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Friday, November 13, 2009

Photohunters: Birds oops I mean music


Well I jumped the gun. Next week is birds and this week is music. Thanks to Elaine for also being an early bird (I mean up to sing music), I found out my mistake. Since I have so many bird shots I've taken, I'll keep this post and add music at the top and show different birds next week. Below are my guitars.
I love birds and I love to photograph birds so this week's theme is hard for me (actually next week's theme). I have thousands of shots of birds. I thought I'd start with the tufted titmouse from late winter of 2009 which I photographed in my trees.
The bird shots can be clicked for enlargements. The one of the titmouse in the snow laden limbs below is hard to see without enlarging.
The next two shots are of the carolina chickadees in my garden, again in the winter of 2009.

I guess the one below is late winter/early spring although I'm never sure when one season ends and the next begins.

The male cardinal below cracked me up last spring because he's my state's (NC) bird and he was eating my state's flower (dogwood).

I can almost hear the brown thrasher below screaming because they have such an easily identifiable sound. That shot was early spring 2009.
I don't know what the mass of birds in the tree below are. The are fairly small and were up so high I wasn't sure which birds they were.
The mockingbird below is another type of bird which is abundant in my garden and which I enjoy.
I thought I should include a shot of birds flying around since that's what I envy the most in birds (their ability to fly).
I guess I'll end with robin redbreast although I've barely scratched the surface of the birds which make their home with me in my garden.
For more participants, please visit the home of the hunt where entries are posted beginning Saturday morning.

33 comments:

Mar said...

My reader only showed your birds and checked the list just in case, because I had been looking for music in my archives, lol. (can't find anything, so I am skipping this week)

Your guitars are lovely, I play a little but haven't recently, which is a pity. And your birds are wonderful!

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! Those are some good collections. I was surprised you can play the electric guitar as well. Using that for the coming Christmas carol? :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

expatraveler said...

Those are great pics. And I thought you were showing us new snow... This was definitely a hard theme. You gave us lots to look at. Loved the cardinal pic the best actually.

jmb said...

I remember doing the wrong theme one time too Carver and scrabbling to keep the photos anyway with some swift wafflegab to make it fit.

Well birds do make music, of a kind.

Happy weekend to you Carver

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable set of pictures, I loved all but those 3 guitar are really cool! :)
So...what kind of music do you like to play? :)Congrats dear friend!
I graduated in Fine Arts and I only know how to play the piano!Maybe someday I will learn how to play guitar , it could be cool!
Happy weekend dear friend!
Léia

jams o donnell said...

SO many beautiful birds.. so much song. It must be wonderful!

Vita Stunder said...

So much song you have Carver!
Lovley collection of shots :)

And I love your guitars!
Have a great weekend :)

Pat said...

Great guitars!!

Happy Weekend.

Chris said...

Great pictures, Carver, whatever the theme!

Randi said...

What a lovely collection of birds. I also have a bird today - but it´s not a mistake...*smile* - I love the music of a little bird.
I wish you a happy weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hahaha! It's so easy to get the weeks wrong! Luckily you caught the mistake in time. ;-)

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

Re the shot of the guitar: Wow, you and my friend who makes his own guitars as well as collects them should meet -- except he and you literally are thousands of miles apart!

Re the bird pics: heheh... guess we now have some idea of what to expect for next week, huh? ;b

Ayie said...

ready for xmas carols?

those birds are so colorful!

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Hahahhahaa... I'm glad my early + (pre-scheduled) post helped you :)
Nice collection of those electric guitars, I'm sure great music comes out from those.

Sorry about the link, I was pre-occupied the whole of ytr :(

RJ Flamingo said...

I absolutely envy the variety of birds you get on a regular basis, Carver - and you know, they make lovely music of their own, don't they?:-)

I had to skip Nature Notes this week, but my PhotoHunt is up.

EastCoastLife said...

Some birds make lovely music too! I wish I had learnt to play the guitar.
Happy weekend Carver!

luna miranda said...

i love the 5th photo---fabulous! and your guitars! wow!

Bengbeng said...

i done this before. jumping the gun cos i got the theme wrong :)

archiearchive said...

A wonderful series of images.

julie said...

It's ok to feature the birds, their chirping sounds can be likened to music :)

Happy weekend!

Barbara H. said...

Nice guitars! And what great bird photos. I don't think I have any of birds, so I am going to have to keep my eyes peeled this week.

Teena in Toronto said...

Your snow pic scared me! Ha!

I played too :)

Annie said...

Enjoyed your "oops" post! The guitars are beautiful (and I didn't know you were a musician. That is so cool.). And I love the NC capture of the state flower and bird!

Happy weekend!

rdl said...

Beautiful guitars and birds!!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

The birds fit. After all, they provide some of nature's music. Great shots.

Love the guitars also.

mommanator said...

gitars pretty, do you wrable like the birds!

Mrs Mecomber said...

You play guitar(s)? Me, too! I love yours!!

Oh you are such a good bird photographer! I don't know what I am going to do about next week- I can never seem to get them in photos!

Happy Photo Hunting! I hope you get a chance to visit my post today at New York Traveler.net. Happy trails!

A. @ A Changing Life said...

Beautiful birds! I love listening to birds singing, especially in the spring. They never seem to stop. Your robin is very different from ours in Europe.

Ferd said...

Great stuff, Carver!
Gail LOVES birds, and I play guitar, too, so this post was right up my alley! Super pics!

Rambling Woods said...

It is hard for me to separate bird sounds from the music so I would be with you....Michelle

Squirrel said...

Nice guitars and wonderful bird shots.

Ascender Rises Above said...

you are so lucky. I have one bird. a jay and it screams. do you really have snow right now?

girasoli said...

Didn't know you played. Cool guitars! Love the bird photos also, especially the ones in the snow.