Monday, January 26, 2015

BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY



Please forgive me if I am sharing these birds again - albeit in slightly different poses - but I am running low on bird photos as I haven't been out and about lately.   I've since identified the bird in the first two photos as a Hooded Crow but correct me if I am wrong.



I shared these birds in a previous post, which you can see at this link.


The bird above is a Eurasian Magpie and the bird below is a Fieldfare.



And as I am also linking with Michelle's Nature Notes, I thought I would add a couple of other flying friends, bees.


All my photos were taken in a botanical garden when we were in Norway last summer. I still have many photographs to share from that trip.





You can click on the links below to see other participants.  I would like to thank our hosts for these great memes.

26 comments:

SuperLux said...

They are fascinating creatures, and they look adorable. :)

William Kendall said...

The first bird looks quite clever.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I like the Hooded Crow and the Magpie. Wonderful bird sightings..Great captures of the bees! Have a happy week!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and bees.

TexWisGirl said...

great crow shot! so cool to see the varieties around the world. :)

Ginny said...

A hooded crow, wow. He is really something. I have never seen one here and don't think we have them. He is bright eyed and pretty. I love your bee close-ups! They look like bumble bees.

Karen S. said...

I could look at these enjoyable photos all day!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I just love the color on these bees. I hope they are doing better than bees in the US.. Thank you for linking in Denise...Michelle

fredamans said...

Beautiful birds! Haven't seen any around here the last couple of days. Too cold and too much snow now.

Roy Norris said...

You got the Hooded Crow and the others OK Denise.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

In our frozen clime, I'm happy to view your warm photos!!!!

Cloudia said...

your bees seem dancing to Debussy!

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Gail Dixon said...

I so enjoy seeing birds from around the world. The Hooded Crow and Eurasian Magpie are new ones to me. Gorgeous birds! Look forward to seeing more from your trip.

Stephanie said...

That first bird is beautiful, his chest reminds me of fur on a teddy bear. Don't mind me. All great memes shots!

Derek said...

You capture enormous detail in your photos. I guess that shows a combination of a good camera, good technique, and a steady hand.

Great photos! Cool post.

Felicia said...

pretty birds and your bee images are wonderful.

Elephant's Child said...

Love them. Thank you. And your bees captures are spectacular.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful series of image especially the Bee shot.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I think your crow is a young one - the yellow fold in the corner of the beak is a bit of a give away.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda P. said...

It's interesting to see photos of species of creatures you took when in Norway. The Hooded Crow is very different from the ordinary crows we have in Britain. We have lots of magpies though. At the moment we see them flying high from tree to tree behind our house and they show up well in this Winter weather.

Sandra said...

i like the second shot, i can see every single feather. a beautiful bird..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

No forgiveness needed. There wouldn't be many bird posts at all if people could only share those we just photographed for the first time. (Certainly not by me, that's for sure. (I have a limited supply ;>)).

And since your birds today are from a place I'm unlikely to be able to visit, they are exotic birds to me~ and your photos are beautiful.

And I LOVE the bee photos.

Marie said...

Not to worry...these are such fun to see! Great post, Denise!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful captures, Denise! I love the crow and the magpie. They're smart birds and always fun to watch.

Kay said...

I've always loved taking photos of crows in different countries. However, I've never seen that hooded crow. How wonderful!

Florence said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Hooded Crow! How interesting! But my favorite pictures are those of the precious bees!