The shadow on my shoulder and is this what they call writer’s block?

This is a tufted titmouse, one of my favorite birds. They have the sweetest song and seem less aggressive toward each other than some other winged wonders. I like this image, but I LOVE the cropped version of it…every little feather shows.DSC_7472 In the shadow 2 wm

 

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Unfortunately, the right side of it’s face has a shadow sitting on it, but I can’t resist those cute little eyelashes and the feathers on it’s head!

I’m supposed to be working on my book, and I am, but I have attention issues.

I should be typing on my mac, but I’m writing on a legal pad with a pencil.

This chair’s not comfy enough, I should be sitting at a desk.

I should have a snack, why don’t I have a snack?

Well now I’m writing on my mac, but I’m sharing on my blog.

I’m wearing glasses, but I should be wearing my other pair of glasses.

Where did the birds go? They were here a minute ago.

You see the problem.

 

 

Why do all the birds look so nervous?

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Maybe I’m reading too much into the looks on my feathered friends faces, but this bird looks a little startled. The cardinal from the previous post looked taken by surprise and I’m beginning to wonder if they don’t approve of my hairstyle…or lack thereof.

I’m going to start keeping a journal of their facial expressions and act accordingly if I find high levels of anxiety exhibited. By acting accordingly I mean, I may have to start wearing a bag over my head. I can’t bear the thought of scaring one of them to death.

The startled cardinal.

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There once was a bird garbed in red,

from the tip of his tail to his head.

I should mention the fact, that his facial feathers were black,

And I’ve decided I’m calling him Fred.

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Cooper’s Hawk

Well this is something I don’t see every day, a Cooper’s Hawk!

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There wasn’t much bird activity on the day that this hawk made an appearance. The lack of birds is usually a sign that a predator of some sort is nearby. I resigned myself to the fact that there wasn’t going to be much to photograph after the hawk zoomed away, but hey, I’d gotten a shot of a Cooper’s hawk!!

 

The list of two.

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HUMMINGBIRDS!!  A few hummingbirds have become regular visitors and of course, I’ve become a little obsessed. You may have to ignore me at some point, because there will be more photos…because I’m out of control.

 

I’m learning a lot about these delicate birds, ONE of which is the fact that they can be territorial. I’ve seen videos before of lots of hummingbirds enjoying the feeders together, but the first one that found my feeder has a firm policy of NO SHARING.

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TWO…The hummingbirds little wings are truly amazing. During migration, a hummingbird’s wings flap 15 to 80 times a second.

poetry in motion

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I’m looking forward to just a little more time with the hummingbirds, because soon their migration will begin.

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Now don’t say I didn’t warn you, I have a few more images to share…so brace yourselves.