Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hanging out at the feeder

I could sit all day and watch the birds at the feeder.
And what a busy feeder it has been lately.

 I have the feeder hanging right outside my back window.  
I sometimes wonder if they can see me
snapping off shots of them.


Here is a Spotted Towhee..
I usually don't know the names of Birds, but I looked these up.
So if I am wrong, Please me know.







A cute little Blacked-capped Chickadee.



Dark Eyed Junco
These guys are quick.  I finally got a shot that wasn't all blurry.  



 This guy showed up a little bit late to the party.



But now that he found the feeder 
he will do what ever it takes to get to those seeds.


I hope everyone's enjoying the Holiday Season.
We are still here in Washington State and It has been darn right cold.
But we have been out and about not letting the
cold keep us down.  We are hoping to make it to the
Hoh Rain Forest this coming up week to do some Hiking.
I am sure it will be raining. But who doesn't like to hike in the rain.
It's the darn wind that I don't like to hike in.


I just want to say thanks once again for all the kind comments
I know I have been slow at getting around to seeing your blogs,
but I really haven't been on the computer much.
I do hope you are all doing well.

Hugs~


47 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that squirrel is the CUTEST!!!! OMG! :)

love the junco, too - so cool you get to see the tri-color version there. and the towhee is a handsome fellow!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing shots of those cuties Linda, I could almost use STILLNESS to described them, awesome!
I know you are having fun whatever the weather is!!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love all the photos, how nice to be able to watch them so near. They are all birds we don't have here in Germany. Keep well, and take care of yourself! Hugs, Valerie

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT Photos!
Nature is so inspiring!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

What beautiful birds, Linda! It's fun to see ones that I've never seen before. I don't like wind, but I have to say, I wouldn't feel like hiking in the rain either! Today I am snuggled up in a blanket, healing. Sleepy day...

S. Etole said...

The birds offer a good deal of entertainment and of course the squirrels are part of the package. Great photos.

Gayle Price said...

Hey Linda, beautiful little birds and your photos of them are just brilliant. I am so loving following you around on your travels and I'm so glad I can do it on Instagram too. Hiking sounds like fun and I'm definitely with you on the wind issue.... it's not fun doing anything in the wind, unless you're sailing maybe.:) I hope you are enjoying the lead up to Christmas....I'm not organised but that's nothing new. Safe travels my friend xx

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the camper ornament in your blog header! Too CUTE! And your bird feeder photos are just FABULOUS!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful photos of the birds and squirrel....hiking in the rain........wow you must really love it....Annette x

Terry said...

I think you have not been on the computer as much as you are totally enjoying life and that is cool, GF! Love the photos! My DD in Portland has let me know it was only 11 degrees last night! We hit 25!!! Enjoy and sending warmer hugs!

Lynnda said...

Enjoying your photos Linda....they are beautiful! Oh yeah please keep warm.... hugs... x

Saun said...

Love the birds and that little squirrel. Great shots enjoy your hike.

Catherine said...

Oh you are getting some very sweet guests at your feeder Linda! Adorable! I put out extra bird seed this weekend due to our extreme cold. I don't want my bird friends to freeze their tail feathers!!!

Have a happy week my friend!
xo Catherine

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, those birds are magnificent. Stay safe!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such gorgeous photos!! Love them!!!!!

Kathy McB said...

Beautiful captures my friend :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Love all the wildlife! :) TFS

Virginia L. said...

I am sorry that I have been absent in coming to your blog! I really appreciate your stopping by! I hope you continue to enjoy your exploring in Washington State. I hope the weather stays dry and sunny for you. I adore all of the amazing photos and I will share them with my son as he love little animals! I know he will get a kick out of it :) HUGS to you, Linda!

Becca said...

Aw, love all the bird photos Linda, and the chickadee remains my favorite probably because they built a nest at our house last spring! I agree with Teresa…that squirrel is CUTE! I think he looks pretty much like the ones we have here in Kirkland, maybe that one is a little darker. Anyway…yea…it's freezing! I'll be glad when it warms up next week to the 40's! (still hoping' for "flurries" on Tuesday though…I think it would be pretty! LOL Have fun at the Hoh Rain Forest…that place is amazing!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Gorgeous Linda! A win-win situation with the birds happy and you and your camera happy. Aren't the little birds just delightful!

