Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WBW-25--Variety is the Spice of Life-

Here is the Indigo Bunting--he came down to check me out as I was hiking on the Foothills Trail--

Passerina cyanea

And another Curious  Bird--the Eastern Kingbird--A super fly catcher!

Tyrannus tyrannus

A couple of Purple Martins...female (L) Male (R) also great mosquito catchers!!


Progne subis
And the always vulnerable and so delicate duckling this is another muscovy...I really hope the next time I visit they are all still there but I know last year only 2 made it to adulthood this brood is 9 strong at the time of this photo--

Cairina moschata

Here's a pretty nice Red Shouldered Hawk almost flying out of the last third of my frame...BUT he had such beautiful form I am liking this shot!!


Buteo lineatus

So thats a few of the cool birds I ran into since we last had the World Bird Wednesday--
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PEACE

28 comments:

  1. I love your purple martins shot. She crisp and clear. They have such a nice color. And its wonderful you got both the male and female in one shot.

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  2. Wonderful captures!
    The bunting is a stunning blue against that green. My favorite shot has to be the duckling -so cute!!!
    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  3. HI Sondra..What a lovey variety...your photos are fab. The Indigo Bunting is so pretty I would love to see one again!!
    Is there anything more precious than ducklings..especially the sleepy one!! : }}
    Great WBW post!!

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  4. A great variety of birds and beautiful photos. Of course, the ducklings are the cutest!

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  5. Great selection Sondra.
    I love the pose of the Eastern Kingbird :)

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  6. Wonderful birds and series of photos. The Indigo Bunting is one of my favorites, I just love its color.

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  7. Wouldn't those little ducklings look sweet on the front of a card? You've captured each and every bird beautifully. It's almost as if they struck a pose just for your benefit. And ours! I saw my first Purple Martin while I was visiting TX. They are striking. And the Red-shouldered Hawk is perfect! Birds are so difficult to capture on the wing with such clarity. Nice job. ~karen

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  8. Beautiful pictures. I love the one of the hawk in flight.

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  9. What a fabulous post!!! The Indigo Bunting is such a beautiful vivid colour. I just love the Eastern Kingbird, not sure I have seen that one before and the Muscovy ducklings are so sweet! Your photo of them is amazing, you have absolutely captured their vulnerability. Super post Sondra :)

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  10. Beautiful photo series and those ducklings are adorable!

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  11. Knock out post Sondra! You saved me having to look up the Eastern kingbird, just saw my first one yesterday. Your duckling picture is beyond description it definitely crosses the line from picture taking to Art. Thank you so much for sharing your fab photography!

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  12. Wonderful photos! The ducklings are the sweetest things! Loved all the shots!

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  13. Wow, beautiful shots! Just love those ducklings!

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  14. Wonderful close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. They are all so gorgeous!
    I totally love that Indigo Bunting though, wow!

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  16. Stunning captures of your beautiful wildlife Sondra.
    Another great set of images.

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  17. It must be great to be able to see such a variety of birds! and so beautiful to :)

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  18. As you see - we in Scandinavia envy you for beeing able to live near such variety of birds. We have some too, but they have never such paradise colours as yours. All your shots are wonderful, but the first one is my favourite.

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  19. Lovely selection Sondra. My nemasis at the moment is failing with flying raptors so I'm delighted to view your Buteo.

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  20. These are wonderful shots! The blue of the Indigo Bunting is so beautiful and I wish I could capture the Red-shouldered Hawk in flight. The ducklings are adorable - I hope they do well!

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  21. What adorable birds! You've done a great job with the photos,brilliant!

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  22. What a great bunch of birds. I am partial to the ducklings this time of year...and what a great shot you got too!

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  23. Hi there - what a remarkable colour those Martins are - and I thought my Welcome Swallow was a good colour (color!).

    Very nice post.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  24. so many great shots. I don´t know why, but I love blue birds. :)

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  25. Lovely captures -- the shot of the ducklings is especially nice!

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  26. Just lovely stuff. I'm fascinated by them but don't know one from another.

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  27. Wow how the heck did you get those martins to sit so pretty for you?! Love the bunting too!

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  28. Pretty,pretty birds! The Red-tail is fabulous.

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