Monday, April 20, 2009

Blue Monday #30: "Birds In The Back Yard I"


"Backyard Birds I (Click to embiggen)"
Raleigh, NC - February 2009


If I had to guess, I'd say this was a robin. But being not so well versed in things birdly, I wouldn't swear to it. I just know there were a bunch of these guys hanging around my back yard one sunny afternoon in late-February making all manner of noise. Usually once I bring the camera out, they scatter to the four winds, but some of them hung around on this day so I could get some mug shots of them.Violence UnSilenced
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10 comments:

T and S said...

That sure is a Robin and its stands out beautifully against the cool blue skies. Nice shot

NicoleB said...

What a beautiful catch!
They tend to fly away for me too as soon as I point the camera at them.
If I don't have it with me they just stay where they are and watch me go by very close.
Silly birds ;)

Mona said...

we saw a nest in my sister's cactus! and there are three bird chicks in it1 :)

Your robin seems to be singing in 'full throated ease!' :)

Ishtar said...

So cute! It really looks as if it's singing a merry tune!

Shadow said...

mug shots? nooooo. that's a lovely shot with that blue blue blue background!

Smilingsal said...

That's a prize winning shot! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Daryl said...

As others before have confirmed, it is indeed a robin and a male .. you can tell by the bright red of his breast .. females are far less colorful .. in the aviary world

lisaschaos said...

Oh yeah! That's a robin alright! :) He's yelling at you!

RuneE said...

Neither would I - just applaud it. And thanks for all the comments! ;-)

Jeanne said...

A beautiful robin for sure and the blue sky is awesome. Loved your photo.

Hugs...Jeanne