Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birds, Blooms & the sky

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

June 26, 2013

Another week flying by, its time for sharing your birds on NF Winged and to share your skies on Skywatch Friday.  I hope to see you all there.


Tufted Titmouse with a dried Meal Worm. I am see lots of baby birds lately. The Tufted Titmouse fledglings are fun to watch and they make the sweetest sounds.



A couple of Chipping Sparrows, the fledglings are being seen all over my yard lately. They are so cute.


LOL, my yardbirds and I are excited about our blueberry crop. I have two blueberry bushes that are full of berries. I am hoping I can get to pick some ripe berries before the birds get them.


The Lantana on our deck is looking pretty. I chose Lantana after reading that this flower attracts the butterflies and hummingbirds.



 The Scarlet Tanager singing in the tree across from my driveway.


On this day hubby went off into the woods with Goldie Girl and my camera. He came back with some great sunset photos and moon shots.



Hubby's Super Moon shot! It is a beautiful color.


The Super Moon reflecting on our lake. The sky shots this week are courtesy of my dear hubby. I hope you enjoyed this post and photos.

Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

Happy Skywatching  to everyone!
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

79 comments:

Giga said...

Ptaki sliczne. Lubię wróble. Widoki z zachodu słońca są super. Pozdrawiam.
Humming birds. I like sparrows. The views of the sunset are great. Yours.

Sue said...

You'll be amazed at how quickly birds can clear out a crop of berries. I did battle with Mrs. Robin a few years back. She got 95% of them. It wouldn't have been so bad if she wouldn't run around the yard with that smug smile on her face..........
:D

Terry said...

Your blueberry bush is loaded! I have 2 bushes that have been in for about 4 years and are still small and produce just a few berries. Do you feed yours something special? How old are your bushes. I really thought mine would be a lot better by now.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos around the nature. My favorite is your second and your fifth photo. Amazing !

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i really enjoy the scarlet bird. what a beauty. the lantana is so cheerful!! ( :

✿ chica said...

Um mais lindo que o outro! beijos,ótimo dia e tudo de bom!chica

Indrani said...

You are a master at all subjects... birds, skies, sun, moon...! Great shots!

Phil said...

Hi Eileen. Please tell hubby I really love his super moon reflection. Your Chipping Sparrow picture is amazing in reaklly capturing the crown colour of the birds - I don't remember it being so reddish. Save some blueberries for me too - yummy.

Anneli - A'la Foto said...

Such beautiful bird! And pictures!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great pictures and gorgeous sparrows.. Congrats..

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the nature. I like that second shot very much.

Frank said...

Hubby did good with the sunset and moon. I love the colours on the Chipping Sparrows.

Have a super weekend Eileen.

Terri said...

Wow- he got a great shot of the moon...mine turned out looking very lame. :( Cute bird shots, too!

TexWisGirl said...

the chipping sparrows are SO handsome! LOVE the pics your hubby took of the reflections! beautiful!

Jemma said...

One of my favorite things to do is see what you have been doing with that wonderful camera and your "eye." Thank you for my morning pick me up!
Happy Hugs,
jemma

ladyfi said...

Lovely bird shots but wow! your sky pictures are magical!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the bird photos - the scarlet tanager is quite amazing - I've never seen one in person. The sky and moon shot are spectacular - especially at the lake. We had clouds the night of the full moon - but there will be another one - maybe I'll get some shots of it then.

Monica said...

Wonderful post with beautiful shots of the birds and the super moon!
:)

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Wow, wow..your sky shots are just fantastic, and I also seeing your birds!

Have a lovely weekend..

Debby Van Enkenvoort said...

Beautiful shots. I love the Scarlet Tanager!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi All great shoots but the sunsets are spectactular. Sent him out with the camera again. Margaret

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely sunset and beautiful birds. The sparrows are so cute. Have a lovely weekend!

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Great shots!! I really like the ones of the Sparrows and the Scarlet Tanager!! The sunset and moon shots are fabulous, too!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice pictures. We have the chipping sparrows around our yard too these days. They tolerate being close to the house more than most birds.

ulla laiho said...

That was many fabulous pictures! We don´t have that red birds in Sweden.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, I love the Chipping Sparrows and also the Super Moon, it is fantastic.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
How lucky you are !!!You can make jam with those berries!!I like Sparrows!I see them in my yard too!!Great pictures of the full moon and the sunset!!!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi..

NatureFootstep said...

the sparrows look gorgeous with their red heads. Great shot showing them.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Wonderful photo diary of your time with nature. Your garden blooms are lovely. I am glad to see a Scarlet Tanager. I have never seen one in person...so beautiful.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww, the Chipping Sparrows are so cute! I bet their babies are really cute too. Looks like you'll have a lot of blueberries soon if the birds can stay away from them haha. Love the beautiful sunset shot - wow!

me (maria) said...

I always enjoy your photos....
The lake with the moon in it is amazing...
Have a nice weekend!

Montanagirl said...

Nice set of photos. Love the Moonshots

HansHB said...

Lovely post, nice birds!

Ranten said...

I love your birds, and the moon was amazing!

