Monday, April 29, 2019

Around the Yard, April 2019


Hello, Happy Monday! 

I am sharing some blooms and birds from our yard. Spring has really sprung, blossoms and plants are blooming. As of April 22nd I am still seeing a mix of winter and spring birds.  The Great Blue Herons nesting nearby are always a treat to watch. I am happy to see my hummingbirds back in the yard and nesting nearby. 

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird sitting in the tree watching a squirrel above him. 



Blooms and blossoms around the yard. The Redbud tree is looking beautiful. I love the Bleeding Heart plant.


Some of my yard birds: The Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, Purple Finch and White-breasted Nuthatch. Not in the photos but I am seeing the Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrows and even a Dark-eyed Junco both winter birds for me. They must like my yard. 


A squirrel high in the tree eating seeds or something?


A pretty sky day, love the puffy white clouds and the redbud tree.





I can watch the Great Blue Herons nest from my kitchen window, our deck and driveway. 



I have a pair of Pine Warblers that visit my feeders daily. 





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


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!




Check out the links above, 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.

53 comments:

  1. Hello,
    what a nice plentifullness surrounds you now!
    The hummingbird and the squirrel are both lovely.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  2. Happy Monday to you too, Eileen. I am very happy to note that your Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are back. This means that ours can't be far behind. I hope that the weather warms up for them.

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  3. ...fabulous tour, enjoy your week.

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  4. Maravilhosas tuas fotos e iniciar a semana com elas faz bem. Adorei ver um coração nas nuvens ! beijos, chica

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  5. Hej Eileen!

    En vacker natur vaknar till liv efter vinterns kyla och is, underbara bilder av en vår i antågande. Jag är ordentligt avundsjuk på alla arter av fåglar som du har i din närhet. Artrikedomen är inte lika stor här i Norden.
    Tänk att ha "hummingbirds" i grannskapet, vilken ynnest. Har aldrig sett någon sådan fågel i verkligheten och kommer nog aldrig att göra det. Men jag uppskattar bilderna.

    Hälsningar
    /Gunilla

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  6. Redbud trees are just gorgeous. My youngest son lives in WV and when we visit him in the Spring, the forest is dotted with these trees in full bloom! Beautiful!

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  7. I love, love, love the squirrel pic... I believe he/she is eating the blooms. they love the blooms on the avocado tree and I have seen them eating hisbicus blooms, even running up the tree carrying a pink bloom... great catch.. we don't have yellow birds here or if we do I have not seen them. they are so pretty

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  8. the blooming trees are gorgeous right now...such a huge variety!! you are lucky to be seeing the hummingbirds, i saw them once but have not seen them since. i do have my feeders out!!

    seeing herons from a kitchen window, a dream come true!!!

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  9. Love seeing your bird photos! And I share the same love of beautiful blossoms and clouds scurrying across the spring skies. Have a great week!

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  10. Lovely Spring happening around your yard, and the clouds are too awesome.
    Happy mosaic Monday. Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Much🌻love

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  11. Hello,

    Your garden looks lovely. I love the Redbudtree. I have never seen it before over here. Cute squirrel!

    Happy Monday!

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  12. lovely photos, specially the humming bird and the squirrel. It must be particularly nice to be able to see a heron's nest from your window

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  13. Spring looks lovely where you are! Love the hummingbird shot.

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  14. Golden finches, pink blooms and herons in trees! What is not to love here? It's all beautiful!

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  15. The squirrel photo is so cute.

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  16. Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love your red bud tree and the first hummingbird of the season. I'm glad the squirrel is eating a tree seed and not your bird feeder seeds.

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  17. Beautiful photos and the redbud trees are a sure sign of spring.

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  18. Thank you for the tour of Spring budding out at your place. The redbuds are so exquisite. So many pretty birds. The herons are particularly fascinating to me as I’ve never seen them in a nest before.

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  19. Beautiful pictures Eileen ...the hummer looking up is priceless! Is that squirrel stretching up there the one he had his eye on? Your yard is a wonder!

