CFFC: Birds

So glad to finally find a bird prompt. The first photo I took perhaps a month ago and I’ve wanted to post it. The small birds hopping around my pool edge are more current. For some reason I didn’t want to crop, but wanted to show their size by leaving them in the larger frame. The oriole I took earlier this year. Please click on photos to enlarge.


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8 thoughts on “CFFC: Birds

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I like to leave room around the birds if I can, though because I’m working through a small window in a French door, it’ not easily done. Check out this prompt — and her website, which is extremely birdy!

    She does one bird challenge a week, but her posts are all full of birds and she knows a lot about them and she also knows a lot about taking pictures of them.

    I’ve only seen an oriole once passing through in New York. They don’t come this far north. But I see the Goldfinch seem to have found you and I didn’t think they went that far south. They also have a version of Goldfinch in Switzerland. Those finches get around! Do you have red finches too? I know they originated in New Mexico, so I sort of assume they’d found their way down south too. We learn something new every day. What’s the long-beaked black bird? He looks like a fishing bird, but I don’t recognize him. Some kind of Heron or egret maybe?

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      1. Marilyn Armstrong

        It could also be one of the many a bitterns who hang around water looking for fish. They come in sizes from small to pretty big and in a lot of different colors. They have long beaks and are small waders. I’ve not seen around here, but seen some down along the shore in New York and Connecticut. There are a lot of them. We get Herons and we used to get Cattle Egrets, but I haven’t seen an egret in years. We still have a lot of herons, swans, Canada geese, and a whole lotta ducks, cormorants, and divers.

        I don’t have a book for your area. There are some longer beaked grackles down your way. Just an interesting bird and I’ve never seen another one quite like it. We have grackles, but ours look more like crows or really big robins and have shorter beaks.


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