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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41 comments:

Reader Wil

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

Grammy

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

Indrani

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

Akelamalu

Great shots Misty!

theArthurClan

Nice shots of some very beautiful birds!

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

Skittles

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

Dianne

fantastic close-ups!!

they are both good looking birds

Jedediah

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

Mimi

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

Terri

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!

Shannon H.

Cool birds!

WillThink4Wine

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!

Ashrunner

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.

Amanda

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

Rocky Mtn. Girl

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

Greyscale Territory

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

BABOOSHKA

Always wanted to see a shrike.

Willard

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

Darla

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!

crazy working mom

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.

My CC

Alice

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 Blue

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

Reba

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

LadyBanana

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....

D...

They are cuties!

storyteller

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

Terri

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

Adrienne in Ohio

Great shots, Misty Dawn!

fishing guy

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

Carlos

Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day! http://carlos-ideas.blogspot.com

Rhea

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

Great photos, Misty!

Natural Moments

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.

Tammy

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

Sue

Both are quite striking in appearance. Lovely pics :)

Toni

Both birds are gorgeous!!!

Tina

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

nice close up pics ;)

Andrea

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!
xoxo

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