Sunday, August 2, 2015

BIRD D'POT AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

Sorry, not too sure of any of the ID's of these birds. The first one looks a bit like an Eastern Bluebird, the one below it reminds me of a Black-capped Chickadee, there is some kind of Quail in the mix and what looks like a Cardinal in its molting stage.  The yellow bird, not a clue. I know you birders out there will help with the identification so thank you in advance. There were no signs that I could see but I found a blog online that said they housed local songbirds.


These were also taken at the Virginia Aquarium.  There was a small, enclosed area that we walked through with birds flying around, but also turtles resting in a man-made pond.  It seemed to me that these birds had been injured as I noticed a couple had eye problems.  








All the birds were banded.




This one seemed to be going through a molting stage.


The above photos - which were a bit dark - were taken with my larger camera with a zoom, the two photos below were taken with my cell phone which I later cropped.







I am linking with Anni at Bird D'Pot, and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday.  A big thank you to our hosts for these wonderful memes.

31 comments:

Linda said...

Oooh....birds and turtles as well, Denise? Gorgeous photos, I would love to visit a place like this. :)

Elephant's Child said...

How nice to think that these beautiful birds are receiving the care that they need.

Margaret Adamson said...

That last little yellow bird has a very long beak for its size. You did not name any of them soI a bit at sea!

Valerie said...

I like the ones you took with the cell phone. They are exceptionally clear.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful series!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - the phone did well under the conditions.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gayle said...

Great Photos. One looks like a chick a dee with an attitude.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, these are lovely photos and birds. I like the quail and the last yellow bird. Could it be the blue-winged warbler? Not sure! Happy Sunday!

Karen S. said...

A most lovely day to be a bird! Fun pictures.

Indrani said...

Wow! Such gorgeous captures.

Michelle said...

Lovely shots of these birds. That poor molting bird!

Debbie said...

oooooh such a treat!!! love that bright yellow one, it reminds me of our state bird, the goldfinch!!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A good place for injured birds to recover it seems.

Adam said...

my favorite is the yellow one

Janie said...

I can't identify them, but they are all beautiful birds. Lovely photos of them, too.

Rose said...

They are all beautiful! The cell phone images are amazing.

TexWisGirl said...

one looks like a bobwhite! haven't seen one since i left wis!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Sometimes you just post them and you blog pals will help you ID them. Don't look at me, but I'm happy not knowing!!!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Denise,
What a lovely set of photos! The big camera did a good job of the photos in the darker areas and the phone camera also has done a good job, it seems.
I know little about molting of birds, but we have/had (don't know if BK killed her, yet), who has feathers only one side.
Have a Great Week!
Peace :)

Cloudia said...

Dear little angels

Anni said...

Wow...spectacular images!! Love the quail and it camouflaged dressing!!!

All images are great Denise.


Thank you for sharing this post at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Roan said...

Nice variety of birds. Sorry, I'm no good with IDs but I think you might have the first 2 right.

diane b said...

Great bird shots. Love the cheeky look on the last one.

Möwe von der Insel said...

Pretty bird shots Denise!
Love the yellow one, and I
feel so sorry for that poor
thing loosing it's feathers.

Have a beautiful week!
Möwe

Kay said...

I'm always amazed at the vibrant blue color on bluebirds. I wish we had them in Hawaii.

William Kendall said...

They certainly are pretty!

Marie C said...

Lovely, lovely birds! Enjoyed this series so much!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Birds are my favorite shots Denise - these are amazing - thank you.

Mascha said...

Great series! The cutest is the last photo...
Greetings from Germany

Kathie Brown said...

Denise, I think your birds in order are:
1. Eastern Bluebird
2. Black-capped chickadee
3. Northern Bobwhite
4. Prothonotary Warbler ?
5. molting female cardinal
6. and 7. same as 4.

How nice to see such variety!

Chris Rohrer said...

Amazing what the cell phone can do! Nicely done on those shots. The quail looks like a Northern Bobwhite and your Eastern Bluebird is correct:)