Monday, May 12, 2014

Changes

Over the last few days, my world has been greening up!
 
The year round residents are making less trips to the feeders.
 
 Male Cardinal

Blue Jay
 
The Spring arrivals are gobbling up the seeds after a long journey from the south.
 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
 White-crowned Sparrow
 
And...the peanut handouts will start to taper off, but continue until late June.
 
Black Squirrel
 
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55 comments:

  1. I do enjoy your bird and squirrel images. Just keep them coming! Have a great day!

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  2. such adorable visitors you have coming over. hope they continue to thrive happily. hope all is well. have a great day~

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  3. all beautiful shots. i'm happy to say i've been able to ease off on my bird and duck feeding, too, finally. but those squirrels are still terrible!

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  4. Your photos are gorgeous, as always ! Greetings :)

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  5. Such perfect poses and you captured them beautifully! Glad to hear all is greening up where you are finally. Enjoy the day!

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  6. Wonderful shots of very beautiful birds! Great!

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  7. i provide the same smorgasbord all summer as i am selfish and want all the birds to come to my house ;)

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  8. The birds here have backed off some, but the squirrels??? Nope, still parked on the window sill in the morning waiting for me to get up!! Your bird shots always take my breath away! So beautiful! Have a great week, Karen!!

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  9. There certainly has been a big change over the last few days!

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  10. Love this!

    I appreciate learning the bird names too- just a novice in that department. Perhaps you would be so kind as to visit me and tell me what bird took over my new birdhouse so I can add that to my post too?

    Bless you.

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  11. Glad to see new leaves budding out. And as always, great bird and squirrel shots.

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  12. Your feathered friends are adorable, Karen!
    It's finally greening up here too. Been a really long time coming.

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  13. Wonderful birdies and photos. I wish my squirrels made less visits to my feeders.. Have a happy week!

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  14. Very nice captures. I've stopped the sunflower seed a couple weeks ago but still have the nyjer seed out and the goldfinches and chickadees are still coming. My feeder is on the tower next to the deck but they are both coming down in the next 2 weeks for the new deck to be built. I may hang the feeder elsewhere but many just stop all together. There should be lots of things for them to eat now shouldn't there?

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  15. Well I'm glad I don't have squirrels to contend with, just a big furry, noisy Border Collie. And that's enough. Beautiful bird photo's. Have a lovely day.

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  16. I suppose it's time to let the birds find food for themselves but then you will miss them coming to your feeder.

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  17. spring is great in all aspects. Lovely critters.
    :)

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  18. Oh my, what awesome shots of your fabulous feathered friends! Details are just amazing!

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  19. I love how spring has finally found Ontario!

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  20. Great pictures! And I've seen most of these too.

    I'll warn you if I am going to post any more pictures of places you have been, don't want you wasting your time!!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: there is a brief explanation of why the beach squeaks in this weeks WBW.

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  21. gorgeous bird pics - you must have a really nice lens for your camera to get these. Mine isn't long enough.
    Have a lovely week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  22. Great collection of birds near you home and lovely captures too.

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  23. Hi Karen, I'm back to answer your question about the hawk in my post. I am not sure whether he will ever be released back into the wild. If his wing could not be healed enough to enable him to fly, then he would spend his life at the park with the other birds. They seem to take care of them beautifully, sad but in a place like they are taken care of with a lot of TLC.

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  24. Wonderful selection of beautiful birds for WBW

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  25. Great series of photos and birds.

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  26. Delightful shots of the buds, birds and squirrel.

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  27. Thanks for the nice visit to your back yard. Especially enjoyed the grosbeak!

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  28. Hooray spring. Glorious!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  29. What camera are you using ... your pictures are so clear and crisp. I almost feel like I could reach in and pick up the bird (not that he wouls let me ... just a thought). Our Cardinals stay year round, but our other travelers are coming home like yours ... I welcome their beauty and their songs. Lovely post ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  30. Beautiful birds - that cardinal is perfect.

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  31. I always think that spring has really settled in when Rose-breasted Grosbeaks start showing up. I saw a half dozen today.

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  32. We are finally greening up too! Your back yard looks much like mine, except for the black squirrel.

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  33. You have nice year round feeders:)

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  34. Each an excellent capture Karen!
    Love the squirrel as always. I have baby squirrels at my feeder this week.

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  35. Wow; Marvelous Pictures of Beautiful birds and Black Squirrel♡♡♡ Each one of them look proud of himself (especially the White-crowned Sparrow) :-) I loved your idiom today as well "greening up, gobbling up, taper off"♬♬♬

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

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  36. Such a colourful collection Karen.

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  37. I don't know how you get such wonderful shots, Eileen!

    Karen

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  38. Excellent pictures! I love all of them.

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  39. Magnificent pictures of some beautiful birds!

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  40. What a wonderful variety of birds have made it back to your yard. The rose-breasted grosbeak is so beautiful ... how I'd love to see one.

    so poor Stoney Braveheart and his cousins have to fend for themselves during the summer? I'm sure it's good for them, so they won't forget how to get along without Karen's Cafeteria ;>)

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  41. Beautiful photos Karen. Karen, I thought I already answered this one, but, I didn't. Sorry.

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  42. Lovely photos and I know we are both happy with the changes... Michelle

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  43. Karen, your photos are beautiful! I very nice collection of birds there in your yard. I wish the Northern Cardinal would extend its range to Colorado. At one time we didn't have the Blue Jay, but now we do. I have a family Blue Jays in my yard right now.

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  44. A fabulous collection of birds in your yard Karen. Lovely photos too... that little sparrow gets to me :D)

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  45. Another wonderful series of beautiful photos. The cardinal glows with colour and the little sparrow has such enchanting, humble beauty.

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  46. These are so crisp and the colours are beautiful. Sure love that Grosbeak.

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  47. Love to see the variaty of birds you have in your part of the world! They seem to be more colourful than here in Sweden. Thanks for showing all your nice photos! /Pia

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