Thursday, January 22, 2009

Backyard Birding......

Mrs. Red Bellied Woodpecker isn't seen often
at my suet feeder, but this morning she braved
the cold and came for a visit.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want
to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.

John Burroughs

When I think of friends I think of all my 'backyard friends'
If I could no longer wake up and look out my windows...I don't
know what I would do. I love all the birds and animals that
grace my yard and I love to take their picture.

The Doves gather for a drink, or a bath
The bird bowl was the best gift I got for Christmas.
Everyone in my yard loves it, and I'm sure it brought
the Mockingbird back in to the yard...

On this cold snowy morning he stands in the snow with
his head held high and his tail even higher.

The Tufted Titmouse is enjoying the new peanut feeder.

Among the many 'grape snatchers' I have the
Gray Squirrel is the funniest to watch.

Each window holds a different view.... This is my side
kitchen window and I can look far up the hill
to the tree line. The red star marks the spot of
the hawk I see with his white chest shining in the sun.

The first picture I take is out the window....just in case as
I open the door he flies.....

Then I quickly dress and go out onto the porch...
This picture has more clarity than the first.

Then..... out into the yard and about 25 feet closer.
(you'll need to click for a closer view)

I get past the bushes and to a spot where I have a clearer shot
and a closer one too....

Bye Bye Mr. Red Tail.... Thank you for stopping by.

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


The Birdlady said...

These are so beautiful! You have the
water bowl set up so nicely.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It was refreshing to see all the Mourning Doves,I mss them in winter.Amazing pictures of the hawk.

Marsha said...

Aren't those water bowls great? I love mine as well.

How wonderful to see the bird activity you have and I could picture you sneaking up on the hawk! Great post.

Richard said...

Great hawk pictures. I guess you can now be called a "Space Invader".

Bird Girl said...

What a great backyard bird day you had!!! Love the fat little fluffy red-belly shot! And the squirrel eating grapes is precious! Those hawk shots are amazing - but what's even more amazing it that you SAW that thing where the red star indicates - super job, girl!

Tina said...

What a nice series of photos to follow today..I love your quote by J. Burroughs, how true that statement is!
Your hawk looks well fed! How nice you have so many views to watch ea. day!
Like your new peanuts holder!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your site so much. Amazing pictures! Can you tell me where to buy that heated bird bowl? I've searched on line with no luck. Thanks! Robin

Robin said...

So sorry...I failed to identify myself in my last post inquiring about the bird bowl. Robin

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