#SundayStills- It’s a Bird’s Life


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge- birds that visit your yard

Terri Webster Schrandt has a wonderful blog where she posts a weekly photography challenge. Check it out here

My Iphone doesn’t do these birds justice, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite bird pics, anyway. Some are taken from the beach about two miles from home- that counts as backyard, doesn’t it?

Young eagles flying above our yard. I grabbed up my cat before she became lunch!
A hawk stopping for a look-see
hummingbird in flight
Practicing yoga
Mallard and sandpiper
A pelican?
Seagulls standing guard

It’s chilly here on the west coast, this morning. How is it where you live?

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  1. Nice pictures, Jacquie. I like the seagull sitting on the pillar. The bird with the duck looks like he’s testing the water. 🙂

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    1. Lol, he doesn’t look sure about our North Pacific water temps 🙂

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  2. Gwen M. Plano says:

    I loved your photos, Jacquie. It’s chilly where I live as well — and gray and rainy and soooo Fall. Blessings!

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    1. We’re supposed to go back up to double digits this week (fingers crossed :))

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  3. I am SO happy you are back participating in Sunday Stills, Jacquie! I missed you! Regardless of the image quality, you made a good effort! I am super impressed with your bald eagle pics! I can’t wait to capture some of my own with MY lens! They are such stately birds!

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    1. Jaw-dropping for sure! You can’t help being awed by those piercing golden eyes and huge wingspan!

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  4. Joan Hall says:

    Love the photos. I came home the other day to see a red-tailed hawk sitting on a gate. It flew away before I could grab my phone.

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    1. They’re amazing! I was enjoying coffee one morning, staring out my window, when something dropping in the backyard caught my eye.
      The next second a small bird zipped by with a hawk hot on its tail!
      The small bird escaped, but the hawk banged into the arbor bench in the front yard, shook it off, and gave chase straight into the center of a cedar hedge across the road. Craziest thing I ever saw, lol

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      1. Joan Hall says:

        Mockingbirds are common here. They’ll chase much larger birds away and will even swoop down on people if they thing someone intends to do harm to their nests. 🙂

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  5. Hi Jacquie, these are beautiful bird pictures. I love hummingbirds, we don’t get them here. It is very hot here, already reaching temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius. I think we are going to have an unbearable hot summer again.

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    1. Hope you get some breaks from the heat, Robbie. I can’t take it the way I once did.

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  6. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Fantastic bird pictures:)

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    1. Thanks, Denise!

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