Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WBW 28 TN Birds

I just returned from a trip to Tennessee, in the Cumberland Mountain Range, I plan to blog about the highlights later this week.. its World Bird Wednesday so Ill share a few of the birds I saw, no let me correct that I saw a lot--- I photographed only a couple..Im about to give up on photographing birds...which Ive threatened so many times through the years...and then Ill get a half way decent shot and I keep trying, its like trying to win the lottery GRRRR
But anyways..

I saw this turkey vulture walking around on the ground...he was looking pretty good--



The Barn Swallows were busy building this nest, in the corner of The Inn where I stayed...



Then resting between trips for mud...

This is a juvenile, but what kind?  At first I thought purple finch, but there was no adult purple finch around! I'm thinking Tree Sparrow, (which I did see) see the deep V in the tail, any other suggestions?




This Indigo bunting has turned his head all the way around like the demon in the Exorcist this looks like a bird with his wings on backwards...lol...he was so curious to see what I was up to...and I got a cute video of him singing its here if you want to see and hear him...

 

and The Yellow Throated Warbler was fun to see---


So thats the ones I was able to get a shot of over the Memorial Day Holiday!

Check out some very exciting outings had by my birding friends by clicking on this Icon and going over to Springmans!!

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PEACE

23 comments:

  1. Don't give up on the bird pictures Sondra; these are great :-)
    I love that Swallow sitting on the nest; and your mystery bird.

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  2. Hold on Sondra, the vulture was not an omen! I think you may be considering pulling the plug on your bird photography career a little early if these latest photographic results are any indication. Your games there, you just need some birds. Perhaps a trip to Costa Rica to get the old fire burning again!

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  3. Great shot of the Turkey Vulture but I think the Indigo Bunting is the most beautiful.

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  4. Haha I love the bunting with his head twisted. I agree with everyone else- don't throw in the towel on taking pictures! I love seeing all your birds!

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  5. I know just how you feel about photographing birds- frustrating and then, suddenly, practically exhilarating because we get a decent shot! I think that you photos are marvelous! Truly. I love the wing pattern on Turkey Vultures.

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  6. Excellent photos Sondra. Don't give up on the bird photography. They can be tricky things at times but eventually you get that one great moment that makes it all worthwhile.

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  7. Sondra, Don't you dare stop photographing birds. Your photo of the Vulture is the best I have ever seen!
    I love the Barn Swallows and the coy Indigo.
    Think you are correct about your mystery bird being a juvenile Song Sparrow. It does appear to have the spot on it's breast.

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  8. Hi Sondra...I think your bird images and posts you write about them are lovely.
    Reading all the comments tells me I am not alone.

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  9. Your bird pics are great, don't stop. It's nice to see what's flying in the skies around the country.
    As for the quail in my yard, it helps that cats are not allowed to run loose in my community. For the most part, owners comply with the rules. We have a lot of quail for the natural predators.

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  10. what´s wrong with your birdshots? I think they are good. When it coems to birds you can be lucky to get something at all sometimes. It is fun anyway. :)

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  11. You take great birdphotos!! Those are just beautiful and I allmost envy you, to see all those different birds ;)
    Have a nice day!

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  12. I think your photos are outstanding! I love the swallow on the railing - it's so clear with wonderful DOF! and I love the Indigo Bunting - how amazing that it can turn it's head like that!

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  13. A very nice selection, and great captures!

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  14. I really enjoyed your bird photos, I hope you do not stop taking photos of the birds. I love the Yellowthroated Warbler and the the Indigo. The Vulture is cool looking and a great shot. I was thinking your sparrow is a Chipping Sparrow. But, I am not sure.

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  15. These are so good - please don't give up on photographing the birds. I enjoyed them all, but the vulture is special because I don't usually get such a good close view.

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  16. Splendid set of shots - cant say that the vulture is the best looking bird I have seen! Cant help with the mystery bird!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  17. Photographing birds can be so frustrating Sondra but I don't think you will stop, you are HOOKED! Just as so many of us are :) and your photos are always wonderful!! This set is no exception, I love the mystery juvenile, no idea what it is though. Love the Yellow-throated Warbler too.

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  18. these were great! i love the feather patterns you were able to catch in the vulture. and indigo!! whew! beautiful!

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  19. So much has been happening here lately that I'm way behind in looking at my favorite blogs. You have some lovely shots of birds here, don't give up on taking pictures of them.

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  20. Well, you got some wonderful shots of some wonderful birds, and that turkey vulture looks so big you could put a saddle on it and ride the wind!

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  21. Why would you want to give up on your bird photography Sondra? Are you nuts? There are lots of folks out there that would give anything to get shots like these.

    The lighting on the juvenile sparrow isx fantastic and I agree with Eileen that it is a Chipping Sparrow.

    The Indigo Bunting is gorgeous and thanks for putting in your link to the video, it's nice to be able to hear their call too.

    The Yellow-throated Warbler is beautiful and the Barn Swallow in the nest is precious. I bet it was fun watching them build their nest.

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  22. I think you guys are right it is a chipping sparrow--I totally forgot about the deep notch v in their tail!! SO A chippy this one is!

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  23. Love the photos. I haven't gotten too many bird photos lately- it seems like they are all hiding in their nests somewhere.

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