19 Nov

Fall has arrived.  The leaves have fallen from the trees revealing the nests they concealed all summer.

empty nest in trees

empty bird nest

The many, many barn swallow nests in the barn sit empty.

empty barn swallow nest

empty barn swallow nests

My beautiful summer birds have all left.

birds flying

The starlings have joined the chickens and peafowl roosting in the barn.

starling in barn

I have a lot of sparrows hanging out.


sparrow on fence

I see the occasional blue jay.

blue jay on fence

I’ve put the feeders out for the fall birds, and I hope I’ll soon have more varieties of birds coming to pose for me eat.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy and A Piece of Heaven.

26 Responses to “Vacancies”

  1. TexWisGirl November 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    i’ve had one huge flock of grackles come in so far but i know many more are coming!

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      I’m looking forward to the winter birds really making their presence known. It seems kind of dull without the large variety of birds.

  2. Sara Healy November 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Your pictures are lovely. They remind me of how much I love watching birds at my feeders. I never knew I would become a bird watcher:~) I actually put them outside my screened porch so my inside cat could watch them, but I became the addict.

    We are just now getting our winter migrants. They come in flocks — golden finches and chipping sparrows — and add a great deal of variety to my “regulars.”

    Oh, I came from Talon’s site, by the way. She tempted with the lovely soaps:~)

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      So glad to have you stop in. My cats enjoy watching the feeders through the window too.

  3. Gunilla Bäck November 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Beautiful photos! The nest in the tree is very pretty. Most of our birds have left. I’ve seen mostly tits and mallards on my walks.

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      Thanks, Gunilla. I am going to really miss my birds when the snow starts flying.

  4. HansHB November 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Great serie for WBW!

  5. Mick November 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    A great series of photos – even if it is winter for you!

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      Winter is rapidly closing in on us. I’m sure I’ll see more birds when the snow starts!

  6. Eileen November 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Lovely series, It is a little sad to see all the empty nest. Wonderful variety of birds, I love the bluejay!

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      I know the nests will be full again next spring, but it sure is quiet out there without the song birds.

  7. Candy C. November 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Love the iridescence of the starling! Wow!! 🙂

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

      It really was impossible to see in the barn, but it showed up beautifully with the flash! So pretty!

  8. Danielle Royalegacy November 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Oh, your blue jay is beautiful! I just had a hummingbird fly by the window, and then I see your post on empty nest and birds. Have a great week!

    Come and link up:

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks. I do enjoy the jays even if they are horrible dog food thieves. 🙂

  9. Pat November 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Lovely series. I love the shot of the birds in flight.

    • Teresa November 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      Thanks. It wasn’t a very good shot, so I thought I’d play with it.

  10. Mama Zen November 20, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Beautiful pictures!

    • Teresa November 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks. It’s been a challenge to find birds (other than sparrows) lately.

  11. Denise November 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Hi Teresa, this is a wonderful series of feathered friends. Great photos!

    • Teresa November 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

      Thanks. So many of my feathered friends have left for the winter.

  12. Sonnja November 21, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    Beautiful are your photos.
    Greetings from Holland

    • Teresa November 21, 2013 at 6:45 am #

      Thank you, Sonnja.

  13. Anne (Cornucopia) November 21, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    Wonderful photos!

    • Teresa November 21, 2013 at 6:46 am #

      Thank you, Anne.

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