Thursday, January 19, 2012

North Winds...

are howling


the clouds are overhead
and baby it's cold outside!



It doesn't stop the birds though,
my feeders are filled to capacity,




as is the bath...
and hundreds more await their turn,
while sitting on the ground
or in the trees.


Dear little goldfinch getting his turn,


while the red bellied woodpecker
munches away.





32 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty photos. I know they are grateful for the food and water.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Hey Jill, Sorry I have not comented on your blog, but my mom is back in the hospital. Hopefully this time around they will find what is wrong with her. She is in ICU having more blood transfussions and having a serious of test done. I was not able to see her yesterday, because I was sick with a stomach flu. Thank goodness I am feeling better this morning. I am headed out to the hospital, but did not want to neglect my blogging friends. Loved your friendship post. Thank you for opening up your life on your blog to us followers.
Thank you for all your post, good, bad, funny, sad, they are all great.
Happy thursday. Stay warm.

Gloria Hood said...

LOVE watching birds!!!

Becky~ said...

I love birds!Hi Jill hope your are doing well.Have a great new day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love seeing all the bird activity! :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's 0 this morning with a brisk north wind -- I really need to fill my feeders today!

You have such a nice variety of birds, Jill. :)

Lynne said...

Your howling winds arrived here during the night . . . thank you . . . smile . . . where is your snow?

Donna said...

I Still haven't put out birdseed Yet! Thanks for the reminder!
Love the pistures!
hughugs

Marie said...

Oh yes, brrrr! Wind chill factor here at this moment is minus 19 degrees. Now you've nudged me to get up off my rocker and go out and top off the bird feeders ;) It's all good, though, because how dull life would be without our little feathered friends keeping us company all winter. Have a lovely day!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

We've got those same howling winds in Iowa, too!

I love seeing the bird photos. I especially enjoy that "redhead" you captured in photos!

Jackie said...

Such beautiful crispy-clear photo's, on such a cold cold day. (but I love it)

Kandi Land said...

Great pictures, Jill...I have wanted a bird feeder for years but J.D. says he doesn't need any more mouths to fill, ha! Seeing your pics makes me think I will find the $$ to feed my little friends. :) Stay WARM today!!! Can't believe it's -32 wind chill...

TexWisGirl said...

so glad you're helping the birdies! :)

missing moments said...

Has gotten a bit colder here but at least no snow! Love seeing all the birds and feeders. Reminds me that I need to go chip out the ice and give them some fresh water!

EG Wow said...

Looks cold! ;)

Flora said...

So nice you still have so many birds and such colours!! Ours seem to disappear..although I have seen a chickidee and thought I heard a Medowlark...when seems a bit early for here...especially now that it has turned so cold.

Madi and Mom said...

Great pictures as usual...and it looks like your birds have a very nice buffet line to keep them fueled up for the cold weather.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Bonnie said...

Love all the bird activity. Hugs! Bonnie

Sandra said...

I love the finches best I think. You have quite a bird population!

Ellie said...

Looks like it might be a wee bit chilly, but I can see some sunshine there. Pretty birds feeding at your feeders.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I so enjoy watching the birds and seeing the great pictures people like you take of them! I hope you've enjoyed your day!

Paula said...

Thanks for reminding me to put out some birdseed even though we're having warm weather again. Good week-end to you Jill.

Saun said...

Great shots I wish I didn't have to go to work. I would just love to hangout and take pictures all day :)

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Great pics as usual Jill! Love the first two and the GoldFinch! : )..

Michaele said...

Awesome wind-chime shot Jill!

forgetmenot said...

You make it sound "really" cold there! Love the cloud filled sky shot and, of course, the shots of that cute little woodpecker are awesome. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Laura said...

beautiful! It is pretty cold here too...woke to new snow draped over the tree boughs.

Jill Wellington said...

Jill, I love your winter header! It made me smile. Look at that colorful little bird at your feeder. Sure does brighten up winter. I wish I had a bird feeder. Nice photos!!

gigi said...

I have my parents to thank for my love of birds and bird watching. They always kept a bird feeder and bird bath. I wish I had a better lens for taking pictures of birds. Great post.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Such beautiful pictures! It's cold here also. We're expecting snow tonight into tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it! Enjoy your day!

Dar said...

It is bitter here.,maybe some of the snow you are getting today will be here in a couple of hours...I'd love it!
Stay Warm...
BlessYourHeart

Chatty Crone said...

You are ready for the cold! sandie