Friday, November 27, 2009

Odds and Ends..

Looking like he heard something quite interesting this little American Goldfinch was caught tilting its head and trying to figure out what that noise was.....meanwhile having seen this hermit thrush in a nearby tree I was surprised to see him..

open up his bill and actually stick his tongue out at me..along with a little screeching noise.
Did I up set him...?? I'll never know..


but then this little Kinglet landed near my car as I was getting ready to leave and it had a huge drop of water still hanging on its bill..by the time I got my camera ready some of the water had dropped..darn!

I also found this one lone tree that was still carrying some wonderful red/pink leaves..but I have no idea what kind of tree it is..such a great color too! Just lovely to look at among all the greys, browns and blacks.

and last but no least..a great photo taken by a friend..of a Wawa bird house...Wawa is the name of a chain store/gas station here in the southeastern part of Pa. It's lone goose logo (the wawa) is actually the Lenni Lenape Indian name for a Canadian Goose. The Lenape Indians were the original people of the Mid-Atlantic area...also known as the Delaware Indians. Unlike the busy one-stop-shop, this Wawa bird house is empty and waiting for some roosting winter birds!!

16 comments:

Jann said...

Love the birdie photos! I've yet to see a thrush or kinglet. Spiffy bird house!

Chris said...

hi Tina,
I love the last shot a lot, this is kind of an hotel???
Fantastic shots of birds that I've never seen again... Here it is snowing now, and I'm really happy about it, it is brightening the days, but it is gonna be colder ;-)

Eve said...

Love those sweet birds, colorful tree and even the wa wa wonderful birdhouse! Thanks Tina!

Leedra said...

Nice captures, lovely post.

Gail said...

You have done it again. These are great.
You have also inspired Marcy and she is trying to shoot some birds too. She loves your work as do I.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You certainly had some good visitors.I like the 'pink' tree,it is so pretty.
Blessings,Ruth

Chris Petrak said...

I think you have recently changed your title photo - and I am jealous of that long-eared - very nice photo. Also the small birds in this post.

myron said...

The Historian of the Maalan Aarum (engraved years) called the people in the history the "Leni Lenape." They called their fore fathers "Noosh," which was morphed from "Norsk."
"Leni Lenape" means the "Pure abiding with the pure." The "pure" is as in being a Christian. They were when they left Greenland in 1340 and they still were when John White and Thomas
Hariot documented the religion in 1585.
The Noosh (Leni Lenape) named birds by the sounds the birds made. When the Moosh migrated through james Bay, the bird that kept them alive for years was called "Wapanewa." the white goose. "Newa" in Canada apparenntly morphed into "Wawa" after four centuries and thousands of miles of migration.
www.frozentrail.org

troutbirder said...

What a beautiful fall remnant of color. Birds and the shrub.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful photographs. The still-colored tree is like a breath of fresh air.

The Tile Lady said...

Great post, and I love the Wawa birdhouse!

George said...

These are all great pictures, Tina. I really like your pictures of the Hermit Thrush and Kinglet. I wish I could help you identify the tree, but all I know is that it is very pretty.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: Those are some neat birds that you captured in your area. You have a great flyway.

HANNIBAL said...

Great pics! Love that header also!

Kerri said...

Love your pics!

Bird Girl said...

Boy you take the best kinglet photos! I just can never get close enough and they just never stay STILL! I love the picture of your goldfinch with the cocked head - so nice! Wonder why your hermit thrush is giving you the dickens??? Never heard of wawa - guess I'm not far enough south, eh?

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