Friday, May 29, 2009

A Few Favorites

I promised to show you our babies,and here they are.
Mama is busy feeding and allows us to come quite close. We have had three Grey Catbirds visit our feeders this year.
They are attracted to the raisins as well. This picture is not as sharp as I would like, but I was pleased to have captured him just on take-off.
The last scene is in a friends yard.
The combination of red and yellow is eye-catching.
You can learn a great deal about God by studying His creation.

21 comments:

  1. Hi, Ruth, As usual, great shots, I love the catbird just taking off, the feathers, the pose, the whole thing's great. It almost looks like a diver about to jump off a diving board. Hope your week has gone well. Is school out there yet?

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  2. I love seeing all those Robin babies' necks stretched out for food - so cute!

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  3. I like all your photos, but that last one of the Pump and yellow tulips (?) is jut outstanding in it's color combo and composition. Good work!

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  4. Wow!!! Those are very special shots! The mama robin looks like she kept her eye on you the whole time! That catbird take-off shot is excellent!
    The red and yellow composition is stunning and should be featured in a monthly calendar or something like that! Love the shadows in the background too!

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  5. I love that pump and yellow tulips too. Very pretty.

    I didn't know Catbirds liked raisins. I'll have to set some out for the pair that's nesting in our lilacs. Thanks for the tip! They do like the grape jelly in the oriole feeder.

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  6. You captured some great shots, Ruth! Love the Robin family and the Catbirds. I haven't seen a Catbird in a long time. The 'take-off' picture is great!

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  7. That Catbird at take-off is just a special shot - great capture, Ruth! The Mama Robing and babies is perfect!

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  8. A beautiful shot of motherhood and a hyngry, clamoring brood. Love the Catbird takeoff!!!
    Bless you.

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  9. Super pictures Ruth. I especially like the Catbird taking off. I've never had one at my feeders.
    B.

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  10. Love the robin babies and the catbird. I didn't know they liked raisins.

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  11. Hi, I followed you over from Salty's place. You have some great shots. I especially like the one with the red and yellow. And the precious babies.

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  12. Rith: What beautiful nature captures this week. I do like the shot of the pump with the yellow flowers.

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  13. Wonderful picture of Mama Robin and the babies - it would be fun observing them. Very interesting Catbird, too. Lovely post Ruth!

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  14. Hi Ruth, Your Robin picture is terrific. Glad Mrs. Robin (or Mr. Robin) will let you get so close. The catbird is a pretty bird too...

    AND--I enjoyed your "R" birds also.

    We got home this evening and had a wonderful couple of days in the North Carolina mountains.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. I guess we all take after each other. Nothing is quite good enough, not sharp enough not fuzzy enough, but we all think you do great photography. And you got shots I would be very proud of.

    You probably don't remember when people lived and died at home and endured wakes. I wrote about it here. http://bing-it.blogspot.com/

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  16. Mama Robin sure is going to be busy with those hungry mouths to feed! I like the picture of the catbird taking off.

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  17. I love the picture of the mother robin feeding her young..you certainly are always in the right spot at the right time!! Wonderful shots ..all of them!

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  18. Lovely examples of God's blessings..I've not heard or seen a
    "catbird" before this!

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  19. Robin babies are the best...they reach the highest to be fed!! Love them. I have alot of cat birds too, and they sing sing and sing and eat grapes, and grape jelly and oranges too! Nice post.

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  20. You captured the nestlings just right in their hungry "feed me" pose, how precious!

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