Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Bevy of Birds

This is the last of the old pictures, at least for now.Lots of pictures in this post, but all of the same subject.I chose birds for this post. All photos were taken by Jake,well before the digital era.The slides have been scanned into the computers are now easy to use.

A sleek and well dressed duck, the Scaup is beautiful in it's own way.I think this is a Lesser Scaup.If I'm wrong please correct me in the comments.

Canada Goose,possibly sitting on eggs.


What big eyes you have! An Owlet,likely Great Horned,but I could be wrong.


A House Wren bringing food to the young in the house.These birds seem to have endless energy.


A pretty Common Redpoll.This is a winter visitor in my area.


The well known and well loved American Robin. A bird with one of the most recognized songs.


Male American Goldfinch,lovely to look at and equally lovely to listen to.


Male Eastern Bluebird,a bird with beautiful plumage and a lovely song.

The male Ruddy Duck is a unique looking bird.That blue bill is hard to miss.


The Tree Swallow competes with the Bluebirds for nest boxes.I enjoy watching them.

 The male Pileated Woodpecker is unmistakable.This crow sized bird is becoming more common.
This picture was likely the first shot Jake ever had of this impressive bird.

Closing Thought:

Care for creation honors the Creator.

20 comments:

  1. Jake's pictures are wonderful!! How he got that baby owl is amazing. I have never seen a real Scaup, or a Ruddy Duck, so I will remember these. I can even see the drops of water on the ruddy!

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  2. What a wonderful series of bird photos. I'm so glad you're sharing Jake's photos here.

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  3. I am so glad you chose birds!! Oh how I love watching birds!! You included some of my very favorite ones!! The American Goldfinch, Eastern Bluebird are a couple of my favorites!! The photos are simply lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Wow, what wonderful photos of these beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing dear Ruth.

    Have a great February ~ FlowerLady

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  5. Nothing beats a bevy. A throng is close. A murder is a stretch.

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  6. These are great! I love the ducks and the owl in particular.

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  7. Wow would be an understatement. It is amazing that Jake captured the Pileated Woodpecker. I have seen them many times around our house, especially on the power pole, but never close enough to get a good picture. I used to paint ducks that a friend carved and was fascinated by the true colours of the various types. Beautiful pictures. I think the old cameras really took great pictures.

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  8. that first photo is stunning to me and a duck i have not seen before. so beautiful.. these scanned slides are amazing

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  9. The look on the owls face just made me laugh! Great photos!

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  10. Amazing pictures. The first one is gorgeous.

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  11. Ruth, great bird shots! A couple on that list that I haven't seen yet! Had a Redpole in our yard this morning!

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  12. All of these photos are gorgeous! The duck with the blue bill is amazing, but that first duck is absolutely elegant.

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  13. a beautiful series of ducks, the ruddy ducks overwinter her!! we saw a lot more variety this winder then ever before!

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  14. I love birds and Jake's photos are all beautiful. We have a lot of these birds, but some I've never seen in my yard such as the Pileated Woodpecker. With the many feral cats coming around, we don't see nearly as many birds in our yard now which I really miss.

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  15. The pileated is becoming more common? Color me green with envy!! I have to drive half a day to even come near their habitat in my area...and yet to find one.

    Would love to have a red poll for a winter visitor!

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  16. All super shots- and I love the robin and blue bird...but really all are favorites. I only know two birds I dislike- the starling and the vulture. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend.

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  17. Oh Ruth, these beauties have made my day!!

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  18. Beautiful pictures. I loved the baby Owl...so cute!



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Ruth