Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Back Yard Birds

Today I'll be showing a few of the birds I've seen in my backyard at the feeders this winter.  So, if you aren't a bird lover like I am, then you might want to just skip on along! 

White-breasted Nuthatch

Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay, who just turned his head as I snapped.

I spotted the first Robin this year about a week ago.

In front is a Chickadee, in back is a Goldfinch.

 Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse
 
Red-bellied Woodpecker

"Where's the corn?"  asked the Cardinal, Junco and Sparrows 

 
Goldfinch and Junco

Red-headed Woodpecker that I snapped yesterday.

In front, a Song Sparrow.

A very cold, icy tailed Cardinal.

It's been a long, cold winter for so many of us and we are all ready for spring.  I'm going to be doing some sorting and tossing and spring cleaning the next couple of weeks, so I'll be posting and commenting as I have time.  Think spring...it'll be here soon!  

"...How can one know color in perpetual green,
and what good is warmth without cold 
to give it sweetness?"
                                                 ~John Steinbeck
 
Until next time...

38 comments:

  1. LOVE all the sweet birds. But my favorites are the woodpeckers and the cardinal.

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  2. A gorgeous variety of yardbirds. I love the Downy woodie, sapsucker and the gorgeous Redheaded woodie is one of my favorites. I wish I saw them in my yard. Great shots, have a happy day!

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  3. Wonderful pictures. I have not seen a yellow bellied sapsucker her or the red headed woodpecker. My feeders are empty and I need to buy more seed! The day of the big storm they almost emptied both by dark.

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  4. gorgeous red head woodpecker - so beautiful. not sure i have ever seen one of those in person. amazing!! ( :

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  5. Wow Cheryl; what a wonderful study of birds. If I had all these different song-birds coming into my yard I'd be at the window constantly. You do live in the country though so I guess that is common to see such a variety. I love the Chickadee. Have fun Spring-cleaning. That is one clean-up I love to do. Deb

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  6. I am a birdaholic so I loved these photos . . . I liked the Steinbeck quote too!

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  7. Love your photos. I was also going to do spring cleaning then I looked out the window and well let us just say I have another excuse:) Hug B

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  8. You and I have about the same crop of lovelies. Such fun to watch. My first robin arrived yesterday only to have to walk around on rock hard 4 inch sleet looking for food. Sure felt sorry for him. Wish they liked seed.

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  9. Right. And that's all I have to say about that upbeat quote. Your blog is a wonderful place to learn bird ID. Thank you!

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  10. sweet shots of your birds and some of them appear to be acrobats... hanging upside down is so easy for them. wishing you sunshine and green soon

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  11. smiling all the way through. LOVE that a sapsucker came for suet! and so jealous on the red-head.

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  12. Wow, you do have some pretty birds. We have had more doves than any other kind this winter. 3 sets of cardinals, blue-jays also. I know we will have gold finches soon and hopefully our blue birds will be back this year. xoxo,Susie

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  13. Great herd of birds Cheryl! Such pretty captures. I am not ready to Spring clean yet.. :)

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  14. Cheryl, what great shots of those pretty birdies! I have seen just about all of those varieties on our feeders as well...with the exception of that gorgeous Red Headed Woodpecker...wow! I love watching them!

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  15. Oh- I LOVE birds- absolutely LOVE them-watching them, feeding them, admiring them. You really have a great selection there....many more species than we have here.

    I am SOOOO jealous that you have seen a Spring robin! xo Diana

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  16. HI Cheryl What a wonderful selection of lovely birds. I especially love the Woodpeckers and Cardenals.

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  17. There is no such thing as too many bird pictures. Lovely.

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  18. From one bird lover to another,.... enjoyed the photos so much! Thanks or sharing.

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  19. Oh you've had a lovely parade of visitors- lucky you!

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  20. ....just the most beautiful birds...sure enjoyed seeing all of them. And, I love that Steinbeck quote...and it sure is true. :)

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  21. Cheryl
    Your bird photos are just great!
    I can't wait to see something besides Ravens!

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  22. I do love the bird pictures and these were beautiful. I loved them all but I did like the red headed woodpecker. When we lived in Spokane we saw so many birds and other critters. I loved watching them. Here we don't see birds that much. We did have Doves last year that I enjoyed taking pictures of. We have some geese and ducks that live across the street by the river.
    I think I might take a short break too. At least I need to get some important things done.
    Blessings for this lovely one~

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  23. You certainly have a fine variety of birds in your backyard...and you have captured such fabulous photos of them too! Great work, Cheryl!

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  24. Great birdie photos. I love your Red-headed... Can't wait til spring gets here --so they will come back to our area... Gorgeous birds...

    Great photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  25. Cheryl, your adorable visitors are a sight for sore eyes that have been blinded by that white stuff! Thanks for sharing their cheery presence!

    Poppy

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  26. Hi Cheryl, the variety of birds that come to your yard is amazing.

    You captured them beautifully :)

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  27. Well, I happen to be a bird watcher. I love to watch them in real time and I love pictures of them. I wish that I could capture them as well as you have.

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  28. I love birdies....so sweet and delicate. We don't have these birdies where we live so I am thankful you post pics so I can enjoy them from afar! xoxo Jen Happy Spring cleaning! ;)

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  29. "everyone" is soooo hungry when it snows!!

    i don't see the sapsucker or the red head....both are amazing. all the others visit my feeders, you got some beautiful captures!!

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  30. What a wonderful assortment of beautiful birds you have been blessed with!! Thanks for sharing, and yes, I am a bird lover!!

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  31. Oh Cheryl, these are wonderful photos. All those birds. I couldn't take a picture of a bird if my life depended on it. Lovely!

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  32. What a beautiful post - wonderful to see the different birds. So varied and colourful. Thanks for sharing! J9 x

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  33. Except for the titmouse (so jealous!) we see these birds here too. So colorful~ Great shots Cheryl.

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  34. What a beautiful series. You have a couple that we don't get.

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  35. What lovely photos of such beautiful birds. I love watching them. I saw the first robin of this year (well, to me anyway) last week! I was terrifically surprised as we still have a lot of snow and it's bitter cold. Keep warm and have a great week. Blessings, Bird

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  36. Beautiful birds...I don't have half of these in our yard! Lucky you!! ��

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  37. I just love the birds! What beautiful creatures God has given us to enjoy - and to care for.

    I am following you on GFC and Feedly.

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  38. Hey! I found you! Thanks for the comment over on my blog! I am very jealous of your Cardinals and that Red headed Woodpecker..awesome!! :)

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