Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Birds Through the Year

I thought I would go back through the year and show some of my favorite bird shots.

The first is an American Goldfinch from the Spring in the front yard.
Here is a Killdeer that I captured near my favorite pond this Summer.
Sometimes Killdeer don't leave they just let you shoot.
My favorite color on a bird is the blues of a Blue Jay, they are neat in their attire.
This is our state bird the Cardinal in my Buckeye tree.
This one was on the deck near a post, I removed the deck.
An American Crow in the snow eating something from the roadside. Crows are so hard to get the eyes.
A trip through the year with my commonly seen birds.

30 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

Such a great variety of birds! very nice!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

FG, I've never seen a Kildeer--other than pictures. Beautiful bird. I can't wait to see my Goldfinches in the spring/summer --when the males are SO colorful. Great pictures---all of them!!!!

George said...

Great pictures -- Betsy is already plotting ways to increase the variety of birds she can attract to our house.

Shionge said...

Hiya FG, great to be here and see the different colour combination of the birdies :)

Carletta said...

Great shots FG! Spring seems so far away for that great green grass.
A few birds have been visiting my feeder though.

Tootie said...

Haven't been by for a while and thought I would check your world. :-) The bird photos are beautiful!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photos of the birds. I have yet to see a Killdeer here where I live.

Shellmo said...

You do have a nice bunch visiting you! Especially love the killdeer - they are so funny when they are running across the ground!

Darla said...

Great photos of the birds. We have tons of different birds, but as we all know now, I don't photograph them well. I actually saw a hummer yesterday and this morning!

Kathleen said...

Cardinal's in the winter have always been my favorite.When everything white the cardinal hits you with it's brilliant red

Warren Baker said...

Some great looking birds there FG. i agree with you when you compare your Goldfinch with our siskin. Thanks for all your kind comments you leave on my blog. i don't know how you find all the time!!

The Birdlady said...

Tom these are wonderful! I especially love those kildeer shots - great work!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Lovely pics Tom. I always love the Bluejays.

Mary said...

Very nice! Common...maybe, but very colorful and lovely to look at. Those are some great shots of each one. There have been killdeer at the wetlands recently, but they fly away when I get very close to take photos.

Leedra said...

Love all the variety. The killdeer around here run around and act like their wing is brought. But that is because they usually have a nest on the ground that I unknowingly am about to step on. Their eggs are beautiful. Thanks for sharing these.

PlantBuddy said...

Enjoyed the music, I'm a country fan too. Also loved the birds. Have same ones in my yard, except Killdeer. First time I've seen one thanks to you. We also get Downy Woodpeckers in winter. Put out a suet block on the bird feeder for them. Occasionally a hawk swoops past the window and all the little birds scatter. Chickadees, Purple Martin also. Thanks for visiting and comments on Mistletoe. Have a great holiday season.

Jo Castillo said...

I'm not a fowl fan, but these photos are great. The bridge too. Nice documentation by you!! Thanks for sharing.

gina said...

these are great! i would love to be able to take pix of birds like this....i'm too slow or they are too quick one! lol great job. i especially like the goldfinch.

tipper said...

The bird pics are all spectacular-the one where you removed the deck is so neat. And the crow is one of my favorite birds-weird uh?

NCmountainwoman said...

How did you get those birds to pose for you? Great photographs.

Glennis said...

Great birds, I just love the Cardinal, I can't imagine having bright red birds flying around everywhere, dont the local cats just gobble them allup? They are so obvious.
Our New Zeland birds arenot nearly so colourful.

Glennis said...

The killdeer bird looks very like our Banded Dotterel which is a shore bird nesting on the beach, they used to be real common but now days with so many bikes and 4WD vehicles driving all over the beaches, destroying the eggs and chicks, they have become quite rare.

Ms. Hays said...

awww - look at the wittle biwdies!!!
hehehe!

Tina said...

FG,
A nice variety of birds! These are my favorites also..and that crow pictures was taken from a neat angle! Thanks for sharing! :)

Naturegirl said...

The Killdeer is bird we never get in our part of the globe. The black crow..well they were wiped out completely several years back from the "west nile virus" so when I do see the odd one now I feel blessed..seriously because It is not right that we have nature disappear!

Paz said...

Love your bird photos.

Paz

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful post, I love birds.

Susie of Arabia said...

What beautiful bird shots - love the colors! I'm with you - the bluejay is my fave.

Janet, said...

Hi, just came over from Twisted Fenseposts. I love your bird pictures, we have lots of kildeer, I used to call them roadrunners. WE just put out suet and seeds and we've been watching our birds this morning. I love the cardinals and bluejays, they are so pretty.

The Tile Lady said...

Great bird shots...I love the killdeer the best!

Marie