Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri of Birds

There were 400 Mallard Ducks at this flooded corn field one day. These two Canada Geese came in for a landing behind them. Mister Blue Jay decided to land on the deck railing.
I know it's a rear shot of the American Robin through the branches but I liked the effect.
I took my grandson to the orthodontist and got this shot at a little pond. The Mallard Ducks have really bright orange legs.
This is a Mourning Dove in a Birch Tree. I thought it came out neat. He kept looking back at me.
My walks get me close to a lot of birds, this gives me the chance to share them. I do love nature and always have. The camera has made me much more observant.

22 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great images,thanks for sharing them.I will agree that with a camera in hand one tkes note of nature in a new way.

Glennis said...

I also like the effect of the rear shot of that cute little robin, an unusual angle.

Shellmo said...

Lovely photos! Laughed at that Robin butt - great shot! Now I want to hand him some toilet paper....tee hee!!

Darla said...

The bird photos are just wonderful. I think I need a newer camera.

Mary said...

These are great shots! I love the Robin "moon" shot. They are one bird that I don't think has mooned me...everyone else certainly does.

Luke Wiley said...

I lovely collection of birds!

Femin Susan said...

The bird photos are just wonderful. Really beautiful. Cheers :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

I can't even pick out a favorite. I love them all!
My camera has made me more observant also.
I love Shellmo's comment!

Lanny said...

Like your potpourri

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tom, I sent you an email--but thanks again for the gorgeous picture. The photo and the matting and frame are all so professionally done. THANKS..

Love your bird pictures.. BUT--the next time you take the underside photo of that Robin---you'd better be careful... You may get dripped on!!!! ha

Have a great day.
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Did you count them all Tom? LOL!! Just teasing. :) WOW!! Thats a lot of birds.

Although I mainly did wildlife photography, birds were always my standby when there was nothing else around. It does not matter where you go, you can always find some.

Pietro said...

Very lovely sequence of bird images, Fishing Guy. It's true what you say: the camera generally makes us much more observant.

Jama said...

Wonderful photos here!

Esther Garvi said...

The Robin was my favourite! Lovely!!

Michele said...

I love the Geese coming in for a landing... awesome!!
Such a wonderful array of birds... I can only imagine the sweet sounds you must hear now.
I am waiting for the ice to melt so that the water fowl come back to my area!
Beautiful photos!!
Mountain Retreat Photos

Sara G said...

All very beautiful photo's!
I love birds. I hope to get a picture of a Blue Jay one day!!
Take care and keep up the wonderful photography and bloggings!!

Evita said...

These are so precious! Thank you so much for sharing!

Can't get enough of those Canada Geese, here in Ontario we have tons of them and many of them did not fly down south surprisingly this year like always...wonder what happened there...

Warren Baker said...

always good to see different birds FG. Some are not so different though!

imac said...

Hello my friend, great shots - all of them. my choice is the 1 showing his bum,lol.

Carletta said...

You got some great shots FG!

I'll be back a little later for Sky Watch.

Rose said...

Great shots...but I especially love the one of the robin. it is a view we don't normally see.

Misty Dawn said...

These photos are fantastic, Tom! Great post!