Sunday, March 29, 2009

I IZ THE BIRD WHISPERER!








P.S. Bird models today were the Redpolls and Siskins. They are looking for an agent and will probably be permanent residents of my backyard. Photos courtesy of my husband. I have to say it again - I iz the bird whisperer!

57 comments:

Sit A Spell said...

That is sooo awesome! I had one land on my foot last week, but did not have my camera. You need to publish that photo.

Shell

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,that is priceless.
Blessings,Ruth

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,that is priceless.
Blessings,Ruth

The Early Birder said...

A bird in the hand is worth.....a magic moment Shelly. FAB

Kallen305 said...

OMG Shelly OMG!!! I couldn't find one of those birds the entire winter and there you are with them eating out of the palm of your hand!!

So cool!!! It must have felt great!

Eve said...

Oh you iz Shelley!!! I knew you'd get those redpolls to perch! And that matching red coat (to the feeder and their little red caps) was a big help!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

WOW!! IT was so nice that you and the little red poll coordinated outfits! The red on both of you looks great! What a great experience.

Daisy said...

Shelley, that is so cool! Wow! :)

Mildred said...

Oh how sweet! You look absolutely beautiful in red and your husband did a great job capturing the picture. Good for you!

Heather said...

Shelley, that is too cool! Question is, what did you whisper to get those birds to come to your hand? hee hee!

Bird Girl said...

YES YOU IZ!!! How exciting, Shelley! I knew it was only a matter of time!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Lynne said...

Yes, you IZ!!!

That is soooo cool.

Kelly said...

Absolutely and totally cool...I think you're the one who will need an agent once Animal Planet gets wind of your whispering!

troutbirder said...

Yup yo iz AWESOME

Ms. ~K said...

Well, I knew you were awesome...this just confirms it...
What a moment in time!
Kit

Lanny said...

Yes you iz.

bennie and patsy said...

Love it, bird whisperer.
Patsy

Deb said...

Oh Shelley - how fantastic!! What a fabulous photo of you and the birds.

Tina said...

Shelley,
What are you whispering??? What ever you said certainly was the right thing...he looks quite happy sitting there trying to decide which seed to choose!
Congrats!!

Stacey Huston said...

and you are so beautifully color coordinated ;-) great job.. my youngest son tries to do this all the time. even with the deer..lol.. He rescued a dark eyed junko that ran into the window this after noon and was thrilled when he took it out and it flew away later...

Mike and Lizette's Travels and Thoughts said...

Talk about patience. That is awesome.

Nick S said...

Congratulations Shelley ! I have never heard of Siskins or Redpolls being hand-fed.
I bet that felt great. :-)

Cindy said...

LOLOLOL!! You didn't tell us on the log cabin site you wiz a bird whisperer -- I thought you were a magnificent, multitasking photographer!!! LOLOLOL!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so jealous!!!!! Congrats on getting them to eat out of your hand. Love that picture of you in red!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

NCmountainwoman said...

No doubt about it at all. You definitely iz the bird whisperer. Wonderful and fun photograph.

Tricia said...

That is sooo COOL!!! I think you ARE the bird whisperer! hehehe

Guess what?! We got to see Jilly again today! I have pics on my page!!! I'm so happy!!!

RuthieJ said...

Oh Shelley, that's so cool! Congratulations!

TSannie said...

I iz imprezzed! And a teeny bit jealouz. OK, a LOT jealouz!

dAwN said...

u sure is!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: How did you do that? Training those wild birds has to be really tough. I admire the way you are able to whisper to those birds. Wearing red would be a deterrent in my mind.

Darla said...

You sure iz!

Jayne said...

Awwww! Look at that. So very sweet Shelley. Yep, it's official. You iz the whisperer indeed. :c)

HANNIBAL said...

I knew you would get some photos of your whispering! Fantastic! It's quite obvious you have extreme patience!

Jessica said...

Yes! You are the bird whisperer! I wanna be a bird whisperer! That's awesome. If I was able to do that then I'd never some into the house.

