I Spy with my Little Eye

... something that is grey!

It is so seldom that I get to photograph the little birds that come to my patio. No matter how stealthily I move across the room (indoors) with my camera to try and take a photo, the birds fly away. I'm determined that this year I will capture some of them at the encouragement of my friend, Jo, over at Memorable Meanders.  So Jo, this one is for you *wink.

I'm not sure what it is but hopefully someone will be able to inform me.



Here it is "eyeballing" me, lol.



Whatever this bird is called, it is obviously eating well.
I will look up the bird later in my new Smithsonian Bird book for the western region.

This is my first submission to camera critters. You can find a link here and see a lot of other cute critters.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, the precious bird has a very lovely view.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I am very blessed with a lovely view when the sky is clear. It looks like the bird is enjoying it too, lol. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I love the shots of the birds with the mountains behind them.

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    1. Thanks Carver. It does make a scenic photo.

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  3. Wish I could help you identify this fat fella, Penny. It sure looks great with your view of the North Shore.
    K

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    1. I was hoping you'd know the name, lol. Glad you enjoyed the view ;-)

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  4. What a big bird! Maybe if they were bigger by me I would have a chance at capturing them with the camera. Just last week, there was a pair of cardinals in the front window...but I am just not quick enough. The hummingbirds? Not a chance.

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    1. The bird is fat but he wasn't really big. He just looks bigger because I've cropped the photo to try and give my readers a better close up view of the bird. It is hard to snap the little birds as they don't hang around for us and they get easily spooked by movement and noise. I think once my garden is in and if I sat outside, I could get more snapshots though I doubt I'll have time to sit out there looking for birds, lol.

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  5. Beautiful photos of this bird, especially with the spectacular mountain background!

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  6. Wonderful scenery and lovely bird.

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  7. Dear Friend,
    great photos, you'd think that the bird was sent by God, to give you a little
    encouragement!! Lo, love and hugs, me

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  8. Hello Joyful.
    Very nice pictures you show - completely different nature than what we have in Danamrk.
    Wishing you a good day - hope you are well.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Hanne. I love nature. It's great we have something different to see wherever we travel in the world. Knus, Joyful

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  9. First of all, what an amazing view you have from your patio! We see mountains from our patio, too, but dry desert ones. Good for you, taking on bird photography. I always marvel, when looking at my bird manual, that someone was able to get photos of them all! I have no idea what your bird is, though.

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    1. Thank you Clair. I LOVE my view. I am not sure how much opportunity I will have for bird photography. As my friend says, Little Brown Jobs are hard to photograph but I will try ;-)

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  10. What an awesome view...and a sweet bird too!

    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you Teresa. I'm glad you enjoyed the bird and the view.

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  11. Hi.. I have just retired, so your goals were interesting to me. Like you, I hope to make a small difference in the world. It seems like you are quite a step ahead of me in that. Well done! Also like you, I am trying to improve my photography and cooking and hope to learn a few other new skills that I didn't have time for when I was working. I think that your bird may be a Starling, but am not absolutely certain.

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    1. It looks like we share a lot of goals in common. Thanks for venturing a guess on the bird species. I will look it up! Good luck on the goals and if you want to get involved in charitable work, I'd love to have you join me. Just email me and we can "talk".

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  12. Birds don't always sit still for us, do they? This one seems to enjoy having his portrait taken.
    What a lovely setting!

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    1. Hee, hee...he did for a moment, then off he flew.

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  13. what a beautiful mountain view, beautiful shots of the bird too :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters.

    http://www.kidsnpet.com/2012/05/scrapper-our-female-beagle-puppy/

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  14. This is a beautiful bird posing for you. Beautiful photos.

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  15. Thank you everyone for your visits and your comments. You rock!

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