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Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Feathered Friends

Apologies for my recent absence. I've been hard at work at a new painting. Here are some more shots of "the kids."

Carolina wren.

Carolina chickadee.

The numerous cardinals are still around.

Some of the goldfinches seem to be getting their brighter colors & darker caps. I suspect they'll be heading north soon enough.

Chipping sparrow.

Blue jay.

American crow.

At 4pm today, a plethora of robins (with a few red-winged blackbirds,) showed up to pick through our yard for 20 minutes. At 5pm, a plethora of red-winged blackbirds (with a few robins,) showed up to do the same.


Christina said...

I think I've already said this before, but birds are my favorite creatures. Maybe it comes from owning a few, but they are so clever and playful. All those birds are cute that you have pictures of, but the sparrow picture gave me a flash back of when I was sixteen working at a grocery store. Every morning I'd come out to have a snack on the bench and the sparrows around there were not afraid to beg. Those little buggers would sit so close to you, cock their little heads and puff out their feathers and start talking away. It was just so cute, I'd end up sharing my food with them.

Ahhh! Sparrows. Cute little things.

Sidney said...

I love birds too, and you do a marvelous job of capturing them on film. Love the cardinal.

Charles Gramlich said...

Great photos. So crisp and clear. My favorite is Wrenny Wrennerson of course.

mon@rch said...

The Wren is my favorite!

jennifer said...

It was a BIG DEAL to find a Blue Jay feather when I was a little girl. I would put them in a box in my room. I wish I had those treasures still.

I laughed at your "Obligatory Sunset Picture". Seems like it is conforming to some sort of common blog practice but the beauty of the sunset is just too great to ignore! :)

Enjoyed your photos!

Lana Gramlich said...

Christina; Thanks for sharing your sparrow experience. Sometimes these will come down for seed while I'm still scattering it, but no one's going to specifically approach me for seed, certainly! Lucky girl!

Sidney; Thank you!

Charles & Mon@rch; The wrens are hysterical. Gotta love those cheeky little devils!

Jennifer; I still treasure blue jay feathers, personally (& cardinal feathers--which seem even more rare, even though we're inundated with cardinals!) Sunsets are my favorite photography subject (as looking back through my blog may show.) Thus the "obligatory sunset photo." ;)

Bird said...

Such lovely bird candy! *sigh* I love to see what's around in different parts of the world and you are very good at sharing :)

Doson said...

wow beautiful.. A closer & bigger birdies... Luff it.
How comes American Crows looks so clean :D
BTW Hope u r fine

Lana Gramlich said...

Skippy; We take good care of our crows over here. *LOL* ;) I'm very well, thanks--I hope the same for you!

Lana Gramlich said...

Bird; Thank you! I also enjoy seeing things from other parts of the world, so I try to give as good as I get. :)

Nick Grimshawe said...


I love your photography, all those beautiful images are inspiring. I find it interesting that the day after you saw robins and redwing blackbirds, I saw my first robin of the season on Feb 23. I make a note each year when I spot the first Robin. I know spring is just around the corner.

Unfortunately the next day we receive the biggest snowfall of the season, but... now it's sunny and warm.



Lana Gramlich said...

Nick; Thank you! I'm still getting used to the idea of robins being Winter birds (down here in the South.) Spending my first 30-something years in the North, they were always heavily associated with Spring!

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