Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Snow in the Singing Woods

An early morning view of

the Singing Woods with
new snow.
fondly, Deena

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Lunar Eclipse

I took these two pictures & they look good, 
the top one you can even see a star at the bottom right.
As it got darker & the moon turned red
my camera wasn't able to capture anything.

you can click on them to enlarge

Here's our view from the Singing Woods
fondly, Rich & Deena

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Birds in the Snow

Lots of Sparrows & a male and female Cardinal
waiting to fly to the feeders

Mr Cardinal & a Sparrow

Top ~ A Tufted Titmouse
A BlackCapped Chickadee on left
& a Sparrow on the right

A Blue Jay, Sparrow
&  Mr Red Bellied Woodpecker

A little Dark Eyed Junco, they are ground feeders.

We got NEW snow, seems we do daily
& hubby had filled the feeders!


Thursday, February 21, 2008


My dear friends, Rhea & Marcia
went Eagle hunting yesterday.

Our town lies on the Illinois River, which
becomes the Mississippi River eventually.

Rhea got some GREAT pictures.

These aren't all the SAME eagle..but 
these are all mature eagles..as they don't get
their white head until they are 4 years old.
click on the pics to make them bigger!!

Thank you Rhea for sharing..
and letting me post them on my blog.

These pictures were taken about 2 -3 miles from
our lil nestle in the woods.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tis Slim Pickins

A Dark Eyed Junco~ground feeding

Through the window
a Tufted Titmouse

My friend~~Mr. Red Belly Woodpecker

A female (top of feeder) & male Downy Woodpecker

It's been so cold here& hubby has been getting 
home after dark 
&  I am NOT suppose to 
be around things like litter boxes, bird droppings, etc
because of chemo reducing my immune system, 
so tis slim pickin's around here for the 
They worked and worked to get a few bits of 
peanuts. Even a few scuffles.

Thank heavens hubby hunk came home before dark today
and filled ALL the feeders.  The birds will be thankful tomorrow.

fondly,  Deena
*Waves at Wildlife*

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fermented Treats, Wine of the Birds

 A Cedar Wax Wing ..last Spring..new buds, fermented  fruit
a yummy for the birds

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Oh So Sweet, Our Mr Sanders

Yesterday..when I came home from my FIRST chemo
treatment, as I took my purse from the car, something
caught my eye in the tree on the side yard.

I thought it was a trash bag in the tree, but
as I turned my head, I saw what it REALLY was.

Our resident possum "Mr Sanders" was up
in the crab tree feasting on berries!! 

I yelled for Rich to bring the camera out
& we both got some good shots.

Who could resist that pink nose & furry body??

I just LOVE nature and I felt God had given me this
sighting as a sign He had LOTS of delights left in life for

Oh each day is a blessing , please appreciate it and
hold your loved ones CLOSE
and rejoice in the gifts God gives us.  They are there, just
open your eyes to them

lovingly, Deena
(aka  "Waves at Wildlife")
hubby gave my that as my American Indian

Friday, February 08, 2008

An Interesting Shot

I captured this picture through the window and was surprised to see a nuthatch on thebottom left limb, in the branch below the Merlin Falcon. The Merlin dines on smaller birds.

This guy sure doesn't look scared does he??
smiles, Deena

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cedar Wax Wing

At the "Courting Tree"
picking a berry to give his love

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My Feathered Friends AGAIN

A male Downy Woodpecker through the
back window just as the last snow of January