The Beauty of God's World

Hi Abdicate, I just had to add that you've given me a serious case of 'bird-envy'. I really enjoy bird watching and photography, and your pics show birds that I have no hope of capturing!

Are they all really common to your area?

I particularly like your Cooper Hawk. The closest I've come to a bird of prey is a Peregrine Falcon, perching in the cliffs.

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I also managed to get one shot of him flying.

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But no matter how hard I've looked, I've never seen him again.

Your pics are a real treat.

Blessings and Thanks:)
 
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Here he is about 2 weeks earlier... when Jim took him out of the hallway and put him under a bush to hide him from the kids and the hawks.... later on he disappeared, but while he was sitting under the bush he had positioned himself so he could see the Apple tree.

Beautiful pictures Abdicate! Thanks for adding to the thread

And thanks Annie for being the originator of the thread
 
Guessing this is either a red crossbill (last photo below) or a white winged crossbill male looking in my friend's window. She lives in New Hampshire where they are often seen. The window is from her office in a 1882 Victorian House (seen in the photos) she is living in and remodeling into a bed/breakfast there. I sent her the birdbath in the first photo as a housewarming gift. birdbathrichmolly.jpg RichNHvictorianspring.JPG mollymysterybird1.jpg She said after his bath the little bird came to the window to say "hello." :)
 
Yep, these are my pics, which I really enjoyed taking. However, transferring them to a website, and shrinking them, not so much:mad: I consider myself to be 'technically challenged'. I know I managed to shrink them, but I'm not quite sure how I managed to do it....
 
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