Thursday, December 14, 2017

Around the yard

Happy Thankful Thursday!
I am sharing some of my yard bird and skies shots taking from my deck or my dining room window. On November 18th we saw a beautiful sunrise from our deck, the low laying clouds all turned a pretty pink. 




November 18th, I enjoyed watching the Carolina Wren and a Dark-eyed Junco from my window.








November 19th a Dark-eyed Junco


A pretty sky on November 19th



On November 23, the male Downy Woodpecker was seen on my deck railing.






November 24th I think this American Robin was trying to eat some of the Pokeberries.






November 24th, my morning bird watching from my window I was able to see the American Robin, a female Downy Woodpecker and some Blue Jays.



November 24th, I enjoyed several Blue Jays on the deck railing.




The waxing crescent moon on November 24th 




I am thankful I live in an area where I can see various species of birds visiting my backyard.  
I am thankful for my camera (Canon SX40)  with it's awesome optical and digital zoom. It is getting old, I hope it hangs in there. 
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

61 comments:

Crissi said...

Wonderful shots!
Happy day Eileen!
Hug Crissi

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha estas fotografias, gostei bastante.
Continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful sunrise! The pink light is so wonderful, and so is Blue Jays. The Downy Woodpecker is very similar to the woodpeceker who lives here.

Happy Thursday!

Christine said...

Oh what a beautiful morning sky, Eileen! The colours are just breathtaking!
You have so many visitors it's a delight , I'm sure to watch them!,
Hope you are enjoying your day

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of the birds and the moon. Have a great Thursday.
Best, Synnöve

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Beautiful x 87!!! The wren is a gem. Stay warm! YAM xx

David Gascoigne said...

Good morning Eileen: The sunrise shots are gorgeous. And to think that routinely people never get up early enough to see such splendour. They have no idea what they are missing.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wonderful captures and great pictures of your yard birds and the beautiful sunrise!
Such lovely colors!Great shot of the moon!
Have a lovely day!
Dimi...

Sussi said...

wonderful photos! Love them all!

Tom said...

...and lovely visitors.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed

I've gotten some nice shots from my backyard too :)

Aritha said...

I love the pink/orange in the sky. So beautiful!

Karen Lakis said...

The pinks and blues of the sunrise are beautiful!
Have a nice day!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful shots and wow on that pink sunrise!

Karen said...

I enjoy the colorful birds and changing colors of the sky! Wonderful photos. Hope you have a great day.

Blogoratti said...

Stunning photos and scenery. Thanks for sharing!

Latane Barton said...

That little wren ... they are so cute. So happy you have such an array of birds and other wonderful things to be thankful for. Have a great weekend, Eileen.

Mary Hone said...

That pink sky is sure pretty. How lucky to have that variety of birds so close.

lindapnnsy said...

Your sky pictures are stunning; love your bird pictures too.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Such wonderful colours and so many beautiful birds Eileen, a delight!
I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas filled with peace and joy. I wish you all good health for the New Year. I am signing off now until Jan as I will have a house full until then, take care :)

Anonymous said...

Oh that sweet downey woodpecker. I always get a little thrill when I see one.

I was amazed to see a bald eagle in Southampton yesterday --- right in the middle of town!!!

Charlene N.K. said...

You truly have much to be thankful for! I'm also thankful that you're sharing your beautiful bird and sky shots from your yard.

Bob Bushell said...

Percious images Eileen.

Gayle said...

Beautiful essence in these photos.
I hear you on the SX40; a great bridge camera. Upgrades have something to offer but loss of other features, sigh.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of the pinks and lavenders in your sky pics. I went outside and took a photo of the clouds this morning...just because it looked neat! Our little birds have returned to the feeders and they are eating like crazy! You've taken such beautiful photos of yours. Holiday hugs!

Country Gal said...

Lovely post and photos , I am Thankful for nature , my family , my camera and my blogging and Facebook friends . Thanks for sharing have a great weekend !

Jeanie said...

Those sunsets are as dazzling as you can get and I love each and every bird!

RedPat said...

If the Juncos are down south it must be winter!

Linda W. said...

What wonderful pink skies! thanks for sharing your magnificent sunrise.

