering Wren said...

What an impressive mish-mash and a fabulous word! Love the mosaic and all the little birds!
Wren x

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Well I was wondering what a 'treadmill window' was until I got to the last sentence! Now I understand. :) What a lovely view to have while you're exercising. And your three sky shots make a great collection together.

Small Kucing said...

Not many types of birds over here. Love to see the pics you snapped ☺

Birgitta said...

Wonderful photos like always!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Gail said...

What a wonderful variety.

Helma said...

A nice list of birds and pretty diverse. Fox Sparrow I had never seen but I find it very beautiful! The pictures of Snowflake, the sky, the moon and the beautiful glow of the sun is great.
I wish you a nice week.

Adam Jones said...

What a lovely set of pictures. I do like the Sparrows in the snow.

Ana Freire said...

Another lovely sequence with so many bird shots!...
And the sky shots, from your deck... absolutely stunning, Eileen!...
A remarkable post, as usual!
Have a great day, Eileen!
Ana

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen, it's amazing the number of birds you see whilst on your treadmill,..great images of the sparrows,..I like them all, and especially the one of the owl looking through your treadmill window:) Lovely post Eileen!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Eileen, what a wonderful collection of photos. The Sparrows in the snow are so sweet. Awesome shot of the owl. Love your collage!! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. xo

Tom said...

...and a lovely mish-mash this is

Zizi Santos said...

Você mora em lugar muito bonito!
Muita sorte poder ver todos esses passarinhos!
eles não sentem frio?
que lindinhos!

bjs

Chris Rohrer said...

You have quite a collection of birds! That would be awesome to observe while you're by the window. The Fox Sparrow is a GOOD bird!

Hannah said...

Your bird photos are fun, Eileen, the Fox Sparrow looks sleepy. The Screech Owl is a real stand-out, they are such darling birds. I used to see them in the trees at night near the lamps on my college campus. I can't ever seem to see them hear, though I could hear one making identity inquiries yesterday.;-)

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Wow! You are a pro birder. I love the name Fox Sparrow. That is a very cute name (and bird).

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a wonderful list you have achieved just by looking out your window, Eileen! I love the fox sparrow - we have them here in WA, too. The little owl is a fun sighting. Nice sky shots, too! Hope you are having a nice week. x Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely mish-mash, you have some very nice sights from your treadmill window.
I love the way the owl is looking, and your sky shots are great too!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and that this week is going well too.
The days do pass by so quickly.

All the best Jan

Barb said...

You've seen a lot of birds from the treadmill. Somehow, I'm picturing you on the treadmill with binoculars!

Jim said...

Love your birds, Eileen. And I am not even a 'bird person.' You have a nice place for them to hang our, that lovely woods next to you. There are less and less places for a lot of birds to live.
Thank you for peeking in on my KP's cat picture.
She was so proud! So was I. Her big sister, BP, is very good with drawing, it will be hard for KP is she tries to live up to her. I bought them both drawing books but hadn't given KP her first yet.
..

Phil Slade said...

You have an impressive list for the treadmill Eileen. The Fox Sparrow is a real beauty with that well marked breast and "foxy" colouration. I didn't manage to get any pictures of our full moon last night even though I woke up at 3am and the moonlight was brightening the bedroom.

David Gascoigne said...

Not a bad mish mash I would say! Many people would be delighted.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Love all the pics. I should dig our birdfeeder out. It got broken last year, and for some reason it hasn't gotten fixed yet. Love watching birds.

June Caedmon said...

What an incentive to workout! Great sightings, Eileen!

Steve Borichevsky said...

A screech owl? It makes me want to get a treadmill! That's a pretty cool list!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a cute little bird! And a great addition to your list.

Amy Franks said...

I've been trying hard lately to get a shot of the moon here but every time I try it's too overcast, hopefully now we're living by the beach it may be a bit easier :-)

Life Images by Jill said...

I love the idea of the "treadmill birds". They really must love your garden, and what a joy to have something so lovely to watch out for while you exercise. Have a wonderful weekend ahead Eileen and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Exceptional treat - thank you!
Have a Beautiful Day, Eileen!!
Peace :)

Rambling Woods said...

Holy cow...over 100 comments... You always present a beautiful set of photos and your treadmill list is more than I have seen in my yard.. Michelle

Gunilla Bäck said...

Pretty birds and I love all your gorgeous skies!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely winter birds