Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BIRDS,BIRDS AND MORE BIRDS

Just a word of warning.If you do not like birds,now would be a good time to find something else to look at.


It finally feels like spring and the birds are showing up.I love this time of year.
At my house the Dark-eyed Juncos are busy.I was sitting probably 7 feet away from this feeder,so I was able to get some nice close shots.This picture was taken with the Canon SX50.


A stop at the Kaleida Marsh,gave me many chances at Ring-billed Gulls.In time I will be sharing more of these,but for today,here is one that actually stood on the ice for a few minutes.
This was captured with the Canon 7D and a 100-400mm Canon lens.


Closer to home at a small pond,I found these Mallards and Wood Ducks.They were much too far away for a really good picture,but I still like the natural look of this.Once again I pulled out the Canon SX50 for this image.


Easter Sunday afternoon was spent at the Pembina Valley Hawk-watch.Like I have said before,it is not just hawks that we see.On Sunday we had huge flocks of American Pelicans come over.To look up and see the sky filled with a swirling mess of white and black wings was almost enough to cause one to become dizzy.It was estimated that we saw around 300 Pelicans that day.
Camera used was the Canon 7D,with 100-400mm Canon lens.


Not all birds that pass overhead can flap their wings,nor would we want them to.
This airliner soared through the blue sky,and I had to get a shot,just because that is what Jake would have done. This picture is posted with special memories of Jake.

 I share the following verse for no special reason,except that I like it.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds, Scripture and the photo of the plane with its special dedication.

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  2. Great bird photos. The juncos were busy here today, too.

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  3. He has given us many of the desires of our hearts right here on this earth, but many do not even realize or notice. You and I do. We only get Juncos in the snowy winter; when it gets warm they are gone...likely to colder places. This is a wonderful jet picture, not easy to snap being as thy are so high and going so fast.

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  4. You take some of the best bird photos I've ever seen. The photo of the American Pelicans is very impressive -- I don't think I've ever seen so many at one time. I also like your photo of the plane -- Jake would be proud.

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  5. Neat that you took a photo of that airplane --since Jake would have done that... I'll bet you smiled bigtime --and I'm sure that Jake was smiling down.... God Bless.

    Great bird photos... I never tire of your photos--no matter what they are... You are such a marvelous photographer.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. never too many birds. i was smiling all the way through!

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  7. What a large flock of pelicans! Great shots!

    And thanks for confirming my husband's identity of the red-tailed hawk!

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  8. That junco image is just perfect! And I love the pelicans in flight. Wonderful as always, Ruth.

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  9. Wonderful pictures, Ruth! I like that you told what camera and lens you used. I've been thinking about the SX 50. I assume you like it fine since it makes great pictures!

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  10. the junco is so cute. pelicans are my favorite bird and i would love to see that many in the sky. i only saw that once here....

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  11. I loved the Junco with the his full beak! Nice photos Ruth!

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  12. Great Junco picture. Sometimes it is hard to see their eyes because of their coloring. They have all left here, and they probably will not be back till the snow falls again next Winter.

    I Loved the picture with all the pelicans flying overhead.

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  13. Always love your bird photos. You can never post too many. I've had the Canon SX50 HS sitting in my Amazon cart for awhile. How do you like it? Does it live up to your expectations?

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  14. I love all the birds, the plane, too. Have a great day, Ruth. Diane

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  15. Ruth, wonderful shots! We have had a bunch of Juncos with us all winter, but they seem to be getting scarce now. I guess they are off to more northern climes. What a treat to see the Pelicans!

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  16. Beautiful scripture....
    The only thing I know about birds is that some are red, some are blue, some are big and some are teeny tiny. This is why I rely on my bird friends to share their wonderful bird photos with me. I think they are beautiful and interesting creatures....Just keep posting!!

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  17. I do love me some bird photos an these are awesome!

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  18. I do like bird photos and yours are beautiful.

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  19. The gull image is sensational. Love that red outline around his eye and part of his mouth. The junco pic is great too. Wish I could have made the SX50 work for me. You are doing a beautiful job with it.

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  20. I love your bird photos, Ruth. I doubt that I am capable of ever tiring of them. ;)

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  21. i LOVE that you still talk about jake....perhaps he was flying on that baby!! xo

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  22. I love the photo of the flock of pelicans. I don't get to see them that much--just when we vacation to the beach.

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  23. I'm here....I love birds...so I'm staying a while!!

    Great images. Even the silver bird with its contrail.

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  24. You could never show too many bird photos! I love them all and your photos are fantastic, Ruth! I also love taking pictures of the motorized big birds, too. :)

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  25. I meant to add "thanks" for telling me what the ducks were in my post. American Coots.

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  26. The pelicans are stunning. We have the same camera....I know I would like a 400mm lens! Great shots!

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Ruth