Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bird Day

A robin gazes off in the distance on a warm summer day.

As swallow surveys his domain.

A pair of ospreys sit on their nest.

While Sandhill Cranes search for food for their young.

And a female red-winged blackbird perches in the shade.


Missicat said...

Great pictures! Must be wonderful to be near so much wildlife. I will trade you a dozen squirrels for some birds! :-)

Where did birds sit/nest before there were telphone poles and lines?

Hilary said...

It's so satisfying to capture a bird.. with your camera that is. Looks like you had a lovely day full of sightings. Thanks for sharing.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Missicat. Kind of you to offer, but we have our share of squirrels here.

Hilary, thanks. It really is satisfying to get bird pics. They were over the course of a few days although the robin and swallow were within a few minutes of each other.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - great photos! We don't have ospreys here (at least, not that I know of) and the sandhill cranes that used to nest at the dugout across the road didn't come back this year, so I haven't seen any. Thanks for sharing!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, dfBag Lady. We get a few pairs of cranes around here. We were quite lucky to see them that morning, though, as it seemed a bit late in the day for them to be out. I guess the kids were still hungry.
The ospreys were south and east of Red Deer. The others were local birds.

Reb said...

Great photos Leah! Your new camera does an amazing job!

Reb said...

*Sigh* In your hands, mine would do an amazing job too!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so very much, Reb.
It's a really good camera and the lens is incredible. I'm so glad I had it when we saw the cranes. Feel a wee bit funny taking credit for photos done with everything on automatic, but what the hey.
That said, the ospreys were done with the Fujifinepix.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, what beautiful photos! Birds are such marvelous and amazing creatures. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Thomma Lynn.
It was a pleasure to get these pictures.