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The vireo is cute looking! And I like the way some lichen or leaves something in the background picks up his colour, too. And getting the warbler with a reflection too - those are wonderful shots. Just as Ina said it's fun seeing what our native birds here are, I like seeing all those that we just don't get here.
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You are going to laugh at this reply - I only have a Canon SX10 camera - a Point and Shoot which means I cannot change lenses but so far its taken some very good pictures. I keep hinting at hubby that just imagine what quality of pictures I could get if I had a "real" camera - so far he's ignoring me! There are lots more over on my blog and I'll be posting a couple more tomorrow that I took today - including a ruby-throated hummingbird sitting in her nest. Too tired tonight to do anything!
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We went to Rondeau Provincial Park yesterday and here are 3 of the photos I took.
First one is the female American Redstart Warbler - very different from the male. A picture of the male is over on my blog but you will have to scroll down a bit as it was couple of weeks ago I posted it.
Second one is an American Goldfinch.
Third one is Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male. The females are all shades of brown and look like a large sparrow.
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Default 2 more birds from May 28 2011

These are the other two photos I took yesterday that I liked. I also shot a Veery, a Red-eyed Vireo, a Flycatcher and a Hairy Woodpecker but they were too far away from to get a real good shot so I deleted them.

These two are the Ruby-throated Hummingbird sitting on her nest. She was up high and I'm very short so not a great shot. I should have given the camera to the guy who showed her to us but never thought of that til after we got home.

The next bird is a Blue Jay.
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Violet, these are amazing photos to be taken with a point and shoot camera. I'm not laughing, as I take all my challenge photos with a Nikon Coolpix point and shoot. I do have a Canon digital SLR, but it is a bit too bulky to put in my pocket or purse, so I end up using my point and shoot. Are you members of a bird watching club, or is it your hobby? Now I know for sure that I will be taking a trip down to your area sometime this summer! Although I imagine that spring will be a better time of year to photograph birds, when the leaves aren't full yet.
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yes, by all means go to one of the parks to get good bird and nature photos. Spring is definitely best as the migratory birds are pretty much gone now. I'm sure Elora Gorge is a nice place too. Haven't been there in years but I do recall enjoying the walks there. No, I don't belong to any club - except quilting guild! I just take pictures as a hobby and it's either family, especially grandchildren, and nature shots.
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Oops, I forgot to add my pictures. Last week we stopped at a garden center in Guelph and I saw some patio pots that I really liked, but it was closing time, so I didn't take the time to buy them. After checking locally to see if they had any square green pots, I ended up returning there on Saturday. On the first visit I had not noticed the birds, but on Saturday they made their presence well known!
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Not sure if this link will work or not but feel free to try it. I have posted all the bird and nature photos that I have taken in 2011 in an album in Shutterfly. There is also one from last year. Hope it works:
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It says I have to sign up. Sorry but I don't care to do that.
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I really like the way the curve of the flaked paint matches the curve of the cage - and of course the parrots look great too .
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The little baby birds are all out of the nests and learning to forage for themselves. Here you can see one of the little robins being fed - but this afternoon I caught him in the back porch scavenging on his own for whatever he could find on the floor!!
Also a little coal-tit being fed by an adult.
And another coal tit.
And a close-up of the robin - he was about 18 inches away from me at the most - you can see the detail in the feathers so well.
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Sabrina, those are some great photos!
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This crazy couple built their nest on our back patio!
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I cannot say that I ever find baby birds attractive - I think only their parents could do that , but that's a wonderful sequence of shots. The one of the eggs is brilliant - I'd use that on cards easily! And I've just realised how different not only your robins but also their nests are from ours. That's a classic nest .
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I cannot say that I ever find baby birds attractive - I think only their parents could do that , but that's a wonderful sequence of shots. The one of the eggs is brilliant - I'd use that on cards easily! And I've just realised how different not only your robins but also their nests are from ours. That's a classic nest .
Thank you! I think all of these photos were taken with my phone, so the quality is not up to snuff. I have a clip of them hatching too! I had to look up "Ireland Robins" when I saw your photos, I was sure that they had to have a much fancier name than our robins- they are so much prettier!
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What great photos you all have posted... We just got back from vacation and I happen to have taken some photos of birds. Let's see if I remember how to post them..
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Beautiful shots Diana! I love the pelican photo....beautiful bird as well as the clear blue sky and boats in the background!
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I just realized the link I gave to view my bird and nature photos was not the right one. This one should work: http://www.naturephotosbyviolet.shut...com/pictures/5

