Monday, February 16, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #25 -- Birds

Today Carly of the blog Ellipsis wants to see our bird shots. I didn't think I had any until I did a search at my Flickr site and came up with quite a few! I think it's quite unlikely that I will get any current pictures of bird but if I do, I will add them later.

Here they are, in no particular order. The first is of a swallow that tried building a nest on my back porch a couple of years ago. That didn't work out very well for the swallow couple and the nest was abandoned.

These white geese (and I get extra credit for showing white birds) were a couple that I photographed up on Vancouver Island when Steve and I were there many years ago, at the Ladysmith Marina. I don't know if they were an actual "couple" but I thought they were cute together. ;-)

Another white bird -- this is TJ the cockatoo, who belongs to my daughter-in-law Kamie's parents. He is a pretty bird.

This bird was photographed on a trip that Steve (my late husband) and I made to Wildlife Safari in southern Oregon many years ago. I wish I knew what kind it was. It's beautiful, I think.

Another bird spotted on a trip with Steve -- this one in Hawaii, while eating breakfast at our hotel, the Outrigger Reef, if I'm recalling correctly. The bird was very cute, the way it scavenged for crumbs beneath our feet.

I have pictures of seagulls but none that are very good, and so I didn't include any of those. I love the seagulls at the beach!

If you would like to participate in this fun meme, go to Carly's blog via the link in the first sentence. You can put your entry's URL in her comments and also visit last week's participating blogs, which she has listed in her post. Great fun!


Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

Great group of birds! I will have to do a little research, but the one bird looks a little like a Heron, I can't remember if it's called a multi-colored or rainbow... silly brain isn't awake yet, but I will get back to you! LOL. Well done m'dear!

Hugs, Carly

Jama said...

what a lovely group of birds, I like the cockatoo.

TJ said...

You have birds's so cold here there are very few.
Is the one a Peahen maybe?
Tj huh?
What a cutie!

Nancy said...

Oooh...nice job!! I have no idea what that bird is with the crazy hair either....maybe an ostrich in heat? lol

Great pics!


Tammy said...

Nice variety of beautiful birds Suzanne. I love the birds in Hawaii.

P.S. I'm sorry for your loss. Sounds like you have beautiful memories.

Vicki said...

Love all the photos!

Wammy said...

The first pic of the barn shallow reminds me of the hours I used to spend as a little girl trying to get pictures of barn swallows of the lodge porch on vacation. Nice shots.

Liz said...

A great variety of birds. The cockatoo looks very smart.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think you had fun looking into your archives for these birds. I think it's great you have memories attached to each one. ;-)

Mike said...

Nice birds! Is the cockatoo a talking bird? I can never remember that.