Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Week: Wild Birds

It is Valentine's week so I thought it would be appropriate to post something in red for this week's wild bird meme.  Of course, one of winter's most handsome feathery fellows would be the cardinal. I caught this fellow outside and through my dining room window about the time he landed on the suet feeder - his wing still spread.
I'm Back!!
Earlier this evening at around 5:30 I glanced out my sunroom window and saw three or four robins. I grabbed the camera and got just a few shots before something scared them (probably me at the window) and they flew away. Looking through my archives they are a little later than last year. Look at those buds on the oak tree - a sure sign of hope and renewal.
Guess that silly ole groundhog was right. Spring is on its way!
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

30 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the robins are always such a welcome sign!

Karen said...

Love those Robins - a sure sign! Wish we had Cardinals, here. They are so pretty! xx

diane b said...

They must cheer up winter. The cardinal looks like he's doing a circus act.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Carletta, I am a first time visitor and enjoyed seeing this post and recent ones, the rain drops on the window were very clever. I too enjoy taking photos of ordinary, everyday things. Please feel free you drop in for a visit to our blog place one day as the Welcome mat is always out.

Red said...

Robins are pretty irregular. The time they show up varies widely. However, it's always great to see them.

Tricia Hays said...

they're beauties & both Cardinals & Robins are a welcome site for me... Cardinals just because they're my fave & Robins as a sure sign of Spring.
YaY Spring! =)

Rose said...

I haven't seen a robin here at home yet, but we were out somewhere and I saw one. Must stay cold longer here in town...but sure is nice to see one anywhere.

Leave It To Davis said...

I do think the groundhog was right...but then, we have a saying here: If it thunders in February, there will be frost in April. We are in for a huge frost in April if that's true, because it thundered more than I ever heard in my life night before last!

Jerry Kromer said...

Carletta,

I am always amazed at your bird pictures. Like you I have bird feeders around my yard but I never seem to draw the kind of colorful birds that you do. Perhaps it is because I live in suburban Denver, CO and we just don't have the variety of birds that you have. One question for you though - how do you get such excellent photos? Are you taking the pictures through the glass of a window? Just wondering as I would love to get some pictures of the birds that come to my feeders.

Thanks - Jerry
http://adadandhisboy.blogspot.com

HansHB said...

Lovely shots!
Perfect for WBW!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shot of the robin!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, love your pretty Cardinal and Robin. I am happy that Spring is nearly here. Happy Valentine's Day!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I've enjoyed taking a peek into your beautiful blog too. I'll be back I'm sure!

mick said...

Beautiful color on the birds. I'm sure your spring must be coming because our summer is finally going! I no longer have to cool my bedroom down with the air conditioner before I can sleep!

Carole M. said...

lovely moments captured, beautiful birds

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hooray for Spring...and cardinals make me smile whenever I see them! Happy Valentine week!

Karen said...

Great cardinal shot. We are waiting to see robins, a bit early for them here though.

ladyfi said...

What beautiful splashes of colour!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures lovely "saying / quote" - I ♥ saying. Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures.

With everyday you move closer to spring, we move closer to the autumn and the risk of terrible fires falls.

The buds do not look too far from bursting.


Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos and always enjoy the quotes. Happy Valentine!

EG CameraGirl said...

Perfect for Valentine's Day, Carletta!

The days are getting noticeably longer so yes, spring is getting closer. Temperature-wise I don't feel much improvement yet. :))

Cindy said...

Beautiful captures! Cardinals and Robins two of my favorites. Found you through WBW.

JunieRose2005 said...

I've seen Robins around our place recently..always a thrill for me because they don't always stop by here.

Cardinals - we have all year.

I always enjoy seeing your bird pictures!

imac said...

Great shots, but its not spring here - Its snowing again

NatureFootstep said...

nice to hear that spring is comming. It is snowing here today. :(

Love that robin.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots! I like the Longfellow quote.

Linda said...

Great shot of the cardinal!
I'll be glad to see spring, though this winter has had some mild and warm days.

Wally Jones said...

Nothing better than some red birds to brighten things up!
Thank you for sharing them today!

Marie said...

Beautiful red birds! A very nice Valentines/Wild Bird post!