The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 43 April 14, 2013
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Not too many this week. The Great Blue is advertising himself in all directions this year. There have been few Herons and lone female I taken.
A a shot of a House Sparrow at my swinging feeders.
E-5, ZD 300 handheld, cropped
It took forever for these to upload, Don't know why
Thanks for looking, comments welcome,
first birds of the spring, I need to get back into the swing of things with birds, shots, I kept hearing them, but then had to figure out where they were, they seemed all around me, I must have looked like an ant,, moving back and forth among the trees in the park to actually isolate them,,
I've done couple of bath series before but on this occasion I learned something that I hadn't thought about... We have several baths – traditional and bowls -- for our resident birds to bathe in. The Robins and Blue Jays are fairly regular, the Brown Thrashers and Towhees less so, and occasionally we even find the neighborhood hawk in the bath... But while I’d seen the chickadees drinking at the baths, I'd never actually seen them in the bath. Didn't think about it.... However, on a winter morning I caught this chickadee
My wife has some potted flowers that she puts out in late spring and brings in before the first frost, but she leaves the dish they sit on. I had noticed bird drinking rain water from the dish but here was a chickadee finding a better use for the water... and I realized that all the other baths are too deep for him...
So now when I change water in the other baths, I also change water in the bowl... When the flowers return we'll have to make other arrangements for the wrens and chickadees...
Thanks for taking the time to look in .......
The scattered water droplets, make the images, different than most, great captures
Ah but branches would be gone, just like my insects shots, , I tend to show the background , I do understand what you mean though,thanks, for the constructive comment,
Thanks Richard, love your shots.
All taken with E-5 and 50-200mm SWD + EC2.0
Couple of images not showing
|_MG_5100 by tim and jan|
from Welcome to the Saloon!
|The Grimm 11 year old by Ryan Gardner|
from Trick or Treat
|Heron with fish by APenza|
from A Big Year - birds