Monday, March 11, 2013

At Feeders, On Fences

I'm sorry that I haven't been able to stop by your blogs often to comment in the past week.
I had a nasty fall last Tuesday, down 8 icy cement steps, landing on by back. I am lucky, nothing was broken, but I have torn ligaments, and deep bruising  in the lumbar region of my spine, which equals pain and immobility. My doc says I should heal in about 3-4 weeks.
 
It was a busy weekend in the yard! All these shots were taken from my bedroom window. My world has once again been viewed from a very small perimeter, but it's wonderful all the same.
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Chipping sparrow
I like his raised crest!
Red breasted nuthatch
Male downy and chipping sparrow
Male cardinal and junco

62 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of all the birds you see out your window. It sounds like a very nasty fall. I hope everything heals soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OH my gosh Karen, what a nasty fall.... please know we're thinking of you and wishing you well ASAP! Take care of yourself and rest rest rest!!!

(Your backyard birds are beautiful and hope they're keeping you entertained!).

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Karen! I am so sorry to hear about your nasty fall!! Do take care of yourself! An awful thing to have happen anytime, but particularly in the winter! I do love your beautiful birds! They're so colorful and delightful! I'll be holding good thoughts for you!!

Gary said...

Hope you're up and around soon!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ellie said...

Oh Karen, that sounds like a really nasty fall. I hope you have managed to get the pain under control and that you manage to heal really quickly.
You have got some wonderful pictures of those lovely wee birds. Stunning shots. :))
Take care!!

Icy BC said...

These are all great shots of your backyard birds, Karen!
They are absolutely gorgeous..

Kusum Sanu said...

Bird shots with great details! Lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

karen, i am so very sorry! you are, indeed, very lucky to have not broken anything! but, still!!!

you still manage to take gorgeous photos - even in recuperation mode!

Robert Geiss said...

yes, to have wings ...

many getting well wishes and a speedy recovery.

Ralph said...

Ack on the back - those steps of concrete are hard and unforgiving, especially the edges.The cure is probably time to heal...at least when you are on your feet without too much hurt, it will be Spring: warmer and no ice...

Love the birds, especially the seed eating sparrow and cardinals= we don't see her that often around here. Wonderful captures!

islandwonder said...

From your window, that is impressive.

eileeninmd said...

Sorry about your fall, I hope you heal quickly and I wish you well. At least you have a great view of the birds. Lovely shots and awesome birds.

Buttons said...

OH OUCH I am so sorry that must be horrible I do hope you listen to your doctor and rest and take care of yourself. Your photos are beautiful.
Take care. Hug B

Indrani said...

That was a bad fall. Hope you get well soon. Lovely pics. So crisp and clear!

The Elephant's Child said...

The birds are very, very beautiful. Much more important (even to bird obsessed me) is you. I really hope that you heal, well and quickly. Sending many good wishes your way.

Les... said...

great pics, lovely how you have enticed the (bird) world to come to you! *S*

bad news about the fall... hope you are able to mend asap
*hugggggggggggggs*

Olivier Rault said...

Beautiful scenes of bird life is beautiful !

Arija said...

Wonderful birds and photos. When one is limited in space, just watching the antics of these feathered friends in healing. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Carraol said...

Wow, terrific neighbors, all very special. Magnificent post! Take care.

Stewart M said...

There is something to be said for staying still and letting the world come to you - but I can think of better ways of achieving it than falling down stairs!

Sorry about the homesickness!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Liz said...

fantastic shots.

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s.c said...

Great bird shots. Strange how beautiful a sparrow is when you see it as photographed by you. Like it very much and thanks for showing.

Tamar SB said...

So sorry you had such a fall! Feel better!
Gorgeous shots, too!

Dana said...

I hope you feel better soon. I fell a few weeks ago down only four steps, and it took me a while to recuperate.

Lovely shots!

Life with Kaishon said...

What beautiful little birdies! : ) Gorgeous pictures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....some really great birdin'!! And just outside your window...how awesome is that? Wish I could have feeders close, like that. But I fear the indoor cats would just tear the house up trying to get to them. I LOVED this post Karen.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So sorry for you fall but glad noting was broken. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
You have great views of all those lovely birds from your bedroom window. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

someone is keeping those feeders full, to fill your tiny world with lots of joy!!

so sad to hear of your fall karen, i hope you heal quickly!!

