I’ve thought for some time about adding a page to this blog, showing you birds that visit my garden.  I put out feeders, grow plants that invite birds in, and do not use toxic chemicals - no weedkillers, fertilizers or bugkillers.  This is the beginning of my ‘list’ and the new page is now on the sidebar so it will be easy to find later.  I plan to add more visitors  on the page - Birds Visiting my Garden - as I take new photos or find older versions.

Some of these images have been published as all occasion greeting cards – with a link just in case you’d like to order.  My ‘published’ birds are also available in fine art prints on paper, canvas and metal.  Enjoy!

American Goldfinch  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Mama Goldfinch

American Robin (all occasion greeting card available soon)

Steider Studios:  Robin in Forest.5.26.14

Black-headed Grosbeak   Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  BlackHeadedGrosbeak

Brown-headed Cowbird

Steider Studios:  Cowbird

Calliope Hummingbird   Available in my ArtFire shop.

Steider Studios:  Calliope Hummingbird.5.2.13

California Quail  Available in my ArtFire shop.

Steider Studios:  Quail.12.8.13

Chestnut-backed Chickadee  Available in my ArtFire shop.

Steider Studios:  Chickadee on my Glass Birdbath

Dark-eyed “Oregon” Junco (available, not yet listed)

Steider Studios:  Junco.1.31.14

Evening Grosbeak  (available, not yet listed)

Steider Studios:  Daddy Grosbeak Feeds Baby

House Finch  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Red House Finch

Grouse

Steider Studios:  Grouse Along Driveway

Hairy Woodpecker (available, not yet listed)

Steider Studios:  Woodpecker in Fall

House Wren  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios.House Wren

Hummingbird – Calliope?  Available in my ArtFire shop.

Steider Studios:  Hummer Resting on Crocosmia Branch

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove Arrives

Northern Flicker  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Flicker.9.21.13

Peacock came through with a flock of Turkeys! Available in my Artfire shop.

Steider Studios:  PeaCock in BackYard  12.26.13

Peahen   Available in my Artfire shop.

Steider Studios:  PeaHen.12.26.13

Pine Siskin

Steider Studios:   Pine Siskin in Sunlight

Purple Finch  (Available, not yet listed.)

Steider Studios:  Purple Finch

Raven   Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Raven in Flight 7.2.13

Red Crossbill couple

Steider Studios:  Pair of Red Crossbills at Feeder

Red-Breasted Nuthatch  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Red Breasted Nuthatch.

Red-breasted Sapsucker  (Available, not yet listed.)

Steider Studios:  Red Breasted Sapsucker

Rufous Hummingbird  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Rufous Hummer, Last week of  June

Rufous-sided Towhee  (Available soon)

Steider Studios.Towhee.5.26.14

 Rufous Sided Towhee   Available in my ArtFire shop.

Steider Studios:  Rufous Sided Towhee

Song Sparrow  (Available, not yet listed.)

Steider Studios:  Song Sparrow in Woodpile

Steller’s Jay  Available in my Zibbet shop.

Steider Studios:  Stellers Jay

Western Tanager

Steider Studios:  Western Tanager at Birdbath

White-crowned Sparrow  (Available, not yet listed.)

Steider Studios:  Sparrow

Wild Turkey baby

Steider Studios:  Baby Turkey in Tree

Wild Turkey female  (Available, not yet listed.)

Steider Studios:  Wild Turkey.  11.24.13

I have many other bird photos that I’ve published as all occasion greeting cards.  I plan to add an additional page here to show you the fascinating birds of my Pacific Northwest region.  I especially love the big birds, eagles, herons, osprey, hawks…

So much to do, so little time!!

Steider Studios:  Sand Hill Cranes in Camas Field

Instead of working in my garden, I’ve been going up to Glenwood quite often lately in search of Sand Hill Cranes.  The Conboy National Wildlife Refuge is a wondrous area filled with birds of all kinds.  As we slowly drove by a lovely field of purply blue camas we realized there were a pair of cranes out in the field!

Steider Studios:  Sand Hill Cranes Courting

Even with my new 150 – 600 mm lens they were too far away, so we continued through the refuge and found another pair who were closer.

Steider Studios:  Sand Hill Crane Dancing Alone

They allowed us to watch them graze, dance and chat at one another.  Sorry to the nice man in the truck who had to squeeze past my car on the narrow gravel road.  In my haste to capture the cranes I completely forgot to close my door after grabbing my camera!

Steider Studios:  Pair of Sand Hill Cranes at Conboy National Wildlife Refuge

I love sharing my images with you, hoping you’ll fall in love with these beautiful graceful birds too.  I’m still hoping to catch a glimpse of the babies I’m told are in the area.

Steider Studios:  Sand Hill Cranes at Conboy National Wildlife Refuge

You can see some of the other birds I’ve been following on my studio blog, Steider Studios and my 365 Photos blog as well as my Facebook page, where I post most often.

I know, I should get back to work in my garden now that all my spring shows are over, but I can garden all summer and the babies are only here right now!!

When I have some time I’m going to add a page here to show you all the beautiful, colorful birds and butterflies that congregate in my garden – flying flowers.

