Friday, November 21, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS, SATURDAY'S CRITTERS, BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

These photos are from our trip to Europe in June.  We went to a botanical garden in Oslo and I was able to take a few photos of the birds.  I recognize the Common Wood Pigeon and the European Magpie but I am not sure of the others in the first two photos.



Theresa at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report asked whether the bird in my next photo could be a "Fieldfare".  On doing a Google image search it looks just like it.  Thank you Theresa!  Exciting for me never having seen one before.  I learned that it is one of the larger thrushes . It breeds in central and northern Europe and into Siberia.  It is migratory and winters mainly in western, southern and central Europe.  It moves south in October and November, and tends to return to Scandinavia around April.












I am linking to the following memes as they become available.  You can click on the links below to see other participants.  A big thank you to our hosts for these wonderful memes.

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

could the second one be a fieldfare? :)

William Kendall said...

They are very pretty!

Ginny said...

The Magpie in flight is so beautiful, that is my favorite! And I bet it was so hard to snap. And you also brought out all the pigeon's best features.

happywonderer said...

That second bird is so interesting looking. Love that first shot...

Amy Franks said...

wow awesome shots! I can never have the patience myself, birds seem to move fast...

Linda Kay said...

You have touched on all the memes with this post! Lovely birds.

Country Gal said...

Pretty birdies ! Nice photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

gigihawaii said...

Lovely critters.
I am glad you are getting your Christmas shopping done so early, especially if you want to mail them abroad.

Cloudia said...

Great photos!




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Marie Flutterby said...

Beautiful birds; stunning shots! =0)

Happy Floral Friday

Stephanie said...

Very attractive birds!

Adam said...

great birds

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous birds. Thank you. I am always amazed at how different our magpies are to your magpies to the European ones though. A sad lack of imagination.

Debbie said...

Pretty bird images, I have a lot of my Christmas gifts made!!

Linda said...

Denise, these are absolutely precious!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Sandra said...

they are all wonderful and we learn so much from each other.. love the wings in flight shot and even though pigeons are messing i love them.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love the open wings! Well done!

lina@happy family said...

Wonderful bird shots, especially the spread wings.

Marie said...

Wonderful shots! Loved seeing so many of the magpie. How neat you discovered a new bird!

sandyland said...

Clear crisp photos

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Hannah said...

The Fieldfare has pretty feathers. The Magpie is wonderful, they are one of the birds I sadly don't get to see anymore.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! The first looks like a hooded crow and the second is a fieldfare. Have a great day!

Anni said...

Wow....all are stunning. But the one that steals the show for me today is the magpie in flight its wings in all their glory!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

The Magpie is such a neat bird. Thanks for sharing this beautiful array of photos.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, the magpie looks a little bit worn out :)

pattisjarrett said...

I love seeing birds from other places! So different most of the time.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have yet to see a magpie in person! Yep, I'm a tad jealous.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely birds and photos, Denise.. Great sightings.. Happy Tuesday!

fredamans said...

Neat birds. I love them all!

bettyl-NZ said...

Love the variety of bird shots. We have native wood pigeons, thrushes and magpies that look quite similar but a half a world away!

Rambling Woods said...

I like to look at birds in other countries..similar to our own in some cases... Happy Thanksgiving Denise!!...Michelle