Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Neighborhood and backyard birds

I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday  and  Nature Notes

This weekend we some family things to do and a friends surprise 50th birthday party so we stayed close to home for our walks.  I did some backyard birding and hubby and I took a walk on the fireroad near the side of the house.

Some of my backyard birds were the Redbellied Woodie, Tufted Titmouse and a Junco.







These are some shots from along the fireroad and down to the lake.



One of the two  Hermit Thrushes we saw playing along a small creek off the fireroad.



One of the four eagles we saw while out for a walk. The other three were juvies that were chasing each other.




A few of the Canada Geese we saw on the lake. They were pretty noisy, I thought maybe because the eagles were nearby.







My youtube video of the geese and one of the eagles we saw at our lake. Not really our lake but I like to call it ours, it is just a short walk out the back door.


To see more beautiful birds check out World Bird Wednesday  and Nature Notes.  Thanks to Springman of World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle of Nature Notes.

36 comments:

  1. There are surprises in our backyard.

    I found some a few days ago. They are birds for my pictures.

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  2. Such beautiful birds in your back yard.

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  3. Love your header of the fire road just inviting me to go for a walk. The eagle reminds me of a wise old gentleman sitting there watching his neighbours. The geese are noisy but look gorgeous flying over your lake. How lucky to have a lake close by. We have a small one about 15 min walk away. It sometimes has Magpie Geese on it. have you seen one of them?

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  4. Amazing what you see in your backyard, Eileen. I only have to step into the lane to see a variety of birds. Your photos are beautiful and I love your header! Have a great day. Jo

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  5. You certainly have got a lot of birds living next to you. Nice pictures.

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  6. What terriic shots of all those birds! I love the woodpecker, and of course, "an eagle is an eagle"--how cool is that to get photos of one! Mickie :)

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  7. great shots of those backyard birdies! LOVE the red-belly shot especially!

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  8. Your first and second photo are amazing. So clear beautiful.

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  9. Well, this looks like the perfect place for a walk! What great birds you saw!

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  10. ... a very beautiful bird parade, great shots ...
    Greetings Karin

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  11. You have some wonderful wildlife..
    Lovely images.

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  12. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Any lake you can walk to you can claim as yours. Great birding close to your home.

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  14. wish I had those backyard birds. :)

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  15. I've finally got some juncos here near Buffalo NY..I wonder if it was because of the warm weather,,,I enjoyed the video clip ...

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  16. Hi Eileen, Oh that woodpecker is great but it does not hold a candle to the Bald Eagle! Excellent photographs! Have a super day tomorrow!

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  17. Nice picture of the eagle and great close-up pictures of the littler birds. I wish an eagle would come into my backyard!

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  18. Hi there - still very jealous of anybody who gets any form of woodpeckers in their garden! I still miss them!

    Nice set of pictures.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  19. You certainly have the most beautiful birds! Great captures! My favourite is the first photo and your header image is stunning!

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  20. great shots! i was fascinated from the first snow but i also like it more on photos like you :)

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  21. How beautiful, I love the little Hermit Thrush.

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  22. Nice friends! I love the Woodie ;) He's so bright headed!

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  23. Nice close-up's, Eileen! And I love the eagle!

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  24. These are familiar birds to me Eileen, we are seeing the same birds. Not a bad one in the bunch!

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  25. I think we must be feeding the same seed! Have all of these too, except the titmouse. Love your captures, Eileen. :)

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  26. Your backyard is a little piece of heaven and your pictures are too!

    I'd call it "our" lake too! In fact we do that. Now we are on "our" canal!

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  27. A nice variety of birds and great photos. The woodpecker is especially beautiful and colorful.

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  28. Is maryland a transit point for the Canadian geese. Some one features this too. Because I don't think Maryland is that much warmer than Kingsville in Canada when i saw them.

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  29. These are all wonderful shots of the birds. The eagle is a great capture.

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  30. I'm impressed by the variety of birds you see close to home. It makes me wonder if there really are many more around where I live and I just don't see them.

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  31. Nice shots! WOw and you have an eagle! That's amazing! Having an eagle in around is such a rare find! Your place is beautiful!

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  32. The colours on the first bird are beautiful Eileen!!
    How lucky you are to be able to capture an eagle.

    I missed the link up this week due to no internet for a few days but I posted WBW anyway!

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  33. Nice close-ups, Eileen! Love your video - the bald eagle with the geese honking in the background.

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  34. GREAT backyard pictures...and how nice to have a lake WITH EAGLES and geese just a short walk from home!!

    my favorite is the Red bellied woodpecker!! beautiful! clear & crisp!! love it!!

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  35. I envy you your eagles! (But you can keep your noisy geese.)
    ;-)

    Love that woodpecker. We have those a the feeder, and I love the funny way they bob and dip their heads as they wait their turn.

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  36. Thank you for your photo of the junco. I saw one on my deck last week and another in the parking lot at work yesterday but I couldn't find out his name anywhere else online.

    We have just started encouraging birds to our yard this year and are having a great time watching them. (We have 2 cats and didn't want bird to equal snack.)

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