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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


Lea said...

Great photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful collection of yardbirds. I love watching the Pine Siskins and the cute woodies.. And your Miggs is a sweetie. Great shots. Thank you for sharing your post and linking up! Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

I am getting to know your birds now adnI even think i can tell the difference between Pine Siskins and your Goldfinch! Your bird shots are all lovely. I do not know what Miggs is going to do without snow. Have a great weekend.

Donna said...

What a great group of feathered visitors...they are happy spring is coming even if it is slow.


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Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh my goodness you still have snow...sending warm wishes for it to all melt.



Adam Jones said...

I like your Pine Siskins. They are new to me.

William Kendall said...

The cardinals are such a welcome sight!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds and Miggs is adorable!

Linda Kay said...

What a wonderful display of birdie pictures, and Miggs of course. I love the feeder with the yellows on it.

Gail said...

Your pictures are wonderful.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wonderful images. Bird watching is good for the soul! I also talk to the birds. And the squirrels and the rabbits and the chipmunks... :)

NanaNor's said...

I love seeing all your birds; I must say I wish we had so many pretty ones(especially Cardinals).
I would have thought the first one was a Goldfinch if you hadn't told me otherwise. We are having wonderfully warm days and I love it.
Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing such great pics.
Hugs, Noreen

Gill - That British Woman said...

wonderful collection of bird photos. Bitter cold again today wasn't it?

Michelle said...

These are some great bird shots!

Deb said...

Love all your bird photos, Elaine. I had lots of different ones today along with a coyote. Hugs for Miggs.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There's nothing like bird watching in any weather to make you forget the cold, and make you smile too! Great and enjoyable photos from start to finish--With Migg's a perfect ending! :-)

Cheryl Thornton said...

I'm visiting from sunlit sunday...I love your birds. We moved to this house late last summer and although I put a feeder out for the winter I didn't get many birds. I'm hoping it just because the feeder is new to the neighbourhood and that I will get more next year! Wishing you a great week from sunny cold Ontario!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Selma from said...

Now that spring is beginning we are hearing more and more birdsong. In the summer months its a cacophony out there. But what a wonderful selection of birds that visit you, very lucky and great photographic capture.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Great shots of the birds! I remember when we moved to our home I was so thrilled with all the different kinds of birds that visit. I would use my binoculars to see them up close and that's when Iearned I had Pine Siskin's visiting! They don't stick around though so it's a brief but welcome visit! Miggs seems to be quite happy laying about on the snow! A good coat helps doesn't it!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I've just read your post with the bird song of your previous post. You are so lucky to have so many types of birds with you. Take care x ps. Miggs is really going to miss that snow!!

Anvilcloud said...

What a fun day for you.

fernvalley01 said...

wonderful pictures as always! I love to see the pics of the Cardinals

Amy at love made my home said...

Miggs and the snow always makes me smile! xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Just look at all those cute birdie photos. The feeders sure are busy places at this time of the year.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Great bird photos. The cardinal is so red! How do you "chat tp [the birds]" without scaring them away? You must be a bird whisperer!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You enjoy a great collection of bird varieties at your home and take nice shots of them too! They must figure you taking photos is worth the tradeoff of all those delicious seeds.