Woods Country Cove

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Yard Has Been Busy


The sun has been shining and the breezes are cool and fresh , this time of year lots of activity in the yard as all prepare to migrate . Fall is just around the corner  now . Days like this  gives me lots of fun photo ops . The Blue Jays are back and are squawking up a storm every morning now , they are timid for a bit of me and my camera but they will soon warm up to us lol !

The Goldfinch have been feasting on the feeders fighting and pushing each other off of them even though there is plenty for all  and attacking  the dead heads for seeds of the cone flowers .

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These guys get pushy that's for sure , this feeder maybe low but there was another one right beside them that was had quite a lot in it but nooo they all want this one   .

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                                             This guy here is giving the other a body check and trying to knock him off  .

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                          I could  hear them arguing as they fight for a spot chirp chirp  , no I was here first , no I was  !

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                                                                                  I will pull your tail then .

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                   No you wont  , ah ! gotchya , nana  you lost your spot . Needless to say after all the fuss I filled this feeder  for them lol !Just when you think you have seen it all here lol !.

Hummie and his buddies were all over the place to chasing each other and feasting ,

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It was a busy day in the yard for sure . Except for Miggs she was just watching it all taking in the cool breeze and fresh air whilst all this was going on .

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                                              Some of the gold finch moved to the  dead heads of the cone flowers .

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Then we had one of the squirrels show up with what looked like an apple in his mouth running about looking for a spot to either bury it or eat it .

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It turned out is wasn't an apple after all it was a Chestnut and he found a nice hiding spot to  shuck and chuck the green outer shell .

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                     To his left there is the outer shell he peeled off of it soo fast and then he took off with the nut in his mouth .

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                                                                     All he wanted was the Chest nut in side .

                                        The carpenter bees are busy collecting as much pollen as they can now .

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This guy is covered in it and as he digs deeper into the marigold he gets covered with even more each time . Fascinating !

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  It was a good and fun day for photography , I love days like this where there is so much activity going on in our yard . The day came to an end with a lovely full moon . The Harvest  moon .

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Over our valley as light cloud floated by and damp air developed as the sun was almost fully set on the western horizon . The yard quiet now as all tucked into bed for the promise of another sunny fun busy day in the yard .

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Sorry it was such a long post but so much was happening this day and I just went nuts with  trying to capture it all  , 130  photos later lol !  I keep my camera on continuous  so I can just snap away   and all are hand held I don't use a tripod I have learnt to use my body  as a tripod  and the odd table or chair or what ever there is I can steady myself and my camera if I need to , it’s a challenge I enjoy and is faster for  some of the subjects I  photograph   !  I am always taking lots of photos playing learning enjoying all part of  why I love nature and photography so much .

           Well that's it for now for me, time for Miggs and I to go for our walk  . Have a good weekend !

                                                                                          Until next time

                                                                                         Country Gal


Deb said...

Oh, these are wonderful shots, Elaine. I see some squabbling here, too, at the feeders.You really captured them. My favorite shot, though, is the one at the cone-flowers.

William Kendall said...

Great motion shots! The squirrels are feeling fall coming too.

September Violets said...

I loved this post ... no need for apologies! You caught lots of activity at the feeder. Those goldfinches are such brats! I haven't had any come to my yard in a while, but the chipmunks have been eating ALL my birdseed before the birds are even aware the feeders have been filled. I'm getting a little tired of it and start dreaming of a relocation plan (for chipmunk, not me!). Love the shots of the bee too, do you suppose he gets annoyed when he gets so messy? That shot of the goldfinches in the coneflowers is so pretty. Have a great weekend :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Wow, your yard is really a busy place and this is really a wonderful series of photos and captions to go with them! Whatever you're doing to get these pictures don't change it!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Some great photos there!

Anvilcloud said...

It's fun to see all of the avian activity.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you do have some great wildlife in your yard. I love the goldies and the pretty hummer. Miggs is always adorable.

Great collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

RedPat said...

Such wonderful pics of your day! The goldfinches are wonderful!

Dagmar said...

Your photos are just beautiful..have a wonderful September! :)

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

What gorgeous photos you have taken, I love all the scrapping going on between the birds. They are definitely enjoyable to watch. Enjoy your week!