Tag Archive: bird


This (male) robin was up bright and early to get the jump on a whole bunch of grubs! I wonder if he has a nest full of little ones to feed?

During another trip to the wetlands we saw a heron, we think its a “green heron” … although it doesn’t look very green to me!

Its so interesting how this bird keeps its neck against its body, it has a longer neck than it seems!

green-heron-stretch

Just look at that stretch!

For the longest time I would hear this bird’s call and think that it was some other bird, perhaps a blue jay… Nope.

I’m really enjoying bird watching and how I am becoming more familiar with what birds are making what sounds in my area.

I also enjoyed reading this little snippet from wikipedia:

“The calls of the red-winged blackbird are a throaty check and a high slurred whistle, terrr-eeee. The male’s song, accompanied by a display of his red shoulder patches, is a scratchy oak-a-lee,[17] except that in many western birds, including bicolored blackbirds, it is ooPREEEEEom.[18] The female also sings, typically a scolding chatter chit chit chit chit chit chit cheer teer teer teerr”

I imagine that it could be very challenging to write out the sounds made by birds, but they appear to have gotten it fairly well.

While visiting our local wetlands the other day, my daughter and me got to see a Belted Kingfisher!

We were both surprised and amazed to see more than just ducks and tadpoles. There were actually three of these little blue “mohawk” birds chasing each other around a fixed track, almost like they were racing. They kept repeating the chase over and over, I do wish my camera battery had lasted long enough to get footage of this.

So here is the brief clip I got of one of the birds resting on a branch between laps.

Here is the swamp, I have more videos to post later… ducks and other more “common” Oregon wildlife.

wetland

There are hummingbirds in my neighborhood and I keep on hearing their little chirps! They are so quick and small that it was a real chore to capture them on film.

I finally got some decent footage of them stretching their wings, scratching their head and taking off into flight. Complete with instant replay in slow motion. There is even a neat shot of the sun reflecting off from their iridescent feathers.

Here is a gif that I made to celebrate the fact that we don’t have to be the same species to be kind to one another!Peck kitty

Happy little griffins <3 Not too much more to say!
GriffonsKinda got in a hurry and forgot to do the details on the front feet!

If you like griphons this post is for you!

I drew this really cool looking griphon and thought it would look cool on a button 😀

Link to my Cafepress Shop!

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I’ve just been in the mood to make fan art lately, there are a lot of people out there who post nice things about their animals. Here is a drawing I did inspired by pictures from an instagram user:
winnie_cat_ has a wonderful cat who is friendly with the family birds. There are even video clips of the cuties together!

So I spend an awful lot of time drawing this picture the other day.

You sank my battleship burger

Here is Disco the parakeet’s video with him saying this funny quote: “You sank my battleship burger

Skip to 2:09 to hear just this saying!

Disco’s poor human had to have knee surgery and is in need of some cheering up! If you like Disco why not pop on by and cheer her on?

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