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:

TexWisGirl said...

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

George said...

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

Karen said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Mimi said...

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

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Sweet little sparrows - and I loved the narrative!

Karen said...

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

Kerri said...

He does blend in well!

Betsy Adams said...

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

Leave It To Davis said...

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

vincibene said...

So cute!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely bird. Fabulous shots!

Karen said...

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

HansHB said...

Great photos.
Well done!

mick said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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!

kelley jensen said...

very good camouflage.

Neil said...

Beautiful camouflage.

Madge Bloom said...

Sweetly camouflaged...

Hanne Bente said...

Cute little bird you show :) Hanne Bente

Stewart M said...

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

Anni said...

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)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots Carletta!

Gary said...

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

She Who Carries Camera said...

fantastic close-ups! such a cute little guy!

imac said...

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

Daniel LaFrance said...

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.

Tom said...

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.

i stora drag said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

lovely little one. :)

wilbo43 said...

Great shots Carletta.

diane b said...

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.

EG CameraGirl said...

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

Phyllis Oller said...

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

pattisjarrett said...

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

Icy BC said...

Those are beautiful shots of the bird!

Craver Vii said...

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.

Amanda said...

very sweet!

Faye said...

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! :-)

Pam ;) said...

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

Neal said...

Very, very nice.

Rose said...

Such a pretty little sparrow....