Saturday, September 13, 2008

Camera Critters #23


First, let me say thank you to all of you who identified the white plume moth for me last week. I appreciate your help.


Hi. My choice of critters this week is birds. I am not a birder in any sense except that I like to walk through woods and field and listen to their song and take pictures whenever I can. Don't know a lot about them except that I like them.

I took this picture when I was visiting my daughter in California. This is the natural bridge at Santa Cruz.


While I was there I also snapped a picture of a western bluebird, near their vegetable patch. At least I think that is what it's called.












Closer to home, I got a picture of a young
eastern bluebird. It let me walk up close to it and take a picture.




















Even abroad, bird pictures appeal to me. These were taken in Budapest, Hungary. Don't know what they are. As I said, I just love birds, and the settings in which we find them.









































I just realized - I have another picture that I took the other day. I'm going to add it now, a bit late. Both ridges of the roof are lined with birds.


What made me remember it was seeing another participant with a picture of birds on a roof. Thank you for that, Pea in a Pod!















Check out Camera Critters at Misty Dawn's site to visit other critters or to participate yourself.

38 comments:

Yen said...

Oh my! those are just amazing shots!~ I love birds because they're fun to take pics to:) I posted mine too, HERE! Happy CC!~

Aileni said...

I love birds too - I grew up an avid bird watcher, what they call 'twitchers' now.

Dirk said...

Great bird pictures. I like the first one with the rock full of birds the most.

Misty Dawn said...

These are great photos! I'm very impressed that the Blue Birds let you get that close, the ones I see fly away before I can get close enough for a good shot.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

I'm with you. I love birds, but can't identify most of them. Walking through the woods and just listening to their song is very calming. I love the last picture with all the birds sitting on the roof ridge. Lisa

storyteller said...

I’m not a ‘birder’ either but I loved your post this morning … and interesting shared ‘birds’ of my own at Small Reflections. Let’s hear it for serendipity! LOL
Hugs and blessings,

ratmammy said...

I'm not much of a bird lover, but i do like to hear them and love the photos. I've been in santa cruz a few times, since my sister's family lives in san jose! thanks for visiting!

Ladynred said...

me too love birds! Beautiful shots you got here!. Thanks for the visit.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely bird photos. The last one, with the roof ridges lined with birds, is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds." LOL

Indrani said...

Truly wonderful captures. :)
Nice, peaceful scenery around too.

April said...

Beautiful, beautiful bird pictures in such lovely settings!

Gallicissa said...

That natural bridge appears to be hot real estate for birds. Nice to see a birdie post from you!

Sylvia K said...

Love your birds! I love sitting at a table in our kitchen and watch them as they fly and park in the trees across the alley and on our deck.

me ann my camera said...

The photo of the natural bridge in California is most appealing. It reminds me a bit of Perce Rock in Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula. It must be wonderful to get close to these bird sites. Lovely landscape with birds.

Norm said...

nice view! love all your photos, very impressive..

i beati said...

when birds gather together like that it's a special name but whaT??CAN'T THINK NOT FLOCK NOT COLONIZE A SPECIAL WORD??SK

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

an amazing natural bridge, but where does it lead to???

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: Neat capture of the birds, I like the bridge.

Singing Bear said...

Great pics! I adore our feathered friends (maybe not sea gulls, though). Birdsong is one of nature's most glorious gifts.

Daryl said...

I too like birds .. I like the birds on the roof top .. very Hitchcockian ..

:-Daryl

Hildegarde said...

You're a good bird observer !

Heather said...

Very nice shots, natural bridge in CA is a lovely.

Kelly said...

This is a great series and variety of birds!! I'm a bird lover too! Wish I was better at identifying more of them, but I'm learning! I'm also fascinated with your first picture of the natural bridge! I bet the birds enjoy sitting on it and watching the world around them, and how peaceful it must be for you to watch the water flowing through the bridge! Great post!!!

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

I enjoyed your co;;ection of bird photos. Very nice!

babooshka said...

I ams a bird fan so these for me are fabulous.

arlene said...

your birdie pics remind of the birds here at the back of my office. gave us a cherry mornin chirp everyday!

thanks for dropping by.

SnoopMurph said...

I get such terrific lessons about birds on my visits here. You found some lovely subjects. I'll need to bring my son over to see as he enjoys all animal/bird/insect photos from the blogs.

Kay said...

Terrific shots. I do love birds even though they drive my husband crazy when they sit on the rafters and poop.

Klaus said...

Beautiful, Bobbie - a nice selection of images!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: Hat's off to you for your insights. If only more people would read and listen!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Bobby thank you for showing all the birds. I am afraid I don't know their names either, but they are lovely.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That huge rock covered in birds is priceless!

Thanks for turning me on to Camera Critters. It's lots of fun!

Rhea said...

Fun bird photos!! I love the sea arch and all the birds on top. Amazing!

Thanks for visiting me!

Lapa37 said...

Great shots I to know nothing about birds except that they a amazing and beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

twobarkingdogs said...

Very nice photo! Thanks for sharing!!

Tommy V said...

great pics of the birds. the first photo is my fav

Gretchen said...

Great bird shots!!

Lily Hydrangea said...

That natural bridge is awesome! I wish I could see it in person. Makes me want to plan a trip to CA.
Your other posts are very interesting too Bobbie. thanks for some good reading.