Monday, April 4, 2011

A Few Birds Along the Path

Last week I decided it was time again to take my camera on our walk.  I hoped to see some birds that I hadn't shown you in a while.
 I always like to see the phoebe, always dapper with his cutaway coat.  He makes short forays off of his perch to catch an insect on the fly.
 The Western bluebird hunts in a similar manner.  He posed, showing me the beautiful colors on his back.
 Then he darted off, after an insect on the fly.
 The killdeer was hiding in plain sight.  He was away from the path and so still that I almost didn't see him.
I've been trying for years to get the ring necked pheasant in my lens.  As usual he ran off into the brush as soon as I spotted him.  This is my best attempt yet.  They are common around here but they tease me, jumping up to flap their wings and call then dropping down into the brush before I can get a shot.

Find more views of our wonderful world at That's My World, Tuesday; hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

17 comments:

Gary said...

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

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely birds and terrific captures as always, Martha! I really love the bluebird! Such gorgeous color! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I LOVE the picture of the bluebird in flight. Great capture!

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautifully done! It's so tricky, isn't it?

Paulie said...

You got some great shots and I am getting an education about birds which I know only the Robin by sight.

Barb said...

I especially like the blue bird with spreading wings. Lots of bird sightings on that walk, Martha.

Linda Reeder said...

I've never seen a bluebird here. Growing up in Oregon the pheasants were a common sight. Killdeer were often seen in the fields. Now I see then along the lagoon on Whidbey Island.
Great shots.

Photo Cache said...

you have a nice variety of feathered friends here.

Gaelyn said...

I'm liking your views! Nice to finally catch that pheasant, so bright. I can't wait to see the bluebirds back at the canyon.

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Amila Kanchana said...

Hi Martha,Thanks for showing us the beautiful birds! Some birds are nasty teasers,we just have to keep trying on them,

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, the bluebird is one of my favorite birds. Great sighting of the Pheasant and the Phoebe's are cute birds.

NatureFootstep said...

the blue one is really special in it´s coloring. And...you got a great shot.

Janie said...

Lots of pretty birds. I especially like the bluebird with his wings spread.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely post! (I'm not sure how I missed it earlier this week; thank Goodness for my Google reader keeping unread posts alive)

I've never seen a phoebe -- and your pictures of the more familiar to me birds are just stunning.
Even the pheasant -- you can see his coloring and he looks magnificent. I'd be more than happy with that shot.

forgetmenot said...

The pheasant and the bluebird shots are stunning! You just have to be at the right spot at the right time to get a great bird shot--I definitely think you were. Mickie

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