Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Birds

Birds out & about in early February

True there are no flowers in my Ontario gardens right now but,  I have bird feeders so there are tons of birds.

Largest square: female Northern Cardinal.

Moving clockwise: White-breasted Nuthatch, Mourning Dove, male Northern Cardinal, Tree Sparrow, and Dark-eyed junco

I am Linking to Mosaic Monday HERE.

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44 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful array. :)

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely see the birds of winter. Especially enjoy your cardinal photos.

Ela said...

Beautiful photos of the birds
Greetings

Stephanie said...

A very beautiful assortment of birds.

Sandra said...

that momma cardinal is beautiful, she is even outshining the male in this shot

Jen said...

I love cardinals. Nice shots.

RedPat said...

A lovely group, EG!

Halcyon said...

So pretty! I miss North American birds. All you get around here are crows and pigeons. :(

Lowell said...

That's wonderful. We probably should put out a bird feeder but when we've tried the squirrels have defeated all attempts to provide sustenance for the avians.

We do have cardinals in the bushes around the house, though. The cats watch them very carefully through the windows. Wonder what they're thinking?

eileeninmd said...

You do see a nice variety there. They are colorful too, a pretty replacement for the flowers to come later. Beautiful mosaic! Have a happy week!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

very nice and in some ways better than flowers.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Nice series, highlighting that winter isn't bland at all. It is full of life and colours.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice collage of sweet birds. I am so glad we have a lot of feeders around. We have lots of different birds here too. MB

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Gorgeous pictures, as usual! Your female cardinal is so much prettier than the ones I have seen in Virginia.

Pamela Gordon said...

These pretty birds make a great mosaic. I guess they are winter's blooms. :)

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty!

A Garden of Threads said...

Awesome visitors. It has been very quite here, not much happening. Enjoy the week:)

Linda W. said...

Nice variety of birds. And I love how you've displayed your photos.

Linda said...

We have the same birds here in Virginia. Guess they are fairly adaptable.

Michelle said...

I always love seeing those bright, red Cardinals.

William Kendall said...

The female cardinal looks quite lovely from this set.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Nice shots- I really love the cardinals.

Jack said...

I'm a particular fan of cardinals. We see them occasionally down here, but more often see them up north.

LONDONLULU said...

Aw, they look so sweet! The colors show up so brilliantly against the winterscape (I laughed out loud at your comment re: seeing smiles/frowns in my chapel ceiling shot:)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful shots of your winter birds. We have all of these at our feeders this winter and they sure have been a hungry bunch!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

nice birds...

thanks

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The male cardinal is amazing seen against the snow. Around here garden centres seem to sell more bird seed than seeds for planting.

Stuart said...

Just fabulous !

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

what a coincidence! I'm doing a winter birds post today. I've had enough of funerals, sickness. cheery photos!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful photo collage of lovely birds. You are really kind to provide feed for the poor critters !

see you there! said...

You have such colorful birds it almost makes up for having no flowers.

Darla

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

These are beautiful winter birds! Fantastic shots!

Rose said...

A very nice collage...aren't the female cardinals so beautiful? Of course I love the males, but when you look at the female, they are just as beautiful.

Carver said...

Great shots of the beautiful birds.

abrianna said...

Lovely shots. Every so often I will have 2 cardinal pairs visiting my yard.

Lisa Gordon said...

Your feathered friends are beautiful!
I am noticing that a few birds are beginning to return here. Spring can't be too far behind! :-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I don't know why but I have no juncos nor nuthatches here ( and you'd think with the amount of food that I put out some would come to visit! :)

Lovely photos / If I can't have some of these birds visit ME I'll enjoy them visiting YOU :)

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

What a colourful array of birds you have found! Your so brave venturing out in the weather here.

Karen said...

Beauties!

Laura said...

Such lovely winter friends:-)

Andrea said...

While we are already in transition from less hot to more hot to our dry season, you are still deep in your snow. Oh how i pity the birds! They really look cold, if only they can come here this time! haha

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful selection of some of my favorite birds Tina.. Happy Valentine's Day....Michelle

catskillblogger said...

I love the cardinal. I haven't seen one of those in a long time.

edenhills said...

Beautiful! I haven't had the variety of birds I usually do this winter. I'm glad you're sharing yours.

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