Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Busy Backyard

Today's Greeting
It's not my backyard, but I wish it were. So much nicer than grass.
I feel a little guilty every time I hear someone say they aren't seeing birds. I have so many. And oh, how I love watching them..

After sitting at the computer so much, I think this would feel good to my neck.

Just looking beautiful.

World's most wonderful bluebird!

This little one still begs, but mama and dad have finally gotten firm.
Little fat one. Getting ready to travel.


Licking his lips!

22 comments:

Bird Girl said...

Your cup runneth over, birdlady! Wonderful yard full of birds and my favorite is the world's most wonderful bluebird getting a drink! That hummer is a beauty, too!

Rambling Woods said...

I love the little nutty. I think it was the second bird after the dees that started coming to my feeder and I just love them..all your photos are terrific.

Eve said...

Morning Helen,
Well, my hummers are gone...the starlings are beginning to swell and I saw a plam warbler yesterday! You know what that means!!! Beautiful photos as usual!

Jayne said...

My hummers are scarce too. How cute that bluebird is getting a drink!

fishing guy said...

Helen: All I can say is WOW, what a great series of bird photos. I think the flying hummer is outstanding. You outdid yourself with this series.

SweetAnnee said...

What wonderful pictures today!!!
thanks for the feast..deena

John Theberge said...

Yep, that's a great backyard.

Shellmo said...

I am EXTREMELY envious of all your birdy action - love your bluebirds and nuthatch!

Mary said...

Wonderful! My birds are starting to pick up a bit again. I think nuthatches would be good yoga teachers :-) I've still got some young birds begging, too. Saw a male goldfinch feeding his "baby" and got terrible pictures all out of focus.

Knatolee said...

They are all beautiful, but my favourite is the bluebird. I saw my first bluebird just this summer. Lovely photos!

NCmountainwoman said...

And oh, how we love watching your birds as well. We also have some very fat little hummingbirds, much fatter than the others. Lovely photographs.

Me and my puppies said...

These are wonderful ~ thanks for helping to make my day a little better.

Marsha said...

What wonderful shots today! Isn't it wonderful to have a backyard full of birds? They give me endless enjoyment. I especially enjoyed your cardinal and bluebirds two species I am unable to attract here.

pnfphotography said...

I enjoy your bird images a great deal it is hard for me to get a good picture of the many I have tried. I actually had a few hummers but your lil guy is a fatty. Always such a pleasure to see so many we do not have.

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Helen,
Great photographs of these wonderful little birds! I agree on your comment on the Nuthatch!

SAPhotographs said...

I love the bluebird Helen and the humming bird. Your pictures are excellent, I should practice more and start taking some too. :)

Roy said...

All lovely bird images Helen.

HANNIBAL said...

That hummer has a muffin top!--How funny!
Mine are chunking out too, but have never gotten that gut-angle you did!

jalynn01 said...

Such nice shots! My backyard is kinda quiet right now. The hummers are gone..I'm looking forward to colder weather and
B I R D S!!

kjpweb said...

Your backyard shots are mindboggling!
Fantastic, Helen - I think I need to come and visit! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

TSannie said...

You've fed them well!

I try to grow wildflowers in my yard and all I get is crabgrass and jewelweed. I swear "natural" lawns take as much work as the green ones.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, these are just amazing! I'm determined to do a little more with my yard to draw more birds. They've GOT to be around here somewhere! :-)