Monday, November 19, 2018

Our World, My World

Happy Monday everyone!

November is rolling right along, Thanksgiving is this week on the 22nd. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I made my shopping list and I will be ready for some cooking. The house always smells good while cooking a turkey and all the side dishes. We usually have leftovers for days to come.

My blogging friends know me by now, I am addicted to birds and bird watching. I am happy to be able watch the birds right from the comfort of my home.

I bought a new finch feeder, it took a day or so for the American Goldfinches to find the new thistle feeder. Check out the finches reflection in the feeder. These photos were taken between 11/4 and 11/11/18.  I am hoping for some new winter birds to show up in my yard, I will be updating with new post.



The days have been chilly to me, temps in the low 40's is not my kind of walking weather outdoors. When the wind blows the temps feel like it is in the 30's. So, I enjoy the warmth of the house and looking out my dining room window at the birds on my deck and at the feeders.

The winter Dark-eyed Juncos have arrived in my yard. This day I saw at least 3 of them on my deck.


The Carolina Wren was eating droppings from the suet feeder.



The Red-breasted Nuthatch is resting on top of the pergola.


The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker decided to try for some of the peanut suet balls, the squirrels left a tiny bit in the feeder.


The Red-breasted Nuthatch was looking for seed on the deck.



The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a regular visitor to the feeders and deck. My son put a new railing on for us, I wonder how long it will last after the birds peck at it.







Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

Thanks to Angie the new host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to Yogi and the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!


I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.


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

67 comments:

  1. You have a wonderful selection of birds always in your garden and your shots are great o them.

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    The Nuthatch is so pretty. I have some other of them here, but they are very similar.
    Happy Monday, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Hari Om
    These are some top shots today Eileen - and I adore that new feeder, as clearly do the finches!!! YAM xx

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  4. Hello Eileen!
    Great series of pictures and such beautiful birds visiting your yard!
    They are really enjoying the new feeder!!
    Lovely captures of the Dark-eyed Juncos,the Carolina Wren and the Red-breasted Nuthatch!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Have a great time preparing your cooking!
    Enjoy your day and new week!
    Dimi...

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    all are beautiful, your feathered friends, but I am partial to the Wren.

    Happy Thanksgiving week!

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  6. Nosso mundo é maravilhoso e tu retratas sempre cada detalhe dele! Encantadoras! beijos, chica e ótima semana!

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  7. Now what could be nicer than being inside with warmth and odours of cooking, and having ar array of birds outside to perk up your spirits?f From our kitchen you can’t see the backyard, however, so you either prepare dinner or go down to the family room to watch - you can’t do both at the same time.

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  8. I really like the little junco. I am seeing cardinals in the pear trees now. Such a treat. It sounds like you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless you and your family.

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  9. Hi Eileen, I'm so glad you like to take pics of birds (and do so so well!) since these are the ones I wish I coud stil see...we have bears so can't have feeders. And when I walk (warmth is helpful, yes!) I can't see many and catch them with my phone camera. Have a happy beginning of the week!

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  10. You & me both. Birds, birds, birds. But, you have such a great variety of backyard burds...me? Just doves & sparrows in the feeders for the most part.

    Have a glorious holiday.

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  11. the nuthatch and the wren got a big awwwwwwww. they are so adorable and fat and cute... looks like the finch feeder is a big hit...

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  12. We love watching our bird feeders too. Love the little nuthatch, we don't see him here! Lots of warblers here right now! They are taking over! heehee! enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  13. Isn't it fun to watch the birds? We have a feeder outside our dining room window and my hubby and I enjoy watching our feathered friends. Nice pics!

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  14. I love Carolina wrens...one of the few birds I can hear from inside ☺

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  15. Hope the birds leave your new rail alone.They must be looking for food along it.The suet going fast shows a cold temp it sounds.

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen. And that is a FABULOUS feeder! I think I need one like that! I have to get seed today -- they're eating like crazies!

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  17. The birds must so enjoy your feeders , the new one is a beauty . Down here a cold snap, and a lot of snow in the South Island, so unseasonal for late November.

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  18. Sweet bird mosaics, Eileen. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  19. beautiful birds, as you know, i watch mine from indoors as well. we are lucky. i like the new finch feeder you got, i have been surprised how many birds are eating the thistle besides the goldfinches. a nice variety this week, i have yet to see a junco!!

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  20. Love the bird captures, especially the woodpecker working at your deck!

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  21. Cute wee birds visiting their new feeders. It's grand that you can watch the "live" bird channel tuned in to your backyard. Enjoy the show and have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

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  22. Wonderful to be able to enjoy the birds from the comfort of your home. Great photos.

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  23. Hi there Eileen, it didn't take long at for word to get around about your new feeder! It looks nice. I love all the varieties of birdy visitors to your yard. They're always so entertaining to watch. Cheers and enjoy your cooking :D)

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  24. I love the name Nuthatch and the looks of the plump little thing. Do you remember which cartoon used Yellow Bellied Sapsucker's name for a laugh? I'm thinking Daffy Duck. What do your bird friends think of the heavenly smell of roast turkey filling the house I wonder (:

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  25. What a wonderful variety of birds ~ wonder what you feed them ~ Great photos ~ favorite is the little wren ~ sweet ~ ^_^

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

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  26. I love your birds, my favourite is the Dark-eyed Juncos, they are handsome.

