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Old Jul 9, 2012, 12:57 PM   #11
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Lovely series Mole ! I love the Hummer (of course) but your Blue Jay is an outstanding bird, just lovely.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 2:37 PM   #12
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Harriet - Hummers sure are photogenic little birds!

Pboerger - Thanks so much! A few keepers out of plenty of deleted...

Lou - I would love to take credit for the background, but just a lucky accident. Glad you enjoyed these!

Kevin - Many people consider bluejays to be a pest bird, because they are aggressive towards other birds, and often become "feeder-hogs." But I've always enjoyed watching them too. Because they are not very shy of us, it's easy to get good glimpses of their behavior and daily lives...
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 3:07 PM   #13
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(I believe it's a Sharp Shinned Hawk, but Penolta will probably correct me!)
I can't imagine having to correct you, Marty - your IDs are always spot on. Even without seeing the end of the tail from a better angle to see that it is squared rather than rounded, it is apparent from the smaller head and shorter tail that it is indeed a Sharp-shinned. I could only add that its smaller size against the fence rail would make it a male.

The Allen's in my back yard don't seem to pay as much attention to the milkweeds as your Ruby-throats do, but the milkweeds. have too much competition from the sages, butterfly bushes and feeders to attract them.

Nice shots of "Polly," especially away from an artificial feeder. That first shot almost looks more like an insect! There is always a temptation to freeze hummingbird wings in flight, but I think some blur is more realistic, since they are so much faster than the human eye anyway.

We never had a problem with birds eating our apples until one day a wandering Scrub Jay appeared and stayed only long enough to show our House Finches that apples were good to eat, and then left, never to be seen again! Pecked apples have been the norm ever since!
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 1:29 AM   #14
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I had no idea that Hummingbirds enjoy butterfly weed nectar! I also got a LOT of very bad photos - most were too blurry or too full of blown-out highlights. Here's one more view of this pretty little pollinator.

Really great captures as always Mole! Just love seeing what you capture digitally. Very nice work and thanks much for sharing it online.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 7:39 PM   #15
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Penolta - Thanks for the kind words! I do remember a mis-ID for a juvenile Heron a year or two ago, for which you very kindly corrected me.
Interesting about the varied feeding habits of your Hummers, and also fascinating about the Jay "teaching" the other birds to "steal" your apples!

Ned - And thanks for taking time to comment! Glad you enjoyed my little "feathered friend!"
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