When flying as a pilot, one must always respect the landing and take-off style of others. Let’s face it, some pilots are just better than others. Sometimes you experience that wonderful, gentle landing…other times your glasses fall off and your dentures fall out from the impact of the landing. Some pilots make graceful turns, others have you laying on your side and getting to know the person in the next seat much more personally than you’d like to.
May 21, 2013 | Categories: Birds | Tags: bird, Birds, blue, Blue Jay, flight, Fly, flying, humor, nature, photo, photograph, photographs, photography, PHOTOS, pilot, silly, wildlife, wings | Leave A Comment »
I was working away here on the computer, when movement captured my attention outside of the window. Gliding in for a landing, came the Boss. He looks bigger than ever and he made himself right at home with a view of the bird feeding area. He wasn’t there long. I missed the best shot, but I was amazed at what I saw. I watched a Blue Jay, totally intimidated by a red-breasted grosbeak yesterday…but today…not so intimidated.
May 6, 2013 | Categories: Birds | Tags: attack, bird, bird attack, Birds, Blue Jay, Fly, flying, HAWK, Hawks, images, nature, photo, photograph, photography, red tail, red tailed hawk, wildlife | 20 Comments »
First I heard the crow, then I heard the hawk…I didn’t see anything, just heard them….then I saw the hawk, then I saw the crow….amazing when the littler birds go after the big birds.
This anhinga made many trips to and from the rookery, looking for twigs and sticks to build a nest with..I really liked it’s reflection and thought…what the heck….I need a picture of that!
A little entertainment from our boys in blue today….
I was just sitting down to work yesterday, late in the afternoon and I heard a terrific bang against the window…
I also saw a bird hit….now I know that all of the birds that come here to feed are aware of where the windows are, so it just popped into my head that it might have been a hawk turns out it was a Falcon…the hawks will come in at warp speed maybe once a year and try for a bird…for this Falcon…that didn’t work out so well….I cranked the window open and looked down at the ground and sure enough…there was a pretty large bird laying there, motionless…….
I ran around looking for my heavy duty gloves, my coat, my boots…but not until I grabbed a few shots from the window….I don’t exactly know what I intended to do, I thought I could see it’s chest moving…but absolutely not another thing moved……as I ran back to the kitchen to head out the door…I saw the brown Falcon zipping skyward…sure enough…back outside the window….no more Falcon….all was well..
JUST ANOTHER DAY OUTSIDE A WINDOW INTO THE WOODS…
They are just dying to show off for you……so here you go….
Something tells me I’ll have more dancers outside of the window into the woods today…
There are all kinds of birds…
When last we met, I had given up my dream of riding a horse while balancing on my head.
Today, after much soul searching, I have found a new dream….I want to be a stunt pilot. I just know that I could learn to fly in four days, how hard could it be? The first thing I need to do is to go get myself a really fabulous pilot’s helmet…..they do wear helmet’s don’t they? It would have to be a helmet with a design of a really serious nature….something that would let everyone know that I am a member of a very tough group of pilots.. ..it would need to have wings, preferably something kind of feathery, like some kind of exotic bird.
I have played some video games and I almost always finish12th place…I think that shows that my reflexes and hand- eye coordination are really pretty good. Don’t they say that pilots practice flying by playing video flying games?
I want to have a black plane with a Palm Tree painted on it…in honor of El Guapo, a fellow blogger..Palm trees signify a “happy place”…soaring through the sky…twirling and diving most certainly must take a person to a happy place . Yes, twirling and diving, climbing then rolling and rolling toward the ground….then, up,up,up…loop-dee-loop, then rolling and rolling again…….(burp)….(I don’t feel so good)…WHERE’S THE HAPPY PLACE? WHERE’S THE HAPPY PLACE? ARE WE THERE YET????????
After some reflection I’ve decided to do something with a plane that flies in a straight line. I’m thinking that maybe I could do some ”wing-walking”….You know, like in the movies, where they climb out on the wing while the pilot flies the plane…..(I’m giving up on being the pilot…I feel that I am too active a person to just sit and turn a steering wheel….). ..in order to train for my new career, I am practicing climbing out of my car window and balancing on the hood of my car. ( DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!)
I am having a hard time convincing Hubby to drive me up and down the driveway while I practice this, so for now..I crawl out of the car window and stand on the hood while the car is turned off. Five of my squirrel friends stand in front of the car and wave leaves at me really fast to simulate the wind rushing by me. I have gained a lot of confidence and have only fallen off the hood of the car eleven times. As soon as my new teeth are delivered and the stitches in my posterior are removed, I’m cleared for take-off…
I expect to be famous soon, for a number of reasons.
