Monday, June 22, 2009

My Weekly BIrd ABC

The letter 'V' has proved to be more difficult.
Fortunately I found two pictures,both taken by Jake.
This first bird is a Vesper Sparrow.
The bird is fairly pain looking,but is identified as a Vesper
by the white feathers on the sides of the tail.
You may have to enlarge the picture to see them. Bird number two is in the thrush family.
This is a Veery,and could easily be mistaken for some of the other thrushes.
I personally have not seen this bird,or heard it.
I am thankful that Jake had this chance years ago to photograph the Veery.
I am told that their song is quite unique as well.
If the identification is wrong,please let me know.

You can learn a great deal about God by studying His creation.

18 comments:

  1. What a diversity of birds!! Having lived in a city all my life I am really feeling deprived! Thanks so much for all the work you put into this photography and showing the pics off on your blog. It's a joy to visit!

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  2. Nice photos! I have never seen a Veery.

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  3. Never seen either one of them that I know of. Always wonder how many birds I see and miss identify them.

    Good pictures.

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  4. Our campsite up at Hasty sits at the corner of four breeding pairs this year. They sing right out in the open. I was excited to get my first ever photo this spring and now they come out and sing all evening!

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  5. Very nice! I haven't seen these birds before!

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  6. You chose great "v" birds. I think the song of the Veery is the most beautiful, haunting sound of any bird I have heard.

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  7. I've not seen a Vesper sparrow (at least that I am aware of) and I've never seen a Veery either. But Lynne from Hasty Brook says they sound like a 'bird in a bottle'. I did hear them while at the Roger Tory Peterson festival on one of our walks and YES...that is JUST what they sound like. Sort of like when we used to whistle into a soda pop bottle...really sounds like they are singing in a bottle. So neat!

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  8. All your bird photos are such a delight. You are so fortunate to have such a great variety in your country

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  9. Beautiful photos of the Vesper Sparrow and Veery! I've never seen a Veery either. If you would like to hear their song go to:

    http://www.borealbirds.org/guide/index.php - then type in veery in the search box

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  10. Some of these letters are getting down to really testing you, aren't they? You and Jake amaze me with your bird knowledge.

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  11. I would love to see and HEAR both of these birds..you have such a variety of birds that you and Jake have seen and photogaphed..simply wonderful!!

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  12. Ruth: A Veery, never even heard of that bird. Very nice capture of that one.

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  13. The flower photos are gorgeous! I really like the last one. Very beautiful!

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  14. I could do the V too. I have the Red Eyed Vireo. This would be a challenge, and has been interesting to watch what you have. This week, 2 new ones for me to see.

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  15. Thanks for this interesting 'V' post. I've really enjoyed the entire series.

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  16. Hi Ruth, We are home from our Anniversary trip. I'll blog about it tomorrow.

    Thanks for the "V" birds. How's the new macro lens??????

    Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. I am not familiar with the Veery at all. You really do a GREAT job with the ABC's of Birds!

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  18. Those are two that I've never seen...good job with V!

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