Gone to the Birds!

I need to be studying. The nearer I get to the end of this quarter, the more pressure to produce papers and discussion posts and peer responses . . . and more. But today is beautiful. The sun is shining–a rarity in this part of the world!–and now that the squirrels are finding food elsewhere, the birds are beginning to come around. They are more difficult to photograph because, unlike the squirrels, they are not used to my presence through the window and they dart away the second I come into view. But that is ok, because I have to study anyway. I don’t have time for birds. REALLY, I don’t! . . . Well, maybe a shot or two, if I am quick enough.

Hours later, I simply had to close the blinds so that I could get some work done. The birds and the sunshine were simply too distracting. I didn’t get many shots although I tried. Of the shots I did get, I doubt that any would win awards. But here are a few of the best. Maybe in the coming days the birds won’t  spook so easily when I decide to snap their portraits. 🙂



32 thoughts on “Gone to the Birds!

    1. I’m with you!!! Study, schmudy!!! I love those birds, and by gum they are going to get well acquainted with my face! LOL. Thanks for stopping by Margie. It is always good to see you.

  1. I’m not sure the picture of the cardinal (I think, he’s all red, but for the grayish tint to the feathers) wouldn’t win any prizes; it’s a pretty good shot, clear and obviously caught just before it flew off…. the lady robin is a good one two, very balanced….good work. Now go finish your paper….

    1. Haha!!! I’m still working on that paper. AND, I’m glad you like the cardinal. I love the out of doors, and being cooped up inside doing course work is not my idea of fun today. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

  2. The birds that gather at our bird feeder spook easily too, but you captured some great photos. The cardinal is gorgeous.

  3. Cecelia, what are you talking about? These photos are absolutely brilliant! You have captured the detail in both pics, they are truly amazing. Well done!
    Hope you manage to get some studying done in spite of the birds, but I’m glad they distracted you enough to take these great photos.

    1. Thanks Barb. I have decided that for the remainder of this quarter I will either have to go elsewhere (i.e. library) to get my coursework done, or leave the blinds closed. I am too easily distracted by the outside world. Hmmm . . . don’t know if I can do it or not! Wish me luck. BTW, thanks for stopping by.

  4. Cecelia – I wear black when I want to approach a window that the sun is shining through to see birds more closely. It helps not to wear anything that will reflect the light. But then again, I shouldn’t be suggesting anything that takes you away from your studies! 😉

  5. Brilliant Pictures Cecelia…Now I have an idea>

    From morning till later afternoon you enjoy the sun and the birds and the squirrels..then later when it gets dark ..you can work!

    Life is too short for having your head stuck in a book during sunshine hours..go out, get out enjoy yourself…

  6. Wonderfully done, Ms. F!
    I’ve always wanted to get a nice shot of a Cardinal like that… they are some handsome creatures, but they’re also very wary… much too quick for me! Very, very cool!

    1. Thanks. These were taken looking through my living room window. (2nd story apartment) I’m not sure I could get these if I were traipsing out in the wild. I’m glad you like them. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Yes, they are beautiful. I have never been able to get this close to birds in the wild, but having a second-story picture window that looks out at lovely trees this high up, I am able to see birds and squirrels up close. It is a treat!

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