Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Two Birds

Yesterday was an incredible spring day with temperatures in the 80s/20s. I spent my breaks in the park and saw lots of robins and mockingbirds, a few cardinals and several bluejays. Check out my photoblogs for some robin and cardinal photos.

First photo for this post, a mockingbird. I was able to get fairly close to this one by hiding behind a nearby tree. Check out the long proud tail on this guy. These birds are beautiful when they fly - their outspread wings make an amazing gray, black and white pattern. Maybe I'll succeed in getting a decent photo of one or two of them in flight this summer.

Next photo, a bluejay. As you can see, he wasn't very happy about posing for me and wouldn't face the camera. These birds are also beautiful in flight, with blue, white and black wings. I'll try to get some shots, but birds in flight are tough because they move so doggone fast. Anyway, I was glad to see this one with some of his buddies. They were quite far away from me. No matter how stealthily I approached, they flew away long before I could get close.

This is a great time of year for birdwatching since the males are wearing their mating plumage. I'll be on the lookout over the next few months. If I'm lucky, I may get some decent photos to post.

1 comment:

Erik said...

Evie, congratulations with these catches, I hope more will follow. I like birds very much and I hope some time I will have a camera with telelens and enough time to go out hunting. Especially the blue one is marvellous. Yesterday I saw a woodpecker: white, black and firebrigade-red. Before I could get from my bike he was gone. One needs lots of patience.