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Winter birds by Princess Lil Belle--for Chris

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Mom says she saw you griping in another thread about
people being stingy with their bird pics this winter.
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Well, I'm here to prove to you that English Setters are the most generous :angel:s on the planet.

I stole the camera and set up near the feeders, asking all my
birdy buddies to pose nicely for you...
and they did!!!!!

Ms Hairy Woodpecker:
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hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Ms Red-bellied Woodpecker came for a chat and stayed for a little suet, too:

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hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Pastor Dove stayed only long enough for a portrait
before flying off to attend to his ministry:
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Mr Purple Finch flew in to see what all the activity was about
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and stuck around to exchange some gossip with those busybodies,
the Chickadees.

breeze
January 15th, 2010, 02:13 PM
beautiful pictures Hazel oops I mean lil Belle

it's nice to see someone following in their mothers footstep and admiring birdies, and taking pictures to show everyone:thumbs up:thumbs up :lovestruck::cloud9::cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:17 PM
As always, I found the chickadees to be quite entertaining--
especially when they yelled at mom for letting the suet cage go empty! :dog:
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The Seed Feeder was still full, though--fun to watch them flutter!
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And of course, they sing nice, too! :cloud9:

rainbow
January 15th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Those are awesome shots :cloud9: ....great job you did, Lil Belle. :thumbs up

rainbow
January 15th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Oooops, I should have known that your mom wasn't finished. :D

Amazing shot of the fluttering chickadee. :thumbs up

breeze
January 15th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Oooops, I should have known that your mom wasn't finished. :D




me too rainbow :o:o

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:24 PM
The Blue Jay Clan came down for pictures--they're such hams! :laughing:
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But they're so darn LOUD!!!! :eek:
My tender ears twitch when they're talking to me. :dog:
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You daren't tell them that, though, or they get mad and won't talk anymore :o
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hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:33 PM
And then, of course, there were the shy Birds that didn't want to cooperate at all.
But my mom says Chris will just keep griping till she sees 'em all,
so here ya go:
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And, in a whole different category--marauding Toms.
They were too fun to pass up! :cloud9:
I chased them away! :evil:
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hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:38 PM
"Hey, Lil Belle, bring the camera! There's another bird out here!!!"
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"Hmmm.... Never mind, Lil Belle! That doesn't look like a finch to me, Ms Macie!" :laughing:

The End

:dog:

No more griping now, Chris

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:39 PM
omd, those pics look huge :eek:

Hmmmm...Chris, I hope you're able to download them! :fingerscr

aslan
January 15th, 2010, 02:40 PM
excellent photo's Lil Belle, love the purple finch and the blue jays.:thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Oooops, I should have known that your mom wasn't finished. :D

Amazing shot of the fluttering chickadee. :thumbs up

me too rainbow :o:o

:laughing: You guys are just too impatient! Believe me, that many pics in just over half an hour? That's blazin' speed from here! :laugh:

Glad you enjoyed Lil Belle's contribution to Chris's addiction! :D

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:43 PM
I love the purple finches, aslan...but for some reason, just this male and one other have been to the feeders since the snow fell in December. I think they're all over at the in-laws. :D

The blue jays, on the other hand, were cooperating extraordinarily well for Lil Belle--they're much more skittish if I'm trying to take pics :laughing:

breeze
January 15th, 2010, 02:44 PM
:laughing: You guys are just too impatient!

me impatient!!!??? you must be thinking of someone else :D:D

I have patients of a saint :angel::angel:



:laughing:

Chris21711
January 15th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Why thank you Princess Lil Belle, that is mighty caring of you :cloud9:

Great pics Hazel, thankyou for taking pity on me......I wasn't griping sorta kinda just happened to mention it :D

Two beefs tho'..........I don't get Red Bellied Woodpeckers, nor do I hardly ever see Purple Finches let alone in winter :frustrated:

Your new camera Hazel takes wonderful photos, the wing flutter of the chickies is remarkable :thumbs up

Do you have more :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 02:58 PM
I have patients of a saint :angel::angel:



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Ya. Me, too. :angel: :o

:laugh:

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Great pics Hazel, thankyou for taking pity on me......

