Monday, March 24, 2014

Out Back

 
Male Downy Woodpecker outside my window
 
Male House Finch in the yard
 
Juvenile Cooper's Hawk in the neighbour's yard
 
 
 Grey squirrel on the slide, eating and...
 
Wheeeee.....
 
sharing with...
 
It's still snowing off and on...I'd really like to know where the OFF button is!
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56 comments:

Carole M. said...

they're all adorable, but the little house finch steals my heart today

Sylvia K said...

Your birds and squirrels never fail to make my day, Karen!! And I needed that today -- doctor visit, MRI, grocery shopping -- well, you get the picture, I'm pooped and want to just sit and look and your cute critters!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Neat Cooper's Hawk.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, so cute! but that house finch is a FINE portrait! wow!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

You give me a wonderful peek into nature's beauty and variety.

Linda W. said...

Awesome photos, especially the hawk!

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely picture of the bird!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Terrific profile shot of the hawk! Also, looks like the squirrel is seriously considering going for a slide.

Carver said...

Great shots of the birds and squirrel. The squirrel is a hoot on the snowy slide.

Elephant's Child said...

Magic. I suspect that I would get nothing done at your house - except for pressing my nose on the windows.

Linda said...

Beautiful photo! I love the idea of a squirrel going down a slide!

Shey Wicklund said...

Wow, a lot of activity within your vicinity and great captures. Especially love the hawk. :)

Les... said...

gee, great studies of all those amazing birds! well done!!

that Hawk is a really majestic raptor isnt he/she!

as for the squirrel, what a hoot!

*VBS*

Indrani said...

Each is a treat to my eyes. :)
Great series!

mick said...

Beautiful birds and the squirrel is very cute. I wonder if it knew it was putting on a show for you - and all your readers all over the world!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen;
OMG; Your photos are SO stunning♡♡♡
Love the way all birds and squirrel looking gorgeous in your photos. I wish you could teach me how to take pics with blurry back p;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Squirrel coming down the slide, fantastic.

eileeninmd said...

I love the woodie and house finch..And the Coopers is awesome..Cute shot of the squirrel.. Have a happy day!

eileeninmd said...

I love the woodie and house finch..And the Coopers is awesome..Cute shot of the squirrel.. Have a happy day!

Stewart M said...

Good to know that squirrels know how to enjoy themselves.

Great pictures.

The Grand Canyon was remarkable - and I think I'm glad I went in the winter - I suspect the parts I saw would be very crowded in summer.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Look out below!!! Squirrel comin' down!!!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Karen. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful.I like the squirrel shots very much. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

beautiful!! your out back is just like my out back!! lucky us!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love your out back. The Downy is one of my favorites and the squirrel on the slide made me laugh.

Gail Dixon said...

Your bird portraits are always so stellar. Wish I could turn off the snow for you. Bet that is getting really old. :/

David Gascoigne said...

Take heart Karen - spring will come. Yesterday I saw my first Eastern Meadowlarks and a Song Sparrow.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Take heart-- endless hot spells can be just as boring, but you have a very interesting back yard to keep your spirits up!

Rajesh said...

Very cute birds and squirrel.

i stora drag said...

Hi Karen!
Such nice photos of your birds!
I wouldn't mind to have that woodpecker to look at so close!
Sweet and funny little squirrel too!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, that squirrel on the slide is precious! Great shots Karen!

Stephanie said...

Love them all.

Ela said...

So amazing photos !
Greetings

Ela said...

So amazing photos !
Greetings

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! The hawk is very handsome.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful and amazing photos.

RedPat said...

Everyone is looking rather puffed up and very cute!

Andrea Priebe said...

Beautiful series of photos ... especially the little playful squirrel. Nature is full of fun ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos! I heard then saw a male house finch this afternoon. It sounded so nice to hear something oner than crows, chickadees and goldfinches! Cute pic of the squirrel sliding.

Carletta said...

Always lovely bird shots and your fun squirrel shots always bring a smile to my face.

Betsy Finn said...

We're still waiting for it to stop snowing too. Got more flurries today :P

Betsy Finn said...

We're still waiting for it to stop snowing too. Got more flurries today :P

Jeanne said...

Sweet little woodpecker! House finches are one of my favs!

bettyl-NZ said...

What lovely views your friends give! I have always loved woodpeckers so I think that's my favorite :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous photos of all the wonderful birds! The hawk was amazing! I also like to watch the squirrels playing in my backyard --they are so full of energy!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous photos of all the wonderful birds! The hawk was amazing! I also like to watch the squirrels playing in my backyard --they are so full of energy!

Grampy said...

The color contrast between the slide and squirrel are pleasing to the eye. The other pics of birds that are always pleasant to see make one appreciate the common.

thomas said...

look so nice in the snow.

Liz said...

What a fantastic series, Karen! Such beautiful birds an that Squirrel is gorgeous!

Rambling Woods said...

Great photos Karen..especially the hawk. I see your snow..same here.. This weekend it should warm up...I hope..Michelle

Pat said...

Beautiful photos.

Mary Cromer said...

These are all great and that Squirrel ;) too cute

DeniseinVA said...

Hello again, great bird shots, such a lovely variety.

forgetmenot said...

Karen, Great captures of the birds and that cute little squirrel. How lucky you are to have such a nice variety of birds around your place. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OH gosh that last picture is priceless. You not only provide food for your critters, but also an amusement park! Lovely birds too.

Me said...

Great series of shots, love the Coopers Hawk.