Monday, May 13, 2013

Migrating season...

Its migrating season. Do you have your bird feeder up?... My husband and I have really gotten into bird watching this year, and we are really enjoying watching and learning about all different types of birds. This one here is the summer tanager...
I know this is some type of warbler, but I am calling him the Amish warbler.... doesn't he look Amish?
These pictures were taken behind the South Padre Island convention center ..There were so many, many professional photographers there. I felt like a weenie with my camera . This is the rose breasted grosbeak.
 This is my very favorite!  I actually shook while taking this picture, I thought he would fly off. I was waiting and waiting for this Painted bunting to come fly by, and then BAM he just came and perched on this tree long enough for me to take his picture..
Then he turned... What a show off!!
I fell in love with this Indigo bunting! He is just a really patient kinda bird he let me take lots of shots of him. maybe he was tired after all he has had a long journey.

Here are more...
Hows that for just one day of bird watching?

45 comments:

  1. The amount of color you saw in just one day is amazing! I filled my feeder again this morning, but I don't expect to see so much color on a regular basis.

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    1. Kristi- that's how its been every day...

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  2. So beautiful! You might think you have such a tiny camera compared to the others, but your camera takes such vivid and beautiful pictures. I enjoyed your pictures - love the birds too.

    Blessings
    Pat

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  3. Wow so beautiful...must be awe-inspiring to be there with them....one with nature!

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  4. That is AMAZING for one day's birdwatching, Marissa! They are soooo beautiful! I'd love to be able to see so many beauties in one day! thank you for allowing us to through your eyes. blessings ~ tanna

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  5. Wow! Those birds are really gorgeous. I love their bright colors. I bet that was fun learning about all of them that day.

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  6. What gorgeous birds. We don't have those beauties by us.....and yes, the one does look amish! unmarried though!!

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  7. Beautiful shots, Marissa. Keep it up, and enjoy the bird watching, we're enjoying seeing them through your eyes :)

    blessings,
    Diana

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  8. Beautiful... no, more like gorgeous pictures! You are so talented. I think your camera (and the photographer) did an excellent job! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

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  9. I love bird watching and my house in NC was perfect for that! And do not feel bad about your "weenie" camera because you took beautiful photos. You know what I can tell from them? That you like bird watching a lot. What a treat to be able to see these beautiful creatures!

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  10. Wow! Great shots! We are enjoying a pair of doves that have decided to nest outside our bedroom windows--where I can see and photograph them coming and going from their nest.
    Our orchard orioles have also returned, and the other day a wood thrush was chasing my chickens!

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    1. This is the best time for bird watching... and I can only imagine seeing the thrush chase your chickens too funny...

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  11. Oh, I love, love, love all the birds!!! All so special! Amazing colors on them! You made me laugh about the Amish one! LOL! Take Care ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  12. My goodness, what would happen if you had a big camera? These are gorgeous! Marissa, we had some of the rose breasted grosbeaks that came through a couple of weeks ago and spent 3 days at our feeders. On their way north? My husband got a few pictures of them. So beautiful. But we've never had any of the others you showed. What a privilege to see them and capture them on your camera. What beauty!

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    1. I love it Dewena... its just plain fun... I only wish I could of really gotten into this alot sooner..

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  13. Hi my friend, I'm a bit jealous of all the birds you have in your area. I love them! Here I used to put out feeders for the finches, juncos and sparrows but we had Grackles come in and kill dozens of birds one summer. I'm talking walking out and seeing 10-12 bird carcasses on the lawn, split open without heads and I said forget it. I would rather save their lives by not feeding them. We do get Robins in the yard and I like those. We've also had some finches nest on our front porch, which was fun but I've removed the wreathe they use.
    Thanks for sharing-keep the photos coming please.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  14. Oh no... that' awful! those Grackles are so aggressive!! Robins are neat to look at too.. Thanks for stopping by Noreen!

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  15. Fantastic pictures! Thanks for dropping by and checking out my mirror!

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  16. Holy cow! Send them this way. We don't have anything that colorful here! So many pretty colors, too. Most of our birds are brown and/or black. I love our indigo bunting. We have canaries here, too, but they are fast in and out, so no photos of them yet! Great photos!
    Happy bird watching. Hope you were not in the areas of last nights storms.

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    1. Tete, This was only in one day!! I was so excited to see them... We now have 2 bird feeders in our yard and adding more. No I was not in the path of the tornado ... We are South way south like 5 miles from Mexico south.. But I do know friends in North Texas..

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  17. Your Amish bird is cracking me up! I have a cardinal that runs around my backyard, but I can not for the life of me get a good photo of him. He won't sit still and if he does, he's always behind a limb.

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    1. LOL... keep at it... maybe one day you will catch him.

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  18. Hi Marissa. We have bird feeders in our yard too. There are such a variety of birds that visit. Gorgeous photos. Watching the birds makes me very happy. Not sure if you know or not, I have been battling ovarian cancer again. Have a lovely day. Linda

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    1. Oh my.. I did not know.. I am so sorry, I will keep you in my prayers. Keep your spirits high.. God is good!

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  19. I love bird-watching. Wish we had chickadees here. Every once in a while I'll see one, but certainly not as many as I had when I lived in Wisconsin. They'd come to the feeder while I was filling it and they'd eat right from my hand. Miss that!

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    1. I am having a hard time with my hummingbird feeder...

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  20. you've got a GORGEOUS variety! i think your 'amish' guy is a black hooded warbler. so cute!!! great job!

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  21. My, these are the most wonderful pictures. You sure got a very pretty variety of birds where you live. You pictures look like they are very professional. I think you should create your own calendar. wouldn't that be fun!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  23. My goodness, you have some real beauties in your garden! Such colorful birds you have in your neighborhood, so lucky!

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  24. Wow such pretty birds, we do have a bird feeder, I don't know the types we have but we have at least 4 different types that come to the feeder. I would love to have a humming bird feeder

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  25. Gorgeous birds...what colors! I'm loving the combination of colors in the first photo.

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  26. for the record...I think I have found someone who gets as excited about birds as I do...what beauty! I remember the scarlet tanager from the movie The Scarlet Letter...it was such an interesting scene where the red bird came and sat at the end of her tub and then flew away

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  27. I love bird watching that is a lot of great birds, and that you got that many different birds in one day is pretty exciting. Good job!

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