Saturday, January 06, 2007

the Birds & the beads!

I got these cool beads from my friend Kathy Jolman as part of my Christmas gift from her. The podlike bead, is a vessel that can hold something like an essential oil. I got a2 new lenses for my camera from my DH, & played with them yesterday & today.
I just stuck my head out the door & snapped pictures of the Redpoles,

Nuthatch,
Chickadees,
& Grossbeaks.



Inside Broccoli was being teased by the squirrel...





18 comments:

MJAPA said...

The squirrel is so cute. It made me giggle. I don't remember seeing that red bird when I lived there. Weird. I like it!

Melodie said...

Nice lens! Great photos! Will it do really fine stuff close up?

mindy said...

Must have quite the fast shutter speed...I love the redpole and the one with the wing in motion...wow.
We had a shrew that would hang outside the window in the winter and drive our three cats nuts.

Granny Fran said...

I envy you the ability to get those great bird pictures. Brocolli is so cute trying to get the squirrel. I've always felt that SNOW is a four letter word, which is why I would never consider living in Alaska. Of course, Colorado is getting a lot this winter.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I like your name too. Great Photos! Broccoli looks like my dogs when the Broccoli squirrels teast them.

Debra Spincic said...

Fabulous bird pictures--WOW!

emmyschoonbeek said...

so wonderful al the little birds and I love the cat and the squirrel

Helen Suzanne said...

great pics Deb

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

At first I thought that poor squirrel had lost it's tail. Not sure I've gotten that close to one....we have way to many cats prowling around outside!

Ali Honey said...

What a wonderful bird feeder, with all it's customers. Still can't get over all that snow! Keep showing us the great photos Deb, they are educating those of us who have never lived in a cold area.

The Calico Cat said...

Poor baby, I love how he was tapping at the window...

Sande said...

Looks like you get lots of birds. I love the redpolls and grosbeaks, but rarely get them at my feeder. Very nice photos...thanks for sharing.

Shelina said...

The beads are pretty. The camera is really nice. I know 'cause the pictures are really nice! Pretty birds, pretty bird feeder.

Rian said...

Great pictures. Wow, what a lot of snow! I would really dig that. (No snow where we live.)

The Carolina Quilter said...

Love the necklace and the beautiful birds and the cute pix of the kitty trying to get the squirrel! Cute!

Kay said...

Great pictures! They take me back to the bird feeder we used to have which was full of those similar birds. Which raises the question, why are they in Alaska if they used to come south to Indiana? It's actually nice to see snow, too. Never thought I'd say that, but we haven't had any, and it seems so weird.

solje said...

I love the pics! The one with the wings spread is a great catch!

++ Witchypoos ++ said...

Hi ,

Loved the pictures of Broccoli & the squirrel... My cat would have been doing the same !