Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nature Notes: Birds Singing Spring Songs

I know the birds are going into spring mode because they are waking me up in the morning with their full volume calls.
The brown thrashers have such wild eyes.
The male cardinal and rufous-sided towhee below seemed comfortable sharing space.
The root-bark in the moss below caught my eye.
I love the way moss looks on rocks.
The three American Robins seemed happy to share the bath with each other.
The female cardinal was tilting its head back and forth.
I liked the way the American Robin looked with its feathers all plumped out.
Below is a diving robin going in head first.
And up she comes looking fresh as a daisy.
Next the male cardinal is doing the head tilt back and forth.
The sparrow took a bath after most of the water had been used up by the female cardinal, and before I re-filled it.
I think the sparrow saw me and was giving me a look.
I think the male cardinal was also giving me a look.
The sparrow was enjoying being in the water so he turned his back on me and stayed a while longer.
From a distance the birds in the tree below are camouflaged and look like part of the tree.
A closer look shows there are many birds hanging out.
This time of year I always see large groups of birds at the top of this particular tree.
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Libby said...

Wow! I am impressed - you really captured some good action shots :)

Anonymous said...

IMPOSING...MARY PAT is " singing her heart out".

Rambling Woods said...

We are getting a lot of bird song here but the canada geese can drown everybody else out while they argue over the pond..You have the best selection of birds at your bird baths.. amazing..thank for being such a long-time follower of Nature Notes...I have enjoyed it...Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of bird photos, Carver.

Sallie ( said...

Loved the tour of your very own birding Paradise! That fluffy robin is especially adorable. Our alarm clock these days is a mockingbird, closely followed by a woodpecker. (But those kind of alarms I don't mind at all!) was fun reading your early post on NN this morning. I wish I'd found both you and Michelle much sooner than I did!

EG CameraGirl said...

Isn't it wonderful to hear the birds singing? Believe it or not they are singing here too... even though it doesn't look like spring yet.

Cezar and Léia said...

Spring signs, these birds are adorable!
Wonderful close ups!

Linda said...

I love the birdbath photos. I'm so enjoying being outside and hearing the twittering and calling of all the birds.

Dianne said...

the tilted head is so sweet!
I love all the bath shots :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely photos! The birds all seem to be watching you watching them! Lots of bird song here too!

Leora said...

Oh, that top shot of the thrasher is precious! Crisp and with some prize in his mouth.

Your tree of birds looks like my starlings in a tree.

jewaicious said...

What wonderful captures of the birds bathing, and the expressiveness of it all. Beautiful

Nature Rambles said...

I never get much action shots from the birds that I see here. Yours are lovely! Your bird-bath pictures are a real treat to see.

MyMaracas said...

What a great set of shots. I could sit and watch birds for hours. Wish we had those thrashers and towhees. I haven't seen those here at all.

I love moss on stones, too. It's the extreme contrast in texture, I think, that is so appealing.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like singing in the bath - how wonderful to have so many different birds visiting.