Thursday, October 22, 2015

Birds and Berries

Recently while strolling around the yard with my camera I noticed how many plants had pretty little berries.
 Berberis thunbergi 'Rose Glow'
 Holly (variety unknown but male and female purchased together in the pot)
 Crabapple 'Profusion'
 Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'
 Acted pachypoda (white baneberry)
Euonymus alata 'Compacta' (dwarf burning bush)
A pair of juvenile cardinals have been visiting the peanut feeder most days and must wait their turn from the chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers and bluejays eating from it as well.
Of course any peanuts dropped don't go to waste!
Linking next week to:
Saturday's Critters Thank you Eileen for hosting.
Mosaic Monday My meme - come and link up.
Through my Lens Thank you Mersad for hosting.

45 comments:

  1. Lovely photos ! The birds have been feasting like mad at the feeders here and in our crab apple tree ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  2. Gorgeous photos, Judith! I love them also because they make me think of both the beauty of autumn... and Christmas.
    The cute critter in the last photo must be a chipmunk... We know them only from the cartoons. :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. What a nice variety of berry laden plants in your gardens. Your photos of them and the critters are beautiful. Have a lovely day.

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  4. Lovely all those berries in the garden. Until now the holly berries are untouched by the blackbirds, but I know that when it becomes colder all of sudden they all have gone.
    About your question regarding slugs and snails in the Hostas. I was surprised my Hostas are looking rather good so long this year. I only once used slug pellets and that was last year. There were so many slugs that I spreaded the pellets the day before we went on holiday in the beginning of May. I must say it did not help that much. Normally I don't have too many slugs and snails, because thrushes in our garden like snails, we also have toads and some hedgehogs, but this year was the best one and actually I don't know why.
    A bit early, but I wish you a lovely weekend!

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  5. WOW! Your pics are amazing, Judith!

    You have captured your nature so beautifully! ♥

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  6. Lovely photos, Judith. I was surprised at the number of berry varieties I recognised from my neighbourhood. Just the other day I was thinking that I need to get a feeder for outside the kitchen window. Any suggestions?

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  7. Beautiful post Judith. I have over 2 acres with all sorts of trees, bushes and plant life that holds berries for the birds and they are so loud here right now and for a little while longer. It is amazing~

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  8. What an impressive assortment of berries. Naturally, my favourites are the early amethyst!

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  9. I'm loving all the gorgeous berries, Judith, and of course, the pretty cardinals. I have two East Palatka Holly trees and the berries are turning orange right now and then will turn red. The birds love them!

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  10. Beautiful pictures!The purple berry (beauty berry?) is stunning. The birds must love to visit, between all your berry bushes and the feeders.

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  11. Hello,Judith.
    How lovely to see your pictures, and what a pretty paradise for birds and animals!! I see how your birds like the yard to visit. I like those colorful berries too!

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  12. Some of those berries are so bright and shiny they look like beads .I've never seen 'Early Amethyst ' before. Your garden is full of living jewels , and some of them fly !

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  13. 'Early Amethyst' is amazing! I would think they were beads! Darling shots of the birds and chipmunk :)

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  14. Your berries are so pretty, Judith. I would love to see a cardinal and the chippy is simply adorable! Your garden must seem like a wonderland. Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. Ooohh...I love any plant that has berries on it! These are some awesome photos!

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  16. Great photos, Judith. It's amazing the variety of berries! I find the first photo the most unusual to me.

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  17. Hello Judith, what a pretty post. I like all the pretty and colorful berries. The birds should be enjoying all the natural food in your garden. Thanks in advance, a great post for my Saturday's Critters. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Your berries are so pretty, Judith. I really enjoyed the close ups of them; I think we can miss small things in the garden when we are inattentive. I enjoyed seeing your cardinals and the chipmunk as well. Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Beth

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  19. Good morning and happy Saturday, Judith! Cute birds and chipper! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  20. Lovely pictures of the berries, the Chipmonk and the birds in your garden,

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  21. Loved all these photos, especially the berries!

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  22. The berries are especially beautiful this year, maybe the lack of water has driven the plants to push up the production.

    Judith, thanks again for your contribution to RURAL, it was a pleasure working with you, and I loved that quote that you left in your comment on my blog....I think that should be printed out and put somewhere that I can read it more often....this magazine has been in my heart for sometime, and what a joy to have it stretch it's wings.

    Jen

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  23. The berries are especially beautiful this year, maybe the lack of water has driven the plants to push up the production.

    Judith, thanks again for your contribution to RURAL, it was a pleasure working with you, and I loved that quote that you left in your comment on my blog....I think that should be printed out and put somewhere that I can read it more often....this magazine has been in my heart for sometime, and what a joy to have it stretch it's wings.

    Jen

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  24. How sensible to sell a male and female holly together! That makes far more sense, especially as the names often confuse people as to which one they have. xx

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  25. Berries are the stars of the garden these days here, too. Those Beauty Bush ones are so brilliant. Really pretty glimpses of what's going on in your garden these days.

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  26. Gorgeous, amazing, incredible pictures you have taken of the simple beauty found close to home! What darling pictures of your "critters" and especially the chipmunk looking so thrilled with his find! Have a blessed and marvelous fall afternoon.. complete with a warm spicy fall tea, I'm sure :)

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  27. Such nice shots of the berries Judith. I really like the purple berries, so unusual. I noticed this year that my burning bush has little berries on it too, something I hadn't noticed before. I like those shots of the cardinals too. I've run out of birdseed and keep forgetting to pick some up ... hopefully tomorrow!
    Wendy

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  28. Beautiful photography!!! Real holly!!! For me this is an actual treat to see the real thing! I'm so impressed by you naming these berry plants by their actual name!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  29. Pretty berries and wonderful critters. Enjoy your day!

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  30. One of the best parts of autumn are all the berries in the garden....you have a nice variety....many of mine seem to be gone already, but still lots of rose hips and a few other berries for birds in winter.

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  31. What beautiful photos! Oh, I just love red berries and wish I had some to decorate with right now. In fact, we passed some on the downtown sidewalks on our way into church this morning. Was thinking that if I'd had a bag with me, I'd have scooped them up to take home with me!

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  32. All the berries are attractive; appearance to me; and probably food to the wildlife.
    I'm encouraged by your peanut feeder. We have our first one and nobody is paying much attention to it. The RG says to be patient, sigh.

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  33. Judith, Love the berries and the variety of colors. The chipmunk is a great close shot. How close were you? Is he people friendly? Sylvia

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  34. Such beautiful images! I love the crab-apples, but they are all wonderful!

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  35. Those berries will make a great feast for the birds! Love that chippie!

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  36. Amazing the diversity of colors of the berries!!! I do so enjoy your photos!

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  37. Judith, I love the close up photos of the berries and branches and leaves, not to mention the squirrel and cardinals. Wonderful shots.

    Enjoyed my visit ... wishing you a great week ahead.
    Brenda

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  38. Hi! Such lovely berries. That Early Amethyst is my favorite, that purple color looks so different. Have a nice week!

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  39. Hi! Such lovely berries. That Early Amethyst is my favorite, that purple color looks so different. Have a nice week!

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  40. What beautiful close ups! Is the baneberry commonly called doll's eyes? We've seen something like this in the mountains of NC. Happy Monday sweet Lavender Sis. hugs, Diane

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  41. I love the juvenile cardinals and the sweet chipmunk!

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  42. Just a little stroll can get you lots of great shots. I love all the different colors of berries.

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  43. Yes you certaily have a wonderful variety of different berries and great shots of the, Love the crittter too

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  44. love all the pretty berries... I am sure many birds also enjoy some of these berries!

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