Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bird Breakfasting

My new DEENA pretty at the left..was made by my friend

Do you know, Mourning Doves mate for life??
Amazing..!! Here's a sweet couple having breakfast in
our back yard.. they like to ground feed.

My friend. Red Belly Woodpecker..without seeing the FRONT
of the head..I can't say if it's male or female..They LOVE peanuts
and suet!!

A Nuthatch..closest. and a sparrow..notice the peanut the Nuthatch has, 
just getting ready to fly away to find a perfect nook to eat in.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Somebirdy Has Found a Hunting Ground

I must say..this Merlin Falcon
visits about daily now..
Found a good hunting ground, here in our yard.
He's partial to Dark Eyed Juncos..for 
I have found evidence of  MURDER
in the yard..
eeekkk..I guess even Falcons have to eat..

Oh I meant to add ..according to the bird books, the Merlin Falcon doesn't come to Illinois!!
they sure do!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tracks in the Snow

The grasses and the sunflowers are still lovely..in the cold, ice..snow & wind

The birds must have taken the Welcome sign seriously..they visited
..I wanted to take pics of the deer tracks, but I still can't venture
out in the slippery woods..I could see them, but too far to venture!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Through the Window

Oh how I love my Woodpeckers.
The top one is a Downy Woodpecker, tis
a female as males have more red on the tip 
of their heads...
..and the other pictures are my 
most fave Red Belly Woodpecker.
All dressed up in his black & white!!
This one is a male, I can tell by the amount
of red on his head.

I took these through the window again..as it
snowed a bit and I can't risk slipping on the deck.
It's been 1 month and two days since surgery!
a MileStonE....Deena

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Valentines Gift Away

I'm having a Gift Away for 
I'll draw two winners, for 
lovely Valentine banners
for you blog.
so come join in.

smiles, deena

Monday, January 07, 2008

My Favorite Birdhouse

Click on any picture to see more of it!

smiles, deena

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Do you see what I see??

THIS is why I don't have a dishwasher in my home.

Yesterday as I was getting dishes ready to wash
I saw this directly out the window.

Tis a Merlin Falcon, sitting in the Hickory tree above 
the bird feeders..If I had a dishwasher, I'd miss these

It was cold & snowy out..so I took the pic THROUGH the window
didn't even try to go out.
I can't believe how good the picture is.

I did not see him grab any dinner (usually a small bird)
but I know..Merlin's have to eat too..why can't
they just eat MICE???

Nature always thrills me..
did I tell you ??Rich has given my a Native American name
Waves at Wildlife

It suits me fine..I wave at deer, fox, turkeys, anything that will
look at me

fondly, deena

Friday, January 04, 2008

A glimpse snow & a bit of wildlife

Can you see the snow behind me??

I am the only wildlife I can take
pics of right now..Still healing from
surgery, not daring a slip and fall.