Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pole Sitting Poses

 Goldfinch
 
 Starling
 
 American Tree Sparrow
 
Smartest Grey Squirrel in the yard, the pole is double baffled,
not close to trees or fences. I think he can fly!
 
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43 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Your captures are always so incredibly beautiful and such sharp, perfect images!! Beautiful birds, and of course, I love the squirrel! Looks just like mine! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Linda W. said...

It's like all those birds were posing just for you!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...to have them pose for you within the same area is awesome.

Still snow? OMGoodness!!!

TexWisGirl said...

just makes me LAUGH! such sweet shots, though. beautiful light on the starling.

Mascha said...

Lovely topmodels... sweet shots!

Carletta said...

I laughed when I got down to the squirrel. Too funny.
I love that pole.
You got terrific shots!

Gordon said...

Nice photos Karen, your Golfinch is very sismilar to our female Chaffinch.
All the best Gordon.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds and the squirrel is so cute.

Debbie said...

a "hot spot" for sure!!

RedPat said...

Love them all - especially the flying squirrel! ;-)

janiceadcock said...

Lovely shots for a very busy feeder. Love the squirrel's tail 'feathers'.

mick said...

A great series of photos. The pole provides a perfect place for photos. I wonder how the squirrel finds a way up there?

Pamela Gordon said...

These are really beautiful photos. And yes, your squirrel is very smart. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Wow, your bird shots are always so beautiful! I hope to see the American tree sparrow some day. What a sweet little thing!

Nancy J said...

Super bird pics, feathers so clear. But my vote, your tail curled up fellow, how does he get there? Cheers, Jean.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous serie, well done!

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent photography Karen, I love the Sparrow, fantastic.

Alexa T said...

How cute can be to watch so close these little birds... various kind of sparrows (vrabiute) and the starling (graur)... even the squirrel look so funny! thank you for sharing...

Lisa Gordon said...

If there is food, they will get to it, no matter what. They are such clever little things, and they don't give up easily.

Your feathered friends are so pretty, Karen, especially that starling. What beautiful colors.

Elephant's Child said...

The very best and most beautiful pole sitters. Thank you.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and squirrel.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful birds. You're such a good photographer to be able to catch those little guys so well up on top of poles.

I thought you only had exotic black squirrels -- this smart guy looks like the ones I see in Oregon. We have them here in Florida too but they are skinnier..

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of birds and photos. I would love to see and photograph the Tree Sparrow. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous captures! The birds you take photos of seem to stay still long enough for you to capture them. Love seeing the fine details of the fur and feathers.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning photos.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Lovely, lovely captures! I was so surprised to see the squirrel at the end--they're so sweet!

Les... said...

wow! wonderful pics up to your usual excellent standard!
good to have the pole as a point of reference to the size of each bird (and flying squirrel!) *S*

love the mohawk hairdo on the sparrow too! *LOL*

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Les gros plans sont extraordinaires on voit ces oiseaux si fragiles.
Close-ups are amazing we see these fragile birds.
Have a nice day. Cath.

Indrani said...

Looks like a fav. spot to pause for all. Great captures.

Phil Slade said...

Just wonderful shots Karen. You bring out the best in a Starling and the sparrow is just a superb capture.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Thanks for the shot of the tree sparrow. I'm learning about sparrows.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, great place for them to sit and for you to shoot them. Love the little tree sparrow. :)

Poppy said...

They are all so pretty, dainty and delightful and you captured them for our viewing pleasure - thank you!

Poppy

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Karen, I love these photos. Sharp, clear and just beautiful subjects!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the sparrow - i see someone making donuts below ... i need to go see what is happen there. i love donuts. really love krispy kreme. my favorite. ( :

Our photos said...

Nice photos ! I love the birds

Linda said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning!

Icy BC said...

Your shots are always beautiful and in sharp focus, Karen!

The squirrel is one talented critter :)

Stewart M said...

I not sure the human mind will ever be able to out smart a squirrel! Great pictures.

I don't see why people post the negative comments - they must just be having a bad day, and need somebody to kick! Say more about them than me.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat said...

What lovely shots of the pole-sitters!

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful photos Karen... Yes squirrels can fly... Lol ... Michelle

forgetmenot said...

Karen, Amazing captures of those birds. Your pics are so sharp and clear, and your subjects are adorable. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Me said...

That sparrow sure is a beauty and I cannot believe that bloody squirrel!