Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bird Nerd Post

It's been a while since I posted bird pics.  As you may or may not know, I'm a bird nerd.  Not a bird watcher, per se.  I don't go racing all over the country, adding to my birding list.  I'm content to notice birds wherever I happen to be.  I count the eagles on my way to and from Walmart, for instance.  And I note birds along the roadside.  And I attract birds to my yard so I can snap their pictures and all them to my own 'collection'.  Yes, that's what it is - I collect birds in my head and on my hard drive.  And I need to correctly identify them - because hey, that's what bird nerds do.

Anyway, with the recent winter storm, the birds were really out en masse yesterday.  Here are a few of the better shots I took.
Male Cardinal
Carolina Chickadee
Female Purple Finch

Fox Sparrow
Goldfinch - Winter Plumage
Rusty Blackbird
White-crowned Sparrow (possibly female or juvenile)
Hans and Franz (male wild turkeys)

What about you?  Are you a bird nerd?


  1. Replies
    1. LOL, at least you didn't point out that I'm a birdbrain. ;o)

    2. Bird nerds! I love it. We are exactly the same. We always take note of the birds but we don't chase them down. Have you ever watched the movie, The Big Year? With Jack Black and Owen Wilson and Steve Martin? They're bird watchers and it's quite cute actually.

    3. I love that movie, Karyn! It's what I was thinking of when I mentioned racing all over the country.

  2. I love your photos! I enjoy 'collecting' birds in my head, too. I'm not organized enough to get out the camera. ;-)

    1. Thanks, Deb! LOL, there are a lot of times where I don't think about the camera and I miss some great shots.

  3. Wow what a variety. I love the cardinal - doesn't he look all arrogant and cocksure posing for you? "Look at me, aren't I magnificent?

    1. He certainly does look cocksure, Fran. He's pretty and he knows it.