Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Backyard Capture

The Squirrels were playing on my Maple Tree in the back yard. I caught this Black Squirrel as he was coming down the tree. They are eating the seeds of the tree at this time. The Grey Squirrel jumped onto a log and was showing off.
He did some neat poses, this was a great pose but not that great of a picture.
I saw a flash of yellow in the yard and started taking pictures. I never saw this bird before. Visit Aunt B's Backyard to see some other great bird pictures.
It turns out that it was an American Goldfinch. Lin at Sandpipers also had a photo this week. She does a great job with nature photos. I don't know if new birds are coming into the yard or I am just more observant with the camera at hand.
Our state bird, the Cardinal, finally let me get a picture. These birds are very skittish and flit in and out of the yard.
He stayed for two photos and was gone.
A boat tailed Grackle was nice enough to pose for me. I love the iridescent blue head.
This is an add on, Jake my Pomeranian going to the groomers.
Here is is on the trip home a much happier dog to be done with the torture and looking pretty handsome.

11 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Hi FG. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your photos are very nice - the foals from last Saturday stole my heart!

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful pictures fishing guy.. It amazes me how much I learn from this blogging world..new birds. black squirls.. etc etc.. thanks

jedijawa said...

Cool creature pics! BTW, I just gave you an award on my blog. Stop by and check it out.

dot said...

All very nice pitures and the ones of Jake made me laugh. I'm sure he was glad that was over with!

imac said...

Great collection of animals

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic post. I like to see what birds are about in my blog friends gardens and you have a great variety here.

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful pictures, Fishing Guy! I love that you have black squirrels visit your backyard. I've only seen them a couple of times in my life. Your goldfinches are gorgeous, as are your other birds. Thanks for the link to my page, too. Jake is the cutest!! What a sweet little face!

Shionge said...

Amazing pictures FG, glad you shared this with us :D

jedijawa said...

If only they knew you couldn't throw a rock without hitting a black squirrel around your parts.... :-)

Gina said...

You're doing well to capture all the wildlife! Incredible colours on the goldfinch and cardinal and your little doggie is pretty cute! :O)

annulla said...

Jake looks so happy with his haircut, he made me smile, too!


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