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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Contest and Bird News

In an effort to further promote my art business, I'm running a contest of sorts. Every month I'll choose either a subscriber to the posts of my Eye Candy Visual Arts newsletter or someone who "likes" the Eye Candy Facebook page to receive (free) one of my 8x10" photos.* Details, terms and conditions can be seen at either of those sites.
Please spread the love--share this info with your friends!
(Note that people who "like" my Facebook page also get 10% off all purchases made on the "shop now" tab there.)

And now, a few shots from around the homestead...

Still plenty of "the regulars" around.

Blue jay, Carolina chickadee and a pair of Northern cardinals.

Carolina wren.

Tufted titmouse.

To my delight, I've seen a couple of brown-headed nuthatches lately. They were regulars here before Hurricane Gustav (even nesting along our driveway,) but they virtually disappeared after the storm. I love these little, endangered birds and am thrilled that they're returning to our yard.

21 comments:

Punam said...

I love your bird pictures a lot, Lana. And, I have changed the background of my blog as well. :) I apologize for that!! I lovve blues and water and u know, just couldn't resist putting that BG up!!!

Punam said...

And Lana, my new post is about you!

Cloudia said...

YOUR posts are exotic birds that thrill me, Lana



Aloha from Waikiki

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celticmusicfan said...

another truly beautiful post from you :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Pretty birds. I hope lots of people take advantage of your contest. I would if I wasn't already able to see all your photos first.

Shauna Roberts said...

Certainly a good assortment of birds you still have.

We have the usual large turnout of house finches, with a few sparrows and goldfinches for variety. We've been getting some migrants through recently—wrens and hummingbirds.

Idaho Birder said...

Very cool! It just happens that none of those birds occur regularly in Idaho. Thanks for sharing the photos!

mick said...

Great photos and you have a very nice variety of birds at your place.

Slugyard said...

I finally got a bird feeder up about a month ago. Nothing touched it until last week when a bunch of red-breasted nuthatches cleaned it out.

Lisa Ladybug said...

Such beautiful photos, as always! You are so lucky to have so many birds around you! I got to hang out in my parents' backyard all last weekend in the Berkshires, and just didn't want to leave. They have a lot of wildlife, although not as many birds as you have!
Hope you have a great week, Lana! xo

Phil said...

I like that first picture a lot Lana where you captured all the birds on the feeder

Lana Gramlich said...

Punam; Thanks so much, hon. :)

Cloudia, celticmusicfan & mick; Thank you.

Charles; You're always so supportive. :)

Shauna; I've heard from various bird bloggers across the country that the migration is beginning. Always nice to see "old friends." :)

Idaho Birder; Awesome! I'm glad to introduce you to some of the birds here in the diametrically opposed section of the country! *L*

Slugyard; It takes a while, but once you start getting the birds, you'll CONSTANTLY get the birds! *L*

Lisa; I probably wouldn't have wanted to leave your parents' backyard, either. *L* I'm having a great week--hope you are, too!

Phil; Thanks. :) It took some patience to get that shot. Glad you like it!

Nicole said...

Beautiful idea and gorgeous birds!
I wish you the Best of Luck with your art sales.
I know it's a tough lane!
Keep it up :)!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Nicole. I appreciate the support. :)

Larry said...

Great shots Lana. The first one with three species is cool. the Brown-headed Nuthatch is very special. I would love to see one but I guess I'd have to get down to the south east to see it. Aren't you the lucky one.

Lana Gramlich said...

Larry; Thank you. :) When it comes to the brown headed nuthatches yes, we count ourselves VERY lucky! I was greatly saddened to notice their loss after Hurricane Gustav. It's so nice to see them around again!

Merisi said...

Such a beautiful collection of birds!
The four birds in the nest are familiar, from my DC home. Carolina Wrens are so cute, we had a pair who built a nest in the red geraniums on our deck. Their nests are so intricately woven, I wished I had kept one!

Merisi said...

Sorry,
I wanted to write "the four birds in the first picture" -
could it be that I miss them? ;-)

I am not on Facebook, otherwise I definitely would befriend you!

Halcyon said...

I have seen all of these birds in my backyard at some time or another. I especially like the titmouse, but I haven't seen him for quite some time. You really got some nice shots here. Looks like the birds are well taken care of in your yard. :)

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Busy feeders! Chipping Sparrows are on their way to your place!

Lana Gramlich said...

Merisi; Thank you kindly. The wrens will nest almost anywhere, of course. Once I came upon a nest in a half-folded chair on our deck! You don't have to be on FB to enter the contest, of course. As mentioned, you could subscribe to my newsletter.

Halcyon; Thanks. We consider (and call,) the local birds our "kids," so we do what we can for them. Much easier than dealing with a real kid! *L*

The Zen Birdfeeder; Hooray! Looking forward to the chipping sparrows, as usual! :)

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