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Nothing but Birds

White-breasted Nuthatch and House Finch

These are some photographs of song birds that I took early this month in my yard.  I really have a wonderful time taking pictures of birds and other wildlife that come around the little farm yards each day.  I saw a beautiful Mourning Dove, some Eastern Bluebirds, a King Bird and a bunch of House Finches.  Some were eating at the bird feeder, some perched on the house or electric line, or sitting on old lawn chairs.  The birds seem to like comfort as much as we people seem to do.  Ha!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Bluebird

Mourning Dove

King Bird

The King Bird

There is a King Bird that perches on the branch of an Oak that overlooks the lake in my backyard.  The branch hangs out over the shoreline.  This King Bird may have a family within the leaves of that same tree as the bird is perched there a lot during the day.  King Birds are larger fly-catching birds.  They love the flying bugs that hatch out on the lake.  I am happy to have these birds here as it reduces the mosquito and gnat population considerably.  The King Bird looks like a larger Phoebe but has a brighter white under belly and tip of the tail.  The King Bird is a dark grey in color with a dark slender bill.  I took these pictures on several days during the first few weeks of June 2011.  The King Birds are seasonal here and usually stay from late Spring through about early October.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

The King Bird Feeding its Young

I snapped this photograph of a King Bird feeding a wild blackberry to its chick.  It was perched on an overhanging branch of an Oak just at the shoreline of the lake in my backyard.  When I edited the photo to crop it a bit, lo and behold, there appeared a little yellow open beak.  A tender parental moment.  That chick is getting large and will soon be on its own.  I let that wild blackberry or dewberry grow in my backyard this year.  The birds must really love eating these berries.  I tasted one of the blackest ones and it was sour.  Glad the birds are enjoying the treat!  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photo.

Wild Blackberry Vine

King Bird, Meet the Robins!

As I strolled down the street with my camera, I spotted a Kingbird on the electric line.  I then saw an American Robin join it.  Next, another Robin came along and joined the others.  Apparently, three’s a crowd because the King Bird had enough of those Robins and started to fly off.  The next thing you know, all of the birds are in flight and away all went.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

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