Monday, January 10, 2011

Flocking Together

The weather forecast predicted 6-8 inches of snow.
I made the run to the grocery store on Friday.
Cooked enough for a "log rolling".
And made sure the birdys had plenty!

I've had fun today watching them stuff themselves.

She is well disquised.
I believe our Creator planned it that way. :)
She can hide real easy when she's on the nest.

But, look at this beauty.
He could not keep still ~ see his wings.
I've got to tell you how I captured these.
I bundled up (see our predicted 6-8 inches).
It was COLD THOUGH!  33 degrees
 ICE in the branches is what it really amounted to for us.
~On with the story~
Set the tripod up under the carport.
Hid beside the storage room.
AND WAITED!!!
The birds would fly in and land in this area,
before hitting the bird feeder.
AND
I PRAYED FOR A RED BIRD.
AND
SHE WAS WHAT I GOT!


But, I believe he is my favorite.
All fluffed up and showing out!

I hope you've enjoyed looking.

38 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful birds and photos!
Great moment for captured.
Kisses and hugs dear Karen.

Julie Harward said...

You are so clever and boy you got some awesome shots! I just love the birds but we don't have many here at all. Bless you for taking care of them! :D

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Stunning pictures Karen...I so love watching the birds....this time of year I watch for our cardinal pair and the chickadees. So fun to watch. You've *captured* yours beautifully!

As usual, I sure enjoyed my visit here.

Blessings to you sweet friend!
Gail

Heather T. said...

Oh, Karen...I certainly have enjoyed looking. They're so precious and beautiful, I love the birdies!! You've presented them so beautifully, too :)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh My! Your pictures are just lovely! Framing quality.
You must have a great camera. They look beautiful in the snow. Up here in the north, where that much snow is every day life, we take the beauty for granted sometimes.
Thanks for sharing...

Sandy said...

Hey Karen, I have been a bird
watcher for many years. I also
love to see that they have
plenty of food, especially
when it's so cold and snowy
like today. I believe the
beautiful brown,orange and
white bird is the female
rufous-sided towee and the
little gray looks a lot like
my dark eyed junco. Could be
wrong on that but sure about
Mrs. Towee. They are all so
lovely and I sure enjoyed this
post.
Blessings,
Sandy

Mary B said...

Karen, these are ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! I can't wait to show my husband - he loves to watch the birds! I have never seen the bird that is posted just before the female red bird. I'll have to look it up in the bird book! Thank you so much for sharing!

Dianne said...

I haven't heard an official report but we have at least 5 inches in our yard.

I am sick so couldn't go out and take pics.

I love your bird pics--and yes especially the "portly" one. After the holidays, I am feeling somewhat like he looks! LOL

Endris Family said...

Wow Karen! You are amazing with the camera. Matt and I LOVED looking at your bird pictures. We both like to watch the birds come to our feeder and I have tried to snap a few pics but they are usually blurry. These should be framed!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how pretty are they. I just love birdies! :)

Mildred said...

I thoroughly enjoyed these beautiful birds! Thank you for enduring the cold. Take care.

My Bright Corner said...

Those are absolutely STUNNING pictures. Wow!!!! Thanks for posting these.

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Stunning!

What a treat to enjoy seeing pictures of the little birdies in the snow.

What kind of camera do you use? You are really great at photography.

My Captivating Images said...

Wow very accurate for a camera on a tripod! :) Great job, beautiful shots!

Jenny Harris said...

Wow, so beautiful! You're a very talented and clever bird watcher and photographer. These are just stunning images. Thank you for sharing!

Would love to invite you to join my first-ever blog party tomorrow, called "Happy Tuesday". Hope to see you there!

XO, Jenny

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Oh, you're so kind to feed these birds! You really captured some beautiful shots of them.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Loved your photos and cute story on how you captured those sweet bird pics. Snow and sunsets make beautiful photos.
Blessings,
Janis

Debbie said...

Of all the wonderful photos on this blog, and there have been many, these are by far my favorites.

I LOVE them and hope that you are planning to frame them. Fantastic.

Of course, I'm somewhat of a bird nut...

Christine said...

I'm a bird lady also!
I've wondered how others got their pictures of their adorable birds, especially when it's so darn cold.

Birds of a freather....

mom2six said...

Just beautiful!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I missed this yesterday...my five year old and I went for a walk through our snow and we watched the birds...he kept telling me how much he loves!! the birds. I brought him in to see your post and just listened as he said, "oh how beautiful!"..."I like that one!"...and on and on.
Thanks for sharing Benjamin and I so enjoyed it..now I ought to go get bird seed for him to feed the birds.

No red birds in this subdivision...I use to have tons of them at our house...I so miss them!!

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful! Oh! how I would love to be able to take photos like these, thank you so much for sharing.
Ice is not my favorite, snow I like to see , but not for long periods at a time. lol.
Thanks you for your well wishes,and your visit.
Hugs,
Sue

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

These photos are breathtaking! Picture perfect and pretty enough to frame!

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful shots!! I hope to get some decent bird photos this winter!

Jackie said...

YOU ARE REALLY TALENTED!(Or is it their beauty that makes you look so good?lol!)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you captured all those birds, they are gorgeous!

Paula said...

Beautiful photos! I wondered how you were able to get them this year. I can just picture you hiding and waiting!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Karen...Thank you for stopping by CITexas Gal and becoming a Follower. I'm so glad you did so I could meet you and see your wonderful blog. Your photos are beautiful and you are so dedicated to capturing those birds in the snow!

Good for you....I'm inspired to get outside and get a tripod! Your zoom really captured the details with each one being so clean and sharp. Great job!

I'm following you put you on my Blog List....I don't want to miss any of your wonderful blog posts.

Kathleen said...

Your pictures are beautiful Karen! You have soem great shots here. I'm always watching the little birds in our garden. I have my little grandsons the same way too.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness, how lucky you were. They are certainly beauties. I hope you're doing well with your bit of snow and cold. They say we should go below zero tonight, perfect for staying in ..
hugs ~lynne~

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I agree, that fat little cutie at the end is fabulous. Your photos are fantastic - so crisp and the details and colors are incredible. You were great to wait out in the cold.

Vee said...

Such wonderful photos of your birds. I wondered how you accomplished it. Smart gal! Stay cozy now...

susan said...

Karen-I cannot believe you were able to get all these gorgeous closeups! I am sure the birds didn't mind since you were providing a meal :) Thanks for sharing the fruits of your COLD labor! I have been throwing out bird seed too--I worry about them when the ground is covered. Stay warm and take care~~Susan

Lynda Young said...

The wait and cold was worth it. These pictures are amazing!

Deborah said...

I love your pictures. You've got a great eye. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your right, I'm in need of a snowy road trip. I'll have to keep my eye on the weather channel. Have a blessed winter season.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the photof of the birds! Very pretty and the snow makes it look that much nicer. Thanks for stopping by.............Julian

Julianna said...

These photos are beautiful, Mrs. Karen.! I enjoyed looking at them!

mississippi artist said...

Oh so beautiful,and the ice is the perfect backdrop.