Warmth in the Sunday Stills

Warmth can refer to the physical temperature and to the atmosphere in a social situation. This has been a cold spring here in Ontario and we have had little warmth. The birds waiting to get to our feeders are puffing up to keep warm.

Some are here in their breeding plumage but the spring warmth is still missing.

The Star Magnolia has only just started to unfurl and the birds sit on the branches waiting their turn for the busy feeders.

If any seeds fall to the ground they are not wasted. They are gobbled up.

The birds sometimes have to wait for a turn at one of the feeders.

Sometimes the atmosphere at the feeder has little warmth and wing flapping skirmishes ensue.

This is my response to the Sunday Still Challenge “Warmth”

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29 responses to “Warmth in the Sunday Stills”

  1. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Beautiful pictures, capturing a squirrel is still a dream for me. Thank you for sharing happiness happening around us.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked the photos. We love watching the squirrels and the birds. There are little chipmunks to that dart about. Thank you for your comment Biasini and I always like to hear from you.

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      1. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

        I too feel glad to read posts from you and Biasini ma’am. Your posts always leaves valuable messages with me.

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  2. Infinite Living Avatar

    Amazing pictures!

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  3. Alli Farkas Avatar

    Spring has been cold and unusually wet here in Michigan, which of course is right next door to Canada!. I saw the first orioles a few days ago and the first hummingbird yesterday. Wrens have decided which house they would like of the variety I have located on the back deck. Otherwise it’s just tiresomely cold and dark and wet! I’ve had plants in the cold frame waiting to be transferred to the raised beds for weeks now, but every time I get ready to move them we get another episode of overnight frost. Will be trying again later this week! (PS: your bird photos are much nicer than mine!)

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You are too kind Alli. Let’s hope for warmer and drier weather soon.

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  4. thelonelyauthorblog Avatar

    Beautiful photos. Lovely seeing the birds on the feeders

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  5. Robert Parker Avatar

    This was a great idea for the theme “warmth,” I’d have never thought of it. It’s heartwarming to see the birds, even squirrels, getting a good square meal to help keep warm. A very nice post, Anne.

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  6. Megala Avatar

    Beautiful captures! It is so nice to see these lovely little creatures, they all filled my heart with warmth.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for leaving this comment
      I’m so glad you liked them

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  7. Emma Cownie Avatar

    I find birds in North America fascinating, they are similar but different from their European cousins. What was that bright yellow one?

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      The Male of the American Goldfinch . We also have the orange northern Orioles but I could not get a photo. As soon as I stood up at the window they would fly away.

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      1. Emma Cownie Avatar

        It’s incredibly hard to photograph birds, especially if you are outside with them. As you say, the slightest movement and they are off. These are great photos.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Thank you Emma!

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  8. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Happy Mother’s Day Anne! The fluffy birds look warm but the whole scene of birds and squirrels scurrying about warms my heart, too! Beautiful images!!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Terri. I appreciate your comment very much.

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  9. Irene Avatar

    Such cute captures for today. ❤️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Irene. Birds are a departure for me but we had such entertainment watching them today I had to take some photos.

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  10. Laleh Chini Avatar

    Happy Mother’s Day sweetheart.❤️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much Laleh! I hope you have had a good day too! 💕

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      1. Laleh Chini Avatar

        It was a wonderful mother day, thanks lovely. Kisses

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  11. Claire M Avatar
    Claire M

    Love the pics!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Claire!

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  12. Nilzeitung Avatar

    ramadan kareem, great Wortel *)))) all the best for the mum day. !!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you💕

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      1. Nilzeitung Avatar

        Thank you💕lichen dank !!!,, bitte, Bitte.>>(*L*)

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  13. susiesopinions Avatar

    Happy Mother’s day

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  14. map195 Avatar
    map195

    fantastic stills….thanks for share anne

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