Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dodging Hawks

The backyard feeders are a little quieter these days.
Those that have been brave enough to stay and enjoy my buffet,
are the feature of today's entry.
 
There are several "feather piles" by the feeders,
I try not to look.
These images were all taken on February 9th, 2013
during our snow storm Nemo.
 
Titmouse
 
Brown Headed Cowbird
 
Yellow Rumped Warbler
 
Two of this guy, because he is super cute!!
 
Male House Finch
 
And he gets two also, because he looks so pretty with the snow.
 
Male Cardinal
 
Female Cardinal 
 
White Throated Sparrow
 
Blue Jay
the last two were taken on January 30th
 
These guys are all hanging around, along with those big bad Hawks!!
The Hawks are raising a ruckus, but we're not going anywhere!
 

28 comments:

  1. so glad to hear that. silly hawks. please learn to play nice & be our friend. ( :

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  2. Well the ones who have stayed are gorgeous....

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  3. I love the little yellow rumped guy! {and you know I'm jealous of your cardinal in the snow!} Happy Saturday!

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  4. You are a lucky girl being visited by such beautiful birds. Your photo's are great.
    Have a wonderful day Debbie

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  5. They are brave little birds. The photos are stunning. Happy Saturday!

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  6. What a fantastic collection of bird pictures. Congratulations.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. What wonderful birds you have coming to your feeders. The little rumpled
    one is my favorite!

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  8. Gorgeous little birds Debbie. You took the words right out of my mind... as I was scrolling down and saw the first pic of the Yellow Rumped Warbler - soooo cute!

    Yes, those little piles of feathers are sad. Hooray for all the sweeties who grace your garden.

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  9. Each of these pictures is gorgeous.The Yellow-rumped Warblers are so cute.

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  10. debbie, these are just awesome! every one of them! your bird photos are getting even better!

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  11. Wonderfully clear photos of these beauties.

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  12. These are all wonderful Debbie!

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  13. Wow, the Hawk is still hanging around. I am glad these birds were all safe. Your photos are all beautiful. Happy Weekend!

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  14. Glad the hawk is not winning. You have such beautiful birds and you capture the beauty so perfectly. Hugs B

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  15. Look at all these cute little guys. The hawks are pretty magnificent birds too and they have to eat as well, but I hope they choose to pick a dining room other than the one right outside your window. Such wonderful pictures Debbie. You are such a talented photographer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

    xo Danielle

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  16. I am never quick enough (or have quite the right equipment) to get shots of birds. but I do so love watching the variety of them all over our place. Early this morning the were about 20 mini bluejay looking things right outside my kitchen window.
    You are one talented lady with your bird photos. I am in awe.

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  17. I am so sorry to hear it. It is that time of year, everything gets hungry.
    We have a huge fox trying to figure out how to get in my back yard. At least the hawks that show up here this time of year haven't arrived. I do hope they move on soon. I think they think they have found McDonalds. Oh I have learned more about birds from your photos than my birding books. :)

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  18. They are so sweet, and your photographs of them are really wonderful, Debbie. I sure hope those hawks go away soon.

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  19. You should be very proud of your beautiful photos. I sure enjoy them.

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  20. So pretty! I need you to identify all of my feathered babies.

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  21. These are wonderful, Debbie! The snow adds a nice touch! I think female cardinals are one of the prettiest birds out there! You might think I'm crazy, but I'd love to have a hawk problem right now. I rarely see them. Plus, I've got a ton of House Sparrows they'd be welcome to dine on! :-)

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  22. Beautiful shots, Debbie! I don't have hawks in my yard, but some kind of black bird that loves to devour my suet and other seed. I shoo them away the minute I see them, but I guess I need to zoom in with the camera on one and see if I can figure out just what they are! I know we have Grackles in the spring and summer, but these have a shorter tail. Grackles are pesky, too!

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  23. I must be very happy if I am these birds for having my pictures taken so well.

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  24. What a colorful collection of sweet birds -- those darn hawks.

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  25. Debbie, I wish our feeders were either closer to the house OR that I had a wonderfully long telephoto lens but failing both of these I could enjoy your wonderfuly shots. Yes, we also have a predator - a sharp-shin hawk, who regularly comes around looking for a meal. I have shooed him away more than once and continue to be on the lookout whenever the feeders get very quiet.

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  26. Wow, those are just beautiful photos. I love the warbler. I wish I had them around me.

    We had a hawk sitting in the tree in our front yard a couple of weeks ago. I've never seen one perch there before.

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  27. You really got a colorful shot of that finch. Nice!

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