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Monday, January 2, 2012

Gone To The Birds


It has finally stopped raining . All though it is now cold and the wind has a bite to it , we have a little dusting of snow and the sun keeps peeking out every now and then. The clouds are dark here and there but it makes for good photos !

I bundled up ,  looked like the Michelin man and headed out to fill the feeders and take bird photos ! I have a total of  16 feeders  there are suet's, oil sunflower seeds , wild bird seed with fruit and peanuts !

                       Click on photos to enlarge if you please !


                 We have so many Blue Jays around and they are hogs !DSC_2535                         Papa built this bird feeder for me during the Christmas holidays !

DSC_2573  Tundra Swans. Theses beautiful birds migrate here for the winters . I am yet to get close ups of them !





                                    We have two Downey Woodpeckers  living in our trees !


       This photo all I did was change my camera setting to white out the back ground !


                                                  Juncos are so cute !



Our Red Bellied Woodpecker we named Charlie . He some times comes down to have peanuts ! He talks to me all the time I am out there ! This is the tree he lives in behind Papa’s work shop.

    I just love the nature we have here , to  be able to capture them in a photo  ! To be out there camera in hand surrounded by all kinds of birds is awesome !

                 Until next time , hope you all have a wonderful day !

                                                 Country Gal


grammie g said...

HI Elaine...I have yey to see the Red Bellied Woodpecker , but they have been report on the eBird list so I am watching : }
Your birdie's are well taking care of , and I love the feeder Papa made you...I have got to put out move feeders now that the Hoildays are over and more time to do so!!
What a beautiful site the Tundra Swans in flight ...someday you may get your chance fro closer shots ..!!
Rained a pour here last night after a gorgeous day and it is 45f
whats with the weather I don't know...I'm ready fro some snow to cover the blah, dull, countryside!!

Have a good week give Miggy a patting from me : }}

Lois Evensen said...

We are finally getting a little snow here, too. Your birds are wonderful. We have to set up something to be able to shoot pics of birds through a window without a screen in it. Every time I see so many great images, I say we have to do that.... :)

Happy New Year!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Awesome shots of your feathered visitors,they certainly are spoiled :)
I just love seeing the geese flying overhead, especially when they honk !
What a splendid bird feeder Papa made for you, he is so talented with the woodworking.
Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year. I've so enjoyed our visits back and forth throughout the year, and look forward to more of the same in the coming year.

Faye Henry said...

Love love your bird photos..
We have almost all the same birds.. We have a new woodpecker and it looks a lot like yours..
Blessings for the new year, dear friend..

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY NEW YEAR ELAINE!!*´¨)I don't know how you can keep up with all the feeders--I have a hard enough time with just 3! :-) But I do really love the birds, and I enjoy seeing the pictures everyone takes of them--You've taken some really good ones and you've inspired me to keep taking them to try and get such good, clear shots like you've taken! Stay warm, and I hope your year is off to a good start! :-)

fernvalley01 said...

What wonderful pictures!

raioX - da Tin said...

Hello! Amazing pictures , I never had seen this blue bird before , it's absolute beautyful!
Nice place btw...
happy new year

hugs from brazil.

Cintia Fumagalli

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Love the downeys and did you see the seed in the hole? Great shots!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Fine captures!