Tuesday, March 03, 2009

SOMEBODY Has To Direct!!!

A Conflagration
of Red Winged Black Birds...Someone
Must Direct...It's Him!

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xoabb
Not expecting red-winged black birds!
But glad they stopped by!


I know, I know, not a terribly good photo, but the red's were so skittish, I was lucky to get even this shot. It is very unusual for red-wings to be here this time of year, and I feel ~honored~ to even get this photo!

A Note:  I may very well go broke feeding the birds! (Just kidding...I think.) I had a snow day Monday so was watching the birds all day long. Filled the feeders just once, but threw out scoopfuls of sunflower seeds at least 4 and maybe 5 times. My birds were  -  and are -  very well fed!  That RW'ed blackbird wasn't hurt or looking for food. I had my camera on rapid fire because I wanted to get a photo of the red of his wing, so this fella was either flying in or out, thus his wings were spread. I still think he looks like he's directing an orchestra. ;-)

17 comments:

  1. This is great! I've never gotten close enough for THAT good of a photo with those birds. I've never seen them in the snow, either. They must have had a bit of a shock! This is really a priceless capture!

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  2. how does that nursery rhyme go...something about 4 and 20 black birds all in a pie???
    cool photo! :)

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  3. Why do the males always think they have to be in charge?

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  4. Annie, I had a large flock of them at my feeders yesterday. I think it means spring is coming.

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  5. Your caption for the photo gets a chuckle from me....

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  6. I've had a couple hanging around here, too. Must be migration time for them. Funny photo of him directing :-)

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  7. Annie: I saw one the other day but with no chorus.

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  8. You know since it snowed on Friday I have had to fill one feeder twice and the other three they've left empty as well. It's costing me a fortune now. LOL. I don't even like blackbirds. But I guess all God's creatures have to eat.

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  9. It was a meeting ... and now they know where they are headed next .. fab picture ... really

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  10. I LOVE this! Thanks for commenting on my blog because it brought me here to this wonderful photo.

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  11. the one on the ground wasn't hurt, was he?

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  12. The poor things must be frozen and desperately hungry with all that snow hiding their food source!

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  13. Hope you've got some kind of feed out for those guys. He looks like he's brushing the snow away in search of seeds....sniff....

    That or you're completely right - he's just bossy!

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  14. I want to stay home and watch the birds all day too.

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  15. You need an Air Traffic Control tower for your yard! :)

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