Saturday, November 03, 2012

Watching The Birds



This afternoon I was outside taking down my Halloween decorations and I noticed all the birds flying from the trees to my neighbors yard.







I grabbed my camera. Since there were so many of the birds I figured I would be able to capture at least a few of them.







I attempted to get a close up shot, but with so many leaves on the ground in my yard I wasn't able to get really close. The crunching of the leaves would scare them away.





 


My neighbor had mowed his yard and there were lots of little gnats flying around. I suppose that is what was drawing the birds in, since the majority of them were Robins.




While I was watching the birds, the sky started to get cloudy. I even heard a clap or two of thunder. I liked the way the sky looked as the sun went behind the clouds.  


I ventured into the back yard trying to capture the Cardinals I saw around the feeders.









But again, the crunching leaves would scare them away as I got close.











It is funny that my yard is full of leaves with most of the trees having very few leaves remaining, but my neighbor's trees are still full of leaves and color. I love the bright red against the yellow of these trees, so pretty.

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23 comments:

  1. The birds are almost like Christmas decorations in the boughs of the trees! And the burst of light from behind the clouds is very beautiful!

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  2. The birds seem to be lining up nicely for the photographer - in the tre and on the ground, the birds are enjoying their visit to relax a bit and enjoy a tasty gnat snack. The male cardinal is a beauty in his scarlet plumage - keeping your distance allowed two great photos!

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  3. I haven't seen robins here in awhile. I guess they've flown south for the winter.
    Your backlit clouds are lovely as are the trees in their fall colors!

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  4. Must be the party day for the birds.

    Scare Crow Shadow
    Have a blessed Sunday.

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  5. Those pretty birds don't seem to be in a hurry to fly south for the winter.

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  6. Those little birds all over the tree look great.

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  7. you did well capturing the birds in that condition. That is not an easy task. :) Your Robins is so nice looking.

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  8. I like colorful birds - we don't have many of them in Finland...
    Happy Sunday!

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  9. Robins...we don't have them here in our neck of the woods [farther north in Texas they do...but not this far south]...so they're always a treat for me when y'all post robin photos. And cardinals are a favorite of mine. As for the other photo shares...I LOVE the Autumn foliage and the wonderful, inspirational sky!!

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  10. ...speaking of Halloween....ever watch the movie, "The Birds"?

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this week.

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  11. Thank you for these autumn scenes, something we just don't see here in the Sonoran Desert!

    Nature Paints Shadows

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  12. you've made my heart smile with the photos of the robins. LOVE them...thank you.

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  13. I love robins, but the only time we ever see them is in early spring. These are lovely images of fall.

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  14. Wonderful post and great photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  15. Lovely fall leaves- and at least you got a few glimpses of the birds..I am not very good at being quiet while I try and photograph.

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  16. It's great to see all the birds! Love cardinals and our robins stay around all winter most of the time. But we see more of them in Spring and summer for sure. I really like your cloud/sky photo too...lovely! :)

    Blessings, Nancy

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  17. I could watch them all day! Wonderful captures.

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  18. What a lot of birds! Love the cardinal and your neighbor's tree.

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  19. I love the photos of the birds where you live. I have a garden here in Australia that attracts many native birds and love taking photos of them, they are so interesting. I am enjoying your photos and posts.

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  20. You took some beautiful bird pictures. My husband is always on the look out for birds as well.

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  21. Please leave a link to your shots at the BRAND NEW Straight-Out-of-the-Camera website! Hope to see you there soon!

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