Sunday, March 19, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 9

The snow in our area didn't last long. A Dark-eyed Junco looked stunning with the snow in the background. Love his pink bill. 



Finch in the Snow . . .



The White-throated Sparrow was in the trees and at the feeders during the snow. It is the first one I have photographed here in Kentucky. They only visit in the winter in our area.




The snow melted pretty quickly.  This cute little male Downy posed for several cute shots. 



A day after the snow was gone, I saw a  bird fly to a branch in the tall hickory trees in our front yard and was pretty sure it was a Northern Mockingbird but needed to zoom in on my pics for a better look. His dark eyeline seems pretty noticeable in the pic below. 




The male Goldfinches are gaining more of their bright yellow color as spring approaches.




There you have it for this week's At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 9.  Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Joining these great parties:


Met Monday

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon



Monday, March 13, 2017

St. Patty's Tablescape - A Leprechaun Is Caught

Have you seen a little bearded guy wearing a green coat and hat? This little guy likes to partake in mischief. I've been looking for a little guy like this and think I have him "under hat." See what you think.




Although he is often making or mending shoes, today he has a special place on my St. Patty's Day table. You can see he is under a bell jar so he won't get away.





For the table, I'm using a St. Patty's Day table runner and napkins that I made for the occasion.


A stack of Bordallo Pinheiro green cabbage plates is perfect for the day. 





A stained glass shamrock made by my friend, Linda, also sits on the table runner. She sell them on her ebay store - Trace Creek Blues and has lots of neat hand-made items in her shop.




There you have it, a fun table for St. Patty's Day. 



I hope the leprechaun will grant me three wishes and then he will be free - Judy

Linking to:


The Scoop  on Tuesday



Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday evening

Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Thoughts of Home on Thursday @ White Spray Paint
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Friday morning








Saturday, March 11, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 8

We received snow last night here in Western Kentucky and the birds are in a feeding frenzy. I've been taking pics of them for a couple of hours.




The birds look so beautiful in the snow, especially the female cardinals.




The male cardinals looks so brilliant in the snow too. 



Goldfinches are in the trees.





Thanks for stopping by for a look at the birds in the snow - Judy.

Linking to:


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 7

I'm still filling my feeders daily for my feathered friends. A Cedar Waxwing was high in the trees by my deck and I was able to snap an okay pic to share with you. This is the first one I have been in my trees since moving here a year ago. Notice the bright yellow tip on his tail. 




Lots of house finch, purple finches and goldfinches are at the feeders. Here's the female purple finch. Notice her white eyebrow.



Take a look at the female house finch and her lack of a white eyebrow. 



I had a robin visit this week.




Nuthatches too.




Take a look at the American Robin.



I see Northern Cardinals daily.  




Thanks for stopping by to see the birds in my feeders and trees - Judy.



Linking to:


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon



Thursday, February 9, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 6

The weather in our area has been crazy. Yesterday, it was in the sixties which was exceptionally warm for February and now today we are in the twenties. I have been keeping my feeders full all winter so my yard birds have plenty to eat. With the dramatic change in temperature today, the birds have been in a frenzy. All of my images were taken today, February 9, 2017, as I observed their change in behavior.


The goldfinches have been all over the feeders and in the trees just waiting their turns to eat.


They were even fussing at each other.



Their feathers are puffed out trying to stay warm.



Their frenzy continued. They were here most of the day.




Then they would be gone for a short while. 




They continued to return until late in the day.






I captured the female Northern Cardinal puffing her feathers to hold in body heat. 




She also left and returned many times during the day. 




Even the tiny Carolina Chickadee has remarkable insulation from it's feather in the cold weather and days like this one.


Please remember to keep your feeders full for our feathered friends - Judy.

Linking to:

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon