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Backyard Birds Part 2

Today it snowed. Today it rained. Let’s just say we were surprised at how many birds we had in our feeders despite the crazy weather.

I had my Canon Rebel out again and did some practicing and experimenting with various settings.

Western Scrub Jay in Sweet Gum Tree 2
This is a resident Western Scrub Jay in our Sweet gum tree. I like the little sticker balls in this photo.

Mourning Doves 2
This is my absolute favorite photo of the day. A pair of Mourning doves perched in the Sweet gum tree and did some posing just for me.

Mourning Dove 1
I love their little pink feet. They also make a wonderful sound when they fly. If you would like to hear what it sounds like, click over to Cornell and scroll down to where it has the listing for wing whistles. This is exactly what it sounds like.

Junco in the Rain
Here is one of our many, many juncos sitting in the rain.

Northern Mockingbird 1 with worm
This photo is from yesterday and even though it is a little blurry, I thought you might like to see one of our Northern Mockingbirds with a tasty little treat in his mouth. He stopped on my neighbor’s mailbox and looked over his shoulder at me before flying off.

That’s enough birds for today……thanks for indulging my bird photography habit.

7 thoughts on “Backyard Birds Part 2

  1. I love the photo with the mourning dove…with the buds on the branches! You did excellent work! 🙂

  2. Great photos. I’m new to all of this nature-study stuff and I’m trying to make up for lost time with my kids. I want to be able to say more than “that’s one of those little brown birds” when we’re watching what’s in our backyard, so you’re photos really are helping me learn to look closer. We’re just across the bay from San Francisco. I do know mourning doves as we have a couple who visit us regularly. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Well, it’s a great habit! I love bird photos as well as taking some of my own.

  4. Your photos came out great! I’m actually sharing some not-so-great photos myself this week, but I was photographing through a window screen. 🙁

  5. Wonderful Pictures! I just wanted you to know I was still around…LOL. Thanks again for hosting these wonderful nature studies…. Blessings!

  6. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I am enjoying my new hobby as I learn to work the camera better. I realized that I have a very low tolerance for frustration with mechanical things. 🙂

  7. I love your bird photos and that you are enjoying learning about your Canon! I really liked your photo of the mockingbird. 🙂

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