Friday, November 28, 2008

JUST a little more time, please!

At first I saw this little flicker of movement on the bark of the tree.. but when I stopped to take a better look, whatever it was... froze. He was so well camouflaged that I had to really look hard
(Can you see it?)

to see this little Brown creeper. Only a few seconds lapsed before it moved and started spiraling up the tree trunk. It seemed to use its long tail as a prop, as it searched for insects with its beak. One very busy bird, indeed! In the 30 seconds that I had the privilege of watching him he traveled to several trees before I lost sight of him.I also saw this shy little Thrush, (Hermit or Wood?) and had some hope he might sing as I had read that thrushes have an amazing song box that allows them to sing two notes at the same time and harmonize with their own voice, but this little bird left as quickly as he landed.
And as I was making my way back towards the road, I caught sight of this Ruby-crowned Kinglet. She was twittering from tree to tree and I wasn't sure that I had had any success in capturing her with my camera until she had darted away and I had time to review my photos. Even then I had to settle with what I got...wishing I had...oh my, just a little more time! ;-)

18 comments:

Eve said...

Great Great birds Tina!!! I've only seen a dead creeper :-( I'm not sure which Thrush this is but I LOVE hearing the wood thrush here in the spring. He doesnt stay but I get to hear him from time to time...one of my Very Favorite bird songs! Great job, wish I was there with you!

Gail said...

I think I have said it before but I will say it again. Your photos are amazing! Usually by the time I get the camera on something like this it is gone.

fishing guy said...

Tina: What wonderful birds you captured today.

Tina said...

Eve, thanks, maybe you want to move to Pa. instead. tee he! I am still enjoying the excitement of this morning's adventure!

Gail, Thanks for your kind words. I love your poems, wish I could write like you!!

FG, "Luckily" captured is more like it! Thanks for stopping by :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tina, I know now that I am definitely a 'rookie' birder... I've never heard of nor seen any of those birds!!!! Wow--how do you know the names of so many??? I have ALOT to learn!!!!

By the way, I love your new thumbnail picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.The Brown Creeper is not easy to photograph,at least that has been my experience.

Tina said...

Betsy,
Thanks, I do a lot of looking thru my bird books. You're not alone! :)

Ruth, Thank you. I think you are right I must have snapped 10 photos and got 2! lol, but for me that's a fun part, also!

Mary said...

Birds can make you crazy when you are behind the lens...

Your birds are wonderful. You must live on a nature trail.

Great capture of the kinglet! I have one that I've seen a dozen times but didn't have the luck you have. You take wonderful photos, Tina.

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
Congrats for the creeper, there are really hard to take in pictures. I got one in Finland during one trip, but it took me like the whole morning to get this guy in the box!!!!
You had a very nice birding day and some cool and exciting pictures... Congrats

Bird Girl said...

What a day you had, Tina! Wow! All of these birds are tough to see, let alone photograph! I'm glad you included the creeper camo shot - very cool and that second shot is beautiful! Doesn't that eye look gigantic in the first shot of your kinglet? So darn cute, they are! Great capture with the thrush!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tina, We'll be out-of-town for a few days. Read my today's blog. Have a wonderful week.

The Tile Lady said...

The first creeper I ever saw was in Texas, and I was fascinated by the little thing! Neat post as always!

Marie

jalynn01 said...

Tina, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. I so appreciate it. You had such a good eye to see that creeper Aren't they just the cutest. I really had to look to see him on the first shot. The thrush and kinglet are great captures as well. Hard to get birds but you did it.

Tina said...

Mary, birds can make one a little crazy!! Your thanksgiving turkey did!!tee he

Chris, Thank You Chris, I did have a lucky morning!

Barb, Thanks, I was so excited that I could id that kinglet this time, but had to wait until I got home to id the creeper...one at a time :)

Marie and Jalynn, Thanks, glad you stopped by!

Shellmo said...

What fun little birdies you captured! Beautiful!

Sit A Spell said...

Awesome shots! I need a better camera...I love your blog! Do you have the Carolina wren in PA? We don't in MI and I miss them.

Tina said...

Shelly,thanks for your comment and stopping by!

Sitaspell, Yes we do have the Carolina Wren in S.E. Pa. Such a cute, peppy bird with a good set of lungs! But love hearing their songs! Thanks for stopping by.

Craig Glenn said...

Awesome photo's Tina. I learn so much and enjoy reading about your birding adventures!
Craig

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