Saturday, January 25, 2014

Starlings, A Squirrel, And A Sweetie!

sharing with...
European Starlings (Winter Plumage)

sharing with...
Black Squirrel
 
sharing with...

Merfy
 
Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in these memes on her blog(Beep's Blog) 
She'd be thrilled if you stopped by.
 
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54 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I am seeing the Starlings outside my window today.. Pretty shot of the squirrel. And Merfy is just adorable, cute shot! Thanks for linking up to my Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

those starling portraits are just gorgeous! merf is a doll. always love your squirrely pals.

Linda W. said...

Great bird shots! And love your little pooch too.

Muffie said...

The little one on top looks as if he's resting -- so cute. Yay Merfy! What a sweetie he is!

Muffie said...

The little one on top looks as if he's resting -- so cute. Yay Merfy! What a sweetie he is!

EG CameraGirl said...

Merfy really is a sweetie! Really nice closeups of the starling!

Nancy J said...

Your starling photos, ones for a calendar for sure. And a squirrel for good measure, you have the perfect models right at your door. Cheers from Jean

Lisa Gordon said...

Those starlings are just amazing, Karen.
The patttern in their feathers is so beautiful.

Debbie said...

i just started seeing sterlings again as well, that first image is adorable!!

merfy always comes in first!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely stunning photography.

You never fail to amaze me, seriously just WOW. Well done, once again.

Stay warm, it is coooooold!!!

Judith Mercado said...

You really are a wonder. The images are exquisite!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful critters! I love the second shot of the starling.

Sallie said...

Merfy is the cutest dog in the world, but everything in your yard is wonderful. I love that squirrel picture,

Stephanie said...

Wow, love the close up in the first shot, almost as though he was posing for you. Great shots!

Gail Dixon said...

The winter plumage on the starlings is so strikingly beautiful! Great set...squirrel included! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful captures! Love the starlings.

HansHB said...

Awesome photos!
Well done!

RedPat said...

Starlings really are quite beautiful as you have shown us, Karen!

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful captures for the day, Karen!! I love the Starlings, the squirrel and, of course, Merfy!! Perfect pics to lighten my day!! Have a great weekend!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

amazing colors. so vibrant & clean looking. ( :

SquirrelQueen said...

Merfy is just the cutest little thing. And of course you know I love your squirrel shots.

Ellie said...

Your starling pictures are amazing and as for Merfy - what a wee cutie. :))

Adam Jones said...

Really nice close ups of the Starlings.

Christian Weiß said...

Great shots, it is surprising to see starlings in the snow. In Middle Europe they go in October to Africa.

Anni said...

Beautiful birds, sweet squirrel...but I do believe I've fallen in love with Merfy!!!

Dimple said...

Nice shots. I have heard that starlings have a bad reputation, but you have shown them to be beautiful birds. And I saw a video of a large flock murmuring (is that the right word?). It was awesome!

NatureFootstep said...

nice shot of the squirrel with snow in it´s fur. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic Starlings, number 1 in my list. Brilliant photography.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such great winter shots! The first starling looks a bit under the weather--I hope he's ok!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Awesome photos of the starlings.

DeniseinVA said...

Awwww, these pictures are a tonic for the eyes, especially the last sweety. :)

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

Wonderful post ~ my heart goes to Merfie though ~ what a cutie and will check out Beep's blog ~

carol, xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

Lmkazmierczak said...

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magiceye said...

Brilliant captures!

Heya Merfy

Bozo

Me said...

The shots of the starling are wonderful, I can`t believe how different they look in the winter. The squirrel is sweet and our little pooch is even sweeter!

Indrani said...

Brilliant captures. I like the look in the face of Merfy.

Les... said...

wow! those starlings there are quite beautiful compared to our Aussie ones, I love that speckly winter plumage! *VBS*

the snow obviously doesnt interfere witht he squirrels feed time! *S*

Interesting expression on the cute little rottweener there! treat time?? *S*

A wondering star said...

That is a beautiful photo collection! I love such pictures!

Jorunn Norway

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

These are all adorable! I have had those starlings come and visit for a bit but they don't stay long and I was not able to get a picture. Love that first shot...adorable! :)

Linda Gross said...

Merfy is an adorable dog. I enjoyed your pictures of the squirrel and starling as well. I enjoy bird watching. I have several bird feeders in our back yard. Ever since putting up the bird feeders, we have always had lots of birds coming. This year is different. I've only seen a few birds and not that often. My husband thinks that there is a hawk and/or feral cats in the area keeping the birds away.

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my snowy owl post.

Amy Burzese said...

Your Starlings are so pretty. I have never thought of them as a "pretty" bird.

Ela said...

Really amazing photos !

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Great pictures.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Great pictures.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Great pictures.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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Jeanne said...

Your shots of these birds are just wonderful, and your little dog is so cute. Just love him!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

The bird; feather texture, colouring and sharpness - just wow

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love all your camera critters but Merfy is the star of the show! I'll check out Beep's Blog

lina@happy family said...

Your dog is adorable.
Admire your shots, Karen. Love them all.

Photo Pincher said...

Beautifully done. Loved all of the photos. Cheered me up on this dreary Monday.

edenhills said...

Great captures. I just love those black squirrels!

Rambling Woods said...

A flock has found my yard too

Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos! Cardinal, male and female, and of the Downey are so beautiful. Such clarity. And the Starling resting his head is simply delicious!

We have twin like doggies . . . Our Snickers must be a cousin to yours, or visa versa!