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Monday, January 9, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Bird interaction


Sunday was unseasonably warm and the birds were out in full force.

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Looking up in the trees the birds appeared to be very serene, hanging out.
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The American Robins appeared on my deck in full force to enjoy the baths.
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The female cardinal and the American Robin below appeared to be happy to hang out together.
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You don't have to speak bird to know that the cedar waxwing below was intimidating the much larger Robin.
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The cedar waxwings and the robins managed to settle in with small enough numbers to share the baths. At first, however, there were some arguments when about 10 waxwings flew in the middle of about 8 robins.
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When the bluejays arrived most of the birds left but the spotted one whose name I don't know seemed to hold its ground. Update: Thanks to Gary's comment I now know the spotted bird is a European Starling.
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The pair of bluejays below ended up with the bath to themselves.
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At my house (at least outside) it's a bird's world. Click for the home of Our World Tuesday.

15 comments:

Penelope Notes said...

This is such a fabulous peek into the world of birds, Carver! The dynamics seem amazingly human in so many ways … I can almost hear discussions around the birdbath as if it were the office water cooler. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful pictures. You have quite a variety of birds there. I haven't seen the robins back here yet.
These pictures tell a great story.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love your birds, Carver! What wonderful captures and such a variety indeed! Great visit to your world today!! Thank you for your kind words, they're much appreciated!

Sylvia

Unknown said...

Spotted one is a European Starling. Great to see those Robins, a sign of spring up here. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG CameraGirl said...

I always love the photos you get of the birds in your neighbourhood!

Ebie said...

Oh, those birds are so lovely! I love to see up close the different varieties. Those blue jays are pretty!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Wonderful photos, Carver! I particularly liked the birds perching on the bare branches.

Unknown said...

Didn't want to confuse you- that's a Starling in non-breeding plumage. Come spring he'll look like the one you know. Great numbers of birds especially warblers have a non-breeding plumage. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful birds, Carver. Those bluejays are such bullies. Great shots, have a wonderful day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It IS a bird's world there and honestly Carver I can almost hear them. Those are amazing pictures, really showing the birds' "personalities" and quirks.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of birds. They are definitely having good time.

Martha Z said...

Birds provide wonderful entertainment.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely series of shots - such delightful birds!

Martin (Ashton-under-Lyne) said...

I love your close-up bird pictures. I don't have the patience to take photos like that!
However, the tree doesn't seem to be as popular with the birds as the one I showed in my blog last week!
http://ashton-under-lyne.blogspot.com/2012/01/bird-tree.html

Carolina Mts said...

My goodness - what a crowd at your bird bath!

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