Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Backyard Birds

We had unseasonably high temperatures last week, 90F -104F.
It finally rained like heck and after the birds came out to play.

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Female cardinal

 

Another "teenage" robin, just a tad soggy.


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37 comments:

heyBJK said...

Great shots, Karen! Nice one of the robin!

Debbie said...

these are awesome shots karen, it doesn't look like they flew off.

the tween robin is quite amazing!!

you rocked this!!

NatureStop said...

The Robin shot is amazing!Have a great day!

Shantana

TexWisGirl said...

love that sweet robin! great job!

Janet said...

Stunning! Completely stunning!

Yes, we HAVE been having roller-coaster weather huh?

Sylvia K said...

These are gorgeous, Karen! I do love your "teenage" robin! It does look soggy -- just like Seattle today!! Have a great day and stay dry!!

Sylvia

Springman said...

I'm joining the club...teenage robin is awesome!

Joop Zand said...

As usual very good photo's...... my compliments Karen.

greetings, Joop

Gary said...

That Robin is a hoot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Phil said...

Brillianttly sharp portraits you made there Karen.

Marion said...

Teenage robin, how nice! Well done.
Best regards, Marion

Marion said...

Teenage robin, how nice! Well done.
Best regards, Marion

HansHB said...

A lovely post for WBW!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful!

mick said...

Great photos. I especially like the robin with the 'soggy' plumage.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots.
I especially like the robin.

Andrew said...

Fantastic images...

eileeninmd said...

I love the juvie robin, the colors are beautiful. Great captures.

Carletta said...

Mrs. Cardinal looks like she got caught doing something she shouldn't. :)
That puffed out robin makes me smile!!

Terrific shots Karen!

Les... said...

nice clear, sharp shots, heaps of definition in the feathering!

love the soggy robin *S*

bettyl said...

What great shots, even if the birds don't seem too happy with all the rain!

Dina J said...

Beautiful close-ups!

Hanne Bente said...

Great series you appear in wbw - Robin is super nice Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

lisa. said...

Wonderful shots Karen, and I hope the rain cooled things down a bit for you!

Sending you wishes for a wonderful day ahead!

Adam Jones said...

Great shots Karen. Especially like the Cardinal.

Ellie said...

We have lost our lovely weather again. Rain and rather chilly, booo.
Your pictures are lovely such cute wee birds.

NixBlog said...

What great captures, Karen! You managed to catch them at just the right moments.

Dianne said...

Beautiful cardinal ... with such an expression on her face and she's sitting on a pink pipe ... Just perfect!

Genie said...

Mr. Robin appears to have a very fat ittle belly. Not knowing which birds are which, pictures like yours with the name under them really makes a grand learning experience. I just love looking at all of the bird photos.genie

Ann said...

How wonderful is the photo of the cardinal, such vivid colors. You take fantastic detailed pics.
Ann

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I love bird photos...they are ALL so photogenic. As are yours....just beautiful.


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Stewart M said...

Hi there - that damp robin is a great shot.

Gary (from Vermilon River) also mentioned the fact that Emu have moved around the world - strange, but given the number of animals that have been moved to Australia hardly a shock!

Stewart M

Modesto Viegas said...

The Robin portrait is great!!!

Tarang Sinha said...

Cute pictures!:)

Carmel Cole said...

i love your bird pictures. i also saw that kind of spotted breast bird in our place ;) hope you can visit my My Mellow Yellow Monday here.

Me said...

Lovely birdy shots. Those two look familiar.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Oh! I love the photo of the soggy teenage robin! Wonderful shots!