Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunshine!


It feels heavenly here today.  The sun is out, the birds are singing.
Maybe I was raptured!
Maybe there are birds in heaven!
Birds like Mourning Doves, with rainbow like neck patches glistening in the sun: Surely such will be in heaven one day, right?


Other birds out there this morning:
Black-headed grosbeak: Love their song!


Our see-see-sweet calling Lazuli Buntings are regulars at the feeder right now.



The puzzling Dark-eye Junco, grey headed race (apparently Juncos plumage comes in a lot of variation so it took a while for me to figure out why my Dark-eyed Junco didn't look like Dark-eyed Juncos usually look.
Here's their call
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Such a handsome bird!


Mirror images?
Not quite. Maybe a duet from you two later?

Love that soft chubby tummy!
Love their song!


Mrs. Lazuli Bunting perched in our neighbor's blooming apple tree.
I am tempted to print some kind message in the blank spaces in the shot, like "Happy Spring!"
Or not....


The Downy Woodpecker's giggle like call cracks me up!


In yesterday's rain, he was having a "bad feather day"...looked a bit like a punk rocker.



A Pigeon-Toed Siamese.
Doing her best as a cat to rate mention in a bird post.


Let me tell you, there is nothing like clicking on bird calls with four cats in the house. 
They come a-flying into the room and look around madly trying to figure out where that noisy bird is sitting.
It is really a pretty cruel joke on them, but oh so funny. 
Happy Saturday!
Enjoy!

5 comments:

Vee said...

Oh I'm chuckling because my own cat is giving me the "what the heck" is going on look right now. If I wanted to drive her crazy, this would be the way to do it. Cute post, great captures!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Hooray for sunshine! I'm not seeing any here at the moment.

You are getting very good at bird portraits....the apple blossom shot is especially gorgeous.

ellen b. said...

Sounds like you are having fun! Love all the sweet birds you captured with your lens. That one of Mrs. Lazuli on your neighbors tree is so gorgeous!! Frame it....

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I just went and bought myself a new bird feeder. I can't imagine why!

Beautiful pic's!

Lovella ♥ said...

I`m beginning to wonder if my comments are not posting. I came back here to read what others had said of the songbirds and see I either didn`t or it didn`t take.
Regardless. ..you are indeed amazing at photographing birds. A steady hand and a patient mind. Beautiful photos.