Monday, March 2, 2015

Wild Birds: Backyard Friends

Tufted Titmouse
 

American Cardinal
 

Chickadee
 

Mockingbird
(or an Angry Bird)
:)
 
It's Monday afternoon here as I type and the sun is shining brightly but many inches of snow still blanket the ground which has been the case since mid-February. It was snowing at three o'clock this morning because I heard the plow truck backing up on our rural road and got up to look where that incessant beeping sound was coming from in the middle of the night.

It is just above freezing at thirty-three degrees but tomorrow they are forecasting almost fifty degrees and rain. A warmup! The snow will be washed away! Well, for a bit. It seems the 's' word is in the forecast for Thursday with temps back down to twenty-four degrees. I am so ready for spring. I know it's coming. The first true sign of spring, Daylight Savings Time, begins this Sunday. Hoping the extra daylight hours help with the cabin fever and hoping more that this time next week I will be able to post my first sight of the robins returning to celebrate Spring. Well, a girl can hope!
Linking to Wild Birds with Stewart

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

great close-ups! and love the mocker! we've had melting but no sun! oh, well. it'll come when it's good and ready.

Mersad said...

Outstanding close-ups. And I am also so ready for spring!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful photos of the birds.

Red said...

That feels early for daylight savings time but I guess it's the rule.

Nancy said...

These are great close up shots. It's amazing they all seem to have such different personalities....Spring is coming; we just have to hold on little longer it seems....

Betsy Adams said...

Great birdie pictures... Your Mocker does look mad... I have a picture of a Pileated Woodpecker where he looked MAD like that...

We have warmed up this week --but another storm will come through here on Wed. Hope it's just rain and not ICE.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Oh, these are superb close-ups! Love that Titmouse. Had to giggle at the Mocking bird, he does look angry!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the cute birds. I even like the Angry bird. :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning close up images of all these birds. yes, spring is on the way, my little daffodils are blooming.

Adam Jones said...

That Mockingbird does look pretty angry about something. Great images.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

lovely photos, even that angry mockingbird is great to see.

George said...

Your photo of the Tufted Titmouse is excellent, but I have to admit that the 'angry bird' made me smile.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Carletta!:) What wonderful closeup pictures! Love them all but especially the Chicadee and the angry Mockingbird captures.
I hope your weather improves soon. We are exspecting warmer brighter weather within the next few days, and I'm glad of it. Spring is just around the corner, chin up!:)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of birds, Carletta.. I love the look on the Mocker! Great photos, enjoy your day!

Frank said...

A great series Carletta. Stay cheerful, Spring can't be far away.

HansHB said...

Wonderful shots!
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Neil said...

Great lot of birds.

Rose said...

Such sharp, clear pics! I love them all, but especially the tufted titmouse one.

I am so ready for spring, but the dreaded four letter word is in our forecast again, too.

Marie said...

Sorry the snow keeps coming! Loved your photos, especially the titmouse! We don't do Daylight Savings Time in AZ, so when you guys "spring forward" it means we will be three hours earlier than the East coast instead of just two. :-(

Nora said...

Those are excellent shots and so close up of the birds. I like the Cardinal the best as I never have seen one. I really like your blog and will follow.

Mike said...

Great close-ups! Perfect with the seed in his mouth, too.

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edenhills said...

These are just wonderful shots!

Joyful said...

Fantastic shots!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely captures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your birds have such distinct personalities; love the angry one! But all so sweet.

I can't claim light deprivation, but I'll be de"lighted" when DST starts; back to my evening walks (and sleeping in an extra few minutes -- as soon as it begins to get light in the morning I am wide awake.)