Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring In The Yard

 
The yard is always a busy place in the spring. A few visitors and things growing.
 
 Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
Female Red-winged Blackbird (with a Grackle in the background)
 
The Grackle
 
Canadian Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis)
 
"Winky Double Dark Blue-White" Columbine (Aquilegia Vulgaris)

And of course, a black squirrel.
 
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35 comments:

  1. Hello, the Grosbeaks are one of my favorite birds. I wish they stayed here all summer. The columbine is beautiful. The Black squirrel is a cutie. Great post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  2. Pretty and busy it makes me smile. Wonderful shots. Hope you are well. HUGS B

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  3. Wonderful nature shots ~ floral, furry friends and feathered friends ~ delightful!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  4. such crisp, clear and beautiful shots! thanks, karen...

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  5. your bird images are always the best!! i was thinking about you today, missing you...isn't that funny!!

    the purple bloom was my favorite!!!!!

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  6. The black squirrel is very dashing, I think but the Grosbeaks are a big favorite of mine so they made me smile. Thanks for the great pix!...:)JP

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  7. Love your visitors - and have a huge weakness for Grannie's Bonnets. I don't have either of those though...

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  8. Busy spring indeed. I have never seen the double columbine before.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  9. Happy! I feel like "ask and ye shall receive" -- I was really wanting an update on those wonderful black squirrels. And I got one and the beautiful double columbine (I didn't even know there was such a thing) is an added bonus.

    Envious of the wonderful rose-breasted grosbeak -- I would so love to add this to my birds. Have never seen one. He is wonderful.

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  10. What beautiful models. And the shots are so crystal clear.

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  11. Such a great variety of visitors and so colorful, too! The flowers are just fantastic to see!

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  12. As usual, Karen, your pictures are as crisp and clear as an icicle. If you are in The KW area let me know and I should be able to find Bobolinks for you.

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  13. Hello!:) Such lovely visiters, and flowers in your garden, and superb clarity in your shots. A wonderful post.

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  14. A beautiful series of photos!

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  15. You have such beauty in your backyard, Karen. And you've captured it all so well. Well done, ma'am!

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  16. You take such good care of the wildlife Karen...Michelle

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  17. Love the male grosbeak. He is colored so pretty. Beautiful columbine. I've never seen a black squirrel. Great pics.

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  18. That male Grosbeak is a picture of "sartorial elegance"! Thanks for sharing your feathered friends, Karen.

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  19. Brilliant photos Karen, great to see your post :)

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  20. Wonderful bird photos and all the flowers also. I like the Grosbeaks. We just made a feeder exactly like that! Great shots, so close up. How do you get that close I wonder.

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  21. Hello,
    I've just discovered your blog and find it amazing!
    The pictures are so beautiful!
    Have a nice day

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  22. excellent pics of the birds, flowers and of couse the squirrel! *S*

    well done !!

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  23. So many gorgeous birds and creatures!

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  24. Stunning photos of all. Thanks Karen.

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  25. Awesome flowers and visitors! I especially loved that red-winged blackbird female. Such crisp clarity and color with all your shots!

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  26. Those grosbeaks look like they are smiling :) and I love the black squirrel!!

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