Thursday, January 03, 2013

Quick Shots



I spent the days immediately after Christmas babysitting three grandchildren, two, five and seven.  Hubby and I were in continuous checking mode although the children could pretty much entertain themselves with all the new gifts.  On the day we loaded the car to leave I noticed movement in the crepe myrtle tree in the front yard.  The birds did not seem to mind hubby carrying bags back and forth nearby, so I grabbed my camera and caught a few quick shots to enlarge and see exactly what birds they were.  There are two hidden in the seed heads above.



They were goldfinch with their subdued winter colors.



In the summer they are bright yellow with bold black bars.


Above at the top of the photo you can also see a house finch with a touch of red.


Yes, the shots are grainy and blurry.  It was hard to get a good shot while listening to the children in the room behind me.  I could use a better lens.  I can also blame the stiff breeze that would kick up now and again.

8 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Despite the distractions, you still manage to get great photos. These are lovely of the little birds.

Brian Miller said...

ha i understand....just me and my boys this week...and watching one of the kids i used to counsel as well to make a little extra money...so my time is here and there...quick shots...you did well, cool birds...smiles.

Celia said...

Your photos are so good. If you hadn't mentioned it I would have missed the 2nd bird in the first pict. Makes me appreciate your eye for detail.

Red said...

We get to see the bright breeding colors. Avery few times they stay here during the winter.
Yes, we have house finches. I would like to give them away.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I think they're very good photos! The house finch is one of my favorites. :)

Dave said...

My wife and I are very fond of birds and always enjoy watching them. I liked your pictures of the birds Tabor - Dave

Dave King said...

I always blame that damned breeze - but I don't get results as good as these! Fab'!

Ileana said...

I don't see them blurry; I love the closeups and you are so good at capturing nature. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you!