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:

Stephanie said...

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

Naquillity said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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!

Ela said...

Your photos are gorgeous, as always ! Greetings :)

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet, sweet photos Karen :)

Gail Dixon said...

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

Mary said...

Wonderful shots of very beautiful birds! Great!

Muffie said...

Beautiful birds!!

Debbie said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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!!

RedPat said...

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

Ileana said...

Beautiful!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

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.

Linda W. said...

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

Lisa Gordon said...

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

Buttons said...

Love the changes. Hug B

eileeninmd said...

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

Pamela Gordon said...

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?

Karen said...

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.

Fun60 said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Nancy's Notes said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

I love how spring has finally found Ontario!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

PRETTY!!!
I love 'em all.

Serkan Mutan said...

very nice...

Stewart M said...

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.

Life Images by Jill said...

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.

Shey Wicklund said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful selection of beautiful birds for WBW

Christian Weiß said...

Great series of photos and birds.

Carver said...

Delightful shots of the buds, birds and squirrel.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

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

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

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

Andrea Priebe said...

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

Al said...

Beautiful birds - that cardinal is perfect.

David Gascoigne said...

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

Steve Borichevsky said...

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

Chris Rohrer said...

You have nice year round feeders:)

Carletta said...

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

Linda said...

Beautiful shots!

orchid Miyako said...

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*

Millie and Walter said...

Great pictures.

Frank said...

Such a colourful collection Karen.

My Little Home and Garden said...

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

Karen

EagleAye said...

Excellent pictures! I love all of them.

Lois said...

Magnificent pictures of some beautiful birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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 ;>)

Bob Bushell said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

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

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

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.

Susan said...

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

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

Me said...

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

i stora drag said...

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