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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Our World Tuesday: First Five Days Of January

This post will cover shots I've taken in 2014.
I went on a walk at Shelley on the first day of the new year.
The lake wasn't frozen although there may have been some freezing over the weekend but I didn't go for a walk then.
I'm pretty sure it will freeze this week so I'll try to go for a walk because I like to photograph the lake when it's frozen.
The state has experimental fish feeding stations to see if they help increase the number of fish in the lake.
The herons have hung out at the fish feeding stations ever since they went in.
The gulls seem to be keeping an eye out for fish too.
Below is an evening shot at my house from the first day of January, 2014.
The rest of the shots are ones I took from my house and yard.
It's easier to spot the birds during the winter in the trees. The bluejay below was hanging out in one of my trees.
The squirrel below made me laugh.
The nuthatches are so fast that I find them hard to photograph.
I love the way red-bellied woodpeckers look.
The titmouse below grabbed some food from my deck and flew back to the tree. 
The female cardinal was ice skating.
The mourning doves were ice skating too and at the top of the shot below, the carolina wren was searching for food.
The male rufous-sided towhee had a mouth full.
The brown thrasher was also finding plenty to eat.
I like the yellow markings on the sparrow.
The male cardinal is definitely a winter beauty.


Penelope Notes said...

Looks like all creatures near and far want first dibs on those fish. I like how you have welcomed nature into your backyard and created an ideal setting to watch wildlife in action.

Nonnie said...

wow, I can't believe the different species you have coming to your feeder! remarkable shots of them. I was surprised to see people with no jackets on! The temperature right now is -13, with wind chills of 40 below zero.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh Carver, your pictures are great ...
thank you for a wonderful walk.
Greetings from far away Polish.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a great selection of birds that stop by your yard! Smart heron to hangout by a fish feeding station.;)

Karen said...

Lots of great shots so far for 2014 Carver. I had one little Carolina Wren overwintering here, but I think it may have succumbed to our frigid weather (minus 29), I haven't seen it for days.

Photo Cache said...

i really like to see birds standing on one leg. how do they tuck the other leg, I'd like to know.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the well-fed birds and have to laugh at the opportunistic herons! And that blue evening shot is drop-dead gorgeous!

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

So many beautiful birds and nature photography ~ love the one of the bird on the machine ~ Great shots for OWT ~

eileeninmd said...

Carver, you do see a great variety of birds. My favorite are the herons shots. Love the lake scenery too. Great shots, have a happy week!

Cynthia said...

I enjoyed your birds through your lens. That heron is a smart guy!

Rajesh said...

Great series of images. Nice variety.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely walk - looks so peaceful.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots for the first week of the new year. That fish feeder is intriguing..I hope it works. The birds will surely enjoy the increase in fish, for sure!

Judi Gray said...

The heron image is great and I just love the squirrel! the woodpecker is also beautiful! A great collection of photos.

Fun60 said...

What a selection already in this first week of January. Like the heron shot.


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