Monday, February 27, 2012

My Backyard Birds

Eastern Bluebird
Here are some more pictures of some of my hungry little Backyard Birds --taken during January/February.   Even though we haven't had a harsh winter this year,  the birds still come to the feeders constantly.   I am so glad that I can feed them, especially this time of year.   Above is an all-time favorite,  one of our little Eastern Bluebirds.   Be sure and click on the pictures to see them larger.




Downy Woodpecker





White-Breasted Nuthatch





Female Northern Cardinal





Gray Catbird





Tufted Titmouse





Eastern Bluebirds
This one is a little fuzzy (through a window and screen) --but I loved watching the male and female Bluebirds check out the nestbox.    It's a little early for them to be nesting yet--but they certainly did check it out!!!!!




Pileated Woodpecker
Finally,  I always have to show a picture of another favorite,  one of our Pileated Woodpeckers..  Isn't he a beauty????

Hope you had a great weekend.   I hope also that you enjoyed seeing more of some of my wonderful Backyard Birds...

Hugs,
Betsy

59 comments:

Ms. A said...

Love that cute little tufted titmouse!

Beth said...

What a wonderful way to start my Monday--looking at your beautiful birds! Such blessings they are!
My favorite by far is the Eastern Bluebird---love their stance, color, and expressions.
Hope this is a great week for you, Betsy! ♥b

the cuby poet said...

What a delightful collection of birds my favourites being the pileated woodpecker and the bluebirds - so pretty.

Big Dude said...

The bluebird in tha forst shot seems to have a "go ahead I dare you " expression

Sandra said...

you do have the cutest little round blue birds, and I love the little black and white wood pecker. he is really handsome.

Pam said...

We saw a few robin's this past weekend! I think spring is right around the corner.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your backyard stays busy!!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I always love your bird photos...Have a beautiful week!!!

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah yes, I get many of those at my back yard feeder too especially the cardinal.

Crystal Mary said...

Birds are beautiful creatures with no idea what a blessing they are. I like Woody Woodpecker with the red hair.. he is so funny. I used to wonder how his head didn't ache from all of that pecking.

Harriet said...

Birds are so much fun to watch. You have a great place to watch and get pictures!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful birds Betsy!
It's nice to have those birds visiting isn't it?! The woodpecker is gorgeous, and they are quite big also. I love the cute little blue birds :)
Have a fantastic Monday!

Eva

diane b said...

I love the chubby (puffed up) blue bird with its orange chest.

Daisy said...

Great pictures, Betsy. My favorite would have to be the bluebird. I love those bright colors. :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Just keep on sharing those birdies,I love them. I have a little twinge of jealousy every time I see the PIleated at your feeder. I would just like to see one again.It's been a long time.

Out on the prairie said...

i hope the bluebirds come back to use that nestbox, lovely selection

amelia said...

Lovely pictures of gorgeous birds!

Since we've moved we now have a HUGE flock of snow buntings probably 200 plus. They are from the high Arctic and they overwinter here which can't be much better!!

linda m said...

Love your bird pictures. I don't have the bluebirds but I do have the other ones. I can't believe how -like you said- with the mild winter we are having the birds are eating me out of house and home. I do enjoy watching them tho.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your beautiful, colorful birds, Betsy! Your photos are fantastic! Have a great week and some SUN hopefully!!

Sylvia

Shug said...

all of these birds are beautiful, but I think my favorite is the woodpecker!! I just love that "RED"
Your blessings are so great and are very much appreciated in the photos that you share with us...
Have a fab-u-lous day.
shug

Pearl@serenitycove said...

The bluebirds are always a favorite of mine, but I always get excited when a pileated shows up. Very impressive birds!
Question Betsy. I took out my word verification (I don't like them either) but started getting spam comments right away. How do you stop that? Thank you...Pearl

TexWisGirl said...

we have a pair of pileateds here, too! so exciting! wish we got your catbirds, though!

Karin said...

Those birds are gorgeous and so blessed to be able to feast at your outdoor buffet! Have a great week! It will be a while before we have some birds - besides the sparrow and magpies - around here!

Linda said...

What a lovely set of photos to start out the week with!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

they're all beauties, but i love the cardinal the very bestest! lol =)

W. Latane Barton said...

Birds certainly fill my heart with joy so I appreciate you sharing your birds with me. I don't see any bluebirds at my feeders. I wonder why!!

Maple Lane said...

