Friday, January 16, 2009

My Bird Sightings

I so enjoy the photos of birds that I see on different blogs that my eyes are always alert but I rarely find any to shoot or when I do they're not usually worth posting. So, I gathered just a few from my last couple of outings.

I got a kick out of this first one. I had taken some apple pieces to the park with me and was actually tossing some to the ducks that seemed uninterested when this pretty blue bird swooped out of nowhere. It hung around long enough to grace me with a couple of shots. I haven't a clue what kind of bird it is.

People usually post photos of peacocks (the males), and though I agree they're beautiful, I think the peahen has a beauty all of her own. I think it's interesting that these peahens (at least the ones I've seen), tend to hang out together while the males tend to be alone. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, some of these could be the littles ones that were there on my last trip that are all grown and just hanging out with mom.



I only got a picture of this little guy because I threw some pieces of french fries out for him and his buddies who were walking around the tables looking for food.


And this was a dove (I think it's a dove) that I caught unaware. Before I could take more than a couple of shots it took off. Shucks!

18 comments:

Rosemarie said...

Oh, I like the dove a lot.

June said...

Can't tell what that first birdie is...sorry. Wonderful shot of the dove!

Connie said...

Beautiful, I love them all.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I never seem to get shots of the birds either. I must go specifically to do bird shots one day soon. :)

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

Your photography just gets better and better. All the shots on this page very enjoyable. Have a great weekend!

Gaelyn said...

The first bird looks like a scrub jay. The pehens are wonderful, as are all these captures. Birds are hard for me.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

You are so talented! That peahen is a beautiful. I smiled at the peacocks laying down. Blue is one of my fave colors so this was extra enjoyable.

Nick S said...

Yep, Your first bird is a Scrub Jay. They are quite boisterous and will come and grab food :-)
Lovely set of shots.

Natural Moments said...

Yep, I like the western scrub jays. They seem fearless and explore their surroundings with a zest to experience life.

Kyle said...

Great shots, Saxy! Several others have already identified the scrub jay. (I've never seen one of those — nice capture!) Of the last two shots, the french fry bandit looks like a House Sparrow and the other is a Mourning Dove. Very nice images of all! :)

Jayne said...

Great shots! And, yes that is a Mourning Dove. :c)

Darla said...

Very, very nice, that first one is so pretty.

George said...

Very nice pictures. I know how hard it is to capture birds, but you did great.

Mary said...

The first looks like a Western Scrub Jay? Love that peahen photo! I've never seen her feathers look that beautiful...your photo is outstanding! Beautiful dove, too. These are really great!

BNS said...

Very nice collection. I particularly like your peahen portrait.

Bobbie

Paz said...

Oooh! Aaaah! I love these bird photos!

Paz

Carletta said...

These were certainly worth posting!
We have Blue Jays here so it was interesting to see the Western Scrub.

Kerri said...

FAbulous shots! I've never seen a scrub jay before!!