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Thursday, April 2

A Bit of Birding

Last week, I saw a robin sitting on a branch of a tree just at the side of our yard in the back corner by the shed. He was close to my friend, Marrianne's property. Last summer she had all kinds of birds in her yard. There's lots of trees there for shelter and she fed them birdseed and corn.
I was able to get the above photo of the little guy. Tonight I saw a pair of robins sitting on the ridge of Marrianne's house. The photos didn't turn out because the robins and the color of the roof were too much the same. That's what you call camouflage. This afternoon, I saw a cardinal in the same area. There are a lot of bushes and shrubs there. This is the male. I couldn't get a good shot of the female. These two birds are usually close together and one day I'm hoping to get a photo of the pair.


After dinner tonight, I had Dakota out and had taken the camera along because of all the bird activity in the area. I've been keeping it in my coat pocket for any photo opportunities. As Dakota and I were walking along the edge of the park, this Great Blue Heron happened by, heading to his favorite spot along the canal. Thank goodness I had the camera. It would have been a shame to have missed this fantastic shot. I may never have such an opportunity again.

I hope you enjoyed these photos of the birds in our area. ~Blessings, Mary~

25 comments:

  1. Amazing shot of the goose! I'm glad you took your camera too!

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  2. I love all your pictures! I have been looking for my first Great Blue Heron of the season and have yet to find it. I would be thrilled to get such a good flight picture.

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  3. Great Shots!! I keep my camera in my purse, but it's old and no zoom.. I can never get close enough to a bird to get a good photo! But, I sure did enjoy seeing yours... especially the goose...

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  4. I love herons! One of my favorite birds! What a great shot~

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  5. Those birds are wonderful and that Blue Heron is just beyond words.... good job girl.............

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  6. how lovely! gosh you certainly have different birds to us and it's good to see :-)

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  7. What an incredible shot of the Blue Heron! Wow!!
    Spring has sprung here even though we are having quite a bit of rain this week. This past weekend there were so many Robin's in our side yard that I couldn't even count them all!

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  8. Those pictures are gorgeous!! What kind of camera do you use?

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  9. A pretty little robin, Brilliant and beautiful cardinal but man, that Great Blue Heron -magnificent!

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  10. Hi Mary, love all the pictures! It must be nice to get to watch all the beautiful birds. Dakota sure is growing fast! Looking as adorable as ever.

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  11. Hello Mary
    What a lovely photo of the robin - I miss seeing them. They were one to look for at the time we lived in England
    Take care
    Cathy

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  12. Great photo of the heron. I've never been able to get a good one.

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  13. It's definitely time to have a camera on hand, huh?

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  14. I love your picture of the heron. I've never been able to get a picture of one in flight. I posted yesterday pictures of a robin building her nest in my maple tree. We have so many robins!

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  15. beautiful photos! Lucky you to be able to enjoy such lovely birds.

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  16. Your bird shots are great! We're starting to see a few different ones in the garden getting ready to build their nests.
    How is the plumbing situation??
    xo

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous. You know cardinals are one of my favorites, if not THE favorite.

    Wonderful Mary. Busy we are. I just finished laying out some white stone around one of the bushes near the fence line and Bud is repairing fence as I type. It's windy again...all I do is watch the big tree ---waiting for more to break out. LOL

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  18. A great Heron shot.
    Be sure and come by to pick up your award.
    Mama Bear

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  19. Great shots! Hope all is well with you and that your April is starting out great. Have a good end of the week

    Lots of love to you dear friend
    Jess

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  20. Wow ... What AMAZING bird shots! Thanks for sharing ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. Very nice shots, youse is good!! How goes the writing? Are you enjoying the classes and learning stuff? I may need to check into those oneday.
    In Mpls they have had some articles in the new about the Somalie and that many of their children are developing autism. At the moment they think the link maybe due to lack of sun. So much less here then in their native land.

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