Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Up On Top

For my Wednesday Potpourri I have been seeing a lot of nature up on top.

This is a neighborhood Black Squirrel up on top of the (bird) feeder. It does feed squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits as soon as it is loaded.
Here is a Black Swallowtail at the greenhouse that was up on top of the ceiling. This is an American Goldfinch up on top of the bird feeder holder.
This is a female Mallard Duck up on top of a neighbor's bird box. Was she checking out a future home?
This is a Mourning Dove up on top of the deck rail.
This is a Cardinal up on top of a wooden goose cutout.
This is a female Red Winged Blackbird up on top of last years cattail.
That was fun to be up on top.

26 comments:

Carol said...

Nice collection of potpourri...never saw a black squirrel but he's a beauty...

Tipper said...

Very neat potpourri this week-love the on top theme!

Rose said...

You have some great captures here...I think the bird house might be a tight fit for the mallard though!

George said...

What a great collection and not in the least over the top!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You are right on top of things.:)I enjoyed the photos on top.
BLessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

I love your potpourri photos! That was cute to see that Mallard on top of that bird house!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Tom-Love the variety of birds you posted! We have had an Oriel around latly..and I found out why..Tent Worm...They love em..and it looks like we are going to have a heck of a summer with those lil buggers...but good for the birdies! Hopefully I can get a photo of this lil guy in action...just to compete with you of course, lol :)
Can't wait to see what you have in store for sky watch tomorrow!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photos of the birds, Tom. I don't know why but I really love the Mourning Doves. We have two small ones that come to our deck (to clean up what has been spilled from above) several times a day. I love watching them.

Betsy

Pietro said...

Every photo of the sequence is different from the others and so beautiful, Fishing Guy. A really enjoyable potpourri!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A lovely selection Tom.

Luke Wiley said...

That black squirrel is pretty crafty!

Darla said...

What a nice collection of birds here. Love the duck!!

Marie Reed said...

They are a the kings of their own personal castles!

The Birdlady said...

These are wonderful, Tom. The duck on the birdhouse is way too funny.

Jack and Joann said...

Up On top! What a nice theme for a collection of random bird photos. That silly silly duck! She is just as silly as goose sitting on the birdhouse. LOL!

Fishing Guy is Up On Top im my world for creating his Up On Top!

Ranger said...

Very nice pictures. I have seen a couple of black squirrels but ther are none in our home area. Keep up the good work.

Twisted Fencepost said...

While I was scrolling through your beautiful pictures....that song by the Carpenters was running though my mind. "I'm on the top of the world, looking down on creation, and the only explanation I can find...."
Now you are singing it aren't you? Well, I'll bet it atleast made you hum. tee hee

Craig Glenn said...

Great series Tom! I have never seen a black squirrel.

Craig Glenn

Carletta said...

Great series my friend!
Love the mourning dove shot and the mallard one made me smile. :)

Sara G said...

awesome photo's...I love birds and you get some great photo's.
I just love the black squirrel

T and S said...

The Mallard duck on the feeder/ nest is really an interesting catch Tom. This series is a "spot the odd man contest" and the Mallard is surely the oddest of them all.

Mary said...

Love the squirrel shot! We're going to be in Ohio for 2-3 days next week and hope to get over near you and see a black squirrel. Got any suggestions on places to go and things to see in your part of the state? That's a great bunch of bird shots! Love the mallard on the bird box.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful, wonderful photos. I love that squirrel!

Sue said...

You also have a robin in your photo with the squirrel. Great pics. I think the duck one is my favorite.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic capture. The colorful birds are beautiful.

Michele said...

It's kind of funny to see that Mallard duck perched up there! Hmm... wonder why it would be up there?
A beautiful Goldfinch, the color is so pretty.