Friday, June 5, 2009

In my neck of the woods!

Recently when looking through my photo library..I noticed that many of the pictures I have taken in the last few weeks.. kind of have a theme...a weird neck theme! Uck!! Was I subconsciously thinking 'neck' because I've had a pain in mine due to trying to catch a glimpse of those tree-top warblers? I'm not sure, but tom the turkey was the first "neck pix"... That little pony tail hanging from the bottom of his neck is his beard!! What a crazy place for a beard!!

...and then there was this little deer who was carrying a radio-collar around its neck.. she was successfully ignoring me as I was peeking at her.... ah ..neck!!

And what about these Cormorants? They seem to twist, bend and contort their long necks in their quest to preen and or maybe show their respect to the perched bird on the left?? I thought the one in the middle was going to fall off the log as he twisted and turned his neck..

...and then there are those wonderful Red-eyed Vireos who bend their little necks and belt out those crystal-clear sharp notes... which seem to hang in the air forever..

...and why is Mr Oriole tilting his head and looking at me with that puzzled look?? ah..maybe because I am trying to imitate part of his song and he JUST can't believe that anyone could make such horrible sounds?? I've, now, become the pain in the neck!! Some birds, like the Green Heron, only share that they have those long colorful necks when they want to look down into the water for lunch!!

and speaking of stick out their is one of our little Black-capped Chickadees getting ready to fly the coop!! He sat there teetering for about 20 minutes before Mom and Dad coaxed him out for his first flight. Isn't he just adorable..with his messed up hair do and that open mouth look on his face? He flew into the nearest tree, to be with Mom, Dad and Bro and I'm just hoping that the family does well and...dare I say, stays in my neck of the woods!


Marsha said...

Loved this look at the the woods or on the water ;) Great post as usual - keep those green herons your way!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I enjoyed your neck of the woods.What a neat way to show some great photos.Yes,that Chickadee is the cutest.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh what a cute post, Tina... I wondered where you were. Have you all been out-of-town---or just busy????

Love all of the 'neck' photos. That deer one is interesting. I blew it up --and noticed a black strap on him (maybe).... Hmmmmmmmmm!

Love Love Love that baby Chickadee... How precious!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Kallen305 said...

Such great pics Tina. Love the DC Cormorant and Green Heron pictures!

Gail said...

Fur and Feathers! Beautiful.

troutbirder said...

A whole new take on "necking." Loved it.

George said...

I'll stick my neck out and tell you how much I enjoyed this post.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for a view of your neck of the woods. That chickadee is just the cutest thing! And what a beautiful house they have.

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
Beautiful post, I love the green heron shot... looks like it is looking for something!

HANNIBAL said...

Funny post, loved the incorporation of necks! Neck strap on deer was very interesting, you wonder how much it might bother you to have one on.

Shellmo said...

Nice necks!! LOL! That chickadee peeking out of the birdhouse was so precious - my favorite photo!!

dAwN said...

I love this neck theme..made me smile..I enlarged most of the photos to get a better look..Wow that turkey photo is so cool...I didnt realize how much the feathers looked looked like scales in some areas.
And why is that deer wearing the radio collar?

The vireo singing was very cool..
and the tilting head oriole
Green heron on the nest box..I love that bird!
and last but not least..the baby chickadee with the messed up hair do...
I enjoyed each and every one...
that was fun!

Leedra said...

You made this post so very interesting, tying the differences together.

sylvia murphy said...

Hi Tina,

A friend of mine told me a story yesterday of being on the side of Torreys Peak (a 14er) and observing a mother mountain goat teaching its kid how to navigate sheer cliffs. The mother jumped down a 15 ft cliff and coxed its kid who took 5 minutes to get up the nerve. It then more fell down that jumped down and crashed into its mother.

Birds or mountain goats or people, parents all behave the same.


would like to hear your thoughts..