Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A few bird photographs

At Anni's invitation (thanks Annie), I am adding this post to I'D-Rather-B-Birdin' meme.  You can see other entries here.


Hello there, I am up and running, computer problems have been put to rest and I am happy to be back on line.  Thank you for the comforting and encouraging comments while I was in no-man's land.  They helped a lot and I hope to catch up with you over the next few days.

I was taking a few photos the other day.  I'm starting off with the Red-bellied Woodpecker.  


I only got a very quick look at this pair.  They looked like Northern Flickers.  I was surprised as I have not seen any in about a year.  The photos aren't that great but I am happy for what I could get.

Here's the Tufted Titmouse.  I just love these little birds....

as I do the Cardinal, but truth is I love them all.

This one turned up a few days later.  I wondered if he was a young one still growing into his feathers but another thought, maybe he was molting.

The American Robins have been here in abundance.  We have had a lot of rain lately and I think they know the worms are burrowing topside in full force.

Here's my Crow again.  I know they are not everyone's favorite but I do enjoy them.  Not too long after I took this photo, his four brothers and sisters turned up.

Nothing to do with birds but I found a really neat time-lapse video of the earth taken from space.  You can see it here.

30 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glad you're up and running again! i like all of these birds. i wish i got to see flickers more often, too. :)

Janie said...

Nice bird pics. The crow looks like he has a funny personality. I love cardinals, but I've never seen one in Utah.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, great collection of birds and photos. I do think the cardinal is molting. I love the flickers and the woodies. But, like you I love them all.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Denise, I'm running behind myself so glad to read that your computer problems are solved - nothing a good hammer couldn't correct? I believe Eileen is correct that the cardinal is molting; sorry, but the crows, also grackles and starlings are among my unwelcome visitors at our feeders. Thankfully there have not been so many now that there's food elsewhere.

Sunray Gardens said...

Love the photos. Just seen on the news where they are concerned about the birds, especially the Hummingbirds being able to find food on their trips South because of the lack of blooms.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Kay said...

Gorgeous photos, Denise. I happen to like crows too. I'm not exactly sure why. I was sad that they were pretty much killed off in Illinois because of West Nile disease.

Ranita Sinha said...

Welcome back Denise..I love all the pics since I love birds very much..thanks for sharing..

Out on the prairie said...

nice to have you back,lovely choices

Rose ~ from Oz said...

What a total treat being able to watch all of this, and I can only but imagine how good it is to have the computer probs whipped.
Lovely collection of photos of these adorable little birds.

diane b said...

Welcome back. Nothing more annoying than to have computer problems. Bill is having some at the moment.
The birds are so pretty especially the red cardinal. The video was fascinating.

Relindis said...

Hi! Denise, I've just started following your blog and glad you've got your computer sorted. Looking forward to getting to know you through the blog world. I love to see life in the U.S.
Those birds are wonderful - so different from our UK robins and blackbirds as lovely as they are!

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, watching the nature we can admire the real magic. I am greeting

The Elephant's Child said...

I do love your birds - so different to ours. Thank you.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love Cardinals but they are so skittish. Nice shots Denise.

Valerie said...

Oh wow, Denise, that video was fantastic. It took ages to open but it was worth the wait. I might share it on the blog. Enjoyed your bird pictures and I am so pleased your computer problems are sorted.

gigihawaii said...

welcome back! Love those bird pictures! Keep them coming.

Jane and Chris said...

You know how much I love birds...THANK YOU!
Jane x

Indrani said...

You got a good variety of birds.

Roy said...

And very nice shots as well Denise.

George said...

Glad you are back up and running. I think you got some wonderful pictures of your feathered visitors.

Diane AZ said...

Really cute bird images! I've never seen a Tufted Titmouse except in pictures, yours is adorable. :)

Denise said...

Thank you for welcoming me back my friends. Good to be posting again and I have enjoyed visiting your posts. Hope you all have a great weekend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Denise, this is one great post of some beautiful birds. You know I like birding which makes your return a real treat. If you'd like, don't forget to stop by at the Bird D'Pot [I'd Rather B Birdin] photo blog this coming Saturday Afternoon [about 3 PM Texas Time on the 17th] and add this bird link to the meme for the week.

Glad you're back!!!

ashok said...

wonderful snaps!

Modesto Viegas said...

Good series!!!

Pat said...

Lovely birds!

Anni said...

....'tis a treat to see that you left your link for all the bird enthusiasts for the week! I'm glad you took me up on the invitation to join.

Happy Monday....have a great week.

Roan said...

Nice selection of birds. I would love to see more flickers. I actually saw one last week. It flew down onto the grass by the pond. Sadly, I was inside the truck which had a really dirty windshield, so didn't get a good shot. I've saved it though since it is the only flicker I've seen.
Rubbish by Roan

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful bird pictures you show.
Hanne Bente

NC Sue said...

Thank you for visiting Wordless Wednesday at http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your photo this past week! And please visit this week’s Observing Beauty linky, too – it’s up and running!
I hope to see you again soon.
Have a great week,
NCSue