Saturday, April 24, 2010

Camera Critters # 107 - Birds


I was on a walk around the neighborhood when I saw an American Goldfinch in a tree. He posed quite nicely for me in the blue sky.

I went for a walk at the Kent Bog and something neat usually happens when I visit there. I spotted a bird in a Tamarack Tree and immediately knew it was a first for me. I moved around for a confirming photo but he was hard to capture.  It was a black bird with a white breast lined with orange.

Finally it moved, I had captured my first Eastern Towhee and was happy with the photo.

See a lot of great critters above.

30 comments:

i beati said...

fighting for beauty the tree and the bird splendid and oh yes the sky interesting header to say the least!!

Jo said...

Wow Tom;) did you identify the second bird. I love the capture of the Goldfinch. Have a good weekend.

siromade08 said...

Oh, that's a beautiful color of the bird. He is waiting for you to take photo and now it's a gorgeous shot. The black bird maybe shy.

Have a lovely weekend.

Snap said...

The goldfinch against that wonderful blue sky ... amazing. Did you get the black bird identified?

eileeninmd said...

Both are great birds, it is not often I get to see the Towhees. They are pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A new bird.How exciting! Hope your weekend will be full of more exciting adventures.
Blessings,Ruth

Denise said...

Congratulations on that Towhee sighting. Always a thrill for me to spot a bird I have only seen in books. Enjoyed your photos very much.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great pictures of both the goldfinch and the Eastern Towhee. The picture of the Eastern Towhee must have been especially hard to get given all the needles around it.

Grace and Bradley said...

I got s chance to see the gold finch last year on the Cape, Have not seen one yet this year. You had a very fruitful walk with three birds in the camera.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Birs are wonderful things to take photos of. Great that you got some good ones. Valerie

Crafty Gardener said...

great photo captures, it feels great to get a photo of a bird for the first time doesn't it?

chubskulit said...

Wow, you're pretty lucky!

Dress up time for Chelsea

nancy said...

Love the first shot. Have a good weekend. Nancy

Hootin' Anni said...

I knew it was a towhee. But the yellow one...is it a Tennessee Warbler? Maybe?

Here are my entries for the day.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh well, never mind....Hootin' Anni, obviously did NOT read your link at C C's hub. Geez.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great capture! I love it!

kate said...

I love your bird pictures, the first one is so beautiful:)
Have a lovely sunday:)

Abraham said...

Good shots of both birds. I have to look harder to see the Towhee here. It is cloudy and they don't show up as well as they do in the sunshine.

SandyCarlson said...

Very lovely discoveries, my friend. What a great walk.

Tina said...

Yea! Your first towhee...how neat! I, so, remember how thrilled I was when I saw and photographed my first towhee...I love to hear them call...drink you tea..drink your tea!
Great post..cute little finch too!

wenn said...

lovely shot! love the birds!

Michael said...

Nice pics. Patience won the day.

blog with no name said...

Tom, your rep is traveling far and wide. The towhee had heard that if you want your pic taken, to come see you. Great job in coaxing the little fella out for his first school pics...

LadyFi said...

Wow, love the way the first bird blends in with the greenery of the tree. Such vivid colours!

Cezar and Léia said...

Quite nicely posed indeed! Precious capture!
God bless you!
Cezar

Hilary said...

Very cool. It's a kick to find one you've never seen before. Even better to photograph it. Thanks for sharing. :)

Gaelyn said...

All right, another lifer. We watch the Towhees all winter.

Mary said...

Wonderful! They can be hard to get photos of. Always nice to check another bird of our life list :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hung out one of those finch feeder bags with the black seed a couple of weeks ago and just yesterday they found it!

Tipper said...

Both bird captures are wonderful-congrats on the 2nd-first capture : )