Monday, February 9, 2015

A Cold February Day

 
Starlings in their "winter coats".
 
 

 
Black squirrel


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44 comments:

  1. Oh, so good to see your post!! Hope all is going well. Your photos are superb, as always!! The detail is incredible!! Have a good week and thanks again for sharing!!

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  2. Fabulous critter shots! Love the sharp quality of your photos.

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  3. Love the detail in the starlings plumage - that green is spectacular. And, of course, the squirrel is a charmer.
    Thank you.

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  4. Superb feather details, and the squirrel, their tails are so bushy, guess to keep their noses warm on freezing days and nights. Or is it to balance when hanging onto a tree branch? Hope all is keeping a bit better with you over/ up there.Hugs. Jean.

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  5. Oh yes, you caught it brilliant, and there was black squirrel, fantastic.

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  6. At one time Starlings used to be very common here. No they only show up periodically.

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  7. This time of year it's easy to tell how they got their name! They are quite attractive in winter, I think. Great photos, Karen!

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  8. The Starlings are pretty birds. It is just a shame they can be so messy.. Cute squirrel. Great photos, enjoy your week ahead!

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  9. they're just marvelously marked birds, even if folks consider them pests. :) beautiful shots. and your black squirrel made me smile!

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  10. Wow -- stunning shots.

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  11. they are so REAL I expected them to fly out in my face. stunning photos

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  12. Their winter coats are exquisite! I wouldn't mind one in those colors for myself!

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  13. What a beautiful bird! I love the hint of emerald green and royal purple in his feathers!

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  14. I still think they are beautiful looking birds even if they are voracious feeders! You got some very nice photos of them and the squirrel.

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  15. Those starling pics are fabulous, Karen! And I always love to see a squirrel.

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  16. Great close-up photos of the bird - and the squirrel is cute!

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  17. Oh..love the detail and that cutie squirrel.. Hope you are doing better.. Michelle

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  18. Beautiful photos! I love the squirrel and the starlings are lovely too.

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  19. No name for the squirrel? Your starlings are SO much prettier than those we see. Maybe because ours don't get that winter coat?

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  20. Gosh, Karen,I've love to own a winter coat made of a fabric like the first bird. Just gorgeous.

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  21. Fantastic critter shots Karen. Your starlings are fine in their feathers and the squirrel wonderful wearing his black furry coat.

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  22. You made the starlings look beautiful!!

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  23. these birds are so beautiful even though they have a bad reputation.

    pretty squirrel

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  24. OH. MY. GOSH. Karen, you take the most incredible wildlife pictures, wow.

    You need to sell the rights to magazines, I swear you'd make a huge living doing so. Just overwhelmingly gorgeous photos.

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  25. Starlings are stunning in their winter plumage andthese are excellent shots

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  26. They might be regarded as pests but take a close look at a Starling and see a beautiful bird. Lovely shots Karen.

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  27. They might be regarded as pests but take a close look at a Starling and see a beautiful bird. Lovely shots Karen.

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  28. Beautiful pictures..Bad, bad birds

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  29. Super super super shots of this squirrel and Starling.

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  30. Great shots of the starlings and the cute squirrel.

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  31. "Starlings in their winter coats" - what a great caption! - and super photos to accompany it.
    This is a lovely post.

    Have a nice day.

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  32. Beautiful starling and black squirrel!

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  33. stunning pics!! such clarity they seem about to fly out off the screen! beautiful work *VBS*

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  34. What a beautiful bird, Karen, and I just love your little squirrel!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. I know Starlings are an introduced species and I bit of a pest - but in their finery they do look good.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  36. Starlings are intelligent and entertaining birds, and quite beautiful if one takes the time to look. Thanks for visiting my page!

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  37. They really are beautiful birds. You've showcased their colors and markings quite well. Cute little black squirrel.

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  38. Fantastic bird shots! Black squirrels are not seen here.

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  39. ohhh, me gusta la ardilla negra, preciosa fotografía
    todas son maravillosas
    abrazos

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  40. I have a thing for Starlings... Have you ever heard of the book Arnie the Darling Starling?

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