Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Fine Feathered Friends

I enjoy seeing the birds around me.I will admit that there was a time where I was a more active birder, but I am quite certain that I will always love the birds and also try to get pictures of them.
Once again, all the bird photos in this post were taken on my yard, many in fact as I was standing on my deck.

Obviously,these pictures were taken a few weeks ago, because, by now the trees are bare and we have a layer of snow on the ground.
I think this Blue Jay looks so pretty, almost hidden by all the leaves.


I have a young Oak tree a short distance from the window feeder.This seems to be a favourite staging area for the birds.


On the deck railing,I have a heated birdbath.During most of the year it is simply a birdbath, but once we have freezing temperatures,I plug it in and the birds have access to water from which to drink.
This fall,I have enjoyed the presence of some Pine Siskins. It has been a couple of years since they have been around here.


The small Red-breasted Nuthatch is around all year.Recently I have seen up to three of them at once.This bird does not mind being close to humans, in fact will come so close that I can almost feel it's wings.


One final shot, this one without any bird in it.By now you all know that I love catching sunset pictures at Lake Minniwasta. Every sunset is unique and beautiful in its own way.


Closing Thought:
Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.

18 comments:

  1. Your portraits of your fine feathered friends are gorgeous, as is the sunset on the lake.

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  2. You have captured some beautiful birds. love your sunset and quote.

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  3. The little Nuthatch is adorable!And my next favorite is the beautiful and unusual first picture. We have been spending a lot of time bird watching this summer, like hours and hours a day driving to ponds.

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  4. I love your bird pics, we have a fondness for watching and admiring the birds. They are so unique and have such a personality. Thanks for sharing them. What a beautiful sunset you captured.

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  5. Wonderful photos dear Ruth. We have blue jays down here also and they have a very raucous bird call and you always know when they are around.

    Enjoy your day ~ FlowerLady

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  6. the pin siskin and the nuthatch make me feel warm and fuzzy, they are so tiny and perfect and look soft and cuddly... I know they appreciate having fresh water when everything is frozen...

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  7. Such pretty shots of the birds. Great that you have a heated waterer, I'm sure they love it and word gets around with them. Hope all is well with you, Ruth. Blessings, Diane

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  8. Pretty blue jay peeking out of the leaves. : )
    The sunset is breathtaking.

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  9. Really special birding moments! I didn't even know there was such a thing as a heated bird bath but no doubt the birds appreciate it in winter!

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  10. Oh I love seeing your birds you watch! My how nice to have one almost a pet! Yes each sunset is unique, beautiful

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  11. Such a beautiful set of images, Ruth. I love that first one! Also the one of the pine siskin. And the sunset is gorgeous.

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  12. What a great picture of the blue jay hidden in the leaves! I need to find a heated birdbath as well. With freezing temps, it would be a nice treat for the birds to have fresh water. All your pictures are gorgeous, but the sunset is really stunning! No, we never get tired of sunsets here either! Each one unique and special in its own way :)

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  13. I love seeing birds, too...have loved them as long as I can remember. I think I loved them before I even went to school I remember watching them out the window and counting the male cardinals...

    Love that sunset, too!

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  14. they sure like play hide and seek. I nearly over look the little fella in the 1st photo

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  15. Love the 2 shots at the bird bath and that sunsset is stunning.

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  16. awww, kindness, how wonderful it is!! love the nuthatch, i only see them during the winter!!

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  17. So neat to have these birds right off of your porch...I have to take a long walk to catch any this close except in the spring and summer when our martins are here. Love the closing shot- just beautiful!

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  18. I always enjoy photos of birds! Thank you for sharing.

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Ruth