Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Walnut Tree

Thanksgiving weekend was busy, fun and relaxing. The family gathered here for a fun and filling holiday then the rest of the weekend was quite. It was a gift to NOT set the alarm for 5:15, especially today - it is my birthday! I normally don't go around announcing my birthday, but I have the day off from work and I am thrilled! It is very rare for our school district to not have school the Monday after Thanksgiving. It sure was nice to sleep in one more day! To the powers that be who make that decision, I thank you!

This weekend, before the rain settled in, I did take some photos of the birds who visited our walnut tree. This tree is only about 15 feet from our dining room window so it is a great place to hang feeders. The birds love the buffet. We love the birds who visit the buffet! Here are some of my favorite weekend pics from the walnut tree. Enjoy!





8 comments:

Ruth said...

What beautiful pictures of the Blue Jay and the Red Bellied Woodpecker. I think the woodpecker picture is one of the best I have seen. Now I can see why they are called "red-bellied".

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Ruth. He is one of my favorites. I think he is very handsome.

Margaret Cloud said...

Kathleen, those are great pictures, and may I say a happy belated Birthday. I have on certain holidays tacked my turkey cadaver on the tree and some birds will peck at it, I have had my woodpecker give it a try, you know our reward for feeding them is their beautiful songs. Thanks for coming by.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great shot of the woodpecker at the end. I saw a pileated about two weeks back. They are impressive.

Sheri said...

Gorgeous photos. You are so lucky to be close to such wonderful birds.

Kathleen said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I am so blessed to have these beautiful creatures right outside my window.
Robert, I am jealous. I've only seen a blur of a pileated. Friends saw it so I know it was there, but I'm still waiting...

Margaret Cloud said...

Kathleen, I am coming by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Marta McDowell said...

You've captured the personalities of the birds. What marvelous photographs. Thank you for sharing them.