Thursday, December 19, 2013

Around the Yard>Dec 19

December 19, 2013

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

 I am sharing some of my backyard birds for NF Winged and some of the skies over my yard one evening. We need some warm days to melt the snow and ice that is still hanging around our yard.



I have a faithful Redbellied Woodie couple that frequently visit my feeders. They especially love the peanuts in the shell.


The Mourning Doves are all puffed out trying to keep warm. The weatherman is forcasting warmer temps at the end of this week and weekend. I hope they are right..



Another shot of my Redbellied Woodpecker..


 Wednesday evening there were a few colorful clouds around the backyard..



 

The moon this morning, was looking beautiful.


Seen this morning the waning gibbous and Jupiter above and to the right of the moon.

 I hope you enjoyed my birds, sky and  post. Thanks for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments.

I am looking forward to seeing you join in and share your critters on my MEME called Saturday Critters..early Saturday Morning..join in on the party and post your cute pets, wild animals, birds and the cute farm animals.

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 long weekend.


80 comments:

Elaine said...

Beautiful shots of the woodpecker and the cloudy skies! You did an excellent job on the moon shot. I can never get it to come out that clear.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely pictures. The moon shot is incredible. It as if one can see the geographical demarcations and the craters on the moon's surface !

John eos shooter said...

Looks like I would like to change backyards with you now and then!

Amazing. Those species don't live here in Holland.

I will add you to my list and I'm gonna follow this!

Gr. John

Red Nomad OZ said...

However much I adore your bird photos, they're trumped by the moon every time!! Hope your week has been great & that the weekend will be even better!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!Such beautiful birds in your yard!!Wonderful shots of the cloudy skies and the moon!!!Have a lovely day!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful birds, sky and moon shots!
Nice post!

diane b said...

The Mourning Doves look gorgeous all puffed up.

Beth Edwards said...

i love the moon. such a show off. what i wonder is - was this moon this gorgeous when i was a kid? i don't think so. it was never that purdy. ha. ha!! ( :

Happyone said...

Wow the picture of the moon is fantastic.
Always enjoy all your photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

You have cute hungry bids and lovely skies to wake p to, Eileen!

Phil Slade said...

It sure looks cold Eileen. It's a great shot of the puffed up doves. Hope you have some warmer weather - we could do with it to.

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful pictures Eileen..... i like them all very much.

Greetings, Joop

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOVE that moon shot. The moon has been so beautiful lately. And I love the picture of those Mourning Doves - they look cozy :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Congrats on the new meme, Eileen -- I'll add it to my meme list. Lovely photos today. xo

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome shot of the Moon!! Tried - but couldn't see the Chinese!! Thank you for reminding me that I need to buy more seeds for my birds. I just have thistle for the little song birds. My woodpecker isn't fond of that too much!

The Furry Gnome said...

How do you get those moon shots - amazing photo!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the mourning doves Eileen. And your cardinal collage.

Merry Christmas.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful moon shot. and i love the mourning doves all clustered on the icy branches!

Irma said...

Beautiful shots of the woodpecker.
The moon is really great, you can see the craters.
I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a very healthy 2014.

Linda W. said...

Your bird shots are great! I really like your close up of the moon too.

Gail Dixon said...

The pink hues in the sky are so pretty!! Love the redbellieds...we have a family in our yard, too. Beautiful birds.

Nancy J said...

Lovely feeder photos, and the sky and Moon!! super. I cannot imagine snow on our front lawn like that, we have had it once here in 12 years, and that was the first time for about 50 years it fell in our area!!! Cheers from Jean..

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That moon shot is amazing! It's so clear and stunning. Love the bird photos, too. The mourning doves do look cold.

ladyfi said...

Love those icy branches and moon shots. Hope it warms up a bit...

George said...

Your moon photos are really awesome. It looks as if the feeders in your yard are really busy this time of the year.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen. great birds in your yard. love the woodpecker and wonderful skies. the moon is fantastic an the last shot incredible.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such pretty shots! I love the woodpecker and the Doves look cute all puffed up to stay warm. My chickens do the same thing when it's cold! Birds of a feather... :)

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos,Eileen!Have a nice weekend.

Emilie's daughter said...

Dear Eileen, so far I have enjoyed all of your posts and I know I will do so also in the future! Great photos - I am amazed! CHrista

Laura said...

