Saturday, April 5, 2014

Grab Bag

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Yes, it's Stoney Braveheart again...
peeking at me while I was taking bird photos out the window. If he is the yard, and hears me open the window, he races up the trellis (one and half stories high), to say hi. Well, actually he is just looking for a peanut handout...which he got! I don't dare leave the window open if I step away, I think he would come right in!
 
Oh, and this little guy hanging out below is Bandit,
another one that comes a 'running when he hears the window open.

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  I'D RATHER B BIRDIN' 
 A mouthful- Blue Jay
 
 Doing lunch- male House Finch, female Cardinal
 
It's spring? - Robin
 
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56 comments:

deb said...

your garden looks (and sounds) like mine :-)
made peanut butter sandwiches for the squirrels early this morning ~ they were looking in the kitchen window as I sat with my tea.
your photos are gorgeous!
love the jay with the 3 peanuts ♥

Willow said...

Ha ~ I am loving Stony Braveheart !
The shot with the Jay with his mouth fill ~ brilliant !
Great share !

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Love Braveheart shot and the birds at lunch shot. I think that Robin wonders if spring is ever going to happen! Have a great weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic shots ~ love the expressions on the critters you have captured ~ Delightful for CC and SC ~ Happy Weekend ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol

Nonnie said...

marvelous shots of the critters in your yard! the blue jay- quite piggish, eh?

Ela said...

Wow !!! Karen, your photos are so WONDERFUL ! I love your Stoney Braveheart and birds.
Really so great shots !
Have a happy weekend :)

Muffie said...

Yep, they definitely WILL come indoors! Been there, done that, yuck! I love the little bird with the food in his beak -- how cute!

Sylvia K said...

My squirrel friend is sitting on my window ledge enjoying breakfast and keeping me company!! I think he's looking at my computer screen and wanting to say hello to Stoney Braveheart!! Delightful captures of your visitors, as always, Karen! Hope you're enjoying a great start for your weekend!!

TexWisGirl said...

all beautiful shots! but i just LOVE stoney braveheart and his little trellis stance! they've got you trained!

Janet Shaw said...

Lovely Photos!

Pamela Gordon said...

Such beautiful photos Karen! The squirrels would love to get indoors I'm sure but that would be inviting disaster I think. What kind of feeder is the bright blue one? What a great photo of the two birds enjoying lunch together.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

These are fabulous captures!

~Lindy

Roan said...

Wonderful group of shots, but I'm lovin' Stoney Braveheart!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh what a pretty Robin! Your squirrels are well trained...or maybe they have trained you? LOL They are cute little buggers, but such a nuisance.

Bob Bushell said...

You are excellent, the squirrel and the birds also are tremendous, you are a good find.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Such colorful, beautiful birds!! On such a winter's day [still?]

Love the top squirrel image also...when I first slowly started to scroll...I thought it was on stilts!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a mouthful that bluejay has. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

INcredible pictures all. Stoney looks like a cartoon squirrel -- too cute almost to be real!

RedPat said...

The squirrel at my parent's house used to come right in through the cat door looking for handouts! Super shots as usual, Karen - you open the window in very cold weather!

Judith Mercado said...

Aw, you make me smile whenever I see your pictures.

Nancy J said...

Love the Braveheart, where does he sleep? If you all did not have bird feeders, would the birds find any food anywhere? Blue-Jay, just plain greedy or very hungry, that is one superb photo. Cheers, Jean.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos, you have a great garden.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The birds are beautiful and the squirrels are just adorable. I'm sure they'd love to move in with you. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

I am just in love with Stoney!
That guy's got personality plus!

Have a great weekend, Karen.

Anni said...

...thanks for linking up with your wonderful birds this week...the trio of peanuts in the jay's mouth is hysterical. I'm lovin' it.

Phil Slade said...

You got stunning shots again Karen. That first shot just made me laugh so much. That squirrel is just so in your face with "Hey, where's my breakfast, or else?"

Love the greedy Blue Jay, another Canadian Character.

Pat said...

Your little squirrel friends are so adorable.

Elephant's Child said...

Stoney's fringed ear doesn't bother him at all does it? And looks very raffish.
Wonderful shots - thank you.

Lois Evensen said...

What incredible images! Fantastic. :)

Jocee said...

Beautiful shots, I do love those squirrels!

Stephanie said...

All fabulous shots but that first one of the squirrel is the icing on the cake. Perfect shot of him.

Our photos said...

What a beautiful photos

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen;
Oh My!!! What a lovely squirrel and birds♡♡♡ They are all adorable, posing you♪♪♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Beth @ "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" said...

the squirrel has such interesting ears. they are like 2 pieces. odd??! i love the bluejay was a gorgeous blue. ( :

happy weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Cute post and text, Braveheart is just too funny! If you leave the window open I am sure the peanuts would disappear! The Jay with the mouthful is a great capture. Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critter party! Have a happy weekend!

Stewart M said...

The beak full Blue Jay is a wonderful shot! I really like it.

Thanks for the vote!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Me said...

These are great! Gotta love that Stoney Braveheart guy and the Blue Jay with the peanuts is terrific.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous captures, your squirrels are brazen, mine are as well!! I have walked away from the window, when it was open. The hubs always says, one day there is going to be a bird, flying around the house!!

Have a happy Sunday Karen, you images really are amazing. Do you use auto focus?? My hands will not allow me to manually focus!!

Linda said...

Fantastic pictures! I adore Stoney!

Rambling Woods said...

Awwwww...love Stoney

HansHB said...

A beautiful serie!
Well done!

pixiedusk said...

Every photo is awesome =) How did you even got to get this close =)

Les... said...

so love your pics! every one tells a story AND shows some of the actual character of each critter or bird! brilliant!!

*VBS*

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you have a trained squirrel there!

stardust said...

Perfectly lovely! It’s so difficult for me to decide which is my favorite, but I Iike Stoney Braveheart and a mouthful Blue Jay.

Yoko

lina@a happy family said...

Enjoying your shots, Karen. Love them all. Make me smile :)

Mama Zen said...

That first shot is priceless!

Weekend-Windup said...

Stunning shots! It way it looks at you is funny!

Icy BC said...

You've captured amazing photos of critters in action, Karen!

Sharon Wagner said...

That Jay with a mouthful is a winner!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You have a pet squirrel! He would come inside but then?? Blue Jay pic is priceless

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous shots! I can't believe how many nuts that blue jay has managed to stuff into his mouth!

NatureFootstep said...

I think you better have the window closed. :)

Lady Lilith said...

Nice photographs.

Life Images by Jill said...

the squirrel looks like a cheeky fellow standing up there waiting for this handouts. Your bird shots are beautiful.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog.

thomas said...

The squirrel looks very friendly.