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.
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