Guess who came for dinner
And went away hungry. He didn't like our birdseed.
Sorry about that white streak on the right. Just as I snapped the shot, a flag started to get in the frame. Taken from inside the house through a cracked open door, bird is about fifteen feet away.
Have you heard the word?
B-b-b-bird, bird bird. Bird is the word!
You're welcome for that earworm. Happy Humpday ;-)
Now, pictures of birds. And no more singing. Promise.
Lastly, not a great picture but I just had to document the red-headed woodpecker that decided to take a moment to rest from his flight.
For the Birds
This Saturday while I was doing some things around the house, I noticed we had a new visitor at our birdfeeders. Now, for the past two years we've been slowly getting more varieties of feathery visitors. I went and got my camera (and sorry, only a 300mm lens so these aren't tight close-ups) to get a better view of our new visitor. Turned out it was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I'm also happy to report that we have some Eastern Bluebirds that have taken up residence near our house. I'm pretty sure the nest in our shed is theirs, but I don't have proof yet. We also have some pretty goldfinches that make their way to our feeder every year. I just love how that color pops (never thought you'd hear it from me, right? ;-)
Tomorrow, more birds!
From the Halloween files
For Halloween, the local garden put on a Halloween garden party. People would dress up and wander the gardens, like this bat family. I went as a poor photographer and MsQ went as his assistant. Ok, we didn't wear any costumes. Some people went all out and made custom outfits, like this grasshopper. There were people giving out candy, just have to watch out for those late evening mosquitoes. For me, the hit was this Indian maiden, complete with a red tail hawk, (she was from an animal clinic).
A 'B' walk - part Birds
This post is about the birds I saw while on my walk.
Then we have this bird who didn't know the ground my not be the safest spot to be.
Critters I found at a park
While walking around a lake, I came upon a menagerie of critters.
This red critter was high in the tree. I couldn't make him look at me. : (
The bunny seemed friendly until I got closer, then he took off.
Of course there were ducks . . . or in this case, geese.
The bee I stayed away from.
We got a mutant critter around here, a cross between a frog and a heron, look at the size of that tongue.
Saw these guys while walking ..
... by a recently plowed field. They seemed to be saying LookAtMe but don't think the lady was paying attention.
The Birds of Stafford Creek
This little guy stayed at our campsite the entire time we were there. He would show up in the morning, chirp at us, and basically go out of his way to be as photogenic as possible. I kept calling "pretty bird" over and over, and he'd come right up to the camera. Some of the shots I took had him mere feet away from me.
And of course, there were impostors:
Walk through Seattle
These were all taken on a walk through Seattle using a 55-200mm lens. All pictures are from Myrtle Edwards Park, the Sculpture Park, and various spots around Belltown.
Alley in Seattle
Dog in the city