Friday, November 27, 2009

Life is Funny

As all my regular readers know, I am very fond of feeding the birds and squirrels that frequent my generous back yard. Every morning, I take out seeds and peanuts, and they eagerly anticipate my arrival. In fact, if I'm later than usual, they post a lookout to spread the news as soon as I show my face!

On nice days, when I have the time, I sit outside and watch them, and throw extra peanuts to the blue jays and squirrels. I usually have my camera with me, and occasionally get some pretty good shots, but mostly I like to just watch them. It's always amusing!
It's not easy to photograph the quick little visitors. I get plenty of pictures of fuzzy squirrel tails and empty branches where a bird was a moment before, but sometimes I get lucky.








Here are a few photos of the birds I have seen. See if you can identify them, and match them with the list of species. These are all birds I have seen in my backyard, although some of the photos were taken elsewhere.
And you're going to love the video!
I have listed the species here in alphabetical order. They're pretty common, so I'm sure you'll recognize at least some.
Blue Jay
Cardinal
Chickadee
House Finch
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Sparrow









video

1 comment:

  1. Ariana, all of your photography is lovely and the poetry is a wonderful accompaniment. I did love the video! It will be fun following your blog.

    Elinor

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