Margaret Gosden said...

Fabulous macro shots of the birds - I wish I could achieve such great macro effects! Take it easy
- you will mend!

Margaret Gosden said...

PS Which Canon did you use for these shots, I wonder?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Karen I am so sorry about your mishap. You must be in tremendous pain. Hope you heal quickly!

I was beyond excited to see my first red breasted nuthatch in our backyard yesterday. He hopped around so fast and refused to pose for a photo. What do they like to eat?

Your photos are amazing. At least you can still do your photography while looking out the window!

Leora said...

Your bird photos are quite crisp and clear - lovely shots!

HansHB said...

Lovely serie og photos.
Nice to study your work!

Andaje said...

Well you might be seing the world through your bed room window - but you still keep your head up high and snap those beautiful pictures - you are getting more out life than most people :o)

Carletta said...

So very sorry to hear about your accident. Sending wishes for a quick recovery.
Those sparrow shots are gorgeous!
Loved the bokeh you got in some of these shots too.
Do take care.

Leena said...

thanks to the bedroom window we can see those beautiful visitors and your photos!
It has been the serious fall, really! Take care!

lina@womens perspectives said...

So sorry to hear about your bad accident. Take lots of times to rest; your body needs it.

Thanks for dropping by. Admire your shots here.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh Karen! What a nasty fall! I hope you recover quickly.

Your bird photos are wonderful!

Wally Jones said...

We hope you recover quickly!
What a nice view you have in the meantime.

Really nice photographs! Thank you for sharing them.

Kerri said...

Hope you are on the road to recovery.
Awesome captures!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the birds.

Karen said...

I like the chipping sparrow he is so cute, beautiful shots Karen. Hope you get better soon.

SandyCarlson said...

These are so clear and beautiful!

Ebie said...

Karen, your bird photos are so crisp and clear, very great close ups too! I hope you get a good rest, and take care of that fall.

Richard Pegler said...

So sorry to hear of your accident Karen. Pleased to hear that there were no broken bones, however!

What a blessing that you are able to enjoy such a fabulous assortment of garden birds from your bedroom - such colorful birds!! The photos are excellent.

Get well soon!

i stora drag said...

So sorry too, to read about all your injurys! Hope you will recover very soon!

And your birds are so sweet and you did so well capturing them!
Greetings Pia

...melody... said...

Hope you are feeling better! These shots are stunning! :)

Anni said...

PS...I showed Bud your post, and I think I've convinced him to 'build me' another feeder to place close to a window. Maybe. ;o)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, they are having great time with food.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, they are having great time with food.

W. Latane Barton said...

I love the fiesty little sparrow. I am glad you have your birds to entertain you while you heal. What a nasty fall. I fell two weeks ago and really banged myself up but not nearly as bad as you. Hurry and get well, girl. hugs

Halcyon said...

Such sweet little guys!
Hope you heal quickly. :)

RedPat said...

Your windows must be very clean! I think tears and bruises can be worse than a break for pain - I hope you heal soon!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh Karen..I am so sorry about your fall. Ouch and I hope you heal quickly. I am happy that you have a view of your birds...and clean windows.. feel better ...hugs.. Michelle

Pat said...

I'm so sorry about your fall. It's good that you have such a great view from your window. These shots are terrific. Feel better soon!

LV said...

You may not have broken anything, but what happens sounds awful to me. Trust you will soon be back up and about again. Loved your taking the time share these lovely birds.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh My Goodness what a tumble you took. I am so glad that nothing was broken, and yet it sounds like you still have plenty of things to cause quite a bit of pain...Bless you! Your birds are so delightful! Take good care~

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Esther Joy said...

Your shots are fabulous. I have so much to learn in birding photography!

Hoping you feel better soon and sending prayers your way!

Karen said...

Beautiful and detailed photos of these sweet little birds! So sorry about your fall! Ouch! Follow Dr.s orders and I hope you are back on your feet again very soon! xx

Me said...

What an excellent series of our feathered friends. Great clairity and colour.

run4me2fast said...

The whole photo seria is great. My personal "hero":
Chipping sparrow
Have a nice day!