Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bird Drought



I feel like I've been in a birding drought the past couple weeks. Even Bob the Mourning Dove hasn't been sticking around for good photos. Hopefully my luck changes this week at our cabin. This weekend I hope to get some shots of the new Loon baby (I think only 1 survived unfortunately.) Wish me luck!

29 comments:

Cindy said...

Good luck with finding your birds and with the Loon babies. I look forward to seeing your photos. Have a great trip. ~Cindy

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Same here but because of the weather. it is like tropics, cloudy and warmer than usually! but no sun and no birds...
I wish you luck with the possible sighting of baby loon!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Have fun at the cabin Shelley!
Bring back some good pix!

Nick S said...

July is always quiet Shelley. Fear not, stuff will return :-)s

J'ellen said...

I'd love to see loon photos, esp. any chicks of course, having never seen loons myself...yet! Have a great visit at your cabin.

Judy said...

Good Luck!!! Have a wonderful trip, I can't wait to see the pictures you took.

JKoenig said...

"Oh, what a beautiful baby"--Robin that is.

Hope you get to see the baby loon.

Jenny said...

I soooo love those young Robins with their speckled breast. Good luck with the young loon Shelley.

Rural Rambler said...

Good Luck with the Loon pictures. It would be wonderful to see a baby! Have fun at the cabin and just enjoy!!

jalynn01 said...

July and August seem to be very quiet months in the backyard.. You really have to go out and hunt for subjects! Good luck at the cabin. Looking forward to Loon baby pix.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My----I hope at least one loon baby lives. What happened???? DARN those predators.

The birds are sad since you aren't paying them enough attention, Shell.... They know you have a new baby in the house.

Hugs,
Betsy

Richard said...

Have fun at the Loony Bin.

holdingmoments said...

It's been very quiet here too Shelley, but the Autumn/Winter crowd will soon be here.
Hope you get the baby Loon shots you want.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Shelley, similar situation over here. Have a good trip to the cabin.

Tina said...

I hear you Shelley, its running a little thin here on finding anything birdee that is interesting. Your photos might be few but they are always so nice and detailed!!
Good luck with finding the baby loon, how cool would that be!!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

bennie and patsy said...

I do hope you get the picture of the baby Loon.
Patsy

Elaine said...

I've mostly just been seeing robins in my yard too. Hopefully the loons will be active when you go to the cabin.

Rene said...

Luck! And have fun at your cabin.

Jayne said...

My feeders have been really quiet too Shelley, except for house finches and mourning doves.

troutbirder said...

Hang in there Shelly. Nature photography is hit and miss. Your due for a hit. :)

NCmountainwoman said...

No drought here. We are flooded with fledglings stumbling all over the place. Can't wait to see what the loons are up to. Has Scout been to the cabin yet?

HANNIBAL said...

Good luck on your loon babies, hopefully they will be very cooperative!

The Retired One said...

I KNOW what you mean...I hear some birds, but not many and we are seeing even less. They must have all gone to the Bahamas. (Who could blame them with our cold, cold summer up here this year?).
I do have two families of house wrens that are singing very sweetly by our front covered porch and putting sticks in one of our bird feeders but that is all we are seeing except an occasional chipping sparrow, robins and a few hummingbirds that come to the feeder at dusk.

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful tints on this baby. Hope you get lots more variety soon!

Leedra said...

You would think this time of year we would have more photos than we could begin to post. What is wrong with us this year? Been blogging too long, and now need a break? I am not sure what it is, but I am having trouble wanting to post (even when I do have plenty of photos). I noticed you weren't posting everyday, even before you commented to me. Been doing so much other stuff...website, Etsy, knitting, Mason, Noah.....not sure where I am headed.

Ginnymo said...

I hope you find your Loon babies Shelly. This picture of the baby Robin is so cute!! Have fun!

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for your visits and comments! Glad to know I'm not the only one experience a bird drought right now! :-)

Daisy said...

I'm sorry to hear only one loon baby survived. Best of luck to you on seeing it. Happy weekend to you, Shelley! :)

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Oh, we understand the feeling of bird drought. And, July doesn't help with bird singing winding down. Nice blog... glad we found ya!