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Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Photo Shoot Out: Birds


Today's Friday Shootout theme is Birds, chosen by Scriptor.

Anybody home?

Up there? Anyone?

Yoo-hoo! Birds!

Most of our regular birds are on vacation today.

Pretty much the only birds hanging around my town these days are the ubiquitous crows, a magpie high in a tree,
and some fat doves. (They're not fat; they're fluffy!)

So from my secondary town, here's a San Diego Zoo inhabitant,
And a beach bum.
And from my parents' town of Mountain Home, Arkansas,
watching the birdfeeder scores plenty of birds.




At a lake a couple of miles from the folks, a pair of Bald Eagles nests every year. These are the 2009 fledglings just a few days before leaving the nest.

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22 comments:

GingerV said...

I love the nests - this could be a take on the topic - a book - never done before.... with your science brain (and by that I mean more organized than the rest of us) you could log which nest belongs to which bird....
don't you love how the birds just fluff up for the winter cold, if we did that would take 6 months to take off the fat every spring... so we should wear feather coats not fur coats in the winter?
LOL

Bagman and Butler said...

The anybody up there nest shots are classic. I found myself waiting for something to appear before I remembered they were photographs.

Tabor said...

Great nests and such variety. All I seem to find in the winter are big and rather disarrayed squirrel nests!

Rebecca said...

Interesting take with the nests. I love that!

shabby girl said...

How lucky to catch the eagles! I loved the photos of the nests, clever girl!

Queenmothermamaw said...

The nests were a good take on this. I have one. You have some great garden bird shots. I am fairly new to this and just trying to learn. Blessings
QMM

J9 said...

Love the eagles in the nest!

Barry said...

Linda and I were watching "The Nature of Things" on TV last night and came away with our view of crows totally transformed.

They are just staggeringly intelligent, and, perhaps, a little too like us for comfort.

The nest shots were great fun!!

Pauline said...

I really enjoyed that post. Your humour, the nests, your collection of birds. And the bonus of the pair of your eagles! Loved it!

Kerry said...

Those nest shots are cool, and your header is a prize winner. Crows may be my favorite bird, and I tried in vain to take pictures of them over the past few weeks; they are far too smart to let a stranger with a point-and-shoot camera creep up on them for a shot! dammit i think I'll just do a drawing.

Argent said...

Super picture! We seem to have lost all the birds form aorund here apart from pigeons.

Doreen said...

cute post! I like how your birds are on vacation. have a wonderful weekend!!

Harold B Photography said...

Love those eagle shots. Thats one bird I really want to take pictures of in the wild! Thanks for stopping by my blog recently.
Cheers,
Harold
myworldthruthelens.blogspot.com

Patience-please said...

I love the shot of the crows with the rocks; I want to sit there and pause a while.

Sara Williams said...

Fabulous photos, I particularly loved the nests!

SOL said...

I love the shot of the bird flying in the sky.

Scriptor Senex said...

Love the nest shots - a great post. Thanks for taking part.

Dave King said...

Fabulous shots.

GingerV said...

MamU do you want to give me a member voice paragragh for sounds - eamil it with me with a photo and I can put it up tonight.

NanU said...

Doh, sorry Ginger! I thought I had done that last week, but sent it maybe to the wrong address....

Jen said...

beautiful photos...very clever to photograph nests too!

tattytiara said...

Oh what a cool post! Birds nests always awe and fascinate me, and I'm always left wishing I knew more about them so I could figure out who built what.