Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Word Bird Wednesday 10

It's Wednesday--well, Tuesday night-- and that can mean only one thing---Word Bird Wednesday with Springman over at The Pine River Review!  So, grab your camera, your love of birds and your desire to see some great pictures from all around the world and join us!


This week I am featuring my deck visitors.  There were several other visitors, but they wouldn't be still long enough for me to capture their picture. 

Blue Jay who wanted to be left alone to feast.

Yellow-rumped warbler---such a pretty little bird.

My old friend the Cardinal.

Grackle alert!



And, at the bird bath (though it was still somewhat frozen):

A lone mourning dove.

This guy walks into a bar....


22 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

Saw the same birds out my window today except for the bath at the public bath house telling jokes! That was too cute.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a series of characters! Wonderful, interesting photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a wonderful assortment of birds.Who needs a TV when there are that many birds to watch? :)
Ruth

Farm Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by and I have to say you have some of the most beautiful photography I have come across. Gosh, your birds are beautiful. I have spent 3 months on my head practically trying to get a picture of a Eastern Phoebe. I never thought about putting out bird seed.
I really enjoyed them.

mick said...

That's a great variety of birds. All great photos but the red cardinal is my favorite!

Sally in WA said...

Oh, I miss seeing cardinals!

holdingmoments said...

What a colourful garden you have with these visitors. The Cardinal and the Blue Jays are my favourites; such rich colours.

Springman said...

I love your sense of humor! This guy walks into a bar...Wonderful. Your bird bath is definetly the place to be, standing room only!

Neil said...

Love the blue on the Jay great photos.

Jane said...

The blue jay is gorgeous and the final photo is very appealing too - they all look such great little characters. Are they grackles too?

EmptyNester said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments everyone! Word Bird Wednesday is not only fun but the photos of all the different birds are just amazing!

Barb- you should start posting your birds for WBW!

Greyscale- thank you!


Good point Ruth!

Farm Girl- you are much too kind, but I thank you so much!

Mick and Sally- I love cardinals too!

Holding- I love their colors also!

Springman- that's the first thing that came to mind when I saw them all standing there!

Neil- he was a pretty one!

Jane- yes, they are grackles! And they were so entertaining that day!

Dixxe said...

You had a deck fullof awesome birds!! Some people think grackles are a PIA but I love them...they come over here in huge noisey flocks and sit in the tree and grumble for a while then move on...Great PHOTOS!!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent bird shots. I have always loved Cardinals but have never seen one in real life. We don't have them out here. Same with the Blue Jay--we have Stellar Jays and they are all blue (so we call them blue Jays). MB

EmptyNester said...

Dixxe- thanks! I enjoy them so very much!

Small- Cardinals were my dad's mother's favorite bird--I think that's why I love them so much. Plus they're RED which is my favorite color!

Gary said...

Great visitors to your garden, so bright even the grackles with their shiny blue. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hilke Breder said...

I enjoyed my visit here. Beautiful assembly of birds - makes me long for warmer weather.

theconstantwalker said...

Lovely images of some beautiful birds. Many thanks for sharing.

NeighGirl said...

Thanks for following me :P
Grate pics,
Neighgirl

Saimi said...

Wow, such a variety of birds!! You did an amazing job capturing each one!!

JM said...

What a great variety of visitors! Lucky you. :-)

EmptyNester said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for all the wonderful comments! I have visited all your blogs now and completely enjoyed the photos and the reading of your words!

Denise G said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I love the Blue Jay... Perhaps because I'm from Ontario LOL..