Morning Betsy, I loved seeing your birds. I miss seeing a larger variety of birds here at the new house, so I really enjoy you sharing yours! Have a wonderful day.

Ginny said...

YEAH, your birds! My favorite is the first one of the bluebird, that really ought to be framed and put somewhere. The catbirds are usually so sleek, yours is all puffed up, he must be cold!

Diane AZ said...

I always enjoy seeing the birds that visit your backyard. The Downy Woodpecker is really cute!

Nancy said...

Your photographs are just beautiful....I could look at them all day...My favorite is the Eastern Bluebird; his colors are just amazing....

Brenda said...

I just love ALL your little birds! Such beautiful photography of each one; even of the little blue birds picking their house. I think they are staking a claim. SO ADORABLE!
Thanks, Betsy.
Brenda

Linda G. said...

Nice pictures of your backyard birds. My favorite this time, always, is the bluebird. I wish we had them here!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I still haven't seen a pilated around here, darn it! Love the bluebird in the first photo...that's my favorite!

nanny said...

I always enjoy your feathered visitors....you have a great variety...

Busy Bee Suz said...

Betsy, they are all so cute!!!
In my next life, I want to be a bird and I will plant myself in your yard and eat like a queen!!!

Mary said...

A great assortment as usual! I'm happy to see the Catbird. They haven't shown up here yet. Always love your pileated!

Lady Di Tn said...

Love the birds photos. Prince was reading that February when they start looking for a nest so he put up 4 new boxes this weekend. We have a couple of pileated woodpecker but they have never come to eat at the feeders. Peace

Chatty Crone said...

Betsy I love all your birds that you photographed - such beauty. I guess my favorite if I had to pick was the pleated woodpecker. Love, sandie

Neal said...

Beautiful Betsy. Of course the bluebird is my favorite.

Rohrerbot said...

Love the shots. Really nice pictures from that camera of yours:) I've never seen a Gray Catbird before....and the Titmouse is cool. We don't have those here:) I need to get one of those cameras.....that would be fun to capture on film:)

LV said...

Wish you would have talk with your birds. Tell them to take a trip to Texas.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

All gorgeous of course - but that little gray catbird was just adorable.

Arkansas Patti said...

Maybe the weird weather is shaking up the breeding cycles.
Your blue birds are so pretty. The english sparrows have run mine off.

Ann said...

The bluebirds are doing a little house hunting are they?....lol Hopefully they like the neighborhood there
Love all your bird shots. you sure do get a nice variety

Angela said...

Wow! Wow! and Wow! Those are some amazing pictures Betsy! Such a wonderful selections of birds in your yard. Loved them all!

Hugs,
Angela

Chip Allen said...

Wish we had the bluebirds and Pileated woodpeckers here. They're beautiful and I'd love to photograph them.

Nava said...

I love the Bluebirds. We do not get to see the Pileated often enough.

Rose said...

It would be hard to choose just one of these...wonderful shots, Betsy!

S. Etole said...

What a colorful variety of birds you have.

Darla said...

Love, love the Eastern Bluebirds. I am back to my original blog at blogspot. I cannot get the design tab to work....having a few health issues around here is why I haven't been around much..

Happyone said...

The blue bird is my favorite!!

imac said...

You have some very colourful birds over the pond my friend.

Catherine said...

Your birds always make me happy Betsy! I can sit and watch my birds for hours and hours. Especially those little nuthatches. They have such personality! :)
xo Catherine

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I love your backyard birds! I keep hearing a woodpecker--I just can't find him!

Carletta said...

Watching and feeding the birds is certainly something we have in common Betsy. Their little antics make my day. When I walk out of my bedroom each morning my feeders are the first thing I look out.
We have a bluebird in their box already as well and I'm pretty sure a pileated has been hammmering away the past two mornings but I haven't spotted him yet.
Lovely shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

I always love to see your adorable little backyard visitors Betsy. While they are all so cute the little Tufted Titmouse is my favorite, I would really like to see those here.

Loren said...

They are all sooo pretty! What a treat to watch them in your own back yard! I will have to look @ yours and see if any of our are the same so I know what kind they are LOL :)

Annie said...

That Eastern Bluebird is just the sweetest little thing. You are sooo lucky to have such a beautiful array of avian friends.

Catches the Eye said...

Hi Betsy I just popped over from GREAT GRAN'S AND WAS rather concerned she hasn't posted for a while. I was wondering if you have heard anything.
Your photo's are so Beautiful , so glad I popped over to see them.
Best Sheila thank you.