Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header Picture of the Autumn Bugler IRISES blooming in our yard during April a few years ago, gives me HOPE in this month of APRIL. That hope (during these hard times for all of us) is that the flowers will continue to bloom ---and bring us the HOPE for an awesome future!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Best of 2011: BIRDS

Two Pileated Woodpeckers playing Peek-a-boo around the tree--taken 1/13
Most of you know how much I love our Backyard Birds... Even though I haven't taken many photos lately,  I still love to watch the birds as they come to the feeders on our deck...

Today I'll show you seven of my favorite bird photos from 2011...  Hope you enjoy seeing them --and I promise I'll start taking some new pictures of these cuties soon. Be sure and click on the photos for enlargements.

Juvenile  Red-Bellied Woodpecker  --taken 7/21

Mrs. Bluebird is waiting her turn at the suet feeder.  Mr. Northern Flicker is taking his time eating and eating!!!  Taken 1/18

I love this picture of the female Eastern Bluebird.  Taken 2/8

I loved seeing these Turkey Buzzards when we visited Mt. Nebo in Arkansas --taken 3/31

This Rose-breasted Grosbeak visits us in spring and fall when they are migrating--taken 4/27.

And my favorite bird picture of 2011 goes to the "Shall we Dance"  Carolina Wrens--taken 8/7.
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Backyard Birds from 2011.  I hope to get many more great pictures in 2012...

Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you on Monday.