Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tweet Shot Tuesday

I've been having quite the time for the last few months capturing bird photos via a well-stocked feeder. It's like a game, or like hunting, I suppose. But, without the mess.

Nico has been enjoying helping me to identify any species that we didn't previously know and because of that I know there are many more birds out there which I haven't managed to get a good poses out of yet. So the fun continues.

Here is what is probably my favorite so far of a Tufted Titmouse eating suet at the feeder...

titmouse WM 


So I'm putting it up for my Sweet Shot this week.

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

Here are some of my other favorites:

Female Cardinal

Cardinal - female WM

...and her mate...

cardinal WM

The Black-Capped Chickadee:

chickadee WM

A Song Swallow, who cleans up the mess left by the others at the feeder:

Dunno WM

The White-Breasted Nuthatch, who walks face-down on trees (and logs):

White Breasted Nuthatch WM

... and just for good measure and variety... and because I put a handful of birdseed and peanuts on this stump, which is very near my patio

squirrel WM

14 comments:

  1. Your bird portraits are so fabulous! And the squirrel is kind of cute too :-)

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    1. Thank you, Marty. I appreciate it.

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  2. I love taking bird photos, as well. Yours are great! My fav's are the titmouse & the female cardinal.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. My favorites, too. :-)

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  3. Beautiful bird photos--we have a sneaky squirrel that comes to our feeder too, although he's not near as cute as yours!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. That squirrel has stolen our suet feeder more than once. He takes it into the woods and makes me hunt for it. :-) We now have it connected with cable ties. LOL

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  4. All your photos are wonderful. I also love taking bird photos at my feeder during the summer months.

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    1. Thank you, Janine. Luckily I can take most of these *through* my kitchen window, where I'm nice an warm and can be very patient. :-)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. The cardinals are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. I agree. I can't believe the color in the female.

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  6. Great shots. May I ask what lens you are using?

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  7. Thanks, Lizzy. I shoot with a Nikon and the lens I use for shooting birds outside my window is a Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6

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  8. Wonderful shots! I'm also a bird lover and put different feeders out to attract them and photograph. Love identifying the different species! Look forward to your posts!

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    1. Thanks,Got2havecoffee. I'm thinking another feeder is in order. Maybe a finch tower. Can't wait.

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