Saturday, January 10, 2009

Camera-Critters #40

Now that Winter is here, there aren't very many critters to see...
except birds!
I LOVE seeing the birds of Winter.
When I saw these two hanging out in the tree,
I realized that something was different for me.
(c) Misty DawnS

I knew the larger bird was a Flicker.
I happen to think Flickers are really cool, by the way.
(c) Misty DawnS

But, I had no idea what the other masked bird was.
So, I knew what to do. I asked my buddy Bear.
He always identifies my critters for me.

This pretty little masked bird
is a Shrike.
Isn't it beautiful?
(c) Misty DawnS

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Reader Wil

A shrike? I am going to look that up! Thanks for sharing!


I have birds up on my post too. Look like we had the came ideal this week. But I have never seen a flicker.

i beati

I'm learning something new already yay Sandy


I wouldn't have been able to name these birds. Cool captures, how much we get to learn!


Great shots Misty!

angie {the arthur clan}

Nice shots of some very beautiful birds!



*Waving hysterically* Hiiiiiii!!!! Just wanted to see what you're up to. :)


fantastic close-ups!!

they are both good looking birds


The shrike is great, but I had never seen a flicker before, beautiful birds.


Ha, they remind me of The Lone Ranger & his masked buddy Tonto!


Beautiful bird photos. I also love the winter birds - most of our birds here don't migrate though, we have robins and sparrows year round. Yesterday morning I heard the song sparrow sing for the first time though. Mostly they've just been trying to keep warm!


Cool birds!


I've never heard of either of these beauties! I've also never been able to get any good shots of birds with my little point and shoot!


Yep...them Shrikes are gorgeous birds. Both the Loggerhead and Northern. But I also think Flickers are really cool. We have one which hangs out at our feeder sometimes. It's really nice to see him and the Scrub Jays together.


Beautiful blue sky to compliment the birds, lovely to see!


WOW... I never heard of a Shrike... that's so neat to learn of another bird!!
A beautiful post!
Mountain Retreat

Gemma Wiseman

Beautiful photos! Love seeing birds in trees looking at the world around! They look so much like kings of castles!

Jane Hards Photography

Always wanted to see a shrike.


Wonderful photographs. Shrikes are very rare here and I have never photographed one. It is good you were able to capture that one.


I'm still trying to photo birds, yours are well done.

Snooty Primadona

What beautiful pictures! I know my camera can do that... it's just the photographer that doesn't.

I'm hoping to keep up with Camera Critters again in the New Year!


Nice shots. The Flicker bird has such a long beak doesn't it? I love the spotted belly. I don't believe that I have ever seen one of these birds before, nor a Shrike! Great job catching these birds.


Alice (in BC Canada)

Both of these birds are very beautiful, Misty Dawn!! And I love the blue sky behind them too. Not only do I love its color, but also the way it shows the birds so much better.

Poopsie aka Blue

Lovely bird shots - envy anyone who can get close enough to capture their photo.


Whoof!! Here birdie birdie. Nice birdies. Bark!


Lovely birds.. don't think we have them in UK...

Smalltown RN

Well you know how fond I am of birds...I recognize the Flicker but I didnt know the name of the other bird so good for Bear for identifying it for you...

Nice photos....


They are cuties!


BEAUTIFUL ... I've read of skrikes in books but not seen them, so thanks for sharing. Your skies are so BLUE ;--)
Hugs and blessings,


I've never seen either of these bird before. Great captures!

Adrienne Zwart

Great shots, Misty Dawn!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy

Misty: Really lovely captures of the birds. That Shrike looks like a cross between a Nuthatch and a Chicadee.


Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day!


A Shrike and a Flicker. Both beautiful birds and cool names! I've never heard of either before today.

Great photos, Misty!


Nice to see that the flicker isn't afraid of the shrike. It's cool that you were able to get so close to get a good photograph of the shrike. Nice experience.


It's been so cold here the only animals I've seen lately our mine all curled up on the couch. hehe


Both are quite striking in appearance. Lovely pics :)


Both birds are gorgeous!!!


thats cool to see 2 different types of birds together at same time.

nice close up pics ;)


Came over from Camera Critters....just had to click on pic of a Border Collie pup!! Enjoyed spending some time on your blog...I write about life with my border collie on mine. :) I will be back to visit often.

Sandra Carvalho

Terrific captures!
Well done!

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