Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WBW 37-ITs a Long Story!

OK Im not going to complain about the heat anymore...I went through some of my photos from last yrs trip to the Western US and found some interesting birds to share--And whats special about them is they have something LONG...like this black billed magpie...check out the longgg tail.


And look at these Boat Tailed Grackles..showing off those beautiful tails and glossy black feathers!!

And the Scissor Tailed Flycatcher has a REALLY long tail and if you catch him in flight you can see why its called Scissor Tailed! V


This Stellers Jay has a long tail and a LONG TUFT on his head he looks Punked!





And the Scrub Jay...this one came to beg at our picnic and we shared...HE has a really long tail and a beautiful mix of blue and grey feathers.



AND last but not least this NON native bird he has BIG eyelashes....


Check out other birds from around the world at Springmans Meme and add your to the mix too!! World Bird Wednesday.

Enjoy and Participate!




PEACE

27 comments:

  1. That first is like our Magpies here Sondra.
    And that last one; what a face lol

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  2. A beautiful selection of 'long-tails' Sondra. I remember seeing a Scissor-tailed in Texas .. a stunning species.

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  3. HI Sondra...Now that was quite a long tail ,and I enjoyed it!!
    Where did that last guy come from...Lol
    Seriously very nice ...I didn't realize that thr magpie and the

    Seriously now...loved them all...I have never seen a bird in the wild that had long tails like these guys!!

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  4. Excellent selection Sondra and beautifully photographed. I wonder why Northern birds don't have such long and lovely tail feathers. Just one more thing to think about! I hope your weather moderates soon. Cheers!

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  5. These photos are sooooo awesome! I'd love to see that Scissor-tailed Flycatcher!! The ostrich is hilarious.

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  6. A great series of birds. The Scissor Tailed Flycatcher is especially beautiful.

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  7. Absolutely great theme based photos. Love those long tails!

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  8. Awesome birds and sightings. The magpies are pretty and I love the scissor-tailed flycatcher. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Enjoyed your post, Sondra. Wonderful selection of images - all those long tails, especially the scissor-tailed flycatcher!

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  11. Beautiful photos and birds, I especially liked the begger on your picnic :)

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  12. A wonderful (long) post Sondra...
    Beautiful images and a lovely theme.

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  13. The birds out West sure do have long tails. Very cool variety!
    I think we broke a record High today!

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  14. That was a lot of Long Tails.Great post.

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  15. I remember the first time I saw a magpie. What a beautiful bird! I asked a local what it was and they looked at me like I was crazy. Okay, so their the equivalant of a crow in some areas, but I think they're gorgeous.

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  16. Hi there - dont think your bidrs fall too short of the amazing mark either!

    What a colelction!

    Although it breaks my heart to tell you, I have just about run out of parrots - unless of course some are waiting when I get home from work!!!

    Cheers Stewart M

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  17. What a lovely bunch of exceptional birds!

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  18. Maybe, just maybe, when we ignore the heat it will go away?
    ;-)
    Lovely shots of those Beauties!
    They are all fascinating, wow!
    I totally love those LONG tails :D

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  19. Great post. That Flycatcher is epic!

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  20. I love the long tailed birds tho haven`t seen one here in Pa.
    I think you are right about the warbler.
    How did you catch the finch in the lower post? A net or bare hand?That is great what you did for him!phyllis

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  21. oh my goodness....all those tails are must be gorgeous in flight! great shots and thanks for stopping by my place to say hi!

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  22. Oh those are so beautiful! I'm still sorry it's so hot for y'all, but I'm glad you're using the time to search thru your great collection.
    The flight shot of the kite with its huge tail is wonderful....
    the first picture looks like the magpies we have in eastern Oregon/washington.

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  23. Wow ... love these bird! Especially that scisssor flycatcher!

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  24. Great shots Sondra! That Scissor-tailed Flycatcher would be a lifer for me! And how can you not love those big Ostrich eyes?

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  25. Great shots. I love the one of the ostrich, at least I think that's what it is.

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  26. Great post! I love how you worked "long" into the theme and included such lovely photos to represent your chosen theme!

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  27. nice. :)
    I love that Scissor Tailed Flycatcher. It is a bird taht I glimpsed in Costa Rica, but never got a shot at. They did not stop the bus as there were supposed to be lots of them. But we never saw them again. :(
    Beautiful shot.

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