Can’t tell you how much I hate being stopped in my tracks with a thrown back. This week was supposed to be a birding bonanza, but instead I’ve had to settle for staying at home. Sitting in a chair for brief periods, and a window cracked open I was able to capture these lovelies at the feeders.
A couple of surprise visitors though including a Common Yellowthroat Warbler and a Brown Thrasher was enough to satisfy my need for the cool birds. It was an overcast day and my ISO number was cranked way up, Either way, at least I could do some birding.
You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes well you might find – you’ll get what you need. Rolling Stones
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Birds, Nature
SO sorry to hear about your back. Such lovelies that found you, right where you are though… Partial to wrens and thrashers. My Maggie loved the Dee Dees. Love the one with the bushy tail… and the Stones quote! 🙂
Ok I’ll have to ask, what/who is the Dee Dees? Thanks for enjoying this post.
My Maggie always used to call the chickadees, “Dee Dee’s”. I think she had a hard time forming the “chicka” part of the word… My gosh, I miss that girlie every day. 🙂
One of these is not the same as the others – ha! Beautiful Captures:)
LOL ! That is funny. Thank you!
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That’s a pretty good haul for birding through a window! If all else fails, you could rent a power scooter to use in terrorizing the birds.
Now why didn’t I think of that. Hubby has one!
My goodness…take care of yourself. So sorry to hear about your back. Glad you were able to do some birding and get these great pics!! Take care, Emily!🙋
You are so very sweet and I appreciate your kind words. It was a struggle to get better, but finally all is right in the world again.
Oh I’m so glad to hear that!! I just hate back issues, so darn painful!! Take Care!
I was enjoying the bird photography, then… SQUIRREL! 🙂 Ha!
LOL ! That is awesome ! Just like a puppy. 🙂
I especially like the first shot of the Downy Woodpecker, but they all are pretty special–there is a real crispness to your shots (and you obviously have a wilder backyard than that of my suburban townhouse). I hope that you are up and about soon. The bird population seems to be growing, or at least they are more visible as the leaves begin to fall from the trees.
Oh you feel my pain then Mike. We were just saying this morning how we can’t wait until all the leaves are down so that we can see the birds. Of course, each leaf that falls, we think its a bird. 🙂
fantastic collection of bird photos, love the clarity and great light
Appreciate your kind comment. I’ve been trying hard to get good at bird photography. It’s such a challenge.
Wonderful captures! I’m glad they gathered to give you some distraction!
Hi Maya ! Great to see you and thank you so much. Anything to keep my mind occupied.
How awesome to be able to see all those wonderful birds from your window, even with a bad back! I am curious, what you call Brown Thrasher, is it also called Sterling? They look almost the same to me.
Actually a “Starling” is a different bird. A beautiful one never the less. I don’t think I have a photo of one as they are fairly plentiful around here.
My goodness! I just realised I used the wrong vowel! Sorry about that, but thank you for the clarification. They do look very similar.
Where there are birds, there are squirrels… all very nicely captured.
Oh my..and in my yard? Squirrels rule.