Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mosaic Monday #19 Winter Feathered Friends

I thought I'd get away from sharing Christmas decor this week and feature some of the feathered friends that visit the backyard feeders and bird bath during winter. We place a heater in the metal birdbath which keeps the water available for drinking and bathing and this is also a requirement when one certifies their property as a wildlife habitat.
A male cardinal (males and females frequent the backyard year round) and a male downy woodpecker.
Mourning doves captured during the blue hour.
A bluejay drinking water and cedar waxwings eating snow from the roof of the garden shed.
The bird bath sees lots of activity from a flicker, female cardinal, chickadee, robin, cedar waxwing, goldfinch and grackles. The half brick in the middle of the water keeps the birds from getting their feet caught in the heater.
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36 comments:

  1. Hello Judith, you do have a nice collection of yardbirds. I would love to see a Flicker at my birdbath. And I love the Cedar Waxwings, they are awesome yardbirds.. Wonderful post and images. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. oh your birds and collages are just beautiful! :)

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  3. Your bird photos are so pretty. I love the ones of the doves in the blue hour. Just look at their beautiful feathers! You sure are enjoying a great variety of birds. Have a wonderful week ahead. Pam

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  4. Beautiful bird photos!
    I especially like the dove mosaic because of its lovely colours.
    Have a nice new week!

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  5. It is so neat seeing our local favorites also as your local favorites. We used to be a certified wildlife habitat, but some of the things, we could not keep up with, but so proud when other people keep it going~

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  6. So nice to see YOUR birds. How different from mine. Just saw and heard two bulbuls here. I like the doves and feathers collage best.

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  7. Judith I really enjoyed your sharing your feathered visitors....great shots! Love the doves especially and the mosaic.

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  8. We have to keep our feathered friends happy all year. You have some fine looking friends!

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  9. You are so lucky seeing the cedar waxwings at this time of the year. They seem to vanish from our garden once the honeysuckle berries are gone. I love seeing your different birds.

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  10. Cardinals are among my favorite birds! I always enjoy seeing what come to my bird feeders in winter. You have a nice variety visiting your feeders, Judith.'

    PS: Did you know you have "word verification" turned on? Blogger has turned it one some blogs without the bloggers knowing about it!

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  11. I love all of your bird photos! Thank you for hosting this fun party. Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  12. Beautiful birds! The pictures are great, I love the ones with the doves and with the cardinal!

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  13. Oh my, that cardinal is just gorgeous! Thank you for hosting us, I enjoy this community.
    Winter blessings,
    Gayle

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  14. What a beautiful cardinal. I especially like the of the bluebirds, are they? They look like ornaments I'd love to hang on my tree. Have a grand week!! Cathy

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  15. Thank you Judith, appreciate you hosting Mosaic Monday. Enjoyed seeing all the birds.
    Rob

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  16. You have such a nice variety of birds in your yard! I've always loved cedar waxwings, but rarely get them here. I do have some of their feathers though! I've been enjoying watching the birds in my yard lately too. There must be 20 mourning doves gathering there each day now! Lots of house sparrows, chickadees and juncos. All others are less frequent (jays, cardinals, woodpeckers). Enjoy your week Judith! Wendy x

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  17. Your photos are exceptional tonight--and put into mosaics in such a nice way. I hope you have a good week!

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  18. I love the close up photos of the birds today. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday Judith. I look forward to joining in each week.
    Joy

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  19. Judith, great photos of your backyard visitors. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I just cannot help but to be jealous of your wonderful bird photos because we do not have cardinals here. I have to travel to my brother's place in Texas to see them. I don't know why they come to Colorado, thought there have rare sightings of a male in the parts some time ago. We do have cedar waxwings during the summer, One summer they linkered in the neighbors' tree and visited our pond at the old house. We do have the woodpecker, blue jay, lots of doves. A few robins and a heated birdbath that does not seem to be working. I hope one day you will share photos of your water garden. I can just see you trying to save pond life covered in jumping frogs. No frogs here, yet. Have a good week.

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  21. You create such beautiful pieces!




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  22. What a wonderful collection of birds, Judith. It's such a treat to see birds out and about in the winter.

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  24. Hello Judith
    You are lucky to have such a variety of birds visit your garden.
    They obviously have your garden marked as a favourite on their territory map!
    I'm intrigued by the water heater in the bird bath - a necessity in your cold winter temps I guess.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Shane

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  25. Sweet looking birds come to your garden. Thank you for hosting.

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  26. Beautiful ! Our Cedar Waxwings have all migrated . Rainy, dull, drizzly, damp and cold here . I would prefer snow at least it is bright . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  27. Hi Judith. I love the mosaics of your feathered friends! I'm afraid I've been remiss in my blogging duties lately. I just can't sit at my computer very much during the holidays. Too many other things going on!

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  28. I am sure these birds are loving your bird feeder in the winter. Those cardinals are so vibrant!
    Have a wonderful week and thank you for hosting. Is there a link up next week?

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  29. Beautiful images of your garden visitors, Judith. I too enjoy watching the birds out my window. Have a great week!
    Hugs, Beth

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  30. Love seeing this collection of birds in your back yard. A heated bird bath is a real treat for them. They must love hanging out there. Great photos!

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  31. Oh the birds are fabulous - I love the photo of the doves and feathers.

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  32. The photo of the blue hour and doves is just so neat, Judith!!!...:)JP

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  33. Such lovely pictures - especially the cardinal!! xx

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  34. Oh how I love the birds in the snow, especially the doves and cardinal...so serene and beautiful!

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  35. WOW! I love this bird post, your pictures are terrific!

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  36. Fantastic shots of the birds. When I see your phooto of th red cardinal above I come to thnk about the book by Fannie Flagg: A Redbird Christmas

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