Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sun's OUT finally!

We had rain for nearly the entire month of December and it was so humid and yukky we had the ac on for 3 weeks! But then finally the SUN was able to persevere. 


 Then BLAST!!!! now its overnights in the upper teens and high of 40! Heats ON! So the sun came out..I joined my yard birds outside, these are my regular guests no surprises since the Rusty Blackbird I posted a few weeks back.  

One of our lady darkeyed Junco's waiting her turn at the feeder!


Of course Northern cardinals are one of the most numerous birds in our yards is it not uncommon for 8-10 to be in one bush waiting...


Red bellied woodpeckers, whose bellies are not really red but reddish, are so cool they hang out on the tree trucks and are not too bothered by my presence in the yard..



There has been a brown tree creeper hanging out but I can never get him in the open to snap a shot of him I plan to keep trying...but I found this little puffed up white throated sparrow was not the least interested in hiding he was trying to warm up.  Look at those beautiful little feathers..."o)


and the camellia bush got a chance to bloom before the tempts dropped to 24 and turned them brown...


In the front yard where the cedars grow my old buddy Milo the Mockingbird, (I have no way of knowing this IS him but it makes me happy to think it could be so it IS as far as Im concerned ;o) was soaking up the last rays of the warming sun before it dipped low....he is guarding HIS cedar tree and its full of berries I had hoped cedar wax wings may come but he won't share if they do drop by... he will chase the entire flock away!  He wants all those berries for himself. 


...and there goes Mr Solar on his way down tonight...


I didn't take any photos yet but I am rehabbing another bird.  Once she is well I will. 
I cleaned up and made some tiny changes to my blog page here...got rid of some stuff I was tired of seeing and may trim more..and did you know now you can do a Highlighted Post, I have one in my right column, and did you know now you can drag and drop your photos into blogger? Sure is easier..give it a try!

ONE of the 3 art canvases has arrived I really like it!! When the other 2 arrive I will share the "hanging" with y'all. 

PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

12 comments:

  1. Happy new year! Having to use my phone i dont know if i will be a le to figure this out again :( your birds are beautiful

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    1. Thank you Jo, I hope your get your internet woes all behind you soon...thank you so much for making the effort to come and leave a nice comment for me!

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  2. I am envious of you having all those cardinals -- they are still an exotic bird to me (none in the Pacific Northwest). We see some around here, even occasionally in the RV Park, but nothing like the number you have, lucky girl! Love all the birds you show .... what weird weather you are having. Hope it gets itself normalized pretty soon.

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    1. I never tire of seeing them... locally we call them Redbirds, and they are here year round. I love the females too and we enjoy watching them go through the nesting season too.

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  3. Great bird shots. What lens do you use. The cardinals are stunning, so vibrant.

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    1. Hi Dave, I don't use anything fancy its a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ70 it has a 60X digital zoom. It's a point n shoot but the size of most Nikon or Canon bodies.

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  4. I forgot to say hi to Milo ...I'm sure it is he! Also loved the camellia, so soft and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you I always enjoying see Milo, he is such a brave guy too...he flew into the porch the other day I had the door wedged open while I was doing some work...and he flew in..but he didnt panic he found his way out...

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  5. What a difference a bit of sunshine makes. Everything looks brighter and cheerier for sure and spirits soar all around.

    Looking forward to seeing your canvas art! Thought of ordering some myself but can't chose which one(s).

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    1. I ordered mine from Easy Canvas, they run many specials and I got free shipping, they are out of Texas. I like them and I'll include in my next post.

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  6. At least you have colourful birds to see amid they rain

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    1. Hi John, Yes and they always bring me joy rain or shine!

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