Taking in Life Around Me.....#Sundaystills...Theme: Feed the birds
This #sundaystills challenge is hosted by Terri from Second Wind Leisure. It's a great themed photography challenge that you'll enjoy. I love seeing the other participants interpretation of the theme each week...it causes me to think outside the box. I joined in hopes of it pushing me to get out and take more photos...I have to some degree, but I also like that Terri is okay with us finding photos in our archives, which is also a lot of fun. So check out my photos and then head over to Terri's page to participate or visit other's posts. There are some awesome contributors who always inspire me.
This weeks theme is Feed the birds. I put out some bread and pumpkin seeds in hopes of luring the birds so I could take photos. I got a few. I even took my camera on a few walks to see if I saw something worthy of taking a photo of.
The one thing I was so disappointed about and it would have been perfect for this week was that the bald eagles were on the river because the smelt are running. Last year I said "next year I'm going to rent a lens so I can go out and take some great photos". Well, this year came and I completely missed it. I drove down one day and there were just a few, and when I went another day, they were gone. Next year! Ha! I should just put it on my calendar. I'll share a few from other years. It's a pretty cool thing to see literally hundreds of bald eagles along with a handful of sea lions and quite a few seagulls feeding on smelt that come up the Lewis River from the Columbia.
I would have more bird feeders around the house and yard, however, my husband equates bird feeders with birds pooping on everything. I do have a hummingbird feeder though.
I tried to come up with some photos I haven't shared the last few times we did this theme, though I know perhaps people have never seen the past posts, but we'll see if I can come up with any new ones.
With Joy Unquenchable,
The next series of three photos was taken last fall when I went to Ft. Vancouver with Terri and Marsha. I saw this little guy helping himself to some sunflower seeds.
You have some great shots, Kirstin! Oh that group of bald eagles--I will never get tired of seeing that shot of so many together. We'd hoped we could see more together at Lake Coeur D'Alene, but we didn't go out last November (It had already snowed significantly). Love the shot of the blue heron(?) feasting on the snake--excellent capture...by both of you ;) Funny we have similar shots of the little finches feeding in the plant pots. Those are right out our back door and the little guys swoop in and feast on sunflower seeds every day. I lurk behind the slider door and snap away :)ReplyDelete
THanks Terri...I try to "lurk" too. Though it was a little harder with my granddaughter deciding it would be the perfect time to talk loudly.Delete
That's an amazing photo of the heron and the snake!! Love the finches, too! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Susanne! I was so glad I caught him in the act.Delete
A wonderful selection, Kirstin. Love the eagles!ReplyDelete
Thank you Cathy and thank you for visitingDelete
What a fun post! We LOVE birds here and Hubby goes to extreme to make sure they are fed heartily. The feeders are all placed in flowerbeds so that their poop doesn't really cause any issues. We do get run over by Barn Swallows as spring approaches and we are NOT a fan of them and am afraid that Hubby generally has to kill a couple of them each year and then no more come. It's amazing but they spread the word. Talk about a mess! They can mess a porch and patio up in a matter of minutes. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Thank you LEa. I like the idea of feeders in the flower beds. Great idea. I just need to put them further from the house. Barn swallows can definitely cause issues.Delete
Such a fun post with some lovely photos! We have one bird feeder (and yes, I equate it with bird poop too!) but the whole family loves watching the birds now. Last weekend we looked up and the squirrel had finally figured out how to jump onto it. We have a feeder attached to our kitchen window and one squirrel has been trying for years to scale the house and get there... somehow he did too.ReplyDelete
Thank you Joanne! Those darn squirrels..hahaDelete
Love your clicks and various birds in different moods.ReplyDelete
The bird eating the worm is my favourite.
Thank you so much for finding time to go through my post.
I love the photos you chose for the post. I'd love to see a bunch of eagles together and a crane capturing a snake. Serendipity! That's so sweet you set out some seeds for the little hungry finches. Such a happy post indeed!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shelley. It is so neat seeing all the eaglesDelete
Wonderful series. I particularly like the heron in action!ReplyDelete