Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Birdy Morning

I was out last Sunday morning and saw a Chickadee in the pine tree that I hadn't shot this year. It did come out of the pines but was gone in a flash. I saw bird activity in the Ohio Buckeye Tree so I started shooting. There were two Downy Woodpeckers in the tree and I managed to capture one. I don't know what he found interesting about the buckeye but he was checking it out.
Then a Red-bellied Woodpecker appeared on a lower branch. One photo is all it gave up.
The Chickadees did appear in the branches and I was lucky enough to catch two.
They then bounced around the tree and this was the best I could do.
There was a House Sparrow on the bush near, it was a little too far but I liked it's look in the overcast morning.
The neighborhood Blue-jay showed up after the sun had come out.
He was checking the neighbors yard for bugs or seeds.
I do hope you enjoyed the morning as much as I did.

25 comments:

Shionge said...

Thank you for your wishes FG and hey, as much as I am in awe with the birdie I am overwhelmed by the shapes of this tree too...very nice :D

Luke Wiley said...

That blue-jay is amazing!

Becky said...

Great bird pictures!
Someday when I get a better camera, I'm gonna be competing with ya. tee hee

Denise said...

I love your photos. Great catches.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Your birds are lovely!

Thanks for visit my ABC.

This little history of three animals was very interesting!
They lived together for some years.
A day, each one take its own way: then they was separated for ever, and I don't know what happened...

Stacey Huston said...

wonderful morning indeed.. thanks FG..

Lawstude said...

So that it how a chickadee looks like. Very cute. I like the blue Jay too. Have a nice day FG.

Shellmo said...

You had a great bunch of visitors!! Loved seeing the Downy - just recently they've started to come back to my yard.

NCmountainwoman said...

I loved all the photos, especially the nuthatch in the fifth frame. What a nice morning, indeed.

John said...

Great shots as always, FG!

kjpweb said...

You're getting so good at this! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Digital Polaroids said...

Wonderful compilation. I think I'm going to fly!!!

Carletta said...

My favorite of these is the vibrant colored bluejay.

We hit 42 last night too.

Craver Vii said...

I wish we could train bluejays to inspect the lawns for weeds as well as bugs.

Warren Baker said...

Some great birds there F.G. Your blue jay is a beautiful bird. Our jay is very beautiful too, but I think the US bird wins on this occasion!

Darla said...

Wonderful post, one day I'll be able to photograph birds.

tipper said...

Love the bird-especially the bluejay!

Leedra said...

Great series. Love all of them.

The Tile Lady said...

Very nice bird photos! Glad you got the Downy Woodpecker. All look so good. Take care!
Marie

Marcos Santos said...

Hello Fish

When I was little always saw the woodpecker in the region where I grew up. Today they are gone. I think I lost space for the growth of the city. The Rio de Janeiro has now a population of six million inhabitants. Fortunately, our forests are in mountainous regions, as one of my last post. Where the birds can live without our interference.

Mary said...

Those are great! A nice variety. Wonder what he saw in the buckeye? Maybe a bug :-) I have to lure my birds in with feeder food, but I get to see a lot that way and they get fat!

Ashrunner said...

Great photos! However, I believe the Northern Flicker is actually a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Too much red on the back of the neck 8v)

dot said...

I can't get a good picture of a bird on the ground. You did good!!

walk2write said...

All of your pics of colorful birds are wonderful, but I was drawn to that house sparrow picture for some reason. Maybe it reminds me of how I look and feel in the early morning before I've had my coffee!

Gina said...

Great bird shots FG..love the striking colour and pattern of the blue jay!! :D