Saturday, February 14, 2009

Camera Critters # 45

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I wanted to show a couple more birds from my Texas trip. This was a pair of Cow Birds that were on a fence.
Here is a close-up of one. This is a cool bird that I don't see in NE Ohio.
This was a Boat Tailed Grackle near the same fence giving someone an earful.
This was the same bird in my front yard near the lamp post.
This is the first photo of one of the American Robins that winter over in Ohio checking for some food in the grass.
The snow is gone and we are having a small snowfall today.
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27 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I look forward to seeing the robins return. Take good care of them while they're in Ohio. ;-)

i beati said...

i must get some ovals so that I can emulate these fine photos hahah sandy

Luke Wiley said...

you've captured some large birds!

Tricia said...

Isn't a Robin a sign of Spring not far away? OH I HOPE SO!!!

I WANT SPRING!!! LoL!

Happy Valentine's Day to you & your sweetie!!!

Villas Girl said...

Happy Valentine's Day FG.

Like EG, I am looking forward to the robins return. Thank you for sharing.

Babooshka said...

I have never heard of cow birds. Marvellous close ups to pick out the detail.

Tootie said...

The first one makes a nice Valentine photo. :-)

twobarkingdogs said...

Cute little critters! Thanks for sharing.




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Pietro said...

As in the previous post, the first two birds seem to chat with pleasure! Very fine sequence, Fishing Guy. Great details in these pictures.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Cow birds i have never heard of them before. Nice photos

Carletta said...

Nice bird shots Fishing Guy!
I really like that lone shot of one of the cow birds.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!
Hope you and your wife had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Darla said...

Cool birdies. Gee, I hope the snow will soon leave your area.

Denise said...

Great bird shots and love how you have framed them.

Michele said...

Ah, yes, the birds are delightful... you really have a knack of capturing these fine feather critters!
Good job... I love how you frame in the ovals... it's a nice touch.

Hug♥

ChrisC and JonJ said...

For some reason,this year,in our part of Florida,we haven't seen too many robins.But we have had more cardinals than normal.Global warming perhaps?

tipper said...

Love the cow bird-what eyes!

Dianne said...

I love your presentation!

Paz said...

I've enjoyed looking at your bird photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Paz

TSannie said...

No robins here...yet! But there's signs of spring around - and that's wonderful!

Craig Glenn said...

I don't get it, what were they on the fence about?

Just kidding, great shots!

Craig

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Tom. I saw Grackles when I was at Tybee Island in October.

Our Robins are starting to come back --so I am hoping that spring is just around the corner...

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Misty Dawn said...

I've seen Cowbirds out here... I think. You got some great shots.

Jo Castillo said...

Pretty neat photos. Those grackles are awful in Austin and near businesses. We stopped in San Marcos and there were hundreds in just one tree. Spooky!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the way you captured the eye in the first one Tom.

Warren Baker said...

Grackle!! A great sounding name. I Like the robins you get over there too!

Willard said...

A beautiful series. I like the templates you used to make these photos.

Manz said...

Love how you masked/framed the photos. Gives them a vintage feel :)