Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Fun - With Birds

Friday fun with birds, every once in a while a bird will give you something special to post. These are some of the fun shots I have captured lately.

This little bird was showing just how fluffy he could make himself. He is all puffed up.
Mr. Grackle made his aggressive move at his friends. He wanted their food all to himself.
Mr. Blue-jay after going for his favorite mud bath. "I didn't know the bottom was so soft when I took the bath."
Mr. Canada Goose was none to happy that I took his photo. Look at that crooked neck telling me to get away.
Now I see the problem, he has a runny nose. It's just a Spring cold, you will improve. Michele, I told you I'd get a good Canada Goose shot all drips aside.
The birds do have fun in their own way.

17 comments:

EcoRover said...

Nice pics, I love all the jay people & their kin. Had a job candidate out for a drive in the 'hood today, watched an osprey catch a c. 16" trout--I think she got it on camera and hope she sends me a pic!

Denise said...

Always uplifting to see photos of our feathered friends. You've got some lovely shots here. Thank you so much for sharing them. I've just been watching one of our squirrels stretching himself out on a branch lazing in the sun, with a few of those grackles of course and a pretty male Cardinal. They just make you smile don't they?

Stacey Huston said...

Hello Fishing guy, that first bird sure does look cold ..lol.. warming here also, but we won't have "real spring" for another month.. then it should be safe to plant a garden..lol.. stay warm! Great bird shots.. as always~ Stacey

Carletta said...

Really good shots FG! Like your humor today. :)

Leedra said...

Nice combo of birds.

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are some really great,fun shots.
Blessings,Ruth

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

What a great variety of birds...nice! I hate those darn grackles, my labs like to chase them out of the yard, and the lil birds have taken a liking to this. They swoop in after the pups get mr.nasty out. Happy Spring!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Fun post, FG.
Love the puffy bird. Makes me want to get a brush or something.

Luke Wiley said...

Several fine birds! great blue-jay!

Jo Castillo said...

Nice work here. You have a good eye!

Michele said...

Ok, now these are TERRIFIC! I just adore that Goose and wowsa! you really did get a great closeup, didn't you??!? It's not easy to capture the eye as you did on a black head and well, there it is!!
I am impressed! I suppose the ball is in my court, eh and when I feel better from that last bout of seizures, I will see what I can do but after viewing these, I don't think I can really do much better... LOL =D

Hugs and kisses♥

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Tom. It has be be one of the most relaxing pastimes to watch these birds go about their daily routines, fights and all. Some of them seem to have their own personalities.

At one time I had this huge waterful which I built and all the birds which visited had their favorite spot. There was one Thrush which would not allow others on "his" spot and would chase all the others away. He would get in and flutter around then stand next to it to dry himself out. If another bird came close, he would hop in again as if to say "Hey, I ain't finished yet so scoot!". I used to have a lot of fun watching him.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, these are fine pictures! I like the close ups too.
Yesterday I saw in a park some little blackbirds walking very quickly on the lawn and flying on the trees: one day I'll try to photograph them, it's interesting but difficult!

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are great... I do wish we had Blue Jays over here...

I also liked your Hawks.

Have a great weekend.. I will drop by in the week for sure.

Tom

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Funny series, Fishing Guy!

Rose said...

I like them all but the puffball is special. Just something about that little bird puffing out like that tickles me.

tipper said...

Wonderful Bird shots. Love Mr. Fluffy and Mr. Muddy!