Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mug Shots

A collection of some the birds in my yard in April. 
 
Goldfinch Pine Warbler(male) Thanks Eileen!
 
Cardinal (male)
 
Cardinal (female)
 
Junco (female)
 
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
 

58 comments:

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, Karen, your birds are gorgeous and so are your captures for the day!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

lina@women said...

Perfect captures of beautiful birds!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Excellent shots of these beautiful birds.

Christina Mari Paulsen said...

beautiful birds! :-)

Icy BC said...

These are all beautiful shots of your backyard birds..They're also my frequent visitors :-)

eileeninmd said...

Pretty yardbirds. I am pretty sure you first bird is a Pine Warbler and not a Goldfinch. Great shots!

Elephant's Child said...

They are very, very beautiful birds and I would be doing happy dances each and every time they came by. Great shots - and thank you.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow, these are beautiful captures. I just got my very first bird feeder and had goldfinches as my first visitors. I was so excited - my photos - not so good. I love the way you captured these! I'm really oping to see a red wind blackbird.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the beautiful birds.

Molly said...

Wow amazing, the 2nd shot down is absolutely brilliant

Mollyxxx

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...the iridescence of the male grackle is definitely a winner. What a great image. My photos of grackles always show mostly black, hardly any color. You did GREAT.

Pieni Lintu said...

Absolutely beautiful, so sharp focus - great shots all!

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots of your visitors!
Mr. Grackle looks a little cranky. :) Anni's right, you captured his colors well.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You are blessed with birds!

Ruby Stained Glass

TexWisGirl said...

great shots! loved the sweet little junco!

Kim Cunningham said...

Beautiful! I love them all, and am impressed! The Grackle is a new bird to me!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Nice collection! You got a very pleasing shot of the grackle with all his colors showing.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You captured beautiful shots of these birds, Karen!

Jackie/Jake said...

GORGEOUS!!

Linda W. said...

Great bird photos!

Pride In Photos said...

The pine warbler has such a beautiful shade of yellow on him...love that.

MyMaracas said...

Great shots! And now I'm wondering whether some of my goldfinches are actually pine warblers. I'll have to look more closely.

prairiebirder said...

Beautiful photos, the Pine Warbler is so cute!

Margaret Gosden said...

Amazing captures!

Carol L McKenna said...

Great photos ! Love mother natures gems!

Thanks for visiting ^_^

Gary said...

Great series, especially the Pine Warbler. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous serie of photos, well done!

Marion said...

Great series, very special birds! In our country we don't see them... Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Marion

Nancy Claeys said...

Such a variety -- all very great captures.

Laura said...

so much beauty Karen!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh Karen, your photos are fantastic and such a lovely selection of birds. Thank you for sharing these, I have enjoyed each one.

tinajo said...

Fantastic birdies - would never be seen here in Sweden! :-)

thewovenspoke said...

Fantastic! Love your photos.

mick said...

Great photos and lovely to have such beautiful birds in your yard.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images of all your beautiful little birds.

RedPat said...

That little pine warbler is so cute!

Karen said...

These are a beautiful series of shots, thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh some of my favorite visitors..the feathered ones.. love this..thank you for linking into Nature Notes.. Michelle

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots! Love the pine warbler!

Les... said...

wonderful pics!! so much fine detail that they are like studies from a text book! beautifully done *VBS*

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I like the female cardinal because I never have seen such good crisp close ups of one. Wonderful series of shots.

grammie g said...

Hi Karen...Love your Pine Warbler shot, but they are all awesome even the cranky looking Grackle : )!!
Grace
Thanks for your comment!!

Rajesh said...

Very sweet birds. I wish I could see them around here.

Faye said...

How cooperative of all your birds to stop by your "studio" and pose for a photos! :-) Such a great variety of common and uncommon birds.

Arija said...

What a great shot of the grackle with it's luminous plumage! In fact, great shots, all of them.

Stewart M said...

For all the colours of the other birds, I do like that grackle.

I think the cormorants were cooperating, but the egrets may have just be cashing in!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Kerri said...

Beautiful birds!!!

Phil said...

Wonderful shots Karen. What a great selection of birds to have on your feeders. I love the way you captured the irirdescence of the mean looking Grackle.

Ken Schneider said...

Splendid images. That Pine Warbler is so brilliant!

i stora drag said...

Very nice pictures of your birds, Karen. The cardinals I think are fantastic!
Thanks for your comment! /Pia

Light and Voices said...

My personal opinion is, these photographs are top notch and could be used in a bird identification book.
JM Illinois

Andaje said...

Think I've mentioned it before, but love the things you are able to see in you own garden - Thanks for sharing them with us.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see your fast-food goodies are so well appreciated. :)) Very nice photos, Karen!

Indrani said...

Wow! Is its so easy as it looks, lure and capture?!
Can't be... me thinks.

Terrific shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a great series of bird shares~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Karen your birds are wonderful!

Leovi said...

Very nice pictures, clean and crisp colors, beautiful birds, great!

Me said...

More excellent pictures of our birds. So nice to see that pine warbler, he`s a beaut!