Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lots of Little Birds to Visit Your Day~

I love when Dark-eyed Juncos come to visit for the Winter months. 
They really add something speical to the garden~

I am linking up with Stewart at:

Wild Bird Wednesday




Of course you cannot go wrong with a Cardinal, or two at your bird feeders, to make a nice show~

White-throated Sparrows are another bird species, that come to Tingsgrove over Winter~


Carolina Wrens are always at my front door, patio door, window panes~


Of course we cannot forget the wee little Carolina, or Black-capped Chickadees. 
I never can tell the difference...can you?


I have mistakingly at times, called them Purple Finches, when they were House Finches, and vise versa. 
I am thinking that these are the House Finches~

I can hear the voice of the Eastern Towhee all year round, but they are great at hiding and so Winter is when I can see them more often than not. 
This is a female~

Funny little, cute little Tufted you call more than one Titmice?  Hmmm;')

More of the beautiful and handsome male Cardinal~~

Sadly Mourning Doves are taken more than any other bird from our garden, and yard...
they are so beautiful~

And what kind of rare bird is this, you may ask...cahem a little varment...
A Gray Squirrel has made a trip to the ground and carried a large, pretty hefty Hedgeapple up into the tree. 
It had taken several over the week and ate them atop our Bat house, once he got the thing up high enough to enjoy~



  1. Nice post for the theme!
    Well done!

  2. the squirrel made me laugh. :)

    love all of these birds. we get them all here except for the towhee. such beauties!

  3. so many beauties to make mention individually I found as I went through each image Mary. I enjoyed each of them so much; beautiful birds you have

  4. Mary, beautiful collection of birds, your photos and mosaics are lovely! I think one of my favorite is the cute little wrens! Have a happy week ahead!

  5. Oh, what a lovely series of shots! The Junko's have been elusive in my yard. I finally got some photos today.

  6. This could almost be my backyard!
    A beautiful series of shots and those little wren shots made me smile.

  7. A great series of photos of beautiful birds.

  8. We have all of these with the exception of the Junco. The finches can be difficult to differentiate at times, but I don't think we've ever had Purple Finches, but we have lots of House Finches. The cardinals are beautiful!

  9. Great set of pictures - that is a great variety of birds in one garden!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  10. The juncos are so sweet! Enjoyed seeing all your avian friends.

  11. So many great shots of the little birds. All I get at my feeder is doves and blue jays.

  12. Such beautiful photos! LOVE the Red Cardinal shots. We have Juncos now too. Your collages are really gorgeous. And what a variety you see!

  13. You have a great selection of colourful birds again Mary. The Cardinal is surely the star of the garden But I remember the White-throated Sparrow as rather outstanding with that spot of yellow above the eye - not to mention that whistling refrain. Love the mosaics again too. I just posted a few Whimbrel pictures for everyone. Have a great weekend.

  14. Hi Mary,

    Your photos are gorgeous! I have quite a few of the same birds at my feeder. You have put together a wonderful collection.

  15. Wow, lovely photos of gorgeous birds! And the squirrel! I've got one in my garden too, no matter what I do with the bird feeders he still gets to the food!
    Have a great Valentine's Day!

  16. This is really nice. As I scrolled through your wonderful images, I could hear each of their songs.
    Great post!

  17. you have so many gorgeous birds. Love the photos of the Vren nad the Junco is gorgous. :)

  18. Up here in Illinois it is a treat to see Juncos and White-throated Sparrows-- both rare to non-existent in our Florida home. As much as I hate the cold and snow, I love the feeder birds here.


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