Monday, October 19, 2009

We are all watching...

Yes, they have returned. Our woods are full of White-Throated Sparrows!!I was happy to see them all fluttering among the bushes and scrubs foraging for food.


but I when I saw this deer peeking out over that fallen tree...

and this beautiful cardinal looking out over a small pond....sigh.. I knew they, like me, are looking for the return of those Dark-Eyed Juncos...that one bird who really says, "you know what is coming!" ;-0

24 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
I'm happy that you are getting some of your birds back in your forest and trees... Then we will get plenty of nice shots to see. But the most funniest and my favorite is the deer... The composition is awesome and that's a perfect shot... I love the cardinal too but I would like some of them to come over here... Oh wait, maybe I have to migrate over to you to see them :-) Thanks for sharing this nice post with us!

The Early Birder said...

Thanks for sharing your woodland visitors Tina as things are very quiet over here at the moment. FAB

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The deer is ever so cute.Yes,we all know what is around the corner,but, honestly there is beauty in that season as well.Have a great day.
Blessings,Ruth

troutbirder said...

The juncoes are here yet but judging by the snow forecast they can't be far behind.

Bird Girl said...

I saw my first junco but didn't get a shot - but haven't seen the white-throated sparrows yet. That first picture is just so NICE!!! What a nice post, Tina - thanks for your nice comment on my blog, too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Tina... Glad your 'winter' birds are coming back... Love that little sparrow. I've never seen one.

Great picture of the deer also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kcalpesh said...

These are really cool shots! The way the deer is peeping out of the leaves is really cute!

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Shelley said...

That peeking deer was a wonderful shot! And I love those sparrows!!

Eve said...

Hi Tina!
Well I hope to see the white-throat in my woods this winter!
Love your new header! Sweet!

Richard said...

Love to see the WT Sparrows and Juncos return in the fall. The only problem is that they are a good signal that winter is not far behind.

Jann said...

Most excellent photos! I'd love to see a cardinal some day; never have and they are rare in the area I live. Love the peeking deer photo! :o)

Gail said...

I love your header. I see a few things besides sparrows. Surprising what you can capture. wonderful post.

Kelly said...

...you're lucky your White-throated Sparrows are back. Ours still haven't arrived. Soon I hope! I also love that cardinal!!!

jalynn01 said...

What a nice series of shots Tina. Love that deer peeking out at you. And I love your new header. What is that flower? I don't recognize it.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. I especially love the expression on the deer. How sweet is that?

Chris Petrak said...

The White-throats probably earn my favorite sparrow award (except maybe when the fox Sparrow makes it brief visits) - especially when they sing their plaintive lament - nice pics

T and S said...

Nice series of bird images, the first one is so well composed.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I could post one or two Juncos to set you on the right course for winter. It sure was a nice day here today but the only birds were some chickadees among a lot of sparrows.

Crows have flocked and are together and really number around 100 as they pass overhead.

George said...

I guess the deer was trying to decide if it was safe to come out. That is a great photo. I'm guessing it won't be long before our winter birds are back.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: Beautiful capture of the sparrows and the deer, very sneaky critter.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Yeah, we know what is coming...some SNOW! Woo-hoo, Tina! Winter is almost here! Juncos and snow, yes! At least you guys get snow, but us southerners are always hopeful for some good dumpings of the white stuff down our way... White-throated sparrows are another of my favorites. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos of all the birds. I have not seen the White throated Sparrow yet, but yesterday I did see my first Junco.

Kelly said...

I saw our first White-crowned Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow today! The Juncos can't be far behind... Lovely captures of your newly arrived winter visitors!

dAwN said...

oh whats coming??? Ok i know what it is..stay warm.
Its always great timing the seasons with the comings and goings of birds.
nice observations and photos..
great to be reading your blog again after my computer crash..
oh..and i love your header and sides..

would like to hear your thoughts..