Monday, April 23, 2012

Birds of a Feather/Our World

 Eastern bluebird

Last Thursday I was excited to see this cute little guy sitting on power lines overhead. Although bluebirds seem to be fairly common in eastern Canada and the eastern U.S.,  this is the first one I've seen well enough to know for sure what it is.

House sparrow

On the other hand, this is a common bird that appears to be everywhere! And...

House finch

here's another commoner.

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48 comments:

the cuby poet said...

We don't have Bluebirds here they are such pretty little birds.We do how ever have sparrows both house and hedge but sadly in decline. Lovely photos today.

Jill said...

The bluebird makes me smile everytime. I love all of the birds.

Andy said...

I've never seen a bluebird in the wild. Sparrows are different story. My bird feeders helped them survive the winter.

Buttons said...

I love bluebirds I look forward to seeing them but I am afraid it is snowing here so they would not be very happy. My tree swallows are back I love to see them also I am sure they do not like the snow either:) B

Sandra said...

house finch with attitude. they are all three so sweet. i think I like the the sparrow best, but hard to say

Rose said...

Bluebirds are just so beautiful....this one looks like he was posing for you.

Rambling Round said...

What beauties! I love the bluebirds, but they don't survive long in my yard due to the cats.

see you there! said...

Such detail. We have Blue Jays but no Bluebirds.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Great shots! We've been getting blue birds here and I sure enjoy watching them.

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on the bluebird! i love ours!

Marie said...

I just learned that house finches used to be only a western species. Then pet stores started carrying them for sale in the east. Once that was made illegal, the pet shops let them go into the wild rather than be fined for having them, and that's how they became a coast to coast bird!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour EG,
Beautiful set of bird portraits, they are all gorgeous!
Hugs and a nice week
Léia

Susan said...

They are all so darn cute! Great pictures!

Amy Burzese said...

The bluebird is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Martha Z said...

The western blue bird is common around here. This is the first spring I haven't had a pair in my nest box. The swallows got to it first.

Small City Scenes said...

I just love bird watching. We have the western Bluebird--very similar---but have never seen one that I know is one. LOl MB

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic looking trio of birds!

Jenn Jilks said...

I know what you mean! I think I spotted one on a trip, but mistook it for a robin. Who knew?!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

RedPat said...

He is really cute! I've never seen one.

Malyss said...

How cute! Sparrows arrived here today!

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty. We don't have those near here. It's such fun to see pictures of birds from around the world.

kaye said...

lovely, we have sparrows year round and the finches are expected any day now.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I treasure each moment I can look at an Eastern Bluebird.20 years ago when my husband and I moved into town,we saw our first House Finch and it was considered a rarity.Now they are around all year.

Gary said...

Great capture on the Bluebird!! I have never seen one here.Unfortunately, House Sparrows are declining. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do LOVE your birds for the day, EG!! They are beautiful and I have not seen any like them before! Terrific shots for the day! Have a great week!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Trying to imagine the soundtrack! :-) They are so sweet!

Carver said...

These are all great shots. I love the blue bird especially.

Paul in Powell River said...

Love that Bluebird!

Mar said...

What beautiful pictures! don't see those little guys around here, perfect shots.
Our World Tuesday

aka Penelope said...

The eastern bluebird really is adorable. I don’t think it is common to my area in the west. I don't recall ever having seen one in real life. Bluebird equals happiness in my mind. :)

Snap said...

You have some wonderful feathered friends! Love the bluebird!

Antonette said...

Wonderful photos. I've only seen one bluebird in my life thus far. They are elusive birds around here.

La Principessa Errante said...

Those are amazing shots. The detail is incredible. The house finch is all I get around here, but I love their morning song. That Eastern bluebird is just precious.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shots!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Good for you - nice shots!

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Michelle said...

Sweet shots of these beauties!

Al said...

What pretty birds and excellent shots (even the common ones).

Lowell said...

There is nothing common about your photos! I'm seriously impressed. These are gorgeous. Very well exposed and nice and sharp with great color! Were you using a long lens with tripod?

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, I never get tired of them.

SandyCarlson said...

These birds are beautiful. They are amazing creatures. Your photos do them justice and then some!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful bird shots!

Kathy said...

We have bluebirds here but I've never been lucky enough to photograph one. Wonderful shots!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful bird pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

jane said...

They are gorgeous - I love the Bluebird - great pics what camera are you using I am looking to update and dont know what to get - Jane UK

Karin M. said...

Very nice shots, so sweet birds ..
Greetings Karin

Viola said...

Oh! The eastern bluebird is beautiful!! I like the others also.

Well done! :)

Powell River Books said...

The house finches have returned to our feeder. The juncos have disappeared. - Margy

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