Sunday, November 27, 2016

Platter Birds, Porch Birds

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #154. And I'm also linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'. I've been experimenting with the Canon G15 a lot lately. I suspect that it's become worn and damaged through use (and abuse, it's hit the floor once or twice), auto-mode doesn't work the way I'm used to. But it still can take decent pics, especially in macro mode. So now I'm trying other modes I've never bothered with before.
D.C. platter birds:




West Virginia porch birds:


Here's a turkey vulture:

I'm also linking to Carmi's Thematic Photographic 390 - Out for a walk. Of course that happens several times a day when there's a dog in your household. Here's Theda having a drink from Lake Siri:

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful variety of birds in your yard. Cute shot of Theda, taking a break and drink.
Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the dogs!
The ground feeders are a hoot. I've been working on getting my cardinal to stick around. He likes the feeder with a ridge and a rim.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Anni said...

"it hit the floor once or twice"....I know that all too well!!!

Great bird photos.

And, of course, Theda is the star of the show.

As always, I appreciate your linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin'...thanks!!!

Michelle said...

Sweet birds, but Theda is the best!!

Bob Bushell said...

Great collection of feeding birds.

Gilly said...

Great bird shots - especially the woodpecker! Would Theda go in the lake if you let her off the lead? Our cocker spaniel would have leaped in, but the other two dogs we had would have just paddled at the edges under protest!

Bob Scotney said...

Birds seem to have deserted us the last two months. Thanks for my weekly dose of Theda.

Phil Slade said...

Shame about damaging your camera. But you took a remarkable shot of the Turkey Vulture and those birds feeding in the garden. Maybe Santa will bring you a new camera?

Karen S. said...

Bark! Bark! Theda what treats are you finding in the water?! Great moments with your critters. I have some flower pots painted like that too!

Jim H. said...

Winter birds!

Tom said...

The birds know where to get a free meal.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Lovely photo of your dog, Theda.:) It's good to see so many sparrows, that's quite a crowd on the ground, and colourful birds as well. Your photos are great!:) I'm also trying different settings on my camera, that I've never tried before...I've only had it six years.!!:))

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That's a gorgeous shot of the nuthatch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

love the little porch guys. our daughter feeds birds just by scattering seed on the ground -- she is very busy and doesn;t have time for cleaning feeders. The birds seem to love feeding on the ground under their big tree -- as it is obvious yours do too.

Thank you for your kind comment ... my hands are healing and i can type using a stylus 9in my left hand) .. (not very well ---)

Nancy Chan said...

I was thinking of putting up a feeder for the birds in my garden but then again I will get lots of their droppings on my laundry. I like the last picture of your furry friend taking a drink.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That nuthatch sure is pretty. It's a good time to feed the birds and see who comes to visit! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Sharon Wagner said...

Yes, we have to remember to look to the ground too. That's where most of the food ends up anyway.

Debbie said...

i get all of those birds at my feeders too!! the nuthatches are special, they only visit during the winter. nice captures, the yard birds sure do keep us entertained!!!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that is what I call having fun :) It is clear to see the differences in the images :)

Fine birds. :)

Rambling Woods said...

It looks as though it might be getting colder your way...the feeders are getting busier here... Michelle

Helma said...

It would be a shame if your camera was damaged by falling! you can just go along to a photo shop and ask if they just want to look at. Maybe it's just a trifle.
Very nice ok to see all these sparrows :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

I know what you mean! I'm always dropping mine...sigh.