"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Birds Of Many Colors...

The number of brightly colored birds in our area is a beautiful thing to see.  I have been photographing many in the past days and thought I would devote a post to some of them...

Many folks think the Eastern Blue Bird is our only blue bird...


We also have the iridescent Indigo Bunting...



And the Blue Grosbeak.  Note the broad tan wing bars on the wings.  This feature makes it easy to distinguish from the Indigo Bunting...




Many times when I catch a glimpse of a yellow bird I assume it is a Goldfinch...


On occasion it turns out to be a female Orchard Oriole...



Or perhaps the diminutive Yellow Warbler...


Among our most brilliant birds is the Baltimore Oriole...



Even drab birds can be dignified and stately as the Great Blue Heron demonstrates...



The much maligned European Starling helps eliminate pesky insects from its habitat...


The early morning sunlight gave this Mocking Bird an unnatural tint...



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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photographs, fantastic colours. I am greeting

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