Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Birds are Singing

We're having beautiful weather and beautiful visitors!  I've seen so many birds here that I had only seen in books or online before.  I awake to their singing everyday since we have trees just outside our bedroom windows and we're upstairs. 
I hope everyone is finally getting a taste of beautiful spring weather. :) 


This is a Ceder Waxwing.  I am fascinated by this birds beauty.
Even with a mask it's just beautiful to me.  Looks like velvet.


Seems to love the berries.


I had only seen the male Purple Finch once before this visit.
I hope this couple makes a home in our yard.

I can see why my Grandmother has always loved the Blue Birds.
They scream sweetness, don't they.


This Cedar Waxwing brought friends, but they were so high in the trees
and so quick that I couldn't get them all.


                                       I now know this is a yellow-rumped warbler....thank you, TexWisGirl. :)  
                                These birds love the suet!  They even come to eat when the dogs are out playing. :)

I posted this little guy before.  I now know that he is a Pine Warbler. :)

23 comments:

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful, looks like you have a lot of different types. i like the loving couple a lot.. that pine warbler is a doll.

betty said...

They are all colorful and I like how you know the names of them, Marie! I see the birds at our feeders and I'm clueless what they are (need to get a book LOL). Always nice to have visitors like the ones you are getting! I'm sure they never out stay their welcome :)

betty

Mildred said...

The view from your room is like living in a tree house. Beautiful birds and I know you enjoy their sweet birdsong. The Cedar Waxwings are among the prettiest. Have a great day.

Cranberry Morning said...

I've always loved the sweet little bluebirds. The cedar waxwings come through in the spring and in one day eat all the leftover cranberries from our high bush cranberries. They swoop in, eat, and move on.

Ginny said...

The bluebird is so cute! And the Waxwings, they are so impressive! I have seen them squishing and eating so many berries that they got drunk. I call them bandit birds because of their masks.

TexWisGirl said...

jealous you get the cedar waxwings! they used to nest in wisconsin and i'd hang pieces of yard on our clotheslines so they could take them for their nests. :)

i think that one is a yellow-rumped warbler. they have those little patches of yellow on the sides, too.

Madi and Mom said...

MARIE WHAT STUNNING PHOTOS OF THE CEDAR WAXWING. WE HAD THEM PASS THROUGH OUR YARD SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THEY TRAVEL IN GROUPS. SO GORGEOUS LOVE THE RED TIP ON THEIR WINGS TOO.
HUGE STANDING OVATION ON PHOTOS
IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY.
I PUT OUT MY HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER LAST NIGHT. NOW WE ARE ON HUMMER WATCH. FIRST SIGHTING IN 2014 WAS APRIL 9TH
HUGS CEICLIA AND MADI

Haddock said...

Wow.... what a variety of birds.

Chatty Crone said...

First of all those were beautiful photos - and from your room?

What kind of camera do you have?

Ann Thompson said...

Love all your birds. You have quite a variety. Not very spring like here. It was snowing again this morning

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are really beautiful!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a batch of beautiful birds! I've always adored cedar waxwings. =)

JoJo said...

I have a lot of bird watching friends and I'm amazed at how many different kinds of birds there are. The spring birds sure are noisy at 6 AM though. That's when I have to pop in the earplugs.

Ms. A said...

Such a beautiful variety! I only see most on blogs, never (yet) in person.

DeniseinVA said...

These are marvelous, and how exciting to see such a lovely variety. Great photos!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a beautiful bunch of birds!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Pretty backyard birds- the waxwing looks almost like a little statue!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The bluebirds are my favorite birds, but I'd love to see a Cedar Waxwing in my yard. They are so pretty! You've gotten some great captures, Marie!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Gorgeous shots, Marie! I've never seen a Cedar Waxwing or a Bluebird up close and personal.

Betty Manousos said...

they are really beautiful, marie!
you you got some gorgeous shots!

have a great day and happy easter!xoxo

Betsy Adams said...

You do have some great birds, don't you? I love my Backyard Birds --and get excited when I see a new one at the feeders...

I first saw Cedar Waxwings when we were hiking near a waterfall... There were lots of them up in the trees around the falls. I was looking at them more than I was looking at the waterfall. ha ha

Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mrs Shoes said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Waxwing here, what a pretty bird!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What beautiful captures! The cedar waxwing almost looks like a painting!