Bird Brain

You really should be ashamed of yourself.

You really should be ashamed of yourself.

These mourning doves were too funny to not share them with you this afternoon. Clearly someone had been caught red handed.

Thanks to a kind soul, I was able to go with several other birders to watch some Red-Wing Crossbills this morning. A rare bird for our area, it was sweet to see these special beauties. Of course I wanted to share them with you.

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Those little nimble musicians of the air,

that warble forth their curious ditties,

with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.Β 

~Izaak Walton

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45 thoughts on “Bird Brain

  1. Your blog has gone to the birds – love it – great captures – the doves are priceless:) I should take out my camera more with the birds in our hood just hilarious at times. Have a Great Day!

  2. Wonder why we fascinate so over birds? Since I was just a wee one, always loved them immensely. Thanks for the great post and the great pictures! Have a nice evening!

      • Both species of crossbills are rare visitors to this area, I’ve seen the red ones, but never the other species. I never thought to take photos when I did see the red ones, as they were visitors to my parents feeder, and my dad shot hundreds of photos of them.

  3. you seem to have a wide variety of birds there – larger than we have in this area – plus you travel – i limit myself by only traveling within a 20 mile radius
    and beautiful captures – and it is spring – so the mourning doves may be a bit shy being busted for springtime activities

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  5. What gorgeous birds, such stunning colours. I’ve never seen them before. These images are amazing. I love the top one of the two doves. It made me laugh out loud. Bless you, dear Emily.

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