for the birds

DSC_7703-minThe other day, we were out for a spin around town and general grocery shopping. Had the camera with me, hoping to see some Goldfinches in a certain spot where they hang around but that was not to be. Went to Marsh Creek to check out the waterfowl population but there weren’t any at all! Noticed two Belted Kingfishers flying around in a distance, and was thinking «If they only could come over and sit down here!» LOL A few seconds later one of them sat down on a branch, right in front of me. First time I’ve ever seen one that close and I was happy in spite of all the branches and twigs.

DSC_7771-minThe following day was Saturday. In the back of my mind, I had the WordPress weekly photo challenge, which was «Connected». Didn’t see anything that inspired me … not for that anyway. On our way back, we stopped for red light, I saw two, really tiny, birds on a power line. The camera was already hanging around my neck, so I rolled down the side window and shot this. I really just wanted to see what they were — I couldn’t see from where I was. They’re young Am. Goldfinches. Could have fit for the photo challenge, but now it’s already Tuesday.

Guess I’ve had some luck with the birds, lately! I met a Blue Heron a couple of days ago too! I was very pleased … they’ve always been too far away before.

15 thoughts on “for the birds

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Your Gold Finch youngsters are just too cute; ). I LOVE Kingfishers and the Blue Heron (in spite of them being one of the most gawd-awful UGLY birds ever; )
    Well, you’re having great luck with the birds in spite of the ducks having “gone missing”!
    Still, that is kind of weird… Wonder where they all went?
    Y’know, I just had a thought: what if, with the super late and really heavy winter you had down there, maybe they had to nest farther south than normal and just never made it to Saint John?

    1. Ms. Tassitus Post author

      Hey and thanks! 🙂 No, the ducks are coming back … they all look drab, they’ve been melting!

      I’ve been so lucky with the birds and I’m so thankful 🙂

  2. suzink

    The Goldfinch are so funny. The one is looking like it is trying to force the other one to do something or whispering to the other. Birds are so funny and so much fun to watch. We have some cardinals that come every year and they dive bomb the cat.

    1. Ms. Tassitus Post author

      Yeah, I didn’t see that when I took it 🙂 We had a few magpies outside my workplace, and they were so much fun to watch! If there was a cat around, they called out so that every magpie in the whole area showed up to tease him.

  3. daydreamer2011

    Wonderful photos as usual !! You’re lucky to be able to see so many different kind of birds!

    1. Ms. Tassitus Post author

      Thank you! This bird/photo interest is something that I’ve gained since I came here. Often, I’ve thought about if I saw this many birds back home. Perhaps I just didn’t look …

      1. daydreamer2011

        I were not that interested in birds when I were much younger. This is an interest that I’ve got now in my middle age 😀

  4. Nylabluesmum

    Love those Finches…we have some here…very busy little birds. LOVE that Heron photo…one of my faves of yours & that Kingfisher is handsome isn’t he??
    Say your blog went to the ‘birds’ today 😉
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen 🙂

    1. Ms. Tassitus Post author

      LOL it sure did … not to the dogs at all 🙂 I was really happy to get that Kingfisher, even though there are a lot of twigs …


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