Friday, October 14, 2011

Snubbed

So I finally found one of my "lifer" birds - the Eastern Bluebird. I took close to 30 photos chasing him. All terrible. The only half-way decent shot was this one - and you can see that he is snubbing me. That's okay - still exciting!

28 comments:

Angie said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so excited for you! I have several pairs that live here at my house year-round and I'm always wishing I could share them with everyone---I love their call, their antics, everything about them. :D

eileeninmd said...

I love the Bluebirds, great capture. Congrats on your lifer!

Montanagirl said...

WooHoo - good for you! What fun.

Daisy said...

How great that you managed to catch him--even if he did give you a cold shoulder. haha! :-D

Julie G. said...

Congratulations on your life bird! Bluebirds are one of my favorites. Over the spring and summer we were lucky enough to have a few bluebird couples occupy our nestboxes. They are an absolute joy. Love your photo!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A lifer is always exciting. The Bluebirds are so pretty.

Dorothy said...

Very nice shot! We have had about five or six Bluebirds that come to drink water and then bathe in the watering pan. They are so cute and funny splashing in the water!

Kelly said...

Hahaha! He does appear to be snubbing you!! He's so sweet it doesn't matter. Glad you found him!

Elaine said...

At least he sat around and let you take your shot. I'd love to see one of these beauties.

ChrisJ said...

Oh! He is beautiful. I wish I could get close enough to one to see it really well. I have to go down to a local park where they are more plentiful.

holdingmoments said...

Always good to capture a lifer with the camera.
Congratulations Shelley.

Janice K said...

I can feel your excitment. I finally a some visit last spring. They only stuck around for about a week, but at least they know where I live now.

Out on the prairie said...

They are real fun to watch.I put up lots of houses for them around me.

Leedra said...

Eastern Bluebirds are really camera shy compared to other birds. They have to be too busy to pay attention to you.

Bet you were having fun (although flustered!). Glad you were able to add that one to the list.

NCmountainwoman said...

Glad to see you posting again. What luck to have the bluebird, even one that snubs you.

Andrea said...

Yeah!

Cute lil bugger.

Chris said...

I was starting to wonder where you had been ;-) I see you've been chasing some nice bird ;-) I would love to see that one...

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hi Shelley!!!! Miss you!
I love that shot though, I think it is so cute the way he is turning his head away from you. And I like the bright color of the red pole.

cindyzlogic said...

Way to hang in there, Shelley!! It's a great shot!!

reba said...

He has that look about him.... I rule around here. I just love the blue-birds. Great shot. You are welcome to dorp by my place"from my little corner of the world".

troutbirder said...

Congratulations! And it's really a good picture. We just got back from three weeks of visiting the grandchildren in Arizona. And my "lifer" was a roadrunner running down a gravel road in front of me. Seriously.
your friend,
Troutbirder a.k.a "Wily Coyote"

JRandSue said...

Fantastic capture.
John.

Chris said...

Excellent pictures Shelley, and honestly, the bird is so beautiful that having these pictures will be more than enough for me ;-)

Cassie said...

That a beautiful little bird! I think you got a great shot.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas to you and yours. Miss you!!!
Love,
Betsy

Kim, USA said...

They are cute and I have not done with my birding yet. ^_^ Happy Tuesday and thanks for the visit!

Kim, USA

Country Mouse Studio said...

He looks sweet anyway :O)

Marydon said...

You are sooo lucky! I wish one would com evisit me.
Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon