More To Come........
The photo of the first bird
looked like some kind of
hawk to me, so I looked for
it on the internet and
came up with a
It could be a young one
and maybe a female from the
picture I saw. They are
10 to 14 inches as adults
and have red eyes, and the
immature ones have a striped
breast. I enjoy the photos
you take of your flowers and
I love watching the birds in my garden, and obviously you do too. I keep a bird bath filled with water and it's surprising how many stop to have a drink and a quick splash on a hot day. Do you put bird seed out for them?
Lovely photos as usual Naomi. I enjoy bird watching-they are amazing creatures when you think about all they cn do.
No one can capture the beauty of nature the way you can with that camera of yours. I love your fuzzy little visitors! I was even hoping for a video. Maybe some other time.
Ooh! LOVE the bird pictures! The only birds I have left now are my hummers. My hawks and orioles have gone on now and I sure do miss 'em. There's a website that you can go to, http://www.namethatbird.com/ that will identify your bird for you. You can email a picture to them and they'll send you back all the info they have. Can't wait to see more!
That first one looks hawk like, and I noticed your first commenter said so and found out what it was for you.
I love that you caught a Hummer in a still moment at the fountain. That is rare! We get hummers here as they come to feast on my porch flowers. I love those birds!!!
Squirrels are always fun to watch too, also, plus.
We have one in our front trees that seems to be a little wacky. I've seen him go NUTS like he's on uppers or something. Maybe he drinks too much coffee.
Gustav came up and REALLY packed a punch here in AR. We were without power for three full days!!!
Hitonious guy, that Gustav.
I posted pics and videos at my place if you care to see Gustav's wrath upon us.
Have a nice weekend.
I love to hear and see the latest news from Naomi's bird sanctuary and gardens! I'm still watching butteries but they are petering out just like the rest of summer.
That is a hawk of some kind!
I agree with anonymous, I think it is a sharp-shinned hawk.
Google 'North American Hawks'.
Thanks for the photos. You're fortunate to be able to draw so many birds, and hence the squirrels because they eat the same stuff. I assume you have feeders out. Are they squirrel proof?
I love seeing your birds and other animals, Naomi. Thanks for all the work you do to photograph them for us.
Oh, the chipmunk is so cute!! They are just the cutest little things. Around here the cats wipe them out. Darn it! I try to tell them better but cats don't listen! They are adorable though!!
Your garden is such a wonderful place for the critters to visit. Of course they love it and tell all their friends about it! I love the water feature. That is so nice. Obviously they love it too!
Great photos Naomi! I enjoyed my visit to your garden and seeing all the birds very much!
Your Waterfall is obviously a favourite attraction of so many birds! Great photos.
Is the top little darling a squirrel?
Everything is so different there. I know nothing about birds but a clue to the next one is the curved beak and the large feet - a predator - so he can kill the quarry and carry it off.
There ! I feel quite proud of myself:)
Lovely to see your photos.
Wow! You had a lot of visitors, didn't you? We had a squirrel with a cookie stop by this morning.
I'm just like you...I love all the birds that come to visit my garden. I sit on the screened porch every morning with my coffee and enjoy them. I bought some corn cobs for the squirrels (to keep them away from the bird seed) but so far, not one has gone near it.
I'm so glad you also have nature right in your back yard and you enjoy it so much.
Those are some wonderful pictures of the critters! One of my favorite things about squirrels is how when they run, they look like someone is turning the light off and on really fast in the room. (hopefully that made sense). :)
As always, thank you for sharing your world with us. :)
I always love seeing birds bathe. It's just neat.
The one with the color appears to be the American Golden Finch. My hummers are about to set off on their journey to Mexico or South America. I miss them so much when they go. Half of them have already left me this week.
I love the waterfall
and how close up you get, great photos
Naomi, Those little squirrels are so fast, it's a wonder you got two pictures of them.
I love watching birds taking a bath or drinking from a water fall. They are so carefree and such sweet creatures.
Let's hope "Ike" decides to turn around and go elsewhere......The residents of the Gulf Coast are a little weary right now.
Naomi, I've been reading your blog for some time. I enjoy it so much especially the pictures. I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Colleen in Floyd, VA. So great to visit folks in other parts of the world via the net. Just wanted you to know I read and enjoy.
Love your nature's pictures, Naomi! This little squirrel looks soooo adorable! I love watching and hear the birds in my garden... but when I got my camera.... they went away... no picture at all! Lol!
Have a nice week ahead!
Love the pics!!! I just posted one I got of a squirrel in one of our trees, but its not as clear as yours, mine was at its highest zoom, and my camera isnt the best lol, but its still cute. I never get tired of seeing all sorts of critters flitting around the yard lol.
How wonderful to live in the hills! It's like being on vacation.
My cat was absolutely fascinated by your pictures :)
Such a wonderful abundance of visitors you have to your garden! These little characters must keep ypu so entertained and are a tribute to your lovely garden which seems more like a wildlife reserve, Lol!
Wonderful pics as ever where you seem to capture these little characters personalities and not just their form. The first bird is definitley a bird of prey - you cna tell by the hooked beak and the big talons! Although I do not know for sure, I suspect it is either a type of falcon or a small hawk.
Thanks for sharing these photos - they're utterly delightful :)
Beautiful pictures and the first bird looked like a hawk to me also. I forget but did you identify what type of hawks you saw nesting?
Also on the pics in the blog of the small, delicate flowers, one of them as they would appear from a distance and in perspective would be neat to see.
I have been busy, not blog hopping like usual; so if that already happened, forgive me :) Love your blog as always.
Love the hummingbird especially. :)
Dear Naomi The first bird is a Cooper's hawk. They prey on other birds. When I lived in Escondido, CA a Cooper's hawk visited my backyard often. I had feeders and birdbaths and lots of fruit trees. The birds loved it and so did the Cooper's hawk who would make the other birds scatter like the wind.
Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California