Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wild Birds

My images for Wild Bird Wednesday are both taken through the window in less than optimum conditions so while they aren't clear and crisp they do document the activity in my backyard. I took the bluebird shot a couple of weeks ago before I took my blogging break. Those oak catkins are now full fledged leaves and it's hard to see the birds. I have seen this male bluebird and his mate flying around so I'm sure a nest is near.
This turkey hen visited the backyard both Saturday and Sunday. I had seen her a couple of weeks ago as well. She is always by herself and doesn't stay long after eating the birdseed dropped from the feeder. I feel sure she is sitting on a nest in the woods as it is nesting season.  I hope so. I'll begin leaving a little extra birdseed on the ground just in case.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

41 comments:

Karen said...

A lot of my bird photos are taken through glass as well. These are lovely, I wish I had a bluebird outside my window!

Leave It To Davis said...

That bluebird is the prettiest color blue! Nice looking turkey...yes, leave seed on the ground for her....lots of time to fatten her up for Thanksgiving!

Karen said...

Hi Carletta, I agree with Karen, they are lovely shots and that bluebird is so pretty.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a pretty little bluebird. It's sweet that you're leaving extra seed for the turkey.

Terri said...

Lovely bluebird shot- I think they are my favorite bird, I just love their coloring.

TexWisGirl said...

just love the turkey! how cool!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

The bluebird sitting among the catkins is so sweet! Love the turkey, too. Wonderful shots though the window.

Pat said...

I love the bluebird! They always put a smile on my face!

Red said...

You are probably right for both birds. It will be interesting to watch for the young ones.

Karen Frost said...

Is there a prettier bird than a blue bird? The color is just so lovely - lucky you to have a nesting pair! How exciting to have a Turkey, too and you are kind to leave her extra seed. Maybe she will reward you with seeing her nestlings! xoxo

Gary said...

Great backyard activity!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ken Schneider said...

Don't apologize for that pleasant soft pastel palette!

HansHB said...

Great photos, well done!

imac said...

Watch the Birdy - snap, gottcha, lovely post my friend

prairiebirder said...

Beautiful photos!

Betsy Adams said...

Great shots of both the Bluebird and the Turkey, Carletta.... Stay safe today... We are under a storm warning here right now...

God Bless the people in Oklahoma.
Hugs,
Betsy

thewovenspoke said...

Nice blue bird and the turkey hen. I posted my first blue bird last week.

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely to see Carletta...

mick said...

Great photos - the Bluebird and the catkins are especially beautiful.

Brian King said...

I think it's awesome you get turkeys in your yard! I haven't seen a bluebird in a very long time.

Karen said...

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement Carletta, they far outweigh the negative ones.

eileeninmd said...

Seeing the turkeys is cool, great shots. But, the bluebird is my all time favorite. Have a happy week, Carletta.

Faye said...

Now that the trees are leafed out it is becoming a challenge to spot any but the most flashy. I'm always lurking behind the window with not much joy. Your little bluebird actually benefits from the flitering--such a soft tone here. The turkey hen has lovely rich feather markings. Hope you spot the babies so you can share.

I should take a blog break too. Having trouble getting around to comment lately.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos Carletta, great to have them visit you in the backyard.

Andrea said...

Your pictures are beautiful and like others, we all take pictures through our windows. If we didn't the birds would be gone before we could snap a picture. I love your kind heart, putting extra seed out for your little turkey hen. I do that for my ducks as well. I can tell when they are nesting because they each come alone while the other is on the nest.

In answer to your comment on the crows ... they are very territorial and think that any food that they partake in is theirs ... they also don't want hawks around because they have been know to snatch a baby or even an egg. They are doing what they do best ... surviving. But, at the same time, so are the hawks ... one of the more distressing sides of nature. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Andrea @ From The Sol

George said...

I think these are very good photos of wild birds. I hope you are soon seeing some little turkeys in your yard.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The bluebird is beautiful.

Arija said...

Who cares about optimum conditions when you get a bluebird in a flowering male tree and a turkey for good measure.

Kerri said...

I think these are FAB!!! Windows make great "blinds" for bird shots!

i stora drag said...

They are just fine, Carletta! Love your bluebird, we don't have it here in Sweden.
/Pia

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Both the bluebird and the turkey are magnificent images Carletta

EG CameraGirl said...

I will never feel I have ever seen too many bluebird photos. I just LOVE them!

Kateri said...

I love the soft colors and the lighting in the bluebird photo!

Stewart M said...

YOu may think that they are "less than optimum" but I still like them.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I think that you did a nice job. You take what you can, as you can and wow having a wild Turkey that close to your home is pretty neat too~

Deanna said...

what a lovely bluebird. sure wish we had those around here!!

Craver Vii said...

I like bluebirds, but I haven't noticed any around here. I once knew someone who trained them to come eat out of her hands. That would be neat, eh?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope Ma Turkey is nesting too...I always love your special backyard visitors. Such a sweet bluebird.

Marie said...

Great visitors! Love that the turkeys come to see you!

kelley jensen said...

happy day capturing a blue bird :)

Jori said...

Love the blue bird and the turkey! We had a lot of blue birds a couple of months ago, but I haven't seen any since.