Thank Lil Belle--she's the only one with compassion here. :angel:

I wasn't griping sorta kinda just happened to mention it :D

Mmmmm-hmmmm... Yep, I believe that :rolleyes: :laughing:

Do you have more :rolleyes:
Nope...you and Lil Belle just tapped me out...at least of good ones. :D I'm sure there will be more as the season progresses, though. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but I'm still snappin' lots of pics. :D Not now, though...gotta run! See you!

rainbow
January 15th, 2010, 03:03 PM
I love your blue jays :lovestruck: ....they're so much prettier than the stellar jays we get here. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I think stellar jays are pretty and blue jays are a little drab... I guess it's all what you're used to. Everything else looks exotic! :D

rainbow
January 15th, 2010, 07:11 PM
I think stellar jays are pretty and blue jays are a little drab... I guess it's all what you're used to. Everything else looks exotic! :D

I'll trade ya and I bet if we took a vote close to everyone would pick the blue jay as prettier. :D ....

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Well, ya gotta find a prettier picture :frustrated: Don't make madame hazel come out and take one for you... (insert :toe-tapping: smiley here) :laughing:

hazelrunpack
January 15th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Do you have gray jays out there, rainbow? I think gray jays are really pretty, too! :flirt:

growler~GateKeeper
January 15th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Great shots Lil Belle :thumbs up That's the first time I've seen a Purple Finch :cool:

hazelrunpack
January 16th, 2010, 12:01 PM
I think I posted some closer up shots of a purple finch in a prior thread, growler. I'd check, but I'm having problems with pics again today :frustrated: (So what else is new, eh? :laughing:)

But I think there's a close-up in here: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=66694 They're so pretty! :flirt:

rainbow
January 16th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Well, ya gotta find a prettier picture :frustrated: Don't make madame hazel come out and take one for you... (insert :toe-tapping: smiley here) :laughing:

Yikes, not the ol' bat :eek: ....I told you before that rainbow is scared of her. :eek:

Sorry, I looked again and there ain't no prettier pics, the stellar jay can't be made any prettier than that .....

http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/jay_stellers


Do you have gray jays out there, rainbow? I think gray jays are really pretty, too! :flirt:

Nope ....we don't get any pretty jays here. :(

hazelrunpack
January 16th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Do you have scrub jays? They're pretty, too! :flirt:

rainbow
January 16th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Do you have scrub jays? They're pretty, too! :flirt:

Nope ...we only ever see the stellar jays here. :(

growler~GateKeeper
January 17th, 2010, 02:05 AM
I think I posted some closer up shots of a purple finch in a prior thread, growler. I'd check, but I'm having problems with pics again today :frustrated: (So what else is new, eh? :laughing:)

Yes you did :thumbs up :cool: obviously I missed that thread, though I don't always look at the bird ones :o

The Downy Woodpeckers are cute too. :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 17th, 2010, 03:54 PM
I love the purple finches :flirt: And they sing pretty, too--both the males and the females--in summer.

chico2
January 17th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Aww Hazel,love the pics,I too get most of those birds,except the Purple Finch and my suet is always gone in a couple of hours.
Thank you,I love looking at birdie-pics,the deer was an added bonus:thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 17th, 2010, 04:24 PM
If the deer didn't get the dogs a'barkin' in close quarters, I consider them a bonus, too! :laughing: I love looking at them...I just hate the ringing in my ears afterwards from the Pack sending up the alarm about those :evil: Sinister Does :laughing:

Dee-O-Gee
January 17th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Wow! Quite a variety of little nesters Hazel.

Blue Jays are my favorite and I especially love the last bird (uhmmm Doe!) :)

So was the camera set up on a tripod? The pictures look so crisp and clear.

Lovely snaps Lil Belle! :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 17th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Lil Belle tried the tripod, but we couldn't get it adjusted low enough for her to see through the viewfinder! :laughing: We did turn the vibration reduction feature on for the lens, though :thumbs up Worked like a charm. :dog:

Chris21711
January 18th, 2010, 09:30 AM
though I don't always look at the bird ones :o



MACCK - you don't always look at the bird ones :eek: Growler, Growler, Growler....sigh

hazelrunpack
January 18th, 2010, 10:09 PM
MACCK - you don't always look at the bird ones :eek: Growler, Growler, Growler....sigh
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