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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Walk

This morning, Grenville and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. Boy, did we need it after pigging out on treats yesterday Festival (Grenville will post about what we did) . I brought along the camera to capture these feathered visitors.

Spring is nearly here – we spied our first robin!

robin collageNearby, a Tufted Titmouse sang . . .

tufted titmouse collage1A Red-Bellied Woodpecker posed . . .

downy woodpecker collage1A Mockingbird walked along the RR tracks . . .

mockingbird collage1At the backyard feeders, these visitors stopped in:
Goldfinch, House Finch (male), Junco . . .

goldfinch collage1male housefinch collage1junco collage1Chickadee, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove

misc bird collage1

12 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, you found so many great images to capture. Thanks for taking us along on the walk.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

You saw quite a variety of birds while on your walk!

Scott said...

Seems you know your birds and you found an excellent place to get a nice variety. Nice work on these montages. Thanks.

Daisy said...

Great pictures, Beatrice. A robin already! I'm jealous! :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Morning Everyone on what is forecast to be a very rainy start of the week here.
Yes, Lois & Linda it seems there were quite a variety on our walk and glad the camera came with me.
Thanks Scott, while I am not a true birder in that I can't recognize bird songs or unusual species, I enjoy seeing and photographing them.
Daisy, Grenville has seen several in the back yard, but this was my first!

Out on the prairie said...

Beautiful shots, we have similar species except the mockingbird.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice collage of photos, and what a variety!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Beautiful photographs!! I´ve never seen a Mockingbird before. But I especially like the photo of the dove! I wish we had more of them here where I live all year round, we only have them here by summer.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Steve, I've seen your birds too and you have had a vew more than in our backyard. I think the more we take our SUnday walks, the camera will be coming along to capture other varieties. The woodpecker is not usually around our yard.
Thanks Mona, there were more than I had imaged on a Sunday a.m.
Christer, we see so many of the doves and it's really funny when 2 sit in the flat feeder so no other birds can get in, but usually they feed on the ground.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing your birdies... I cannot believe that Tennessee's state bird is the Mockingbird... YET---I have never seen one in my yard....Too Bad.. They are such beauties...

Hugs,
Betsy

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Betsy, yes you are right that the mockingbird is the state bird of Tennessee. Next time, I spot one mayb I should send it home? Thanks for the comment too.

The Retired One said...

Wonderful, wonderful bird shots! I enjoyed these!

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