Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday Safari

It is snowing.


Artic air has blown in.


I stayed home and had coffee with the birds.


There are many birds in my gardens.



I love them all.



They are the joy of my winter.




They are the stars in my January garden.




When the food is scarece in the wild the birds flock to my feeders.
The shy birds come out to the suet cakes.




I am so happy to see the Ruby Crowned Kinglet.


There is a pair that come to the window boxes.


They like the little berries in the ivy.



I am smitten.




Cardinal time is all day long.




Some of the Ladies like the backyard and some like the front.



The Blue Jays are eating the acorns we saved for them.
Happy Sunday Safari.

18 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my what great shots of the RC Kinglet. They are such little darlings. You have a beautiful array of birds in your garden Sherry.

keewee said...

Thank you for sharing. We have not been feeding the birds this year as we have had a problem with rats.So far we have trapped 5 very large rats and there are still more. "shiver"

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry......such beautiful birds in your garden....I can only licken it to paradise.
The little RC Kinglet is such a sweet little bird.....they look a little like our goldcrests.

I do so envy your ability to photograph the birds.....it is so wonderful to be able to see them in such detail. Thank you.

It is snowing here ......we had ice yesterday. Snow on top of ice is not good.
Stay warm......
hugs

Rose said...

What a parade of birds you have in your garden, Sherry! They all look so well-fed, too. What is the sweet little yellow bird? I've never seen one of these before.

It's very cold here, too. Stay warm!

sweet bay said...

Gorgeous shots Sherry! I love Ruby-Crowned Kinglets. They have a cuteness factor x10.

All of your shots are beautiful and show so much personality.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

These are incredible photos! I think having coffee with the birds ought to be a daily ritual, don't you?

Paula Scott said...

I would never leave the house if I had all these birds in my yard! Wow! Great shots!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are some of your prettiest photos! I love birds in the snow. I wonder what the dark bird with all the white specks is...one I don't know!

kml said...

Your photos are gorgeous, and you are so blessed to have these little beauties in your life. Enjoy them and thanks for sharing this joy!

The Things We Carried said...

I adore birds! LOVELY!!

Aimee said...

thank you so much for these lovely photos. You are sharing the beauty of your garden with me, and it makes me so happy!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Sherry - your photos of these dear little birds are stunning as always. They are all so fluffed out to insulate themselves from the cold. Do you think they are used to you there with your camera taking shots?

Great work - I so enjoy coming here.

Meggie said...

I wish you all the Joy you can handle for 2010!
Your lovely little feathered treasure friends know where they are safe, & welcome! How lovely they are.

Deb said...

Happy New Year Sherry {and Belated Happy Birthday Wishes} ♥
Your garden is filled with colour thanks to so many gorgeous birds!

fairegarden said...

Oh your visitors are divine, as are your portraits of them, Sherry! No wonder you are smitten by the little kinglets, they are beyond precious. Lucky birds to have you as their server. :-)
Frances

amatamari© said...

All this post is wonderfully incredible: really thanks, these images touch the heart!

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,
Is that a Purple Finch? The kinglet is a lucky shot.

I'm smitten too, with my 2 month old grand niece so adorable!

Janie said...

Great photos of the birds! You have a wonderful variety. Happy New year to you!