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful captures for the day, Eileen!! I love them all! The birds are always delightful and what a gorgeous way to end a day! The moon shots are superb! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lots of fantastic photography as always ~ Happy Day!

Pam =) said...

The beautiful wildlife that surrounds you astounds me.
Have a wonderful weekend Eileen-
happy birding ~:)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have never seen a Scarlet Tanager but I sure hope I do see one some day soon. Lovely Lantana flowers and I think the Super Moon is, well, super! Have a great day tomorrow!

Mary said...

Amazing! Such beautiful and stunning shots! Really great!

Carver said...

Your moon shots are fantastic. I always love seeing the birds you photograph too.

Al said...

I love those lake and moon shots!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We are seeing a lot of baby birds here too--They are as big as their parents, but still have to be fed, don't they?

All your photos are again, just amazing, and continue to make me want to be better at taking my own photos.

Lew said...

Beautiful shots of the birds! Love the sunset and moon reflections on the lake!

pattisjarrett said...

Your hubby did a great job with the camera, nice shots!
It's a joy to see the young birds. I keep thinking I hear a Tufted Titmouse, then realize it is the Mockingbird. One would expect to find a yardful of birds, but it's only him, singing his heart out.

Merlesworld said...

I do like blueberries, I wish I had them growing in my backyard. I think lantana is pretty too but it's a curse here, it grows wild and takes over the bush so you never see it in gardens.
Merle..........

Light and Voices said...

Really nice bird photographs.
JM Illinois

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful super moon pics!

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Beautiful shots--all of them. I especially like the sparrows, HUGE super moon, and the reflection on the lake. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

Karen said...

What a great series of shots! The titmouse is one of my fave birds, even though I have never seen one "live". Tell hubs his photos are terrific too!

'Tsuki said...

Such a beautiful post... I'm particular fond of your rising of moon.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Amazing pics.... Love the moon

magiceye said...

All superb shots!!

diane b said...

Fabulous shot of the moon. That must be some zoom you have on that camera. I love the bright red bird. It must be lovely to have all the babies around. Wow growing your own blueberries. Its too hot here to grow them. We pay $& for a small punnet.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

My goodness your blueberry bush is loaded! We only ever have a handful of berries on our little bush. Lovely captures of birds and skies.

Meghana Hassan said...

Super moon is very well shot...

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos, nature put on quite a show for you, thanks for sharing

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful series, the sunset is my favourite.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
First of all, I'm so sorry for my belated comment.
What GORGEOUS pictures, your shots always warms my heart. Birds and lantana and yes, the moon is a super beautiful♡♡♡

Lots of Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Kerri said...

Wonderful captures!!! Happy Weekend!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, beautiful birds, and the moon ... they are all beautiful ...!!

Lea said...

Beautiful birds and flowers, but the best is the moon reflected in the water - Wonderful!
Have a great week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

beyondzephyr.com said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots, and the full moon is sublime!

Mridula said...

Lovely set of pictures.

Linda said...

Awesome shot of the sparrows! That moon is great too.

Linnea said...

I love your bird shots! You have such a variety of birds visiting your yard. You do live in gorgeous surroundings and I always love looking at your weekly captures. Thanks for stopping by at my big cloud!

EG CameraGirl said...

You have so many wonderful birds in your yard. How nice of your husband to bring you back such lovely sunset shots!

Debbie said...

hubby's shot's are awesome....yours aren't that bad either ;)))

the setting sun is my favorite!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Maria said...

The lantana is beautiful, and so are the Chipping Sparrows! You and your husband make a great team.

SquirrelQueen said...

The little birds are all so cute. I hope you have better luck with your crop of blueberries than I'm having with my raspberries. But then the birds seem to enjoy them so I don't really mind.

I love those gorgeous moon shots!

kim said...

lovely images Eileen! I'd love to be watching the birds when those berries start ripening :)

Chris Rohrer said...

Gorgeous Eileen!!! That Tanager you have over there is something else. I love all your shots. I am several weeks behind in my reading but I see you've joined Birding Is Fun! Congrats and I look forward to your posts there as well! I can't wait to get home again and just give myself a break. It has been a lot of work over here and everyday is full of new rewards but it's constant work. Rain forest birding is difficult. I am looking forward to the East side of the country eventually and some of that cooler weather you get to enjoy:)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful... love that sunset photo!

Lynne said...

The moon shots are excellent, love the reflecting moon. I like those two brownish/red headed sparrows . . . Very nice post Eileen!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture series you show with birds / flowers and especially the full moon. Wish you a good week-end :)Hanne Bente

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful garden. It looks a paradise. The Super Moon is very beautiful too. The reflection is stunning cool. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

thomas said...

love the sunset shot and its reflection.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful reflected supermoon and I also love the chipping sparrows and blueberries. :)

Marie said...

The supermoon shots are really special! Love the birds, too. Such great shots! Lovely detail and color! And, blueberries...hope the birds don't eat them all, and save you a few! :-)

Kim said...

Beautiful sunsets, moon reflection and birds - good luck with your blueberries!

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