Sunday, January 18, 2009

A head turning Pine Siskin!

Today I want to show you a little trick!

siskin

Watch what I can do with my head Shelley!

siskin turned sideways


Oh my! Linda Blair's head turning scene in the Exorcist movie does not compare to that!

exorcist siskin

37 comments:

Lynne said...

Eeep! How do they DO that?
You catch the most amazing photos Shelley.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Talented or what? He might have been shy,but oh,so cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Mildred said...

My neck stays very stiff and it seems like it would feel wonderful to be able to do what that bird can do!!!! Very cute and I can't believe you got all those shots Shelley.

dAwN said...

LOL...
what a possessed birdie!

Daisy said...

YIKES! HAHA! I love your sense of humor, Shelley. :)

Dorothy said...

Hi Shelley,
How convenient that must be! I saw a bird that looked very much like that one but I think mine may be a female Purple Finch. It's so hard to tell the difference in some of these little brown birds.

Shellmo said...

Lynne- I didn't know they could do that until I saw it! lol!

Ruth - He's noisy but cute! :)

Mildred - COuld you imagine if you could crack your neck like that? Wow!

Dawn - yes - but maybe I viewed it from the wrong perspective! I do have twisted humor!

Daisy - I'm glad you like my humor - I did worry after posting this that maybe I shouldn't relate my birdies to horror movies - lol!!

Deborah Godin said...

Great close-ups, and hilarious conversation!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---what a talented birdie!!!! Let's put him in the circus!! I have tons of Pine Siskins and have never seen them do that!!!! I need to watch a little closer!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Heather said...

Wow, those are GREAT photos Shelley! Having just gotten acquainted with the Siskins this year, I think they are quite beautiful birds.

MuseSwings said...

Cute little Linda Blair birdie!

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is an amazing photo of a siskin and what detail...It does look like he is very, very flexible...wish I was..LOL..

Natural Moments said...

This bird has been taking Yoga lessons.

Jayne said...

LOL Shelley! What a talented guy!

Kallen305 said...

LOL! I love those pictures. A very talented pine siskin indeed!

Eve said...

Did you throw him a stick Shelley!!!

Gardener's Garden said...

I haven't seen the excorist and am not going to any time soon. I love your horror shots....eeeeeeeks!

T and S said...

Magnificent series. The first one is class. Sharp details and stunning compositions...Thomas

fishing guy said...

Shelly: My, that backward turn is really something. What neat captures.
You must like country ballads because they are my personal fav.

Mary said...

LOL! I wish my neck was that flexible! I can hear it creaking as I try :-)

jalynn01 said...

Birds seem to be very talented like that. especially owls. Great capture Shelly. They do need to see in front and behind for protection I am sure.

Stacey Huston said...

LOL looks like it wants to be an owl.

Chris said...

Hi Shelly,
A wonderful bird that I had never seen before. It looks like you were patient enough to get very great shots with a nice background and a lot of light... Congrats, I love them!!

Sharon said...

Your pictures are always so beautifully breathtaking! I'd love to know what kind of camera you use, I can never get decent clarity with the cheapo I'm using lol!

Have a blessed day!
Sharon

HANNIBAL said...

It is a head turner, meaning you captured some great images! Love the blurred complimentary background!

NCmountainwoman said...

I've always thought there was something evil about those little things. Great photographs.

The Early Birder said...

FAB photos Shelly.
I'll be happy when I can post something half as good but probably means spending some birthday money! Frank

Jenny said...

I reckon he's looking round for that Chickadee from the other day.
Lovely sharp shots Shelley.

Bird Girl said...

What a tricky little Siskin! I guess he performs in exchange for seeds ;-)
Beautiful pictures, Shelley!

Leedra said...

And we think only owls can do this trick. Saw my first Pine Siskin today! Woohoo! Another bird on the life list,and got photos to show it.

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RuthieJ said...

Those are great pictures, with the sun shining on the siskin against the gray background.

troutbirder said...

Does this siskin need an exorcism?
I know I would need physical therapy &/or traction.

Sandy said...

HAHAHAHAH...These are great and so clear.

Knatolee said...

He's channelling a screech owl! :)

Jessica said...

I love their little sharp beaks!

Debby said...

I saw a very scary movie that had a girl who could do the same exact thing. Only she did not look so cute when she did it.