Friday, 25 April 2014

Bird Watching At The Cottage......

















After a very hard day of raking...cutting...raking...cutting...

We settled into our chairs...with a cold refreshment...around 5pm...

To enjoy the late day sunshine...

And started to watch the show...

I had my camera ready...and had to zoom in on most of these shots...

Everyone was pretty darn hungry...

Even got a shot of a small barn swallow...calling for his mate♥️

We spent the night....pretty chilly...more water problems...

Will tell you all about that later...

But for now...enjoy the birds!

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Hope you all had a great day...

Just started to rain here...and darn windy...AGAIN!!!

I wanted to welcome a few more new followers...

Have you all met Eddie??

He came over from Betsy's lovely blog...welcome all!!

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On the menu tonight...

         Grilled pork tenderloin...potatoes with fresh basil...asparagus

             perhaps a salad...not sure yet!

Enjoy your evening...

                   Cheers!  :o)
                     linda

       

 

38 comments:

  1. I do love birdy pics! Mourning doves have such sweet gentle faces..IQ of a flower pot, but they look and sound so sweet.
    Jane x

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    1. That is true, Jane!
      I love all birds!

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  2. Beautiful bird shots. I just love them. Your dinner sounds really good.

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    1. It is cooking right now....smells heavenly!

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  3. I love those lovey-doveys. They are so gentle and sweet looking. My yard was full of gold finches again the other day. They like our trees, I guess. I still have suet, apples, peanuts and seeds at the front so I'm sure they are partaking. Gorgeous photos, Linda. Thanks for stopping by again. I guess I should go over and meet Eddie. That is, if he likes cats. haha!

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    1. Eddie is lovely....
      How are your Chickadees making out?

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    2. Well, I haven`t seen her for a couple of days but the nest is still inside the hole. I might just be missing her though.

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    3. They are so cute....love them!

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  4. I love the header picture. That is just too cute! Lots of birds in your feeder! They all seem hungry, don't they? I haven't had a red-winged blackbird in my yard. You only see those here along the road sides for some reason! I want one! haha. I also want a bluebird! I need to put out a wanted sign. haha.

    dinner sound delish!

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    1. Thanks Betsy....the red winged blackbirds come from across the street at the cottage...a small marsh with some bull rushes...I love their song...no Blue birds...don't think I have ever even seen one!
      The sign might work!

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  5. such beautiful photos, you must have had a great day, tiring but wonderful I hope the water troubles work themselves out, lovely supper too!!

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    1. Very tiring....but a lot accomplished!
      Will tell you about the water tomorrow.....excited? Hahaha!

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  6. Hi there, just catching up! Glad to know that things are looking up at the cottage, sounds as though you have been very busy bears working away out there! I bet that you are glad to be back though. I hope that the water is/will be sorted very soon. Your crochet bear for Miss V is just too cute and it is so lovely the way that she plays with him too!! Hope that you have a great weekend. xx

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    1. Glad you're back!
      The bear is most popular!

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  7. MY boyfriend's favorite bird is the Red-winged Blackbird ... wish we had more of them around us! LOVE the pictures ... thanks for sharing. Hope your water problems dry up and blow away!! Linda

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    1. They are fixed now....thank goodness!

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  8. It is so lovely to relax and watch the birds. We got the hummingbird and oriole feeder out yesterday ... just in case one should happen by! Oh no, not more water issues. Hope they can be sorted out quickly.

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    1. I must remember to take a few oranges to the cottage...for the Orioles!

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  9. Great bird photos! So nice to see so many at your feeder. I've stopped filling my feeders and the birds have gone. No goldfinches or doves but I saw 2 chickadees today. They kind of roam away this time of year anyway and find their own food and a place to start nesting. That's really too bad you still have water issues. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. P.S. I love your header photo of the robin admiring himself! So cute.

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    2. Thanks Pam....I usually feed the finches for a while...and the other birds as well...
      I must get the bird bathes out....love that show!

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  10. Love your header photo . Wonderful photos . Pretty much what we have been doing here garden clean up and watching the birds . It was raining all afternoon here today slowing down this evening . The weekend is to be sunny and quite nice . Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend oh and hope the water problem gets solved !

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    1. Rained here at home....only spent one night at the cottage....
      Have a special day today♥️

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  11. Hey girlie,
    I have missed so many posts!!!! Yea for being at the cottage!! Bird pics are gorgeous!! Love, love, love the bear for wee one!!!!! Trying to slow down a bit! Life has been crazy!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Glad you made it over!
      Cottage was still chilly...more below seasonal weather this weekend....
      We THINK the water problems are over....
      Take it easy.....relax!
      My daughter is 40 today!
      Time flies!

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  12. Well thank you young lady for those very kind welcoming words! . . . . You make me blush! and I am such a shy guy! lol. And if Deb is watching I do like cats and Linda is quite right, I am lovely ROFL. I am modest too lol.

    Great you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage and those shots of the birds are remarkable and pick up so much detail. You are truly blessed to have such an abundance of varieties on your side of the pond. I agree with Betsy that your blog header is fantastic.

    That grilled pork tenderloin looks absolutely scrumptious!!

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    1. Why thanks Eddie....
      The header is a favorite photo from last year....
      Dinner was excellent!
      Enjoy your weekend...♥️

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  13. Wonderful shots Linda.
    From icebergs to sitting out in the space of a week, can't be bad!

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  14. Beautiful header, and so cute pecking at the mirror. You have such a wonderful array of birds...want to go bird watching...come to Linda's. I've packed, showered, clean out the frig so I don't come home to green mold..haha...now I'm taking a break to visit a few friends before we head out in the morning.

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  15. Your pictures are wonderful! What sort of bird is that black one, do you know? It reminds me of a myna bird! I need to have a zoom lens. I spot the best birds at the lake...never get a shot at all.

    Cold and rain predicted here in the upper Midwest. Sigh. All in good time (yes I say that a lot!)

    Happy weekend, my new friend!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane...that is a red winged blackbird....beautiful,eh?
      Sun shining today...but chilly....all in good time! Hahaha!

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  16. BRRRR!! It's raining and cold here.... Love how your pictures warm things up.
    Doesn't look like a very promising day. Going up to 7 cel. Enjoy your stay at the cottage.

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    1. We are home...only stayed one night!
      Plus...no internet out there! Yikes!

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  17. So lovely! Especially the mourning doves.

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  18. You attract some beauties to the garden Linda, it's nice to get such good pics of them all.

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