Sunday, March 27, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 3/27/11

There's still snow on the ground, but, at least there is sun to go with it.

The usual cast of characters is hanging around.  There is, of course, an ever-present squirrel.
Mourning Dove
Red-winged Blackbird
Grackle, showing the yellow eye.
And, probably, the sight of the day, a Red-bellied Woodpecker pair.  This is the first time I have seen them on my new suet feeder, but, it's obviously not the first time they have been there, judging by how empty the holes are.  I have since been out and stuffed new suet in there.
Inside, the cats are enjoying the sunshine.  The three sun-worshipers are out on the porch.
Gina
Rachael
Leon
While Becky prefers staying in the safety of the living room, all warm and cozy on her heated pad.
Here's hoping that you're having a very lovely Sunday.

20 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Heaven on earth for your kitties. A room with a view or a heated bed... Take your pick...

Glad you have a little clearing for your birds and squirrels to feed. :)

Sharon said...

Good Sunday, Louise!

What a perfect shot of that squirrel! It looks like he posed for you!

Do you ever get the urge to take a shop vac out there and suck everything up and sift out all those shells?

The cats really are enjoying their creature comforts, don't blame them a bit!

Louise said...

Actually, Sharon, I raked all of the winter crap I could when we had that warm spell. It's not too bad right now. What you see on the ground there is mainly today's feeding, that I had just put down about a half hour before. Corn and some sunnies go right on the ground, so the feeders are left free for the birds. And, when the weather is nice, I do try to get out there about once a week and get the junk cleaned up.

Tina said...

Looks like everybody around you is enjoying the sunshine!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Louise one thing about a March snow storm is it is short lived!!! Yay...we see blue skies and ground.

Your kitties are beautiful. I know they must be loving the sun.

Happy Sunday and 4 days to go for Mom. YES she is excited...she is hoping this week is fast. MOL
Hugs Madi

Sheri said...

Very nice shot of the pair of red-bellied woodpeckers!

Leon looks a bit indignant about having his picture taken.

Woodswalker said...

Mmm. I see those sleepy kitties and I'm inspired to go join mine asleep on the sofa.

Upupaepops said...

Oh that Leon!

Your sunporch is lovely. I would absolutely have one if I had a house

Liesl said...

Hi Louise, I like them all,but the red bellied woodpeckers were realy nice! Your cats knows how to laze away a Sunday!

chook said...

now that's better. a little sunshine goes a long way.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

we don't have snow but cold, rainy, dreary days. no sunshine.

Terry said...

Oh wow! I hope I get such good results with my suet feeder!
The kitties look so content.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HI Louise!! Your Sunday does look like an enjoyable one, and I'm glad the sun was out for you too!!

I love the woodpeckers but could do without so many Grackles scarfing down all the food I put out...

Lori Skoog said...

OK Louise! When is this snow going to take a powder? It's supposed to be warm enough to melt this stuff.
I would love to have a porch like yours...our critters would love it. That photo of Leon is a knockout!

Vicki Lane said...

I think grackles are beautiful birds -- heck, I was even admiring a starling today.

Cat said...

I am surprised that your cats were editorializing at the birds through the window. They sure looked comfy, maybe it was just too much effort. Zzzzzz...

Cat

Gary said...

Great bird shots and of course great cat shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Louise....thank you for your kind comments on 'our' kitchen. When our old kitchen was gutted in 2006, I had to live with my g-parents because mom was afraid I'd try to explore the studs. At that time, I was not thrilled to be getting a new kitchen but now I like it because it has better snoopervising spots.
Hugs Madi

Ann Nichols said...

Okay... your cats are all so full of wonderful personality!! The heating pad though... that is the greatest!!
Blessings!
Ann

Rebekah said...

What a lovely, sunny room! Ideal for cats!
You have quite a bunch coming to you feeders there! I saw another type of woodpecker today -- don't know if it was hairy or downey, but I missed my shot ... the camera focused on some stupid branch LOL