Thursday, May 14, 2009

Singin' For His Supper

Once again, I'm havin' some fun with my newest toy. This morning, after Pa refilled the bird feeder, we had some feathered visitors, including 2 of my favorites, a pair of Towhees.

After carefully sliding the dining room window open, as quietly as possible, I had a fine time photographing these two as they sang their sweet little songs. They're quite fond of the sunflower seeds in the mix we provide.
Singing For His Supper

Shortly after the first bird left, his partner stopped by.

In addition to regaling us with their song, and being kind enough to pose for the camera, these two feathered fellows also provided me with the opportunity to get to know my camera just a bit better. As I suspected, an additional feature (or 2) allowed me to better utilize my zoom. Still need to play with it a bit though, as well as figure out how to control my tendency to "shake".

Hope you all are having a great Thursday!


toomanyhats said...

Great pics....but my question is what kind of bird is this? I've seen them and wondered what they are...guess I'll have to get the book out.

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Wow! That was fast!

I think they're Towhees, although I'm not positive of the specific kind. Nathan says they're Spotted Towhees, but I haven't been able to find them in my bird book yet.

You might try looking in the "perching birds" section. Let me know if you find them! :)

bev said...

What great pictures! And such accommodating little guys too! To pose for you and stay around long enough for you to get you shots in. Wish the birds here were as cooperative. LOL

Dorothy said...

Wow your camera is doing great work those pictures are wonderful.

Hope all is well.

Dorothy from grammology

toomanyhats said...

Nathan was right....It's Spotted Towhee...A google image search gave me that bird. My bird books only show a Rufous Sided Towhee and they just weren't "quite" the same bird. Thanks Nathan!

HDMac said...

I like!!!!!