Woods Country Cove

Love of photography, nature, gardening and Country Valley Living

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bird Watching


I love just sitting in my  birding chair or standing near our big tree watching the birds in the trees and at the feeders . We have had lots of Pine Siskins here this year and they are just so cute and not camera shy at all which is good for me lol !

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I find these little Pine Siskins get mistaken for Goldfinch which can easily be done if your not familiar with birds  and their markings or sounds  and the beak shapes and sizes especially when they are in mixed in a group of Goldfinches  !

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Theses little guys just seem to ignore me as I got quite close to them  to take their photos , this little guy here was keeping an eye on me though .

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Then Mr Cardinal came along to see what all was going on and why I was so close to the other birdies !

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I guess he was wanting to strike a pose or two for me and felt left out  , I thought that was good of him  thank you Mr Cardinal .

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                         Oh I see now you just wanted to get some food  , well help your self my feathered friend !

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Well then I saw more different birds started to hang about me in the big tree wondering what was going on to and I got their photos as well !  Oh I was having so much fun taking their photos  , watching and chatting to them .

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                                                                                      Hello Downy !

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                                                            Oh and a Hello to you to Mrs Goldfinch !

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                                                                               I see you Mr Robin !!

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          Oh your up there now eh? Mr Downy ! Yes we all love this big old tree ! It is over 100 years old and is our favourite tree isn’t  it guys ! Yes I do talk to the birdies like this  , they eventually get used to ones voice and become more calm with you   and around you !

MARCH 2015 (36 of 44)    Ok ,Ok I hear you up there stay still and I will take your photo.  This little Pine Siskin was making his funny buzz sound at me trying to get my attention  well it worked !

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Then he came down to the feeder as he felt safe around me with my camera in hand ! Sometimes they are ok with people but sometime times them seeing a big black thing being pointed at them and the reflection of the lens frightens them so I use my lens hood on the end of my lenses  it helps .

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                                   Mr & Mrs Dovey looking like they are have a conversation on Papa’s tool shed !

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                     The Goldfinch finally have a chance at the feeder as the Pine Siskin take perch and rest .

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Well Goldfinches that didn’t last long now did it lol ! This guy looked like he was doing an Elvis impression with his do like that , actually he was warning me trying to look big and tuff !  Same with this one on the other side !

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                   Ok , Ok guys I will leave you to eat in peace GEESH !!!  I can watch birds all day , they are such amazing creatures !

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                            Oh and of course our Miggs who insists on laying on the few snow piles we have left !

                                 Nature …. so full of wonder ,  amazement , power , intelligent’s ,  and beauty !

                                                                                  Until next time

                                                                                          Country Gal

Friday, March 27, 2015

At Evenings Dusk


The Robins , my favourite song birds . They love to chirp and sing and serenade us into the evenings as the dark cloaks the land .

Robin singing at evenings dusk

Miggs was out with me whilst I was recording all the lovely sounds of the Robins . Their chirp some times sounds like they are laughing and their song is music to my ears !

Robins all around chirping and singing .

I love how their song echo's through out the valley both in the  evenings and early mornings.

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This photo is of our Mr Robin after most of the snow had dropped off the tree from yesterday's snow fall ! Some of the snow we got yesterday did melt just not all of it yet !

Robins singing and chirping

So I guess you can tell the Robin is my favourite bird  cant you lol ?  they always have been right from when I was a kid. After  our winters this bird is who I wait for to return and is my ultimate sign of spring  and sing his pretty song for us . I have a CD of the Robins singing and listen to it over the winter months . I love the nature CD’s  called  Solitudes .  I am a birder and love all the birdies and  all nature  , I  just cant get enough of it’s wonder , beauty and  the Awe of it all .

                                                                        So what’s your favourite birdy and why  ?

                                                                                           Until next time

                                                                                        Country Gal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What The Beep , Beep !!


We went from nice spring weather sunshine , snow was melting  ,lots of grass showing to rain yesterday  and mild ! 

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                                                                                   Then to this !!!!!!!!!!!

  after it rained again ! YUK !  This is not funny mother nature !  and it is still snowing  ! yeah ok it is heavy wet sticky snow that will probably melt I hope soon , but still I don't like it when it snows on my parade of spring promise  BOOHOO !!!

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                           Mr & Mrs Robin we have hanging out in our yard were none to impressed either ! by the looks on their face and body language a few choice words had been said by them to in their own chirp chirps !

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             Well I must say I didn’t see this coming !  Oh well I guess old man winter has giving  one more and hope it is the last blast to us as a pay back for wanting spring so bad ,  I raspberry you old man winter !Nyah-Nyah

Well I guess I am off to shovel the walkways around the house again ( eyes roll in back of head ) I just hope all this snow melts soon and fast !

                         I would like to  Thank  all of you for your Birthday wishes yesterday  !

                                                                       Until next time !

                                                                      Country Gal