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Monday, July 25, 2011

B is for bird in My World

TREE SWALLOW
Friends of mine used to have a parrot named "Beefer".
"Why did you call him Beefer? Because he's so big?" people would ask.
"No, it's B for bird," they'd reply.

Here are a few birds Dick and Lindy have met while out on their walks nearby. Well, they didn't exactly meet the turkey buzzard flying overhead, but Dick did manage to get a photo of it.


© Photos by Richard Schear    



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TURKEY BUZZARD
JUVENILE ROBIN

Is any group of crows called "a murder of crows" or does the designation "a murder" just apply to a group of crows sitting on a wire?
(Something my brothers and/or my husband would call "a crows line".)
BLUEJAY IN OUR ORNAMENTAL CRABAPPLE TREE, LATE WINTER

REDWING BLACKBIRD
WAXWING FLOCK, LATE WINTER



After leaving this little fella filed as "mystery bird" for a long time, I finally did some online research and I now think he is probably a juvenile yellow warbler. I've posted him here in case anyone in southern Alberta recognizes him as something different.
© Photos by Richard Schear 

38 comments:

Lisa RedWillow said...

I love the blue Jay ..Beautiful collection.

Leslie: said...

Oh WOW Kay! I love the photo of the blue jay! It's gorgeous...hope you have a great week!

Leslie
abcw team

Joyful said...

Oh Kay, I really like your Tree Swallow and Bluejay. So pretty.

Kay said...

I remember seeing the tree swallow when we were in Glacier National Park. They are such beautiful, fast moving birds. I'm glad this one sat for you.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great group of photo of all the different little birds. The shot of the Blue Jay is fabulous!

aka Penelope said...

I love how the bluejay appears to be tangled in the branches of the tree … it makes for an interesting photograph, Kay. I wonder if it has found the tree again now that it’s summer and the apples might be there. The flock of birds decorating the bare branches also creates a pretty image. :)

Gary said...

Great ramble!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

jabblog said...

Great selection of birds, Kay. I liked Beefer - I once met a dog called Deefer - yes, Deefer Dog!

Leslie said...

every time the other "leslie" comments, i get confused for a second and wonder if i already commented ;)

love that tree swallow - such a gorgeous shade of blue.

we had friends from new york who named their dog, "Bustah." everyone always thought they were just saying "Buster" with a new york accent, which, of course, is just what they intended...

Misty Dawn said...

Great photos. Quite the assortment of bird-friends they met.
I met a dog once that was name Deeohgee (not sure if that's how it was spelled). Get it? D.O.G.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

B is for beautiful collection!

photowannabe said...

Great assortment of birds and photos. The swallow perched on the log is lovely.

Sally in WA said...

Great set of pics, Kay. I wish our jays were as pretty as yours. Although I suspect they probably have the same type of personalities - bullies of the feeder. :)

capturedalive said...

Birds of a feather flock together !! :) Great snaps...

Pheno, ABC Wednesday team

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved this collection - a great B for ABC Wednesday xxx
Denise
ABC Team

Thanks for your comment re kitchen - yes, am well excited myself!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ha! I really enjoyed hearing about how "Beefer" got his name!
Great post from a part of your world Kay.

Sylvia K said...

Lots of beautiful birds and terrific captures for the B Day! Hope your week is going well, Kay! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the blue jay, especially. Saw one in my backyard not long ago.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Francisca said...

What a Brilliant collection of Birds, Kay! My favorite today is the Blue Jay, too!

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful images Kay! Birds are the most difficult animals to take photos of. The bluejay is wonderful. The colours are so pretty.
Thanks for visiting ! Yes, I am still riding my bike, only when there is no rain and the wind is not too strong.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

So many nice blues! LG Tina

Karen said...

Beautiful bird shot Kay. I can never focus fast enough to capture one.

Carola said...

Great choice for B. Nice shots. And yes, the Blue Jay is my favorite too.

Jane and Chris said...

My kind of post (lots of animals).
I call the turkey buzzard a turkey vulture.
Jane x
PS In rehab centres we would try to avoid turkey vultures as they vomit when afraid (YUCK).

Carver said...

I love seeing the birds in your world.

Kathy said...

The photo of the jay is spectacular.

Wanda said...

Wow, Kay....that's quite an array of wonderful birds... That also a lot of "B's".

ChrisJ said...

Beautiful bird shots. I love the waxwings in the tree, especially

Lynette Killam said...

A great set of bird shots, Kay! I very much like the Blue Jay...as you know, we see plenty of Stellers Jays here at the coast, but I've only seen Blue Jays once on a long-ago visit to Lake Louise.

I think it's very cool how you and Dick work together on this blog!

Hugs to you,
Lynette

Hildred and Charles said...

Marvelous bird photos, Kay, - I think your husband and your male relative's should take a turn at hanging the laundry out on the Crow's Line!

Ann said...

WAXWING FLOCK, That's a beautiful shot.

Shooting Parrots said...

Love the story behind Beefer, it really made me smile!

VioletSky said...

birds... such an obvious choice and yet, I didn't think of it! there is something about seeing a flock of them hanging about on the top branches of a leafless tree that I find funny. not sure why.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful birds!! I'm still laughing about Beefer.

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shots of birds! Especially love the bluejay!

Lew said...

We do have a strange collection of words to describe different groups animals and birds. Interestingly, none seem to specify a number that must be reached before several crows become a murder.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of birdie photos. I believe the last photo of the bird with the yellow is a male Dickcissel. I have been running all over Maryland looking for one.

Barb said...

Great pictures and a great variety of pics. It must have taken you quite a while to collect that assortment.