Beautiful series Eileen… that close encounter with the moon is fantastic!

edenhills said...

These are all wonderful shots! I love the red-bellied woodpeckers, and your moon shot is fantastic!

HansHB said...

A great serie!
Merry Christmas to you!

Sylvia K said...

I love your birds and your lovely skies, Eileen!!! Wonderful captures as always! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The moon shots are incredible! And the birds are adorable as always and they are lucky to have you taking care of them.

Gaelyn said...

Nice pastel sky to grace your snowy yard full of colorful birds.

Ela said...

Great photos and so beautiful birds
Greetings

Carver said...

Fantastic sequence of shots!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous moon shot!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous bold detail of the little woodpecker. The mourning doves look quite plump with those fluffed out feathers. And beautiful mix of colours in your skies.

Debbie said...

awww poor doves, it must be so cold for them and it always breaks my heart.

the moon has been gorgeous and the sunsets as well. you captured both beautifully!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Beautiful photos...love those of the moon!...:)JP

me (maria) said...

I loved your photos!
They are beautiful!

Icy BC said...

Your photos are beautiful, and the redbellied woodpecker is adorable..Happy weekend!

genie said...

What a wonderful morning moon capture. The entire series is captivating.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos of the Red-bellied woodpecker, I just love those guys. Your sky shots are gorgeous.

Our snow came and went but looks like we have more arriving tomorrow.

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

Great moon shots for SWF and fantastic photography ~ thanks, carol, xxx ~ Merry Xmas to you ^_^

Al said...

What pretty birds. I sometimes wonder how they survive the extreme cold we get around here.

Carol said...

Great photos, Eileen, all of them. I love the second shot of the doves. And the full moon!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have quite a variety of interesting birds. Good for you keeping them fed this winter.

Great SWF images.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So cool how you got the moon and Jupiter together! Love the detail and clarity on your moon shot.

Stephanie said...

Amazing shots!

Our photos said...

Beautiful is the doves photo, Eileen!

Photo Cache said...

thanks for all the superb bird shots you shared all year. i thoroughly enjoyed them.

happy holidays.

Weekend-Windup said...

Love your photos!!

The happy wanderer. said...

Those doves do look cold!

Joyful said...

Fantastic shots Eileen. Beautiful! Happy SWF and a very Merry Christmas to you.

Steffi said...

Eileen,I wish you & your family Merry Christmas!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Hope those birds can survive.
Enjoying your moon and sky shots, Eileen. Thanks for dropping by :)

Bob Bushell said...

Superb skylines, and the birds, great.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! I love the woodpecker. Happy Weekend, Eileen!

Indrani said...

Beautiful capture of moon. You always take these shots so well.

Kusum Sanu said...

Stunning captures Eileen!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos. I specially like the first photo, the woodpecker is so handsone and its colours are so nicely complemented by the background

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots of your birds and the moon, Eileen.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Loving those woodpeckers! All of the photographs today are great. Have a super weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Happy birding!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. There are many beautiful photos in this post. I like the moon photo very much. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Dimple said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen, especially of the moon. And I haven't seen mourning doves in a long time, I don't think they make it to my neck of the woods. I miss their call...

Liz said...

Wonderful skies and lovely critters, Eileen! I love those woodpeckers!

Betty Manousos said...

what a treat today!
beautiful skies and gorgeous birds!
thanks for a really nice post!

big hugs~

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely feathered friends Eileen :) I hope to see you tomorrow with Saturday's Critters :)

Lew said...

Love the puffy doves and the shot of the moon and Jupiter is fantastic!

Pat said...

I love your capture of the moon. Those puffed-up doves sure have a cold perch.

Christine K. said...

amazing moon shots! love also the bird photos.

Jo said...

What wonderful shots of your birds; I love the Red-bellied Woodpecker. What a treat to have him in your garden! Have a great weekend. Jo

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I like the icy twigs.

I will always take too cold over too hot - which is a bit of a problem really given I live somewhere hot!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: thanks for all the comments this year!

MastHoliday said...

All shots are beautiful!!

Ajay Kumar said...

Beautiful captures, specially moon shots...

NatureFootstep said...

o, those doves seem to have a very cold place to sit on. :(

Pallavi said...

Oh My God, the moon looks spectacular Eileen! So beautiful and so close :)

Our photos said...

Thanks Eileen for your post on our blog!
Greetings, RW & SK

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