Monday, November 25, 2013

Nature Notes: Changing Fast

We are heading into winter weather wise.
The bulk of the leaves left the trees over the weekend with a few exceptions.
The first few shots were take early last week and these same trees are mostly bare now.
I usually cover about 7 days in my nature notes.
This time of the year there is a big difference from the way my world is looking over the span of a week.
The American Robins above look like they are having a party.
In the shot above the female cardinal is on top and the male cardinal is way down on the bottom. 
The male cardinal above is eating something tasty on the crepe myrtle tree and the female cardinal is taking a break below.
I've been seeing bluebirds, doves, chickadees, towhees, nuthatches and many other birds but most of my shots seem to be of cardinals.
The sparrow and cardinal below are having a drink together.
I like the way a few leaves clinging to a tree look.
I don't particularly like the fact that trees are growing in my gutters.
 The bluejay has a wind blown look.
I think the bird below is a starling.
The past couple of days I had to remove ice from the bird baths once in the morning and once again in the early afternoon.
The female cardinal hopped in as soon as I gave her some warm water.
Another cardinal was debating whether to drink or bathe.


Leora said...

We've been having blue jay visitors. Love seeing the colorful leaves, the ones before the leaves fall off. Sometimes I get really busy at a foliage or bloom season, then when I have a bit more time, it's bare. So it goes.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Good of you to make sure the birds have water. Love your bird photos. Dianne

aspiritofsimplicity said...

We have a bird bath in the yard that you have inspired me to keep filled this winter. Although, it gets so very cold here that I'm not sure it will be possible.

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful birds enjoying their bath!Adorable set of images, the Autumn leaves are wonderful!

Laura said...

How beautiful Leora. Wishing you chaggim sameach. I do hope you[ll add your voice to the gratitude quilt this year:-)

Laura said...

oh Carver, I saw Leora's picture in the top comment and was confused about where I was for a moment… Happy thanksgiving to you as well and yes of course you are invited to the gratitude quilt as well!

Karen said...

Lovely photos. I like the birds sharing a drink.

MyMaracas said...

Things changed quickly here, too. I don't have nearly the birds you do, as I took down the feeder last summer and just put it back up. I'm crossing my fingers they all find it again.

Ela said...

Beautiful pictures of autumn and so lovely birds.
Greetings !

Teamgsquare said...

Lovely picture of nature. Birds are cute.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So sweet that the bird waits for his personal bath valet to crack the ice... they don't know how lucky they are. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures ... and for the work you do to make them possible.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, I love seeing your birdbath photos. The birds look so cute! Pretty and colorful leaves, beautiful photos! Happy Thanksgiving!

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you are getting as much ice there as we are!

Rambling Woods said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carver! .... Love the birds... I think the one with the yellow eyes is a grackle... Michelle