Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bluebirds


After last week's snowstorm (this go-around we just got bucketloads of rain), the Bluebirds flocked to the Japanese Beautyberries near the house. In between feeding they used the trellis and the Tulip Tree and Sweetgum beside the driveway as lookouts.

 

 

 

 

In this picture they look like a bunch of birds caught in a mist net. The tips of the branches are too flimsy for their weight so they often had to bend way over or flap to keep their balance.
 

 

 


You can see three Bluebirds perched here in this Sweetgum.
 

The sky and the bird really were this blue.
 

 

 

 

 

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41 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, those are such sweet little dear blue birds. I would love to have those here, but alas. You took some wonderful pictures of them.

    I've been enjoying the mockingbirds singing. They sound happy.

    FlowerLady

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  2. Wow Sweetbay!! Look at all your Blue Birds... my most favorite bird in the world. Wonderful photos of them!! They are so dear! It is great you have planted shrubs that help them over the winter. ;>)

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  3. What beauties these are! And, so many of them too. I like the complimentary blues in the background on some of them too. Very nice post.

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  4. Fabulous photos, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Dear Sweet Bay, Gosh! What a lot of pictures. I am now able to see why you felt my posting was lacking in visual detail.

    The bluebirds are WONDERFUL. We certainly do not have them in London, where birds are becoming increasingly scarce, and I have so enjoyed looking at them.

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my posting to which I have replied.

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  6. I love Bluebirds, wonderful photos.

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  7. Oh my gosh...lucky, lucky YOU!! They're all so beautiful. I only wish they'd be here where I live.

    Here is my C C...do hope you can stop by sometime today.

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  8. Oh, they're adorable. They look like ornaments in those shrubs and trees. You're so lucky to have bluebirds--they aren't around here at all, and I'd so love to see them in our gardens. Maybe one day they'll move to Nova Scotia, too. (they are occasional here in the province but I've never seen them.)

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  9. sweetbay, these are wonderful photos of your Bluebirds! I really enjoyed seeing them.

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  10. Hello SweetBay,

    I had not seen Bluebirds before I started blogging and visited other's blogs. I really love these little birds. We do not have them here and I enjoy whatever glimpses I get through other's photos. Your photos are wonderful - Thank you!

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  11. Sweetbay, wonderful photos of the bluebirds. I am with envy for I have never seen one in our garden, but perhaps they have simply been illusive. ;)

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  12. I love seeing the blue birds-- they are such fun. Their true blue color is great as it flashes when they fly. Wonderful photos.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful photos. What a way to brighten my day by looking at your bluebirds.

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  14. Beautiful photos! The bluebirds seem to love your plants, and no doubt they're happy to have some leftover berries to eat.

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  15. Your bluebirds look like jewels in the trees. We have the mountain bluebird here - it is a rare sight but most welcome.

    Gorgeous photos! :)

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  16. That IS a lot of bluebirds. They are just so cute and fluffy looking.

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  17. Have never seen so many bluebirds ... you are indeed blessed!

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  18. Beautiful, beautiful pops of color, there's just no other color like those handsome birds. I love the bluebird sittin' in the gumballs!

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  19. The bluebirds against the blue sky is so pretty! You live in such a beautiful place, it's no wonder the birds and butterflies always seem to be visiting you.

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  20. Really pretty birds. I don't think we have them here in MA. I have also been taking pictures of the birds here. You can see them on my blog, feel free to stop by! Great shots!

    ~jamilyn

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You are a wonderful photographer!!

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  22. We don't have birds like this in Holland. They are just beautiful!!

    Wish you a happy sunday!

    groetjes van Madelief

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  23. The sight of these beautiful bluebirds gathered in the drab-colored bushes is stunning.

    The two bluebirds sitting on top the trellis really should be part of a Valentine's card.

    The lone bluebird sitting on a branch with that "knock your socks off" blue sky in the background leaves me speechless. Hard to believe, I know:)

    And may I say, I luv the word Sweetgum!

    donna

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  24. What a lovely bird! Thank you for this beautiful set of photos! Have a delightful Sunday!

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  25. Cardinals get all the attention ... but Bluebirds are my favorite! Yours are beautiful.
    ... Connie

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  26. Love those Bluebirds. Wish we had them here in my garden.

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  27. If you know me, you know I love these little birds;-) It's such a joy to have them in our yards, isn't it? You captured some great shots, sweetbay...especially the last few of the one on the branch with the bright blue sky. How did you capture those? It looks like you were right under him!

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  28. Thank you everyone for your comments!

    Jan I used my 55-300mm lens to take these pictures.

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  29. Sweetbay, thanks....I have a 55-300 lens, as well, but I've never gotten one that looked quite that good (in my opinion)! Were you outside when you took it? And how close? I have to take most of mine from my kitchen window, which isn't as close as I'd like. Even if I go out on the deck, it's still pretty far away to the trees...

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  30. oh, and YES, we are still digging out;-)

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  31. Oh my, your photos take my breath away! Stunningly beautiful, nothing is so pretty as a blue sky or a blue bird but together, they are nirvana!

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  32. Thank you IGW, you are very kind. We only get blue skies like this in cool weather; there's so much haze in this summer, but this time of year the skies are as they look out West.

    Jan I was outside, maybe 50' from the bird I'm guessing. Your photos are gorgeous. I love the group shots at the birdbath.

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  33. Beautiful! They look like jewels or as if the sky stuck to their feathers. Wonderful!

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  34. Beautiful pictures! I haven't seen my bluebirds yet. Thanks for posting.

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  35. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cute birds with us. I haven't seen so many all at once. You were very lucky to see them and get such wonderful pics. I hope they come back often.

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  36. I have such a case of blue bird envy:) Wonderful photos.
    Marnie

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  37. Wow. The blue birdy against that deep blue sky is just gorgeous! Love it!

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  38. These are such beautiful little birds, and you've captured such stunning images of them, Sweet Bay. We don't have bluebirds here, or at least not in my yard. I always think of "the bluebird of happiness"--with this many, you must be in a state of ecstasy:)

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  39. Hi Sweet Bay!
    How did I miss all these posts of yours??
    Trying to catch up now ~ I am so glad I saw this one ~ I've never seen that many bluebirds in one place! They look like little jewels hanging from your shrubs. It's amazing how bright a color they are, isn't it? We used to have the mountain bluebird nest in our backyard when we lived in Wyoming. The male is that bright blue all over ~ it's incredible.

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