Knatolee said...

First I thought that said "Liz is the bird whisperer." And I thought, "But that's Shelley!" Hee hee! I love how you dressed to match the bird and feeder!

Shellmo said...

Fishing guy - I've been talking / singing to them while I fill their feeders and snap photos so they have become pretty used to my presence and would let me get really close to them. On this morning there were so many of them that there wasn't enough room at the feeders so I figured a few of them would go for it if I held my hand near the feeder. Voila! (And I had a chickadee on my head examining the ruckus - the hubby wasn't quick enough w/ the camera - LOL!)

Richard said...

I see you finally got a replacement for St. Francis...:-)

Or maybe you are doing weight lifting and have worked your way up to a Redpoll...:-)

Either way, great pictures.

Montanagirl said...

That is toooo cool. They don't do that for me! Nice photos.

Joycee said...

Wow, what a picture! I am going to slow down when I fill the feeders and spend some time talking to them. Love all of your blogs!
Joy C. at grannymountain

The Retired One said...

Ok, WHAT did you have in that bird seed? Crack?

Second, forget the birds, did y'all see that diamond ring on her finger???
Maybe they were plotting to peck THAT off her hand, instead of the seed???

Neat photo, you are one lucky woman. Reminds me of Snow white and Disney movies...

Mary said...

How incredibly cool! How long did you have to stand there before they would come?

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Not so fast, Shellmo! Siskins don't count...that's like feeding house sparrows a French fry outside of McDonald's. That being said, I must say, a redpoll in hand with snow in the background...yikes! That may even trump a beautiful bluebird.

Consider the challenge accepted, but no points for lame birds. I see our score at 4 to 3-1/2 right now (titmouse, chickadee and redpoll, plus snowy redpoll half point bonus for you...chickadee, bluebird, c wren, and bh nuthatch for me). Game on! :-)

BirdingMaine said...

That is so cool! And kudos to your hubby for the great photos.

Jenny said...

That's just great Shelley. You must have LOADS of patience, plus I think Evie is right in that they liked the colour of your coat too! (-: It's a great feeling to have them trust you isn't it!

Sandy said...

LOVE IT~~ I would love to have one land on my hand. Great photos.

MuseSwings said...

Shelly! You are as beautiful in your red jacket at the birds are in their little red hats! What magical pictures!

Deborah Godin said...

Whatever"it" is - you got it!

jalynn01 said...

Priceless. wonderful and so satisfying to feel the whisper soft feet of a bird in hand. Love it!

Leedra said...

Yes you iz!!!! Love it, and not just a Chickadee. Did you ever get the Chickadee to model for a photo, or do they still prefer your hubby?

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Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for your comments- glad you enjoyed my birdy friends. I still have a big smile on my face from the experience!!

Retired One - that comment made me laugh out loud!!

Dave - calling my siskin a sparrow?! Hmm! Do you have a photo of a siskin eating out of YOUR hand? ha,ha! I'll have to put a tally on the sidebar of my blog and we may have to have the blog readers vote on point worthiness. Also - we should see if anyone else wants to join the handfeeding challenge...

Shellmo said...

Leedra - thanks for reminding me that the Chickadees like my hubby more - LOL! They will land on me but seem to like to land on my head, arms, shoulder first before going to my hand. For my husband - they go right to his hand immediately.

The Birdlady said...

Isn't that just the most incredible feeling?!

Gardener's Garden said...

Yo sure iz and your husbands a great photographer.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Shell, woot!!! You IZ the bird whisperer. Beautiful photos. You are truly blessed. :D

Hugs, JJ

Natural Moments said...

You certainly are Shelley.

Ginnymo said...

That is awesome!! I am just seeing Pine Siskins for the first time this past year. They are so tiny. I am going to follow you so I can keep coming back to see more photos!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh wow!!! What a thrill for you to have them eating out of your hand. And what a thrill it is to see your adventure! Just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your magical moments!