Monday, August 24, 2009

Birding by Kayak

It was a nice day to go kayaking...

I saw Lynne's Turkey Vulture friend in the sky...

..and a Blue Heron with an itch.

He looks so regal standing on that tree branch.

What's a lake without a gang of Mallard Ducks?

And who better to sing to me from the trees as I paddle by than my little Chickadee friend.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Look out below!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bird Humor

How to tell if you're mom's favorite!

*My mom sent this to me so I'm not sure who to credit for this photo. Hope this gives you a good laugh today! Now I have to email this to my sister and break the bad news to her.......ha,ha!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Birdy Winners!

I decided to break the rules and draw FOUR winners instead of three! Here are the 4 lucky people drawn randomly by my hubby (a.k.a. charming birdy assistant!)

  1. Ms. K at Dog Daze
  2. Tina at Tina's Bird Yarns
  3. Adrienne at Adrienne in Ohio
  4. Bird Girl at My Bird Tales

Ladies, please email your address to shelleyupnorth at gmail dot com. Congratulations!

P.S. This was a lot of fun, so for those of you who didn't win this time, be sure to check back for a fall giveaway too! :-)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bird Dog

Sleeping with her stuffed goose...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Giveaway for my birdy blogger friends!

I was just thinking today of all the great people I have met through my birding blog (some of them even in person) and how grateful I was. I enjoy seeing everyone's photography and learning more about birds. So in order to show my appreciation - I am going to have a giveaway!

I'm going to give away a few token items (birdy and nature related) from my nature store. All the gift items on my store feature my photography. So you may get a greeting card, or a magnet, or a tote bag, etc. - who knows! It's a surprise! I will draw three winners. Here are the rules:

  1. Must be a U.S. or Canadian resident. (Sorry - it's easier for me to ship!)
  2. Must have a blog.
  3. Leave your name and blog address on this post if you want to be entered. Anyone who's a follower automatically gets 3 entries. (Please let me know if you are!)
  4. Deadline to enter is midnight August 7th. I will randomly draw THREE winners on Sunday, August 9th.

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mystery Bird

I'm hoping you can help me! Do you know what baby bird this is? It has a pretty long body. Possibly a baby Flicker? But then the colors are so muted.

Thank you in advance for your help! I'm back from Wisconsin and will now be catching up with all of your blogs!

UPDATE: Thank you everyone for identifying this bird as a baby Starling!!!