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Sunday, February 11, 2018

It's Bird and Barn Day

I have other pics of the Harris's Sparrow, but I liked the way this one turned out.


I posted this pic earlier in the week, but I am so excited to have found this guy I wanted to share again. As DC was driving down a back road, I caught a glimpse of blue in a tree ahead. Of course I yelled for him to stop and he did. I didn't know what I would find since I have never seen a Kingfisher dressed in such a brilliant blue. But, it is a Belted Kingfisher.


I had to go to the store this morning. On the way I passed a pond with ducks, so I slammed on the brakes even though I was on a state highway. I was able to snap a couple of quick shots before a car came up behind me and I had to go. I tried to turn around and go back, but they flew away before I could get stopped. This is a very poor shot, but Green-winged Teal is a first for me. Excited!



Linking to The Bird D-Pot

Another old barn succumbing to decay. 

Linking to The Barn Collective

10 comments:

  1. ...Betty, what a weathered beauty, it may not be with us for long! Thanks for stopping by, please stop again.

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  2. the barn is a beauty. its a shame they are not cared for better.

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  3. Oh my goodness Betty...they're both just AWSOME!! Fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing with us all at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. I look forward to more soon.

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  4. Your keem eyes spotted some goodies there Betty. A car is one of the best hides (blinds) I know. Love the Belted Kingfisher picture - he's so blue.

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  5. What fab finds! The Belted Kingfisher is a beauty, and so is the Harris's Sparrow in a more muted fashion, but they are both great images.

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  6. What a great kingfisher - as Phil says above, cars can be a great place to watch birds from.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Wow! That Kingfisher is beautiful! We've been seeing one when we hike but can't get a good photo...yet! It's fun to see birds...and ducks when we're out and about! Hugs!

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  8. Love all the birds, the sparrow seem to be one I´m not familiar with.

    And the barn, still standing. They are sturdy. :)

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  9. Beautiful birds...yes that Harris Sparrow is stunning! Love the barn also!

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  10. LOVE your Kingfisher! Have a great day!

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