Friday, March 13, 2009

..and the live show is still our choice~ a. garcia

My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather~Loire Hartwould

...and one of my favorite challenges is to capture one "focused" picture of any bird that finds its food by foraging!! They jump , they dive, they scratch... little butts tilted up...little heads pointed down...digging ..scratching...hunting...eating..moooving..
always one part blurry...

Finally, this little fox sparrow takes a break..only to quickly fly away..
..getting a better perspective, maybe, on where NEXT to forage for food!
Such pretty little birds..but oh.. so energetic, they make me want to take a nap!

18 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Fox Sparrow is not one to sit still for long.You have some great pictures of it.
Blessings,Ruth

Kallen305 said...

Lovely fox sparrow shots. I have never seen one before and seeing your pictures makes me long to see one w/ my own two eyes.

Gail said...

This would be a true example of "flitting".

Eve said...

Great Fox Tina...they don't even sit here long at all, I've only seen one or two here in many years...they just pass through.

Bird Girl said...

You did a great job with your little forager! I love Fox sparrows - they are so cute - but you are right - they are NEVER still!

Neal said...

Great shots Tina. How do you manage? Seems like I can never get a bird to sit still long enough for me to get good shots.

CountryDreaming said...

Love seeing the Fox Sparrow here in your blog! It's a lot more fun seeing pictures of birds taken by "real people" than ones in a field guide, and somehow makes the birds easier to remember and identify. Thanks, am looking forward to seeing this elusive migrant soon and your photos are really helpful.

fishing guy said...

Tina: Fun capture of the sparrow, I love the one in the branches with the breast showing.

Philip said...

Tina I like ALL your pictures of the fox sparrow one is slightly blurry but that does not mattrt :))

Dave said...

Nice pics, of a very hard to pin down subject. We don't get the fox here in Lincolnshire but his cousins are just as fast. Well done.

George said...

Great pictures!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Tina, We're home.. It was a great week although the weather wasn't cooperative... We did see some great waterfalls.

I cannot believe that you saw that owl. He is gorgeous!!!! AND--the little fox sparrow is so cute...

Did your Pine Siskins leave??? Anymore sickness around??? I'll put my feeders out tomorrow and see what happens.

Glad you had a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

T and S said...

Sparrows have got literally wiped out of our cities. These days I find them only in villages. I m happy they still are present in your place.

dAwN said...

Tina,
Great shots of the little fox.
I cant seem to capture any of the little critters with my point and shoot.
When I digascope they always seem to flit about and I loose them off the viewfinder.

Marsha said...

Another handsome bird. Don't you just love migration time?

Abe said...

I have always wanted to look at this bird and say, "That's a Foxsparrow!" And, "That's a Pileated Woodpecker!" And there are more. I see them or maybe its best to say, "I saw them." You see to have them.

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
Woow a pretty guy really. Probably quite hard to get nice pictures it seems. But the last one is nice and you saw this guy, that's already something

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Pretty bird that fox sparrow is!

would like to hear your thoughts..