Friday, June 19, 2015

Backyard Birding


Bob and Jake were playing ball, and I was standing staring up into the trees and sky and realized there were two birds on the top of the 40 foot piece of bamboo . The strange thing was it was a Blue Jay and  A Red Belly Woodpecker. Thank you TexWisGirl for identifying the wood pecker for me.

 The other odd thing was the fact they stayed there while I went inside for my camera and then sat there while I took 25 photos, trying to get the camera to focus that far away... The both had a seed/berry in their beaks.

I  wonder if we will have new families of WoodJay's, Jaywoods, ... a blue jay with a red head, a red head with a blue bottom?

I AM TAKING A FEW DAYS OFF, TO WORK ON A TO DO LIST THAT IS FOREVER BEHIND..


26 comments:

Mersad said...

I hope you will accomplish whatever finds its way on your to do list.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Rebecca said...

Good luck with the to do list. The birds are an interesting find together.

eileeninmd said...

Great series on the Jay and the Redbellied. I love the woodies. So glad they hung around and posed for your photos. Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

A Quiet Corner said...

You know, mixed marriages do make some awesome offspring!...:)JP

Mildred said...

Great photos and you made me laugh with the description of the mixed up offspring! Take care.

From the Kitchen said...

Get back to us on those new avian types!!

Best,
Bonnie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First enjoy your time away from blog world.

Then, you have me giggling on the new species that may arrive in your yard sometime soon. I'd prefer the ones with a blue bottom. I think.

Chatty Crone said...

Interesting!

Get that list and come back soon.

Madi and Mom said...

SANDRA THESE PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS!! I LOVE THE COLLAGES!!
THE BLUE JAY IS KIND OF A BULLY HERE IN OUR YARD. BUT I GUESS HE MET HIS MATCH (BEAK LENGTH) IN THE WOODPECKER!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO BOB.
I MESSED UP ON MADI'S AUTO POST TIME. MOL SET IT FOR 12PM BUT I HAVE CORRECTED IT
CECILIA

Gail said...

Fantastic!!!

blogoratti said...

Really wonderful.

Rose said...

I am amazed that they were both there, too...so close to each other.

If you get done with your list, come do mine!

BlueShell said...

Oh, Sandra...they are so cute. Nice photos.

Kiss
BShell

SweetMarie said...

I LOVE these pics! It's so cool that they were together like this! I miss my blue jays! I haven't seen one since I've been here in NC.
I know all about to do list. :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Nice pictures. Don't work too hard on your days off.:)

TexWisGirl said...

that would be a good mix! red, white and blue!

Ann Thompson said...

Holy smokes. I can't believe they sat there that long. Around here they usually fly away before I even get back with the camera. Do you put glue on your branches?....lol
Hope you get your to do list done. See you when you get back

Cranberry Morning said...

Great pics! Looks like a totem pole! LOL

Guess your break won't exactly be a break, will it, if you've got a TO DO list. But still, have a great weekend, Sandra.

Felicia said...

great bird shots. enjoy your time off.

pattisjarrett said...

They do make an odd couple, but I guess they share. How nice of them to wait for you to get your camera! Hope you make good progress on your to-do list!

diane b said...

Lucky they stayed for your photo shoot.

DawnTreader said...

Must have been yummy berries :)

Betty Manousos said...

fantastic series of photos!

have a great week ahead!:))

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is very interesting and awesome that they stayed while you got your camera. Great shots!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd love to have a red-bellied woodpecker in my yard!

Deb said...

Great birds!!