Monday, December 4, 2017

Backyard Bird Watching


Happy Monday, have a great day!
My world consists of me enjoying and watching the birds, it is a relaxing hobby and I enjoy taking their photos. I have various yard birds to share. I was tired of seeing the squirrels taking over my feeders and purchased a Squirrel Buster Bird feeder. So far it is working, it will close if a squirrel decides to hang on it.

Just 15 minutes after hanging my squirrel proof feeder I had a Chickadee captured mid-air visiting my new feeder.


Two Tufted Titmouse sharing space on the new feeder.





The White-breasted Nuthatch sat in front of some suet nuggets and would not leave. I think it was saying " all mine".





One day the Tufted Titmouse flew into my dining room window, it appeared to be stunned but was ok and left a little later.



The Northern Mockingbird





The White-throated Sparrow






Here is a cute American Goldfinch.



I hope you enjoyed my yard birds, I have always enjoyed seeing the birds visiting my yard. Beside the feeder, we have plenty of wild berries and water for the birds.





As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

67 comments:

✿ chica said...

Ternura e beleza pra bem iniciar a semana por aqui! Lindas fotos! bjs, chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belos momentos fotográficos.
Uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and I'm so leased the new bird feeder is working a treat for all! You have such wonderful images here of all sorts of yard birds but your first photo is brilliant!
Happy Monday!

Tom said...

...nice dinner guests!

rupam sarma said...

Fantastic Bird photography. Loved it.
Have a nice week ahead.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What gorgeous sweet birds gather together (or visit) to your feeder and house(♡^.^♡) Do they sing you sweet songs♫♫♫ I wish I could see colorful White-throated Sparrow ;-)
Have a WONDERFUL new week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

David Gascoigne said...

Good morning Eileen: I use those squirrel buster feeders and find them very effective. However, marauding raccoons are a different matter! I have taken to bringing my feeders in at night and setting them out again in the morning. Last night I forgot, so we'll see what is strewn all over the ground this morning.

Karen said...

I also enjoy seeing the birds and hearing their different songs. I'm glad they all love your new feeder. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
These are wonderful shots - and to have them all on your own deck is extra special! YAM xx

Lynne said...

I liked seeing your backyard birds . . .
Squirrel proofed too . . .

I do enjoy watching the antics and movements of the squirrels
but wish they would find their “own table.”
If I put food out for just the squirrels, it brings all the friends, cousins, aunts, uncles!

Quietly . . shhhhhh . . . our new Squirrel Buster is working . . .
The squirrels nibble away at what has fallen to the ground though!

Happy December Days Eileen . . .

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I need more birds and fewer squirrels at my feeders :)

Sandra said...

love that levitating titmouse.. so cute

Jeanie said...

I love the chickadees. They're so pretty! And now I know what a tufted titmouse and nuthatch are -- I think we have those, too!

Mary Hone said...

That chikadee is levitating!

Florence said...

What delightful photos of birds around your yard. We have problems with not squirrels, but raccoons. We have just come to the conclusion that they are just smarter than we are. I’m glad you solved your squirrel problem. Beautiful, beautiful birds!!

KL said...

Awww...beautiful pictures. I love watching backyard birds.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos from your yard. I love to watch birds too. I have two squirrels here, and they are eating a lot of from the birdfeeders. But they are hungry too.
Happy Monday!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great collection of your yard birds!
Wonderful pictures!!Great captures!!
The chickadees are so cute!!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Anonymous said...

I certainly love that you share your beautiful birds with us. That is a great new feeder! Have a lovely week.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a beautiful series of photos of the different species of birds.
The squirrel does not occur where I live, but in the middle of the country there is a large nature area, there they are.
Best regards, Irma

happyone said...

Wow great shots, especially that first one of the chickadee!!

Nancy J said...

That is such a great idea, and the birds have all the feed they want. Looks like it was so popular from the first minute.Super photos with all their names, most of them we do not see down here.

Dee said...

I love seeing your photos of local birds. I'm learning what is here. I was pretty good identifying Florida birds. I have a LOT to learn about PA birds.

My favorite from this post is the "incoming" bird.

Sandi said...

Beautiful gems placed deliberately in your yard! :)

Carol Blackburn said...

What an awesome catch of the Chickadee coming in for a landing on the feeder. Great!

Red said...

You have a good variety of bird species that visit your yard.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing the joys with us, dear Eileen.
My life is much the same. SO LUCKY!

RedPat said...

Wonderful ics, Eileen. You must keep your windows very clean! ;-)

William Kendall said...

Wonderful birds!

RedPat said...

I meant to type pics! ;-)

Linda W. said...