I’ve been watching my fine feathered friends again….they never cease to amaze me..
One thing I think we humans ought to be able to do is fly…under our own power..
Just imagine,,,no gasoline to buy, but then of course our food budget would go up,
all that flying would make us hungry…We’d be burning about 3000 calories
Then of course there’d be no insurance to buy..well we might need SOME…
I mean there are collisions to consider…and speed limits to set …and we’d need air traffic
Officers?…… oh this is getting over-whelming!
On the “up-side” we could buy nifty flying outfits,,decorated with little feathers
and even feather covered helmets to protect our heads..ooooohhh, maybe
with some glitter and rhinestones..OH !,,,where was I? Oh Yes,,,
We could zip around to our hearts content…lots of “me” time…of course taking the
kids to school could be a problem..there’s only room for one passenger..
and how about teaching our kids to fly…would we have to find a ledge and push
them off ???? Just kidding….
And then there’s the nightmare of those who drink and “fly”….
And what about people who like music when they’re traveling, could we allow
them to sing? It would be like second hand cigarette smoke,,if they sound awful and
make us want to throw up, will there be a law for that?
And what if you’re flying RIGHT beside your husband and you say
“we’re lost” and he says, “no we’re not”…who can get the map out???
Our arms would be busy flapping…and there wouldn’t even be a gas station
to stop at….Sigh….Oh, well,,back to square one.
May 16, 2012 | Categories: Birds, Bluejay, Comedy, Flying, Humor, Nature, Photography, Wildlife, Woodpecker | Tags: Birds, Blue Jays, flying, humor, nature, photography, Red-Headed woodpecker, wildlife | 64 Comments »
each other at times. I’ve never seen them actually grab seeds and nuts
out of the pot at the same time before..
You’ll also see an image of a Blue Jay hopping into the air on this
post today…He was SO mad that I was snapping shots…seriously,
he looked right at me and continued to jump up and down for about a
minute. Just hopping wasn’t enough, he was screaming at me also.
The Cardinal got worked up when he caught sight of his own reflection in
the window..(it’s actually reflected TWICE!) Glad he gave up on that
pretty quickly, sometimes they carry on about the “intruder” for
A woodpecker came to call, to my surprise. They usually are very
nervous and leave when other birds approach, but he held his
The squirrel was hilarious! He spent about forty-five minutes leaping
up, grabbing a peanut and then racing off to the woods to hide it.
He also spent a fair amount of time chasing another squirrel who
was apparently closer to the food than a quarter mile and this
posed a BIG problem for him..very territorial.
It was a little upsetting today. To my surprise a landscape fellow
showed up and was spraying stuff on the lawn to inhibit crab grass
growth! I spent an hour hosing the stuff off of the grass so none
of the birds or squirrels would ingest the nasty chemicals.
I felt so badly for one little squirrel today. He must have fallen
out of a tree! His right front foot must be broken…he wasn’t able
to get up to the feeder for the peanuts, couldn’t trust that paw
to grab hold..so after I sprayed off the grass, I moved the
feeder right up against the branches so that it can just walk right
up and have a seat.
Well, you may be wondering why I called this post…”your flight
is cancelled”. Today you are only getting images of “the flight
crew”, the Blue Jays, grounded. No take offs, no landings, just
sitting on the tarmac talking about what they’re going to have
April 17, 2012 | Categories: Animals, Birds, Bluejay, Cardinals, Nature, Squirrel, Wildlife, Woodpecker | Tags: Birds, Blue Jay, flight, flying, food, jumping, leaping, nature, squirrel, wildlife | 90 Comments »
Alright first off, here is my bald-headed little buddy……looks like a hunting
accident to me. Or as I said before, male pattern baldness. So for those of you
who have to slow down to stare at traffic accidents..take one quick look and then
And for those of you who just loved “The Flight Crew”, here they are with
a few of their friends.Yes, these images were all taken within a few days
of each other. Welcome to our wacky weather!
So after a day of burying you all under a mountain of posts….I’m going to
shut up for awhile and give you a break.
March 2, 2012 | Categories: Bald headed Squirrel, Birds, Bluejay, Buebirds, Cardinals, Humor, Nature, Squirrel, Wildlife | Tags: beaks, Birds, Blue Jays, cardinals, feathers, flight, flying, images, peanuts, photography, Snow, squirrel | 86 Comments »