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, such pretty little birds. I could mistake that Carolina Wren for a Chipmunk with that coloring if I saw one skittering across the ground. Have a great day!

Jane said...

Wow, some wonderful shots Eileen. Thanks for sharing :)

krishna said...

Beautiful shots!!

Sondra said...

Love the pink skies...so pretty! Backyard birds keep me sane when I itch to go on a birding trip but just can't get away...you have a wonderful list of backyard species.

Suzanne Prickett said...

I think the Downy Woodpecker is a pretty bird. We have them in our area too! I was surprised when I first saw one in my yard. Not knowing what it was, I took a picture and looked it up. They move pretty fast sometimes and it's hard to get a photo. The bluebirds are so pretty, aren't they? I get quite a few visits from them until it gets pretty cold, then the lovely Cardinals come out.

Very good pictures, Eileen...nice moon shot! Have a very nice weekend!

happyone said...

Great bird pictures, a fabulous moon and I LOVE a pink sky!

Michelle said...

Lovely shots of these birds. I like the Juncos and your sunrise shots. Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Marvelous pix as always, Eileen. My SX 50 is the one the Pres "killed" zooming in on the eclipse this Summer...the ding-dong!!! I still use it even though the sensors are fried...:)JP

A Colorful World said...

Such gorgeous skies! And wonderful winter birds, Eileen.

Lois said...

I love those skies, especially the pretty pink ones!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful pink/blue skies! Something very special when you can take photos like these right in your backyard!!

rupam sarma said...

Truly Awesome pics. Great post.

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous pink skies!

The Yum List said...

Those colours are absolutely stunning.

italiafinlandia said...

What pretty pink skies!
I like wrens very much, how they keep their tail is amazing.
Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

Jeevan said...

Glad you live in a place surrounded by variety of birds and good nature to nurture! Lovely capture on the skies and birds on your deck… and excellent collage made with the photos.

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful november glow

Cloudia said...

Oh I love these, E! I showed a downy yesterday! I love what you share with us

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome sky shots! What amazing colors and your bird photos are delightful!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka A Creative Harbor

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I love that pinky sky. Great shots. Our Juncos look a bit different but are the same bird. Less black I think.
Enjoy!
MB

Debbie said...

wow!! looking up at your place sure is beautiful, day or night!! we see a t lot of the same birds, i love those carolina wrens, you got some great shots of them!!

what's up with all those butt shots?!?! hehehehe

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen,
The gorgeous colours in your early morning photos are breathtaking ... what a wonderful sight.
You've captured a lovely lot of birds - the Robin is very special... that's a sweet photo amongst the berries.
Season's greetings and have a wonderful Christmas time, Sue xx

Photo Cache said...

Have a wonderful weekend.

Worth a Thousand Words

Irene said...

Wow! What a stunning pink sky! Brilliant shots as always, Eileen.

Irene

My name is Riet said...

Hi Eileen It was so good to see you again. I love your sky and birdphoto's like I did before.

ellen b. said...

Great birds and skies!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a post, alternating bird shots and sky shots. Such a super sharp photo of the moon. My "old" camera is a SX40 and I don't think anything can beat it for moon shots, plus it is concert legal. My new camera is nice but not as versatile.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that is one gorgeous sky. Love the colors in the first ones.

Loved to see the little wren They have been unseen for a year now :( I hope ot will be better next year.

I would like to get a good shot of a woodpecker soon but they always hide behind the treetrunks :(

Wandering Wren said...

Sorry to be a slow coach to admire your Carolina Wren! Gorgeous :)
Wren x

William Kendall said...

The woodpecker is a welcome sight to see.

Lowcarb team member said...

The pink light is just beautiful, so are all of your photographs.

All the best Jan

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, Beautiful THANKFUL post... Love the sky colors in that first picture collage...

We have almost the same birds as you do --except that I have never seen a Junco at our feeders EXCEPT when we have snow... Then they will visit!!!!!

We do have a ROBIN --a bit fat one who comes back to the feeders every winter... He probably would prefer the mealworms which I have for the Bluebirds --but he's too big to get into the little dome feeder... ha

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

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