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  20. My grandmother and mother both grew Bleeding Hearts so they always remind of both of them. No Hummingbirds have ventured up here yet!

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  21. You are in a great location for birding.

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  22. Those birds know a great place when they see one, your yard probably tops the list. Beautiful photos of all your visitors. Have a wonderful evening and a great new week.

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  23. A great series of photos! The squirrel is my favorite.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  24. Fabulous photographs.
    You are so fortunate to see such a variety of wonderful birds in your yard.
    I also think the Redbud tree is looking beautiful.
    I like all of your photographs and mosaics.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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  25. I truly enjoy birdwatching through your blog. Have a lovely week.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  26. Pink pink pink. I thoroughly the pretty colors in the Spring
    MB

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  27. Great shot of the humming bird.
    Love the red bud trees. So beautiful!!

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  28. In my backyard squirrels eat oranges from our tree!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your lovely garden. Spring is certainly a lovely time of year either in the northern hemisphere or down here in the south.

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  30. Eileen - your posts always bring joy to my heart, with flowers and birds and other interesting topics. My neighbors are telling me it is time to put out the hummingbird feeders, but I can't quite get my head around that when nothing is blooming? I love bleeding heart plants - maybe I should consider getting one for our garden! I was delighted this week to see a male/female evening grosbeak at the feeders, but they have not returned while I have been watching … Thanks for linking your joyful post to Mosaic Monday.

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  31. Love all the blooming trees! You're lucky to have a blue heron nest right outside your window.

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  32. Birding from your kitchen Now that is great and I love all the blossom in your garden.

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  33. Hello, Nice to read yourvpost. So Beautiful pics. Lovely garden, Birds.

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  34. Absolutely stunning, the mosaics and the Goldfinch, truly beautiful.

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  35. Looks like you had a great Monday with all those pretty photos. Thanks for sharing them Eileen, enjoy your week :)

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  36. Wow! What a blessing to have the Great Blue Heron nest right outside your window! Beautiful nature photography!

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

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  37. wow, those flowers are gorgeous. And the squirrel seem to be a bit too playful, maybe. Cool shot!

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  38. Such beautiful photos! Spring is my favorite season. Looks like you have a lovely yard.
    My post features tulip fields in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

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  39. That herons nest is amazing!! and that you can see it from your window is incredible -

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  40. Loved both the gestures of the humming bird and the squirrel smelling the fragrance of flowers in following photos! The pink redbuds around your yard turned the way it looked before. Lovely photos on blooms and birds!

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  41. Such a happy collection of spring time photos! Have a wonderful week! See you soon!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2019/04/strawberry-season.html

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  42. Hi Eileen, Wow, I love the area around your home! I do admire your location. That 3rd pic reminds me of a squirrel I saw in a tree at Green Lake this morning. Those little critters can be endlessly fascinating. Eileen, I wonder ... How long have you been interested in birding? and, Do you keep a life list? Hope you have a happy day and rest of the week. John

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    1. Hello, I do have a life list of my birds. Sad to say, I have not added to my list recently. I have to travel somewhere new to see new birds. I think my list goes back as far as my blog 2009. Thanks for the comment and visit.

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  43. Enjoy your birds. We had to remove our feeders the other day as a neighborhood Bear has come back and he ripped down one of the feeders and rolled a very big and heavy boulder down our garden. The boulder is so heavy my Hubby can't even roll it, he has to slide it a bit at a time.

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  44. Wonderful photos, Eileen! Sweet hummer and I never get tired of seeing herons, either!

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  45. Hello Eileen
    I think anyway that there are much nicer birds in you than us. The birds with you always have beautiful colors and you also show various beautiful birds. I didn't know that you had hummingbirds in your own garden !!! So cool to have hummingbirds in your own garden wow .....
    I also saw a cute squirrel in the tree. This is really really enjoying.
    Greetings, Helma

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    https://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com/2019/09/ceu-da-eileen-e-patricia-merella.html


    beijos, chica

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