You will have to copy and paste it.
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I'm looking at them right now. I love that little yellow and grey bird.. The rose-breasted grosbeak is stunning. omg the scarlet tangier... I am in awe at your photos. Are you from the Northeast? Earlier I was looking at my birds of the Northeast pamphlet and all of these birds are in there.
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Hi Diana,
No I'm from Chatham, Ontario. A lot of these birds are migratory birds that are only here for the month of May before they move on. I love taking photos of them....I just wish I had a better camera! My favorite shots this year are those of the Prothonotary Warblers - bright yellow bird that is very fond of looking at himself in the water.
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Violet, your photos are amazing! You are an artist with your camera! You have certainly got the most out of your point and shoot camera!
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All lovely photos ladies. The color of the eggs in the nest is amazing - so vivid.
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Here are my bird pictures that I took yesterday at the Botanical Gardens. I have no idea what the first bird is and I was quite surprised to see the hummingbird in the second one. Then here is our wonderful roadrunner.
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These are white winged doves.
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This is our state bird- cactus wren. He must have lost his Saguaro
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Another shot of our less than lovely robins, "Trick or treat smell my feet..." and the turkeys from our back window, I have been warned that these girls can get mean so I keep my distance (why yes, these are my 'fraidy pants)!
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Fun to see the road runner - I realise that's some sort of poster he's standing on, but they must be smaller than I thought. And the bright beady eye in the first one is amazing.
It's always interesting to see what I think of as exotics (hummer, turkeys) as part of your everyday lives. Interesting too, to be able to watch the robins develop, ugly as they are. I only ever get to see the young birds once they're out of the nest and flying - usually preceded by a LOT of noisy cheeping from the hedges.
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Sabrina, I'm pretty sure this is a young roadrunner. Adults are 18-24 inches from tail tip to beak tip. He's standing on a wall and the blue is one of those informational things (can't think of what they are called since my pea brain isn't functioning) that is probably 3 or 4 feet wide.
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Here are a couple of photos I have taken within the past month. Hope you enjoy. I have frame the mallard and is hanging on my wall. I have framed the robin and will be framing the gulls. I love the gulls - my husband and I were sitting at the lakefront having a coffee and I was watching the birds. I snagged this as two gulls faced one another and the sun was shining so that I caught the frame of one gull in the puddle.
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nbay, I love your photos and also the way you have framed the last two photos. I'm so glad your first posting in SCS is to this photo thread, seeing as you joined SCS in 2006. I hope to see many more photos from you!
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Oh yes, Audrey, I love your photos too! Interesting to see all the birds that are different from the ones I see around here! I have one of a red winged black bird. They are very common here, both summer and winter.
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We always know spring has really arrived when we hear the red-winged blackbirds! Here is another one of our backyard buddies wood duck.jpg They are so beautiful, like they were individually painted. Again, sorry for the lack of quality.
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I've always loved the red winged blackbird and would look for them along the waters when I was growing up. In Arizona, I think I've seen one just once.
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nbay, I like those (always love mallards - they may be common, but that curl in the tail gets me every time ), and the one of the gulls is really fabulous. I'd definitely have that hanging on the wall.
Wow, Ina - I see where the red-winged blackbird got its name, what a fabulous splash of colour.
We have a few wood ducks here - not native, but probably escaped from a collection somewhere. I'd love to see one in real life!
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I am going to be in so much trouble when it comes to the end of the month and I try to cull my photos. Normally it's a case of getting maybe 300 down to 150 - 200 to keep. With all the baby birds around the feeders these days I'm close to 1000 already - and that's after a basic quick cull. I'll have to stop snapping and just watch .

Young blue tits, and young blue tit being fed.
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How did I get to be this age and never see birds sunbathing before! I thought this blackbird was injured at first till it got up and hopped away. A little research informed me that it's quite common for birds to sunbathe - and sure enough I've seen the blackbird since, and also a robin and a great tit, all lying on the hot shed roof enjoying the sunshine.
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Pearl-expert - your photos are beautiful. That first bird looks like a black-billed cuckoo. Do you have the cuckoos where you live?
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Craftnut after looking at pictures of a ton of Phoenix area birds, I've figured that first bird is a curved bill thrasher. I really don't know if Arizona has any cuckoo birds or not. There are a lot of cuckoos here but not necessarily birds.
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Well, it is very similiar to our cuckoo's but I looked at our bird book today and there are some differences. By the way, I think some of your other cuckoos have cousins here!!!
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I just snapped these this morning and couldn't resist sharing here. How nice that there was a challenge tailor made for them.

The little lady was a bit wary of the sound of the camera, but Mr. wasn't phased at all by it. He was getting his breakfast no matter what.
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Melissa, nice hummingbird shots. Woodpeckers always come to my feeder keeping away the hummingbirds. Don't know why hummingbirds seem to be afraid of woodpeckers.
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