Birds

Starling

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The painterly background just highlighted this beautiful bird.


What’s with the Paper Clips

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The starling was looking good. Paper clips notwithstanding.


Bird Singing

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I shot this over the top of our car, but as we pulled up it started singing, still what a welcome.


Pekin Ducks

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I cannot resist posting another photo of these urban(e) Pekin Ducks.


Lighting

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It’s all about the light.


Robin

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Having a snack on a trash can.


Pekin Duck

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I have taken a number of shots of these very well behaved ducks. For example, they know not go out into traffic which is only a sidewalk away.


Blackbird (Two Photographs)

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Hard bird to photograph, all those black feathers. They also have a temper and I didn’t want to test my luck by getting closer.

 


Pekin Ducks (Two Photographs)

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More of the ducks I showed last week. This week my theme is white, be it the subject or another element of the photo. 


Close Encounter

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This is inches from a nest and as the building has more than one nest all in a small area, it’s possible the birds are from different nests.


Pekin Ducks (Two Photographs)

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A block from where I live I found these well behaved ducks on a front lawn. Their owner said they were support ducks. Quite the surprise. More of these friendly creatures later.


Yo!

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Not sure if it was the height or another bird that cause this starling to cry out. Regardless it caught the attention of the onlookers.

 


Walking the Ledge

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The pigeon is strutting its stuff on the ledge of an old water plant. Given the height of the path around the sunken plant, the pigeon and ledge are at eye level.


House Finch

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This House Finch tried hiding in the shadows.


Singing Sparrow

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Poor Sparrow has a garbage can for a stage, still it puts everything it has into its singing. Perhaps a lesson for politicians who misuse their pulpits.


Sparrow with an Attitude

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Belligerent comes to mind, especially as it was not singing. I like my sparrows singing.


Not Sure What Happened

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I used my normal minimal processing steps and low and behold I get this rather exotic looking starling.


Not a Hawk

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Don’t you love it when small birds take on airs.


Attitude

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This sparrow might not have appreciated his portrait being taken. However, they don’t intimidate me.


House Finch

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What makes this finch so special is that it was in a tree just a few feet from downtown traffic, completely nonplussed.


Caught Canoodling

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I took several photos of these birds, they could not stay away from one another. 


End of the Week

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A wonderful starling decided to dance off, seemed like a good shot for the end of the week.

 


Sparrow Number 3

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Unusually this bird allowed me to get very close while its mates flew off. Maybe it liked the spot, in any event it does not look too pleased with my presence.


Perch

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This sparrow found a good spot to perch on a wall of a former church. Given the distance it never noticed me.