Monday, February 25, 2013

Wild Birds: Can You See Me?

                     "I'll just sit with my back to her and maybe she won't see me."

"Oops, I shouldn't have turned around. I'll just stare, I won't blink, I won't blink..."
 

I have to watch closely to catch the little song sparrows when they come to the feeder. The nearby wisteria branches seem to provide the perfect camoflaged surroundings.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

42 comments:

  1. adorable! i recognized that sparrow from the drawing i did for this month's giveaway. :)

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  2. I'm glad you spotted this cute character through his camouflage. These are wonderful portraits.

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  3. They have to be camouflaged because of the beautiful song that they sing. Everyone wants to know who is doing the singing. Sweet photos. xx

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  4. He thinks he's hiding but you know where to look! I miss having yard birds!

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  5. It's true, those branches to provide great camouflage!
    But not so good to cover them from your eye, and camera! Yay!

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  6. Sweet little sparrows - and I loved the narrative!

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  7. Such a cute and delicate little bird, he blends in perfectly with the tree, lovely shots.

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  8. Cute little Song Sparrows... I've seen them around here --but none much at my feeders. The finches have taken over the feeders lately.

    Great photos, Carlotta.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. He won't blink until you snap your picture, then I bet he flew! lol Such cute captions!

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  10. What a lovely bird. Fabulous shots!

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  11. So cute! I have heaps of sparrows that take refuge in my cedar bushes.

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  12. Great photo captures. Those birds would be hard to see in amongst the branches.

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  13. Carletta, pretty shots of the Song Sparrow. I have been seeing one mixed in with a flock of WT Sparrows. They are nice to have around!

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  14. Cute little bird you show :) Hanne Bente

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  15. These LBJ's (Little Brown Jobs, not the ex-president!) are great birds - when you pay attention to them they are just as good looking as their more showy cousins.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Nature at its finest...a well camouflaged sparrow...so bright and alert. Wisteria? Oh be still my heart. I'd love to have one of those in my backyard. ;o)

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  17. Great captures of these happy little guys. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  18. fantastic close-ups! such a cute little guy!

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  19. Lovely shots of the tweeting birds my friend. Great captures.

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  20. Great captures and identification!

    I often find myself in a pickle when it comes to identifying sparrows. There are so many and their appearance can be so similar.

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  21. Good day to you Carletta, what a wonderful surprise to see your name popping up...
    I am resting from blogging at the moment... the one you commented is now looked after by my good friend Nancy...with the help of one or two others.
    I'm not doing to bad health wise but I am having a few checks done.... I think since the last time we were in contact I have had another 2 heart attacks,suffered a stroke and had a pace-maker fitted... Sounds terrible but I have took in all with good humour and ty not to let it get me down to much... I have had to stop driving which meant the loss of my old faithful landrover... my son now as it. I can no longer get out and about as I did when my Wiggers World photo blog was up and running...
    I'm happy to say we have been blessed with another grandson called Malakai... who we see nearly everyday.
    All in all apart from my health all is well and good in Wiggers World.. ha!

    I will get round to popping by again soon and catching up on your blogging.... so very nice you left me a message... xxx to you and yours.

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  22. Very nice and what a perfect camouflage colour it has!

    Sorry if you had trouble with my blog! No one else had said something. Thanks for telling me.
    Have a nice rest of the week!
    Greetings Pia

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  23. Your birds seem to be more round and fluffy and cute compared to ours. I guess they look fat in winter when they are puffed up to keep warm.

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  24. I look forward to hearing their song in spring. Not long now!

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  25. Glad you were able to spot him,I love the song sparrows,phyllis

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  26. I love these little sparrows. Ours stays busy letting the white-throated sparrows know they are not welcome in his home territory. Great shots.

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  27. Those are beautiful shots of the bird!

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  28. Pristine detail! You found a way to be very close. No matter how hard I try, they always fly away. I don't want to surprise them, so I wave my hands to get their attention, then I shout, "Freeze! Don't move a muscle!" And yet, I just can't figure out how other photographers get closer than me.

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  29. What a sweet little bird and such great markings. Have you figured out the best time to get photos? I've just started feeding and watering birds lately and so far as I can tell it's like a 24-hour diner! :-)

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  30. Blending in with nature equals survival especially if your a small bird in a big world.
    Lovely captures Carletta.

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  31. Such a pretty little sparrow....

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