Friday, April 29, 2011

Backyard Birds

These are some of the more colorful visitors to my backyard this spring:

Lesser Goldfinch

Cardinal - male

Cardinal - female


House finches - red and orange

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Hooded Oriole

Lazuli Bunting

Finches, cardinals and hummers are regular visitors while orioles and buntings are rarely seen here.

29 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Diane, I love seeing your birds... That last one, the Bunting, is so pretty... Looks like he/she is giving you the 'eye'... ha

That Oriole is gorgeous... And the hummingbird is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Thérèse said...

Never seen a lazuli Bunting before... now I have...
Have a nice weekend!

angryparsnip said...

Love that the Cardinals have almost the pose !
I adore when they are in my yard so bright red and cheerful.
The Lazuli Bunting is fabulous !

cheers, parsnip

Janie said...

What great variety! We have lazuli buntings some years, but I haven't spotted any this spring so far.

Amin said...

Very beautiful photos!

Magpie said...

All pretty little birdies. The cardinals look like that's a common pose for them. I,too, see the orioles and lazuli buntings passing through this time of year.

~✿~Icy BC said...

I only see cardinals around my back yard..

Your birds are beautiful, Diane, and the picture of TJ and his mom is so adorable.

Tracy said...

Wow you got a lot of pretty ones! Are the female and male cardinals ever seen in the same place? LOL. They posed just alike.

Joy said...

A glorious lot!

Debbie Lo said...

I just love that shimmery green and blue on the humming bird. Very beautiful. How nice that so many colorful birds stop by your property to say, "Hello!" :-)

Sandra said...

What a surprise! Your birds are beautiful !!! The pictures are delightful !

Thendral said...

Very beautiful. I too love watching brids. Thanks for sharing!!!

cieldequimper said...

Oh boy what a wonderful backyard you have! I love how the cardinals have the same movement!

Allison said...

Our hummingbirds are like 1/5 that size! I like your large, colorful variety much better. Ours are tiny and brown, but still just as exciting to see. :)

Amin said...

I also love watching the birds!

Loree said...

Wow they are so beautiful. I think the male cardinal is the loveliest of them all.

betchai said...

oh, you have very diverse visitors in your backyard, love your bird shots, so joyful to see.

Amin said...

Wonderful birds!

DoanLegacy said...

My goodness, you have so many different birds in your backyard, and they are all so incredible to see.

Amin said...

In the second photo I saw very beautiful red bird!

Tes said...

Hello Diane! However did you capture all these! Wow, you've got good capture -clear and vibrant! I love the Lazuli Bunting -stunning! The hummingbird is gorgeous and the Oriole is pretty! Thank you for sharing! :)

Amin said...

Very cute!

Lrong said...

Amazing photos of such pretty birds! The L. Bunting shot is really superb...

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots. Love that shimmering hummingbird.

Amin said...

Beautiful color!

Regina said...

Amazing captures dear one.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo

Spiderdama said...

Colorful and wonderful birds and pictures. You have many great photos on your blog, glad I stop by.
Happy sunday from Norway:-)

Boonie S said...

These are beautiful photos of beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing them.

Have a good week, Boonie

Ayie said...

so many colorful birds around you, lovely captures!