You may enjoy my post from last week (I know you've seen my more recent ones) about a little bird visitor.
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/and-thenhe-looked-at-me.html

Tracy said...

Your tweet pictures are fantastic. I'm always amazed at the great shots you are able to capture. I had one of those tricky squirrels figure out how to get to my feeder too. Hope you get to go on your hike and find some good things to share with us. Hugs!

Crafting Queen said...

Such sweet photos. Have a great week and enjoy your adventure.

Crafting Queen said...

Such sweet photos. Have a great week and enjoy your adventure.

Crafting Queen said...

Such sweet photos. Have a great week and enjoy your adventure.

Lynnda said...

Hi Linda.... I think you misunderstood... I should have been more clearer... Tomorrow I will be 31 weeks pregnant!... LOL.... hugs....x

Sylvia said...

I have been missing your photo's, Linda, so glad to see you back this week. I love the birds as well, looks like your pesky squirrel is quite well fed. Have a happy Monday, it is still cold here as well!

Lynn said...

OH MY GOODNESS, your photos are out of this world-if those beautiful little creatures know you are there, they do not care, you and your camera are a friend.

Pride In Photos said...

It is amazing how close you can get to these lovely creatures!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wowsers Linda...you are an amazing photographer. I especially love the chickadee...we get a lot of those on our feeders too.

Your shot of downtown Port Townsend is just lovely. It's so enjoyable to walk in places that have that charm.

Stay warm! Hope you have a great hike! xo

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful shots! Amazes me that you can ever get any in focus at all, what with the quick movements of all those little critters. I'm smiling over that squirrel....I noticed one at my neighbor's feeder yesterday hanging completely upside down from the bottom of the feeder, and doing leg bends to get up to grab a seed before flopping upside down again. My gosh, those fellows are crafty, aren't they?

Gail Dixon said...

So good to see you again. I can understand why you haven't been online much with these cast of characters to entertain you! Beautiful shots of the birds, Linda. Enjoy hiking in the rain, but don't go and get yourself sick!

It's me said...

Happy new week....love from me...x !!

Charlene said...

I've had some adorable birds visiting me lately and I'm loving it!!!! I need to have my camera in hand!! LOVE the pics my friend!

Lisa Gordon said...

They are just adorable, Linda, ad your photographs of them are so wonderful!

I like to sit and watch the deer eat from our bird feeders. Yup, it's true! Over the past month or so, a mom and what look like twins. Same time, every day, and they do not leave until the feeder is completely empty. I so love watching them.

I wish you a wonderful week ahead, my friend! Stay warm!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Great shots! I really like to watch the birds as well. We got some snow over the weekend and all the birds came out. I gave them some seed to get them to stick around. That squirrel is the cutest!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What pretty birds and love the squirrrellly squirrrel....have fun on your hike!

yyam said...

Oh...these are gorgeous shots! Hope the weather works in your favour on your hike!

Justine said...

I hope you are enjoying washington, don't envy you the cold. These pictures are so good, do you put your camera on a tripod and wait with gloves and a warm drink?

Davi said...

Oh my friend I love your bird and squirrel pics today!! Im so glad you are getting to see so many wonderful sights and enjoying yourself so much! Stay warm :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what gorgeous shots ... you have so many beautiful birds visiting ...
Sending hugs!

Emily Keaton said...

These were so fun to look at, Linda! Thanks for sharing them!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos! I love these birds, catch with exquisite beauty in all!

Mascha said...

Wonderful pictures from a pretty live show!
(Since I have a cat, to my feeder comes not to many birds like in the past... - - - )

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow , these are wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I showed the spotted towhee photo to my hubby! Incredible! We've never seen one like that! Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So nice to see these birds, and that cute squirrel. I do love their funny ways.

Cindy said...

Your little birds and squirrel are beautiful, how fun to live in the wilderness with them.
Hugs, cindy