Isn't it fun to watch the birds that visit the feeders? I sure love watching the ones in our backyard.

krishna said...

The little birds so cute!!

The Yum List said...

Great shot of the bird caught in flight zooming in to the bird feeder.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how I love your back yard!! The birds are wonderful -- I hope the squirrels don't ever figure out how to get into that feederQ

Fun60 said...

I think i could watch those birds all day long. You have a wonderful variety that enjoy your yard.

Lois said...

I enjoyed seeing them very much! Your photos are wonderful.

Photo Cache said...

Those squirrels are quite, but they are indeed pesky.

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Rose said...

I have been trying to make up my mind if I am going to try feeding again...I miss it so, but the starlings got till they just came and a feeder would be empty in an hour or two. I don't mind a few, but the swarms I will not feed.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I need a feeder like this, Eileen, as the squirrels that live in my yard are very aggressive and will eat all the bird seed I put out almost immediately. I've been seeing quite a lot of chickadees lately --they are so tiny and cute!

The Furry Gnome said...

You get some birds we never see in the winter.

Wandering Wren said...

Yay for the squirrel busting bird feeder invention - clever! Much as I love the antics of the squirrels it is good to see the little birds getting a look in!
Have a lovely day.
Wren x

mick said...

Beautiful birds and I hope the new feeder continues to outwit the squirrels!

Lady Fi said...

Such pretty birds!

italiafinlandia said...

Dear Eileen,
please go on enjoying your relaxing hobby and sharing beautiful photos of birds with us!
Have a good week!!
Luisella

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, I am sure the birds are happy with the new feeder.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I always put decals on my glass windows...the birds see it and avoid the glass!!

Pretty photos of such sweet birds Eileen.

Debbie said...

i see, enjoy and photograph all of these birds at my feeders. i have berries too, a suet and several feeders suction cuped to the windows. i have been filling the bird bath as well, which is not as easy since we turned the water off outside!!!

great snaps eileen, have a wonderful day!!!

Birgitta said...

So lovely bird photos!

carol l mckenna said...

Love the white throated sparrow ~ all beautiful bird photos ~ can tell you love them!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

A Colorful World said...

Great variety of bird visitors. I am impressed with the Squirrel Buster feeder...I guess I will have to get one because I can't afford to have the ground-digging squirrels coming to my place at all!

Bob Bushell said...

Superb photo images, love 'em.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a fabulous selection of photographs, loved them all and especially the one with the two Tufted Titmouse sharing space on your new feeder.

Hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Missy George said...

I hope your new feeder works..I never had much luck with those..They learn to hang from above so it doesn't close..Good luck!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen, you're so talented! But I can't help loving the shot of the chickadee hovering in mid-air...!!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Al said...

Such pretty birds.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

beautiful captures of you keeping you local feathered friends happy! :)

And from this post I know that your windows are clean as well, lol! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos Eileen! I don't know a lot about birds, but
I sure do like them. Some of them are so cute.

ellen b. said...

Glad these birds came to visit you in your yard, Eileen. Great shots!

Angie said...

Eileen - white-throated sparrow is my favorite from this grouping. My feeder has been mobbed by chickadees lately - perhaps other food sources are getting tougher to come by!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of all the different birds in your backyard. So beautiful !
Best, Synnöve

NatureFootstep said...

nice ones. My favorites is, of course, the titmouse and then the White-throated Sparrow. Love it´s head coloring :)


It is wet and chilly and I´m cold today. Hope your weather is better :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I just love the sweet little winter birds, the chickadee especially! :-)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

You have so many beautiful birds visiting your backyard Eileen!! I so wish I had a nuthatch visit my garden. I did spot a jay the other day which was indeed a surprise. It was too quick for me to catch it on camera though! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Betsy Adams said...

You know how much I love my Backyard Birds.... We have similar ones to yours... But that pretty Sparrow is gorgeous... I've never seen one that colorful... NEAT....

We have our Christmas Tree inside the sliding door near the bird feeders --and several birds have hit the window recently (more than usual)... I think it's because they see the tree --and try to fly to it.... So far, none of the birds have gotten hurt (thank goodness)....

Hugs,
Betsy

Rambling Woods said...

I use those little squirrel busters too. I will say that it will close, but if they can get up to the hanger, they just lift it and drop it down. They are clever and determined. Mine are under my deck eve so they can't get to it easily...but I feel them....This is the feeder that holds sunflower hearts that a pileated woodpecker manages to use....Michelle

bettyl-NZ said...

Awesome little creatures!

Jenn Jilks said...

Some fun species. I'm always happy to see ones I do not normally see here!

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