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 19, 2013

Snow Birds and One Special Snow Girl~



Female Eastern Towhee...you can hear their voice:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Towhee/id?wspapp=12227115664&gclid=CK61gtfOtbUCFe4-MgodlRAAEQ

We have not had any huge amounts of snow, so far this Winter, but enough to make a pretty backdrop to photography, and just enough for the little girl next door to create this little snow girl;')  
Great job Megan with hugs~
I thought her to be so sweet, I had to include her in this post~


I am linking up with Stewart at:


Wild Bird Wednesday

(http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com.au/)



Some of my favorite visitors appear in this Winter post, with a female Eastern Towhee, to the wee Red-breasted Nuthatch, the little Downy Woodpecker and of course one of my very favorite birds to visit is the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.  
I love their voice~ 

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/584/_/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker.aspx 
 
 


Red-breasted Nuthatch above and Downy Woodpecker below~
 
 
 
 
 
 


The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is one of my VERY FAVORITE birds, everything about them, I love~
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,
    Lovely to hear birds that I am not familiar with. The Woodpecker and Sapsucker are really great birds, similar to a couple of 'our' woodpeckers.
    J
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  2. Once again I am in awe of your bird pictures, they are so beautiful!

    Love the snow girl, cute hat. ;-)

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  3. Lots of great shots! I'm only familiar with the Woodpecker.

    Irene, Norway

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  4. We had a pair of Towhees early on in the winter, but they haven't been around since. Love your sapsucker photos! They made an appearance here late last winter. I'm waiting to see if they'll show up this year.

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  5. great sapsucker shots!!!

    sweet little snowgirl. :)

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  6. You've intensified my sapsucker envy. So far I have not gotten one to pose nicely, and most are in immature plumage anyway!

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  7. LOVE your photos and collages. You do such a nice job with that. Like the Sapsucker!

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  8. Awesome!!!! Love that Sapsucker. Usually the branches get in the way:) Good captures!

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  9. Great photos of the birds and very cute little snow girl.

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  10. Those are great sapsucker shots, and they are an exciting find. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. Lovely serie of photos!
    Perfect post for WBW!

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  12. I love your cute snowgirl. And the Sapsucker is a beautiful birds. Great post, Mary!

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  13. Mary, love those winter birds, especially your favorite. Kudos to Megan on the fabulous snow girl!

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  14. Awesome shots of the sapsucker! I saw my first Eastern Towhee last week, but she was very skittish and I couldn't get a decent shot. But you did! Excellent photos, all!

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  15. Great pictures / collages showing. Wish you a good day.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Hanne Bente

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  16. Lovely photos, I am completely new to taking bird photos and must admit I find it difficult. So far I have only managed to take good photos of the resident wood pigeons, and that doesn't feel like proper bird photography as the pigeons live on my roof and are so used to me they don't even flinch when I go outside :-)

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  17. giggling, lovely little snowgirl. :)

    Love your shots of the birds, they are always great.

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  18. Another wonderful post.
    I love all your birds, great shots!

    -Great minds think alike as I posted a sapsucker image today also!

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  19. Great serie Mary! I also love the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker...and i find it very difficult to photograph!

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  20. These are really amazing pictures! I enjoyed this post very much.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  21. I do like that Sap-sucker - you can see the yellow belly for a change.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. so cute so cute so cute ! :) The Red-bellied who comes to our suet started going after the sapsucker yesterday, fun to watch!

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