Friday, May 31, 2019

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 38

Some of my favorite birds have visited recently. The Rose-breasted Grosbeak only visits my feeders in April and May. It's always exciting when the male and female return.



They enjoy eating safflower seeds at the feeders.





Another sweet bird that visits during the spring is the Indigo Bunting.



The Northern Cardinal is another favorite and he visits year round. I never tire of his visits.



The Goldfinch was the very first bird I started feeding back in the late 80's. Who wouldn't be attracted to their brilliant color. 





Thanks for stopping by for another "At the Feeders and in the Trees" post - Judy.


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Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
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Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday 

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings 
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Monday

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday
Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home





Friday, May 17, 2019

In the Bird Houses #2

Last summer, we put up three bluebird houses and got no takers. Recently, I posted about bluebirds in one of the houses. Now for a week or so, we started seeing other birds going in and out of another one of the bluebird house. The house they are using is further back from the two other houses. 



My husband sent me a text to bring the camera to come out and see if I could get some pics of the bird and identify it. I knew it looked to dark to be a bluebird; it looked dark gray.




I was shocked to see a titmouse on the house.  Hmm, I had no clue a titmouse would use a bluebird house.




Love the two pics in the collage below of the titmouse in flight. I thought he was going to fly right into me.




Not sure what this guy thought he was doing, but he didn't bother the house.





Here's the bluebirds in the bluebird house, in case you missed that post: A Visit from the Eastern Blue Bird (In the Birdhouses #1)




We moved two wren houses last year that were in the trees near our deck.  We hung them on a tree branch behind our shop in an area is quieter and not so busy with bird visiting the feeders.



We see the Carolina Wrens flitting around the trees by the shop. The pair sing all day long and are so fun to watch.



The wrens are now nesting in one of the houses. They are difficult to photograph because they generally move so quickly. One thing we have noticed, is the male seems to stand watch in a nearby branch while the female goes in the house. He doesn't move until she comes out. That may give me a chance to get more pics of the male.


Thanks for stopping by for my second post in this series: In the Birdhouses

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Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
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Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings 
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Monday

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life


My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday
Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Sundays at Home @ Little Farmstead on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday 


Sunday, May 12, 2019

A Visit from the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

It's always exciting when I get a new visitor to my feeders and this was one of those occasions. It was such a surprise to look out and see the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the suet feeder. 






I had to do a little reading about the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and found that the male and female sapsucker have a red forehead but the male also has a red throat. 




The red and white bold stripes along the face are pretty bold. 




He visited my suet feeder several days in a row, but seems to be gone now.










Thanks for stopping by to see the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker - Judy.

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Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday

I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings 
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Tuesday's At Our House @ Our Home Away From Home
Reader Tip Tuesday with this week's Craft & Recipe Party @ Jodie Fitz
Tutorials & Tips @ Home Stories A-Z

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Tuesday at 6pm

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound




Sunday, May 5, 2019

A Visit from the Indigo Bunting

The Indigo Bunting has only visited my feeders a couple of times and this was one of those lucky times.




They are such a pretty bird with their vibrant blue color and scattered dark markings on their wings and tail.



The bunting is really a black bird with no blue pigment in its feathers. The sunlight is refracted within the structure of the the bunting's feathers, making them appear blue. We only see them when the temps get warmer in our area.


Thanks for stopping by to see the Indigo Bunting - Judy.


Linking to:

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday

I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings 
Creative Mondays @ Claire Justine
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Monday
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday