Saturday, February 15, 2020

Small birds FLIT!


That's what we always say when we try to photograph small birds at the feeders or out on a hike.

They flit away!


So they are extremely hard to capture.

Of course when I saw these on our bird feeders in the courtyard, I took them through the glass window. After I took them, I got some paper towels and gave the windows a good cleaning. heehee!


A Pair of Baltimore Orioles came by more than once!


Another 'view'! lol


One of our regulars, a Yellow-throated Warbler


He loves the dish of water we keep under the feeders.


He REALLY flits away when I look out the window!


House Finches


The prettiest little Ground Dove


They are so dainty when they eat!


Black and White Warbler seen on the trail at Blue Run.

Do you have any special guests at your feeders this week?


Do yours flit by in the blink of an eye or hide behind a tree?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love all the birds you see there, you are lucky to have the Orioles. They are all beautiful birds, the warblers are so cute. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Sandra said...

they are all precious, I love that little yellow warbler.. and the black and white striped bird. beautiful. my favorite is the prettiest little ground dove. LOVE that shot

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Thanks for letting us bird watch with you Diane. I love the yellow throated Warbler...he is so pretty!

Tom said...

...flitting is what they do, but you sure captured some beauties!

Debbie said...

you have seen some great birds this week, your ground doves are so pretty, different then ours!!

mine "flit" too but it has gotten better over the years!! one winter, i had one oriole, a female. i feed her all winter and she was so appreciate, really...you could tell by her mannerisms. she would watch me put out jelly and oranges for her, sit very close by. when i turned to go inside, she would hop over and start to eat. i loved her...she came every day for the entire winter, she left in spring and i never saw her again!!! that's a happy story, when i read it back, it sounded a little sad!!

have a happy weekend!!

Kate said...

I love your bird photos and they remind me that it won't be long till they're coming home for the summer. ^^

Linda said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful birds! We have bushes full of birds and when I open the front door they all go quiet. I’m not a photographer nor am I an educated bird watcher like you so I’ll just say all of our many many birds are small and brown!

Latane Barton said...

Isn't that little dove just the sweetest ever. I think it may be my favorite.

Susie said...

Diane, I love the pictures. Once when I wanted some hummingbird shots, I just stood near a Japanese maple and waited. It worked, had to stand still .:) I think the birds are ready for the birdbaths to get warm. I saw about a dozen robin at the hospital parking lot, so sweet. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Janey and Co. said...

I so enjoy birds. What a bunch of cuties you captured. I do the same thing, especially in Colorado. I hide at the edge of the window...then pop out. Sometimes it actually works!

NanaDiana said...

I love looking at the birds you get at your feeders. Can't wait to get some up and running when we get settled. There is a huge place where the condo association feeds the birds at the end of our 'block'. xo Diana

RedPat said...

There were 6 female Cardinals at the feeders this afternoon. One male came by but they ignored him! I love the Black and White Warbler.

Terri D said...

No feeders here but I sure do enjoy yours!!

Gardenrelish said...

Nice photos of the birds. I'd like to put out feeders, but we have a lot of squirrels and I've yet to find a squirrel-proof feeder. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend. Heather

NatureFootstep said...

lol, they FLIT alright. Up here too. But these guys seems to play peek-a-boo :)

Jeanna said...

I don't think many birds have been on my mother's porch in the colder weather and snow lately, but I'm no good at identifying what they are anyway. She only has a little bath and a few plants but they seem to like that. The favorite thing on my porch was a hawk (unless it was a juvenile eagle) and my least favorite were the red winged blackbirds. They are such bullies I had to take down my feeder.

Jeanie said...

Somehow you managed to get some good ones. Yes, they flit, that's for sure. But you did just fine!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

You had a wonderful selection of birds, the Yellow-throated Warbler especially. It rarely makes it this far north, and when it does it creates a lot of excitement. In Cuba, however it was very common. It is a stunning bird.

Kit said...

Oh how lovely! Look at those faces. I have a feeder in my apple tree and can watch my chick a dees all day. I love it!! Kit

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely selection of birds, I especially like the yellow throated warbler.
Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

happyone said...

You got some really great bird photos.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh you got some great shots for birds that want to "flit" away. Having the feeder close to the window is a good idea if you really want to see them. Mine is a little too far away. We mostly have just had chickadees, tufted titmouse, red bellied woodpeckers and cardinals. There are other little birds in the trees, but I rarely see them at the feeders. Also we have some wrens. I do love to watch them. We have blue jays in the trees, but they don't come to the feeder. There are Phoebe's out there and other insect loving birds in the sky, but very hard to capture a picture of them. I love your pictures. So pretty.

Ann said...

Such pretty little birds especially the yellow throated warbler. No birds at my feeder since I had to stop putting seed out. The squirrels were eating all of it

Anu said...

Hello. Beautiful birds. I like most a yellow-throated warbler and ground dove.

Anni said...

I wasn't sure you stopped by this week 'cause I always read comments first before visiting those that link up, and I didn't see you. I love your take on flitting. Yes, those small birds just don't stay still long, do they? I love the yellow throat...it's gorgeous...great photos Diane.

Thanks for sharing today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

Shiju Sugunan said...

They are all lovely birds. My favorite is Yellow-throated Warbler.

Rhodesia said...

Love that Yellow Throated Warbler, so pretty. Great photos. Best wishes, Diane

Irma said...

What a beautiful series of photos, my compliments.
With you are many very beautiful birds, which do not occur here.
Best regards Irma

Jenn Jilks said...

The warblers are quite something! They are fast, aren't they!!!

BeachGypsy said...

I know, I know....it takes so much patience to get pictures of the birds........they are SO FLIGHTY...HA HA LOL. You get some great ones tho. Those yellow ones are so gorgeous, I never see those here. We do have the ground feeding doves and the pretty little finches, I think the males with the red are so pretty. Yes, I love the painted rocks too.....lil FairyGranddaughter found one in a park here and I found just one on a brick fence.....this was back when the "movement" was so big and not many participate anymore I guess--I have stopped seeing them. I started leaving what I call fairy stones about two years ago maybe? Since I like fairies and all, that is just what I called them, ha ha LOL. I leave little trinkets as well as stones sometimes, little animals, buttons and such for the kids to find hopefully. Hope you have a great Sunday!!--we are off to church! PS---IT'S SO SO SO COOOOOOLD HERE THIS WEEKEND!!!

BeachGypsy said...

OOOPS i just saw where you asked me to be your valentine and of course we will always always be valentines, friends forever!!!! Hugs!

Betty said...

They are so pretty. Love the black and white warbler.

Edna B said...

I love your bird photos. We don't have many lately, but I'm hoping that they come back in the Spring. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Jacqueline said...

I don't think I could ever capture them before they flit away! It is like capturing great photos of the grandkids - so fast! The birds give me hope for spring!

Anne said...

Beautiful photos of very different birds.. How nice to sit and watch as they come to your bird feeder.. very peaceful.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

very pretty little birds - great photos through the window!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You got some *great* pictures of your feeder birds...lucky you (no, scratch that. Talented you,). I used the word “flitty” in my post (talking about butterflies I wasn’t able to photograph.). Spellcheck did NOT like that word at all, still doesn’t! So maybe I made it up, but, heck, I bet you knew exactly what I meant ))).

Red Rose Alley said...

aaahhh, these cute little birds you saw at your feeder. And I love the Dove. That would be so nice to see so many birds at the feeder. I usually just see birds in the wild, and Yes, they flit away quickly, so I have to be very still. The trick is to already have my camera lens zoomed in, cause they automatically fly away if they see the black camera in motion. : )

~Sheri

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosas fotos de pájaros!!