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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Show & Tell Friday: The Elusive "Perfect" Bird Photo

Some weeks ago I asked Mr AVO to purchase some bird seed for our feeder that hasn't been used in a couple of years.
Now I try to sit on our patio every day for lunch and relax and read a bit and now I get to view the birds too.
I've taken more than 3 dozen photos of the feeder trying in vain to get the "perfect" shot.  I wanted to show when 5 or 6 birds are holding on for dear life or when a bunch of huge pigeons scare away the smaller no avail. 

I've also noticed that almost all the smaller birds are of the same species....and they come to feed in pairs.  There is a brownish gray bird and then the brightly colored red on the head and breast of the other bird, which I suppose is the male.

I hope you can see the bright red on the male bird, (you can click on the photos for a much larger view)....I really tried to get better photos than these but the birds alluded me.
Does anyone know what type of bird they are?.....I think I saw them pictured on someone's blog  and they called them some type of a Finch....but can't remember where.

Thanks for stopping by.....I always appreciate your comments.

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Createology said...

I love to watch the birdies however no feeders here as the bears rip them apart and destroy them. I watch the birdies in the trees and eating bread crumbs or seed I spread out on the ground for them. Enjoy your new passtime and weekend.

育淑 said...

nice to know you, and glad to find such a good artical!......................................................................

Debbie~ said...

I think your little birds may be a House Finch. We have them here too and they look very similar. Look them up online and see if that's your bird. We have several pairs right now and sure enjoy them! I looove your blog header, it's wonderful! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Decor To Adore said...

Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your birds are utterly charming!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your bird photos! We have hummingbirds in abundance this time of year and even with the dozens of them visiting us, I could only get a shot of a couple of them. I posted them on my blog a few weeks ago. Have a peaceful, restful time sitting on your patio with your bird visitors.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love watching the birds too. I have a robin building a nest near my deck right now. So I think I will be greeted with the sounds of baby birds soon.