Monday, May 4, 2009

My Weekly Bird ABC

On this beautiful spring day,let's take a look at the 'O' birds.
The first one is none other than the Ovenbird.
You will most often see this bird walking along on the ground
like a chicken.
The next bird is considerably larger.
The Osprey is seen at a lake or river,hunting for fish. Below is a photo of several Orchard Orioles. The three darker birds are the Orchard Orioles. Also seen here are a male and female Baltimore Oriole. These birds were cleaning out the oranges which I was going to throw out. The last two pictures show the Orange-crowned Warbler. The orange on it's crown is very subtle and often goes unseen. If you look carefully it can be seen in these pictures
All pictures,except for the Osprey were taken by Jake,
The Osprey is done by Ruth.
How great are your works,O Lord.
Psalm 92:5

17 comments:

Leedra said...

The Orange Crowned Warbler is a pretty little bird. Osprey are one of my favorites.

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Karin said...

You are showing me birds I never knew existed in MB! I've really been deprived growing up in the city! I'm glad that I get to see these now! I was quite tickled to see the birds feeding directly from the orange! That's cool. Great photography!

Craig Glenn said...

Always impressive Ruth!!

And always beautiful!!

Craig Glenn

Diane said...

The osprey and oven bird I've never seen. I love the pictures of the birds working on the oranges, they're all in different positions and really enjoying them. Beautiful colors.

The Birdlady said...

"O" my...they are all beautiful.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Lovely photos Ruth and Jake! I wonder if I have Ovenbirds in my garden - I have some that look very like this one. I must get out my bird book and check. How amazing to see an osprey. There used to be some here but I haven't seen one since I was a child. The orioles are not back here yet that I have seen but they do come eventually and in the fall, you can see their amazing, swinging nests.

Mary said...

These are wonderful! You see so many birds that I never see, so it is exciting to see what you have each week. I've always wanted to see an oriole, but have never had any come by my feeders no matter what I put out there. That ovenbird is really cute.

Richard said...

Beautiful Ovenbird photos. I've never seen one so that makes them even better.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Nicely done, Ruth! You're educating us all as you do this...I never knew about ovenbirds.

Barbie ♥ said...

This is just a wonderful post, Ruth! I love the shots of the Oven bird - wow! And the Osprey of course is one of my favorites! What a cool party the Orioles are having - neat! And I have never seen an Orange-crowned warbler and yes - I made the pics large and I saw the orange on the crown - thanks!

April said...

I'm loving your ABC bird photos! A beautiful series!

Ruth said...

I saw my first Ovenbird last night but not out in the open like this. You should publish your ABC series.

Montanagirl said...

I have never seen an Ovenbird, so this was special!

Marsha said...

So fun to see how many O's you came up with. I especially like how you set the table for the orioles :)

Another wonderful post and both you and Jake are amazing photographers, I really enjoy my visits here.

D said...

I've never seen those oriole's in my area, is putting out the oranges the way you attract them to your yard? or do they always come anyway?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: You get such different birds in your flyway, I enjoy seeing birds I don't know.

Becky said...

Great shots of the Oven bird. I've not ever seen one.
We have Orchard Orioles too. They are really pretty.
Have a wonderful Friday.
B.