Monday, April 27, 2015

Feathers And Fur

Female Red-winged Blackbird
 
Eastern Towhee
 
Male House Finch
 
Starling
 
Black Squirrel (Otis) in spring moult.
 
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37 comments:

K V V S MURTHY said...

Stunning pictures..!

Sylvia K said...

Such great captures for the day as always, Karen!! And I do love Otis!! Even if he is shedding!! Hope your week is off to a good start! It's always good to see your post!! Thanks for sharing!!

mick said...

All great photos but the eastern Towhee is especially beautiful.

Nancy J said...

Every feathered friend is looking great, but as for Otis, the sooner it's all over, the better.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds! Poor Otis, but he will soon be back to his handsome self again.

ladyfi said...

What pretty shots.

Adam Jones said...

Awww! That squirrel is amazing. I want one.

maryaustria said...

Amazing birds and squirrel! Great shots!

Christian Perrin said...

A beautiful series of pictures! That Towhee is a handsome bird, and the squirrel a little charmer! :)

Joyful said...

You wow me again with your beautiful photos!

Michelle said...

LOVE the squirrel and the colors on the Starling.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, gorgeous shot of the birds and cute squirrel.. The Towhee is one of my favorites.. Happy Tuesday!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would so love to spot and photograph a towhee!!!

Funny....my post has feathers and fur too.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wonderful bird images. I don't think I've ever seen a black squirrel before.

The Furry Gnome said...

Excellent pictures, as always. I like that Towhee.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Otis is looking a bit rumpled but still so cute....and now I know what the female red-wing looks like...saw one yesterday and was unsure.

Judy said...

It's like going to Karen's nature preserve to go bird watching with the best lens!

Debbie said...

i so dislike the starlings, but there is no denying their beautiful colors!!

a great group of yard birds...do you use manual or autofocus when you photograph the birds??

Sharon Wagner said...

It's always fun to spot a black squirrel. We don't see many around here.

TexWisGirl said...

your bird shots are so beautiful. love that towhee! always love that you end your posts with a squirrel! (and always love their names, too.)

Muffie said...

I love the colors on those birds!!

Stephanie said...

Stunning images!

Bob Bushell said...

I love Otis, lovely. And I love the Eastern Towhee, manic feeling.

RedPat said...

What a variety of birds you get in your yard! The squirrels are not at heir best right now. ;-)

Frank said...

Super images Karen but for me Otis steals the show.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful and crisp images. Hard to pick a favorite. The starling is especially nice, and the colors of the towhee are splendid. Not seeing many in Florida and they have not arrived here in Illinois.

Laila said...

:-o
Such beautiful birds you have!
The only one I recognize from Sweden is starling...

Linda W. said...

Your bird and squirrel photos are always so crisp and clear!

Rambling Woods said...

I agree, your photos are always perfect. I do love your squirrels. All of mine are grays and hard to tell apart...Michelle

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulouse imaages. Love the Black Squirrel.

Les... said...

WOW!!! what beautiful sharp clear pics, your subjects just jump off the screen!!

...even the poor squirrel having the very bad hair day!!! *LOL*

Stewart M said...

Cracking shots - I think Ottis needs a good brush!

Very nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds and I love your black squirrels even in their raggedy spring clothes.

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos! Particularly love the starling!

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE the photo of the Eastern Towhee. I have never been that close to one! NEVER!

David Gascoigne said...

I recently returned from BC where Spotted Towhee was common, but some years Eastern Towhee here eludes me completely. Great shots, Karen.

GRØNN FRYD HOS MONIQUE - said...

What a nice blog you have, and beautiful pictures! Very qute little squirrel, so very different from those we have in Scandinavia.