Tag Archive: birds


These birds are so cute and tiny compared to the huge sunflowers that they are eating from! If you watch the video closely, you can see a number of bees flying about and they are of considerable size when you compare them to the size of this little bird.

I thought that this particular garden was much nicer than the others I had passed while I was “On Safari”. Not because of the flowers, but more because it was feeding the wildlife in the area.

Now for some snapshots!

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Two Little Finches on Sunflowers

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Picking sunflower seeds is hard work!

Finch 2

So is opening them!

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Almost hidden, the upside down bird gets a meal.

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This little bird is full and ready to go home.

I haven’t been posting for a while because I got to go on a mini-vacation to my sister’s house. Its always nice to visit family and take a break from the daily happenings of my life. Also to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Boy how I didn’t miss the traffic!

But don’t worry I didn’t forget about taking photos and videos while I was away 😀

So while I was in town I visited a place which I had seen Peacocks before. I wasn’t sure if they would still be there… but they were! And there were many more than I had seen before!

There were two males and at least 3 females. Sorry for some of the shaky footage, I was very excited to see these birds.. they seem like a legend that you couldn’t imagine was real until you see them yourself.

Here are a couple feathers we found on the ground as a souvenir:

Peacock Feathers

I really like this character I made, her name is “Uni” (for lack of anything better to call her).

She is a Unisus, otherwise known as an Alicorn. I think she is feeling down and the little birds want her to come fly with them.

Here is a still frame so you can see what the finished drawing will look like, just in case you are at work or someplace where you don’t want Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” blasting from your phone.

Uni and birds RESIZED

 

On a visit to the wetlands we saw a Great Blue Heron, which coincidentally landed just as we got there. I’ve never been so close to a heron before, it was really magnificent. Here is the video, which is followed by some still shots.


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The above picture is the only shot of it that I got with my better quality camera before the battery died.

It was such a slow moving bird, when it moved it was so subtle that you wouldn’t have noticed it from afar.

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The Redwing Blackbird had good reason to be defensive, especially if it has a nest because the Great Blue Heron is a predatory bird and eats eggs and hatchlings.

Heres some action shots:

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