Friday, February 15, 2013

Que sera, sera

55 degree weather today!  
Woot woot!

How I wish it was here to stay but, alas, 
I see we are expecting some snow this weekend.  
Que sera, sera ...

It doesn't seem to impact my visitors much though. 
The old regulars are always around.
The Cardinals, Finches, Nuthatches, Blue Jays, Titmice, Woodpeckers ...

 all enjoy their feasts at the feeders.


And let us not forget those who will
always continue to try to reach
the feeders ....

with no luck!

Although I have had to move the feeder poles a
few times after one of the squirrels 
took up flying to reach it from a tree!
Clever little girl!

I haven't seen my little wren for a while now.  
Hope she returns.
Remarkably, this Starling stopped by 
very briefly one afternoon but
I haven't seen him since.
Which is okay by me.  So aggressive!

Others I haven't seen for a few months
are the little chipmunks.
Through the summer and fall the family
had grown a bit,
so I find it odd not seeing them as I did previous years
when the weather warmed up like today.


Somebody that I sorely miss
is my male Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Here's a shot of him below from last winter.
He was so pretty.
You may recall the hawk attack on him that I broke up.  
But not soon enough.


His mate comes every morning and feeds.
Reminding me how fragile life is.
And how brief it can be.
I miss that feathered friend.

Que sera, sera.

~ ~ ~


45 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

loved the little pole dancing squirrel! :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

My squirrels have become quite proficient at flying through the air to land on a feeder. Little buggers!!! They eat me out of house and home nearly. But, they do provide much amusement, too.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

neat ( :

thought you were going to sing for me. enjoy your weekend.

jennyfreckles said...

Such colourful birds and such great photos of them all.

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely birds, cute squirrels and beautiful captures, Reena! It is always sad to loose one of our animal/bird friends! I know I miss the ones I have lost! Have a lovely weekend -- hopefully with more of the beautiful weather!!

eileeninmd said...

Reena, what a great post. You know I love all the birds. I hope you have new Redbellied show up to keep the female company. Wonderful photos.

Brian Miller said...

really cool shots...i love the filter you are using...the squirrel is my fav....i love squirrels....snow this weekend for us too...was a nice in the 50s day here today too...

Kathryn said...

I love your feathered friend photos. Not sure what's going on here in Ohio but this is the first place I've not seen a squirrel at our bird feeders. Guess they must have enough food of their own! Our dog Ravyn killed a cardinal the other day, it broke my heart when I saw it in her mouth.

Country Girl said...

Oh, I know what you mean. Good to be home, though? Been thinking about you. Hello to the Professor ~

Jesh StG said...

Love your photo edits! But even without them, your pics are clear, concise and beautiful!

Catherine said...

Lovely weather, lovely birds and lovely squirrels??? Send some to me please! :)
Wishing you a most wonderful weekend!
xo Catherine

ladyfi said...

What beautiful bird shots - nice to see them eating their fill.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wow, what wonderful weather...I love your beautiful bird pictures! Heidi

Tricia Hays said...

whatever will be, will be... too cute, they're all just too cute =)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely amount of birds, and the squirrel and beautiful chipmunk, I love them.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely set Reena.

A shame about the hawk attack, but nature can seem cruel to us.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautifully executed photos from composition to edits!

Sandra said...

i like that silly squirrel on the pole and the photos are awesome, all of them

Michaele said...

Squirrel feet - so cute : ) Love the little birdies and the last thought...
Que sera, sera is right.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great post Reena! Love them all!

Out on the prairie said...

what a change , we had snow and plan on more cold.

Out on the prairie said...

what a change , we had snow and plan on more cold.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures! I noticed the birds singing loudly today - particularly the Titmouse.

Kathy said...

My mother actually got mad at me yesterday because she saw me looking out the window at a squirrel who was raiding one of her bird feeders and I didn't hoop and holler and bang on the window to try to scare him away.

Barbara Shallue said...

Those little squirrel feet are precious! You have an amazing menagerie there! It's funny how we come to take our regular visitors for granted sometimes, forgetting their presence might be a once in a lifetime blessing, a crossing of our journeys.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are beautiful, Reena. I especially love your little pole dancer!!
I hope you're having a great weekend!

rainfield61 said...

No way that I shall miss all these little critters.

Tammy said...

Hi Reena~beautiful photos! You have many great visitors. Sorry to hear of the fate of your Red-bellied! The squirrel photos are too funny! They are very determined creatures!

CiCi said...

Great photos of the critters and birds you get to watch at your place. What characters the squirrels are. I watch them out my window and their antics make me laugh out loud sometimes. I enjoy looking at your pictures.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have the sweetest little feathered friends, the chipmunks are pretty cute too. I know what you mean about life being fragile, I had a similar situation with a baby Butcher bird and a Peregrine Falcon, was so distressing, the parents were going frantic to chase him off, to no avail..tough out there!

Marcie said...

Signs of real spring! And here - we are having lots and lots of winter!

Hilary said...

Some wonderful shots here, Reena. Our chippers tend to stay hidden until there are a number of mild days.. and they happen with more frequency. I wouldn't worry overly much. The squirrel on the pole shot is a hoot.

CherryPie said...

It looks like they are all having so much fun :-)

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catch up Monday ... it fa-reezing here ... i love the layer/effect on these ... what did you use?

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Jennifer Richardson said...

looking at your images is like
popping the most delicious
grapes into my mouth,
each one sweet but different.
i just love the bite:)
-Jennifer

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Squirrels rarely give up. You have lovely birds visiting your feeder!

Harshi said...

Such cute and sweet sights to fill you daily with a dose of nature. Beautiful captures and editing Reena!