Sunday, February 1, 2009

Siskins and Sunrise

I was editing some pictures from my point and shoot camera
and thought I would show a few of these.
These are taken through the window.
We have two of these feed bags and both are usually busy with birds. I had been trying to get some action shots. Here are some that worked out alright.
The last scene is a sunrise that greeted me
on January 16 as I was getting my bus ready for the day.
Take time to enjoy God's created world.

18 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I like the motion and flashes of yellow here.

jalynn01 said...

It's fun to try and get the action of the pine siskins. They are always scraping at the feeders and flashing those beautiful yellow under patches of the wings. I like them alot! Beautiful sunrise..

Becky said...

Oh those Siskins are everywhere. Aren't they beautiful, and they make such good photography subjects. Very nice shots in flight.
B.

Tina said...

Those little siskins are quite busy at your feeder...and I love that last picture with one little guy in motion! I love when you can watch them all haggle over position on the feeder from inside your home!!

That sunrise is quite gorgeous, what colors! wow!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh---love that picture of the sunrise.. Beautiful!!!!

I have one of those mesh bags--and need to get a couple more. The finches and siskins love those things..

Have a good day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

You got great pictures of the pine siskins, but I absolutely love the sunrise.

Shelley said...

I love your action shots of those fast & feisty little siskins!

Michele said...

That sunrise color is incredible... What an amazing pink! WOWOWOW!!!

Hug♥

Kathie Brown said...

Love the siskins! And that pink sunrise is wonderful!

Ruth said...

A sunrise like that is a good start to the day. I have only seen three Pine Siskins this year and always singly.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Wonderful capture of the Pine Sisken and what a pink sunrise. That was truly a work of God.

Barbie ♥ said...

Those siskins are active, alright! Good job! I'll miss them when they leave...they sure are fun to watch! What a sunrise!! Wow!

Diane said...

Ruth, Maybe we DO have them around here. When we visited this ladies house up near the mountains I saw these sack feeders hanging and many little birds feeding. I'll post it. Great pictures. (My pictures wont be nearly as awesome as yours but you'll get the idea)

The Birdlady said...

The siskins are fun, and that sunrise is gorgeous.

Mary said...

The header is beautiful! Those siskins are such fun to watch as they squabble among themselves. Great photos of their action.

Michele Wassell said...

Beautiful series.. I love the bird you captured in flight... Wings have a nice motion effect to it...

Mary C said...

Oh, how I wish I would have seen a few pine siskins this year. But so far I've only gotten my lesser goldfinches. And they are turning bright yellow in the past week or two. I guess I'll have to be satisfied with them (and housefinches, titmice, and chestnut-backed chickadees). ;o) I love your photos, Ruth. What an inspiring shot of the sunrise, too.

Melissa Weisbard said...

The sunset is stunning! Just beautiful and amazing. Only God can create beauty like that. And you did a great job capturing it in your photo.