Monday, May 21, 2018

Birds On My Yard and More

It seems I can never catch up with pictures, but even though these are not from a day or so ago, the subjects remain interesting and, in my eyes, beautiful.


The male Purple Finch is a handsome fella and has a most beautiful voice as well.


Dark-eyed Juncos come through this area in early spring and late fall.I look forward to their cheerful twitter as they arrive in spring.


Common Redpoll is a bird I don't see every year.Usually they are in my area in winter, but this year a few showed up very early in spring or some might call it late winter.


The well known American Robin is a common bird and yet so very welcome each spring. Notice that this one has some unusual white spots on him.He is healthy and has been hanging around and feeding.


The Swans are beautiful and elegant.Unfortunately,I usually see them at too great a distance to get really good pictures.

Spring brings the various sparrows as well. The White-throated Sparrow is a cute bird.They also have a cheery song which brightens the yard each spring.


Love them or hate them, the Common Grackle is a beautiful bird.I can't say that I love their habits, such as being very messy eaters and also raiding other birds nests, but I still can appreciate their looks.


As the sun sets in the west, it paints a path of gold over the water.


Meanwhile in another part of the sky, the moon rises and sheds it's light on the now darkened world.


 Something to Think About:
Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.

16 comments:

  1. You got a beautiful shot of that little white-throated sparrow. And the grackle, too. They do have beautiful colors when the light hits them just right. Your closing thought is a good one!

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  2. Ruth, the different sounds of the returning birds brings life to the area just as the spring blooms open the beauty of each bud. The two seem to go hand in hand.

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  4. they are all simply beautiful, the birds I mean, my favorite is the junco and 2nd is the white throated sparrow. even the grackle is gorgeous with all those details of his feathers.

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  5. What great shots of wonderful birds and that sunset and the moon in the sky.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  6. I understand completely about seeming to never catch up on pictures, but these are all beautiful. I also love the quote at then end of your post.

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  7. I had to chuckle at your ending thought. :} Isn't that so very true?
    Your photos of those birds were awesome! Thank you fo sharing your beauty with us.

    Have a glorious day ♡

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  8. Appreciate your knowledge of birds and wonderful photos.

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  9. Lovely collection of bird pictures. I enjoyed every one.
    Like that saying. : )

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  10. Love all the bird images Ruth and that last shot oos stunning. Have a great week ahead

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  11. I love the shots of the birds! I hope to get better at that!

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  12. your bird captures are awesome, so crisp and clear!! love that sunset and the moon rise, both are exceptional!!!

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  13. Love seeing all of these beautiful birds...the purple finch is one of may favorites too. We have a visitor that returned yesterday as he does just about every year...a scarlet tanager who keeps trying to get in the house! For hours on end, this confused little guy pecks at our kitchen window and when he can't get in there, he comes to front and pecks a while!

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  14. You have so any birds to enjoy. I think they like Ruth’s buffet! I wonder if my little Junco couple will return to nest at our house again this spring?

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  15. Hi Ruth, First of all, I can’t get over how great that closing thought is. Wow, perfect! And you are so right about the photos … they are wonderful, regardless of when you snapped them. I see the Dark-eyed Juncos here in my yard too … they are such a fun bird to watch. What an excellent photo of the Common Redpoll. As usual, it is tough for me to pick a favorite because I like them all! :-) The White-throated Sparrow is just excellent! Thanks, as always, for sharing and for your kind words on my blog. Have a fine week ahead! John

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