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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birds!!

I came across some spring bird
photos
that I forgot to share with you! 

So, today...
forget that it is a bazillion degrees out there
and
go back to spring days with warm , gentle breezes with me....




A Bohemian Waxwing in the apple blossoms:













My wonderful Baltimore Oriole, who stayed here about a month and flew on to better grape jelly,  no doubt:













Wait a minute....do I have grape jelly on my BEAK????






(The waxwing refuses to look at that silly grape-smeared Baltimore Oriole beak, and opts to look out at the lake instead....)













But all that Baltimore Oriole beak-smacking broke down his willpower, so he began to munch on apple blossoms instead!:













Which immediately attracted the hungry BlueJay. Because, as everyone knows, EVERY bluejay is hungry!:






Which THEN attracted the catbird!:

I just love spring for the different varieties of birds we get in the yard...
lately it has been much quieter...
some Grackles, some sparrows, some chickadees, robins and a few hummingbirds are still here...

So!
You know what  THAT means????
To get our bird fix...

We need YOU to submit your favorite BIRD photos
into me (no later than midnight July 31st) for this month's theme
for 
the FREE PHOTO CONTEST!!!

30 comments:

Jientje said...

I ,love that yellow tail tip and the dots of red on his wings. What a pretty pretty bird!

Cathy Clementz said...

I LOVE your waxwing photos. Those birds always look like they've just meticulously groomed themselves. They are such a smooth, soft feathered looking bird. And there is nothing better than seeing them in the blossoms for photos!

Eva Gallant said...

The photos are sooo wonderful! A couple of them look like paintings..too perfect to be real photos.

Debbie said...

this series of bird pictures is awesome!!! if this is what i am competing against, you can count me out, i haven't a chance.

the spring landscape makes for a beautiful canvas for bird photo's!!!

gorgeous!!!!

Sandra said...

the first two and several of the others that are similar would be beautiful framed and hung as a group. gorgeous

Brian Miller said...

something has that waxwings attention...and lovely bright colors on the oriole...

Country Gal said...

Your bird photos are awesome !

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Beautiful series! First waxwing I've ever seen.

Linda Reeder said...

Your bird photos are always so amazing!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photos, Joan... I know you will get lots of great photos since there are so many birders out there in blogland --who take fabulous photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for that refreshing walk through a spring garden.The birds are beautiful.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! The oriole is truly amazing! No birds with this much color where I am. I wish there was...

Bossy Betty said...

OK. I am going to admit right now that I am a bird freak and you have just given me a great thrill.

Debbie Lo said...

I just love the color and textures of all these birds. God's creation is truly beautiful!

Hilary said...

Superb photos, here. I love the Baltimore Oriole sitting right between the jelly and the fruit.

Rita said...

Never have seen a waxwing. They are sleek and distinctive--like they are dressed for the ball! And the oriole is just stunning. Not that the Catbird and BlueJay aren't nice looking in their own right, but the other two stole the show. I can hardly wait to see some of the entries! :)

Pat said...

I, too, love that little yellow tip on the Bohemian waxwing's tail. How cute is that? I assume that jelly cup is nailed down to the wood, otherwise I am SO impressed that it doesn't tip over with the Oriole is balanced on it's side!

retriever said...

I love your post about birds, wonderfull birds fotos, greeting from Belgium

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Love the waxwing... Gorgeous!!!
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RNSANE said...

I haven't a single bird photo that can compare with yours but I'll try to find one that I can submit!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

These are beautiful! Certainly a well deserved POTW!

ladyfi said...

Wow - each photo is as pretty as a postcard!

SueAnn said...

Oh my gosh!! Beautiful shots!!
Congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Country Girl said...

Came here via Smitten Image and am now blown away. These are incredible! Congrats on the POTW.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful photos! wonderful and well-deserved POTW!

Daryl said...

Gorgeous chatty bird photos and congrats on POTW

christinemyoung said...

love that last one :)

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on your POTW!

missing moments said...

Glad I came over and congrats on POTW!

Out on the prairie said...

Magnificent images

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