Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dear sweet Jenn suggests bird butts

My friend Jenn, a gentlewoman with a compassionate heart and, I suspect, a rather adventurous soul, published a number of photos of the back ends of birds on her blog today. She also posted a linky, and asked her friends to find photos of bird butts to publish and link to her.
Well, who am I to resist a challenge when I'm almost healthy and have a tiny bit of energy and imagination?
I found lots of butts, not all of them bird butts. I found plenty of dog butts, a gorilla butt, and more, which I'll have to save in hopes someone suggests a butt challenge again, with a wider scope.
Meanwhile, just for Jenn, I have a few back ends of birds.
Richard Schear photo
This isn't technically a butt, but it's the back of a hummingbird sitting on a branch, not an easy capture for my intrepid photographer.

Parrots in San Diego, California

Robin, in Alberta.

This yellow bird is not in banana tree, but on a planter stake here in Alberta.

European birds. I know because the photo
was taken in Germany.

Metal bird sculpture, from the back.
Somewhere in Germany.

Male Redpoll feasting on our ornamental crabapples,
which were frozen all winter and thawed in the spring.
Also in Alberta, but I forget its name.
Starling in Alberta.

Red-winged blackbird, Alberta.
Robins in Alberta.
Female redpoll finding ornamental crabapples
on the ground in our yard.

European goose and ducks.
British Columbia, Canada

San Diego waterfront.
Back of a peacock, San Diego, California.
Do you have photos of birds who turned around at just the wrong time?
Want to share them? Post them and link them to Jenn at


Friko said...

I find most of my bird photos are sideways on. What’s really fun is a duck turning upside down.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You're so much fun to play along! I find that there are too many amazing photos, not enough fun ones where you think, 'Oh, darn!'
Maybe next week we can do an animal butt one!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I enjoyed all the bird butts!

Martha Z said...

You did find quite a few bird butts in your archives. My favorite is the guy (perhaps a meadow lark?) looking over its shoulder.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! you did so well for the spur of the moment Kay! I have none to offer but I enjoyed looking at yours - especially the one from Alberta with the yellow head. I love his posture. He appears to be posing for us.

Reader Wil said...

Wow you've got some interesting butts!
Thanks for your comment . Yes it was very brave of Kay and Art from Hawaii to go cycling in Belgium and The Netherlands. The traffic has become more and more busy compared to that of the fifties, when my sister and I cycled to England and along the south coast of England to Bristol. Yes, a lot has changed now.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh there's bird butts galore - well lots of undersides anyway - over at My Take's Wings on Wednesday, and if you scroll down to TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN, you'll get an eyeful!!!

What a fun post and one I could finally properly take part in...will go visit the country cottage and take a look around. YAM xx

kaykuala said...

Birds butt galore.Getting near to snap them is difficult enough. Sneaking in to catch their beautiful butts must have taken lots of efforts! Wonderful take Kay!


Mara said...

Good collection!
The European bird is a coot and very very common in the Netherlands and Germany.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a nice collection but the peacock is most magnificent by far!

Mama Zen said...

If I had access to my pictures, I would definitely link up. I'm always getting accidental bird butts.

Kay said...

How in the world did you find all those bird butts so quickly? Good gracious! You must have your photos organized perfectly. I'm so jealous!