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  27. A wonderful variety of birds, Eileen. Your Goldfinches are still showing more of their yellow tones than ours who look almost greenish now. The nuthatches are such fun to watch as they climb around on trees and rush in for a seed and then take off.

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  28. Love seeing your yard birds again Eileen -- you have the best ever... they know where to find the good bird cafes. Thistle feeders are a good choice for the finches! I remember that from when we fed birds. At our new home here in Eugene we can have feeders, but I am conflicted about whether to put them up (next year) because we are gone in the winter, when they really need to be fed. I may end up just watching the neighbors ones.

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  29. It looks like the birds sense the cold as they make their trip to the feeders

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  30. In like your new feeder. Looks like the birds do too.

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  31. Hi Eileen, I always enjoy your bird photos. Thank you, as always, for sharing. Hope you have a Happy week ahead and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. John

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  32. Eileen - what a cool new feeder - I love the way it looks like a tree, and the reflections are a super bonus!! We still are not seeing many visitors at our bird feeders, although there is a spot in front of the garage that attracts at least two dozen pine siskins and crossbills that hang out together. Bugs on the ground? Anyway, I will enjoy your lovely collection of birdies!!! Thanks for participating in Mosaic Monday this week, and Happy Turkey Day to you!

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  33. Our winter visitors arrived about the same time only lesser numbers than usual. There is a large flock of chipping sparrows in the clear cut area. I like that birch bark feeder really nice! Enjoy your cooking!

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  34. Thank you for sharing all those cute little neighbors of yours Eileen.

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  35. I just love that little wren. Wonderful photos of all the pretty birds. It's so nice to stay inside all cozy and warm on these brisk days! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Eileen. x Karen

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  36. What a wonderful selection! Love to see the finches.

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  37. Beautiful birds. Pleasing to the eyes.

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  38. Lovely post made out of your pretty yard birds and this is indeed a pleasure to watch birds from the comfort of home. The new feeder looks interesting with bird’s reflection and hope they don’t scare at their own reflections. Excellent shots and cutely made collages!

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  39. Beautiful birds!
    I agree with you, these cold days it is good to bird-watch from inside the house. I have just got to get out there and wash my windows so I can get better photos!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  40. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Eileen, and these are great shots from the comforts of home. Woodpeckers do cause a bit of a shiver, though, as they do a good job of destroying all things woodsy. :)

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  41. Your birds are thriving despite chilly winds.

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  42. I like your finch feeder. We have the same birds but I don't see them as often. Mostly finches.. No sapsuckers. Love the Wren shot.. Happy Thanksgiving

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  43. Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen......your birds are already feasting!

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  44. Happy thanksgiving!!! I love love love your bird feeder birds. I'm like you....it's nice to have place to watch wildlife close to home:)

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  45. The birds all look happy and undoubtedly pleased and appreciative of the human who leaves out snacks for them in the cold weather. Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!

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  46. What a lovely collection of birds visit your garden. Here we have lots of dark-eyed juncos and house finches, with a few chickadees, various sparrows, and hummingbirds. They are all so fun to watch.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  47. waw...great shot of "The Red-breasted Nuthatch was looking for seed on the deck."

    happy thanksgiving.

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  48. Beautiful birds. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  49. I love all the birds you photograph and that you know the names of them. I agree with you on the cold weather walking. I have a few deeply forested places I can go when it is super cold and windy and it doesn't seem so bad.

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  50. You know us little wrens always know when there is some good nosh on offer - and indeed in a very posh bird feeder! I'm tempted to say I'll be round for the full-blown Thanksgiving dinner, it sounds a wonderful affair at your place too!
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving- fingers crossed to get some leftovers!
    Wren x

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  51. To arrive here, is to see a great variety of birds that I do not know, and it is a pleasure to see them. Thanks Eileen or for sharing them. Buen miércoles.
    Besos.

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  52. What a wonderful collection of bird photos! We have a woodpecker in our neighborhood, but we also have a family of Cooper's hawks. They prey upon the doves. They also love to stand in our bird bath!

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  53. Eileen, your photography is fantastic, and I always enjoy studying the names and features of the birds in your posts. I am no good at identifying my local birds, but before long I should do a much better job of identifying yours!

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  54. Hello Eileen! Great photos! Your new feeder looks beautiful - it looks like a tree. You have so many birds in your yard!

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  55. I always enjoy your super photographs Eileen, your birds are always lovely to look at. Thank you! I'm doing a lot of cooking today too. Getting ready to go into the kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

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  56. I love all your bird photos, Eileen. I just refilled my feeders this morning, suet and seed. It's a pretty mild day, probably in the 20s, but not windy and it is sunny. Every ray of sunshine helps! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  57. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful series of these birds.
    Perfectly photographed sharply, my compliments.
    I like the latter the most.
    Best regards, Irma

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  58. Great pictures of your birds... My backyard birds are very similar to yours.....

    I do have one special critter which you may not have---the Eastern CHIPMUNK..... I despise those little things --but we had a couple around on the deck today (eating the spilled birdseed)... AND these stinkin' little things were a bigger hit for my company (had 8 for Thanksgiving) than the precious little birds.... ha ha ha

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  59. Such a wonderful selection of birds in your garden.
    A joy seeing them all through your photographs.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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