Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday pics


A Tree Sparrow, as caught by my son beneath the bird feeder using MY camera. I had no idea it could do that!
Isn't he pretty? 

And this, my son believes, is a Chipping Sparrow, though if there are any birders out there feel free to correct!

Anyway. Today you can find me over at Unicorn Bell critiquing someone's first page :) 

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  1. Nice shots! Did he show you how to do that trick?

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    1. Yes, but I don't know as I'd get as good pics.

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  2. I love those pictures...especially the last one.

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    1. The Chipping Sparrow - very cute!

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  3. I often feed sparrows, since the poor birds are here during the winter as well....

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    1. We have suet, too, which attracts woodpeckers and they are very attractive!

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  4. Awesome pics of that sparrow. I had to look twice before I saw it. Love that!

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    1. Now that's learned how to do it he's getting lots more shots.

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  5. Beautiful pictures! What did he do to your camera that was different?

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    1. Just put it up to a scope if you can believe it.

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  6. Awwwwww he's a beauty - small and perfectly formed! Yay! Take care
    x

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    1. I know; I wish I could hug him - except he's too tiny!

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  7. Wondering what kind of camera you have now. . . I know my D-SLR has many settings which I haven't tried yet. Good job for your son. That's perfect for bird watching and recording what you've seen (my hubs is a casual birder), but he always checks his bird book.
    That son of yours may need his own camera soon.

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    1. He does need a camera, one with a good telephoto lens so he can get all the birds.

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  8. That is quite pretty. You should make a bird blog. They generate tons of traffic.

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    1. I've told him he should do a bird blog. He'd have lots to say!

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  9. YAY! I do love pretty pictures :-)

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  10. Great photography. It's so cold I've seen few birds lately. I don't know how they're surviving.

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    1. That's why we have a feeder.

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  11. Those pics just made my day!!

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  12. Cool feature. Tough birds to be out in such cold.

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    1. I know. I get cold just thinking of them out there.

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  13. love all your pictures - especially the header. it's been too longs since i was here! hope you are staying warm!

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  14. Sooo cute . . . hope this bitterly cold weather doesn't affect them . . . also your Maine lobsters . . .

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    1. I'm sure it does affect them but I'm told that having a feeder helps the birds make it through the really cold stretches - plus they're fun to watch!

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  15. Lovely pics, Marcy...

    And your header is AWESOME!

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    1. I'll be glad when I can put some warmer weather photos up. Winter is too long and too cold!

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  16. He's adorable. Love the pics and I know I wouldn't be able to do this trick even if someone showed me LOL. I am generally hopeless with a camera.

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    1. My son has a very steady hand; his pics are ALWAYS level.

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  17. Beautiful! He;s so well-camouflaged that I almost didn't see him in that first pic. They are lovely close-ups :)

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    1. The first two are Tree Sparrows, the last guy is a Chipping Sparrow who decided to hang out with them. Maybe he got lost?

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  18. Nice sparrow. So small and adorable.

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