Thanks for stopping by, it’s always a pleasure to see you!

Steider Studios:  Black-throated Gray Warbler

Happy Mother’s Day!  Happy me – I had a new bird show up at my feeders today!!  A Black-throated Gray Warbler!!  At least that’s what it seems to be from my Audubon Field Guide.

Steider Studios:  Black-throated Gray Warbler

Not the best photos but he was quick!

Steider Studios:  Black-headed Grosbeak

After tending my garden all morning I kicked back to photograph some of the birds at my feeders.  The Black-headed Grosbeaks politely wait in line for the Evening Grosbeaks to finish.

Steider Studios:  Pair of Red Crossbills at Feeder

I’ve had pair of Red Crossbills at my feeders all week.  Yesterday I saw a second male!

Steider Studios:  Female Crossbill

The female Crossbill landed on this birdbath as I was photographing flowers & stayed for a drink even though she knew I was so close.

Steider Studios:  Hummer Duo

Hummingbirds have been here awhile and I’m wondering if the one on the right is a baby.

Steider Studios:  Goldfinch

One of my favorites, the American Goldfinch numbers have steadily increased over the years.

I’ve had a couple of exciting birding adventures but haven’t edited all the photos yet.  Monday I went to Conboy Wildlife Refuge in Glenwood and was treated to a pair of Sandhill Cranes mating.  You can see a few photos on my Facebook page album.

Then on Thursday I went to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge north of Vancouver and saw many Cinnamon Teals and Canadian Geese with a multitude of goslings!  A few of those photos are also in a Facebook album on my page.

Steider Studios:  Osprey with Nest Material

 

Not to mention 4 nesting pair of Osprey along the Columbia River that I’ve been watching with a 5th nest being built!

Steider Studios:  Turkey Vulture

And a team of vultures that watched me photographing the Ospreys!  I managed to catch this one before he took off.

I have one more spring show coming up, the Hood River Rotary Wine and Pear Festival at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) on May 17 and 18.

Then I hope to spend more time in my garden among the flowers and flying critters.  And catch up with all my blogging friends!!

 

Steider Studios:  Daffodil

My studio sale is over for another year, and my attention turns to my garden.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil Rip Van Winkle

My daffodils are blooming like crazy, just in time for Earth Day - Spring is my favorite time of year!

Steider Studios:  Daffodil Trio

I feel revitalized, energized and I fly out of bed each morning to see what’s new.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil.1

Right now a new daffodil opens each morning!  Beautiful colorful sunny daffodils.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil 2

I love variety – color, size, plain and fancy; and a variety of bloom times.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil 3

Daffodils emerge from a bulb, and are also called narcissus and jonquils.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil Group

As you can see I have a lovely collection.  These are just my early varieties.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil 5

Other spring bulbs are also blooming - fritillarias, hyacinths, and more.  A few of my early tulips are showing color but not open yet.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil Duo

Today I’ll just show you daffodils.  When my daffodil clumps are large enough I divide them and plant them in empty spaces throughout my garden.

Steider Studios  White Daffodil

I don’t always wait until they die off.  I’ve moved them while blooming so I know what variety I’m planting and can see where they belong!

Steider Studios:  Butterfly Daffodil

Large and small, tall and short.  Multi-stemmed and regal tall singles.

Steider Studios:  Daffodil

I love them all and when I see them smiling like this, I smile back!

Steider Studios:  Butterfly Daffodil

Happy Earth Day everyone!!

 

Steider Studios:  Sun Setting.2.28.14

I entered my ‘Sun Setting Over the Columbia River Gorge’ photo in the Daily Depictions of Nature weekly challenge.  I would be ever so grateful if you’ll take a moment and vote for it.  Here’s the link:    http://dailydepiction.com/nature/?page_id=396

You only have until Sunday.  It’s a quick, easy vote & you can only vote once.  Thank you!

Steider Studios: Studio Sale 2014

Thanks so much to everyone who drove out to the Columbia River Gorge & to the top of Burdoin Mtn to see my studio & purchase my work!  You make it all worthwhile!!  I’m open by appointment and you can see my work in my ArtFire & Zibbet shops.  Now for some R & R in my garden!

Steider Studios Annual Studio Sale 2014

My annual studio sale is coming up on April 11, 12 & 13 in the hills above White Salmon Washington.  I’ll open my studio for three fun-filled days along with 40 other artists juried into the Gorge Artists Open Studios.  It’s the only time ALL my work is unpacked and displayed in one setting.  Enjoy a stroll through my garden on your way down to see my photography and art glass in my little cabin.

I just ordered new metal prints and all occasion greeting cards from my nature & landscape photographs.  My kiln has been reloaded with MORE art glass garden art.  Last night I finished cold-working new earrings and bracelets.  I have a feeling I’ll be finishing them between guests as there’s still so much preparation left to do!

You can find maps of the tour at Mt Adams Chamber of Commerce or download a pdf from our website, http://gorgeartists.org  onto your iPad or similar device.

If you’re in ~ or will be in ~ the Pacific Northwest, I’m happy to send you directions, just send me a message.

Until then, I’ll be scouring out my studio & unpacking all my work to show you!

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