Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bird in the bush

While trying -- and failing miserably -- to capture a good image of a bright red cardinal yesterday, I noticed this plump creature momentarily perched on the tip of one of the branches of Jeannine's winterberry bushes. 










Thanks to the power of the zoom lens on my camera, I managed to get a few fairly decent shots of it through our kitchen window. -- PL

8 comments:

Melodye said...

Sweet bird! Not sure what kind it is, but it seems like he's getting (at least) his fair share of Jeannine's winterberries. Love the very idea of a yellow bird in winter…a splash of sunshine amidst the snow. :)

It's really hard to capture birds at a distance, but you've done a remarkable job here, Peter. Especially since you're shooting pics through the kitchen window. The detailing is remarkable.

Bridgett said...

It looks like a robin! What is it doing in the snow...in January?!

Celaird said...

Boss, fantastic pics! You are getting some wonderful, artistic images these days! Keep on ...DOING it!

David McBride said...

Great shots. Maybe some inspiration for next year's Christmas card. Very cool!!

Mark H said...

Brilliant pictures. That does look a lot like an American Robin.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_robin/id

Thanks for sharing!

Mark H said...

Here are a couple of neat pictures of a bird in my yard that I just took. I thought you might appreciate them. I'm really happy with the second picture. I've only seen this kind of bird a couple times here in Massachusetts. I have never seen one in the daytime. I was happy I was able to get a couple pictures of it.

http://tonesofholmes.blogspot.com/2014/02/owl-on-line.html

Diane Harrison said...

Hi Peter,

I'm designing a sign about native plants for a Land Trust in Jamestown RI.
Would you allow me to use one of these incredible images on it?
thank you
Diane

PL said...

"Diane Harrison said...
Hi Peter,

I'm designing a sign about native plants for a Land Trust in Jamestown RI.
Would you allow me to use one of these incredible images on it?
thank you
Diane"

DIane, I think that would be okay. Which one? I would ask that you put somewhere "Photo ©2014 by Peter Laird". -- PL