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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Backyard Bird Count and NO Snow!

Yesterday was the first day of 'The Great Backyard Bird Count'. I spent one hour in the a.m. taking photos of the birds at our feeders. Here is my contribution for day one.









Not captured but seen was the House Finch. You still have until the 15th to participate. Click on the Backyard Bird Count Banner to the right for more information.

As you can see it was raining...a cold all day rain without one snowflake...sigh

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Today I am Thankful for the promise of sunshine!

33 comments:

cherry said...

Looks like we are seeing a lot of the same little fellow's. The rains came,then the snow now the sun is shining.. Hoping to see lots of feathered friends today ..

have a great weekend Miss Darla
hugs, Cherry

George said...

You got the bird count off to a great start. We have many of the same birds, but I haven't seen a Red-Winged Blackbird up here.
Have a Happy Valentine weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great bird pictures and count Darla... Keep up the good work.

Sorry you didn't get any snow... Darn!

Watched and loved the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics last night.

Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

Darla, you have quite an assortment of birds there!! I never get those woodpeckers. I put out suet in hopes of attracting them but so far no luck. We didn't get snow in north MS but they got a lot in south MS!! That's just not fair!! Have a great Valentine weekend!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You do have the prettiest birds I have ever seen.

Jen

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: We didn't send them all down South but you do have your share. I thought you might get snow.

Bangchik said...

So many birds.... ~bangchik

Martha's Menagerie said...

Great bird shots! I can't wait for some sunshine either, this is the coldest most dreary winter I can ever remember in Florida and I've lived here my whole life! Have a great Valentine's Weekend :-)

imac said...

Shots from the Flower Lady of wonderful birds.

Dani said...

Come back sunshine, we miss you.

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Darla ~ WOW! You have them all! I love watching them. We are having more snow today & then on Monday ... YIPPEE!

Happy Valentine's
Have a loving weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Darla,
You have some serious birds around your place-So beautiful!

Have a great weekend, hope you get some sunshine~!

Robin~♥

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I was hoping you would get a few snowflakes Darla since you were watching for them. I heard there was some snow in Florida and Georgia yesterday so I thought maybe you had your snow.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lona

Jake said...

I haven't seen many birds except for the past two days below my front window eating the Holly Berries. You got some awesome shots and quite a collection. Sorry, you didn't get your snow.

Jake

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a great turnout you've had so far!! I hope you'll post all your numbers when you're done.

bennie and patsy said...

Sorry you didn't get a little show of snow. But your birds all look great.
Happy Valentine's Day
Patsy

Meems said...

Great shots of the birds... I wondered about the snow, too.
meems

Dar said...

WoW, Look at you go girl!
Have a great time counting all of those blackbirds...are the redwings heading north yet? I love their song.
God Bless

Julie said...

What an amazing array of birds!!! Awesome! Spring is coming soon...hang in there!!!!!

Valerie said...

We have a lot of birds and a lot of snow for us! You give us an inch and cold weather and it shuts us down. It is beautiful though.

Wendy said...

wow, you've got some beautiful birds. I think woodpeckers are so pretty. I don't think I've seen any blackbirds. Then again, I'm not terribly big on birds. I should get a book and learn what to look for - they're always beautiful on blogs!

Grace Peterson said...

Well Darn, I was hoping, just a little bit, a light dusting just so I could read your happy post. On the bright side, winter isn't over yet. :)

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

So even though all 50 states got snow, you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, I guess;-/ (Hawaii got the snow in the mtns). I'm doing the birdcount too. I'm also doing one that goes from Nov-Apr. It's basically the same, just a little longer. We have all of the same birds, except I have never had a red winged blackbird, which I wish I would get. I have LOTS of bluebirds, though.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful birds... no snow here either. i have several cardinals but I don't feed our birds.... our neighbors have 4 cats. LOL

Amy said...

You have quite an assortment of pretty birds! Hope you had a nice weekend :))

Muhammad khabbab said...

wow the dove and woodpecker shots are fantastic. you have captured lots of bird there.Very lucky.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You sure have a great assortment of birds! I love your banner photo, by the way. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a winner.

Martha said...

Beautiful birds! Our strawberries are among our only outdoor blooms too.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love that red winged blackbird. I've not seen one before.

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