For the Birds…

turkey-vulture hummingbird

birdYou may have noticed that the Wordsmith Studio prompt for this week is Birds.

The first one is a turkey vulture. I think they look cool cause they are big and have red heads.

The next one is a hummingbird. If you’ve ever had hummingbird feeders, you know what they sound like. Every time I hear one, I duck for cover. They sound like the loudest, biggest bee you’ve ever heard in your life. But they look awesome, with their wings flapping so fast that they can hover in place and dart around. Some of them, like the one above, also have pretty ruby throats.

The last photo was a total fluke. I was taking a picture of a squirrel stealing seed from the bird feeder (you can just see him on top of the feeder), and a grackle flew right through my line of sight. Of course, with the camera up to my face, I never saw the bird. It was a little scary when I looked back through the photos I had taken of the squirrel. 

We love birds here at my house. We have more than 15 feeders and regularly see finches, hummingbirds, doves, titmice, woodpeckers, grackles, robins, bluebirds, cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and probably others that I just can’t think of right now. The birds are just starting to come out and I’m looking forward to watching them all summer.

Happy Writing and Photo Fun!



6 Replies to “For the Birds…”

  1. michellepond says:

    Photo bombed by a grackle! Great shots, Becca.

  2. Good Job Becca! Love your PHOTOS!! <3

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