Monday, April 23, 2007

On A Brighter Note






So much beauty. So little time. The migration is on. Spring is here. I got a couple lucky shots today. Blue Winged Warbler, Pine Warbler. Trumpeter Swans. Ahhhhhh . . .

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19 comments:

burning silo said...

It's so wonderful to see the birds migrating in, isn't it? Springtime seems to have taken forever to arrive, but now we seem to be sliding right into summer = but I'm certainly not going to complain!
Just finished catching up on my reading here. Your poetry is so lovely. No wonder your "Pruning" poem was chosen as one of the winners. Wow!
Let's see...what else? Oh, the Sycamore tree. Grrrrh!!
Love the 6-spotted Green tiger beetle. Nice!!

Larry said...

Very nice-It's interesting for me to see-I don't think Blue-winged Warblers have reached CT. yet-'ll have to check.-
I don't think I've ever seen a Trumpeter Swan.-Poetry, photography, and birding-I'm impressed!

Pam said...

Besides an artistic eye, you must have a great camera. The sharp detail in your close ups is stunning.

Finally, Spring!

Body Soul Spirit said...

I love your pictures and hope these birds contunue to migrate in my path!
Ruth

KGMom said...

You are so lucky to have lovely birds migrating. Here in central PA in the suburbs what I mostly see is robins, cardinals, chickadees. Nothing terribly exotic.

Lynne said...

I don't usually get anything too exotic i my back yard here in MN but I am happy to see my summer yard birds coming back!

Mary said...

Like Donna and Lynne, I don't see the exotic birds, either. I'm glad you have them!

Now I know I HAVE seen pine warblers! But I wasn't as good with the camera as you...

You are right, there is so much to see and so little time.

When will we hear about the instructional manuals?

Jen said...

The only thing in the air here today is snow - yes SNOW!

Thanks for pictures of Spring.

Jen

Bonita said...

How I would love to hear the trumpeter swans...here, we are awakening to the sounds of birds every morning now. What lively sounds - it is so great! However, I cannot capture these little birds as you have, with your camera.

Anvilcloud said...

You really must try enjoying spring for a change. :)

mon@rch said...

This is such a wonderful time of the year! Without a doubt, migration is on its way!

LauraHinNJ said...

Patience is the key to spring - glad it's paid off for you by bringing such beautiful things your way! Send them my way next, okay?

Laurie said...

Absolutely wonderful, Cathy. You have a gift for photography. Thank you for sharing.

threecollie said...

Cathy, your photos are, as always, amazing. Sorry I haven't visited, but computer problems have made it impossible to comment. Hope that is fixed. We haven't seen any warblers yet, but soon I expect...

Cathy said...

To all you kind commentors~

Spring is Sprung and if you are as busy trying to immerse yourselves in it as I (and I know you ARE) - well, then - you are all happy campers.

Thanks so much for the kind remarks regarding my pixes. Actually they're not taken in my backyard, but about 40 minutes to the east on the southern edge of Lake Eire.

Migrating birds stack up there with a south wind because they are a bit reluctant to cross the lake. We lucky birders get to enjoy them whilst they stoke up on supplies for the crossing.

I met Ken Kaufman of birding renown there yesterday. Magee Marsh's reputation for fine birding - is spreading.

Happy Spring! Happy Birding - All!

laura said...

Cathy, however do you manage to capture such great bird photos? The little devils are so quick! Great photographs are more the eye behind the lens than the equipment but I sure would like to know what camera you are so successfully using. Will you tell the secret?

Cathy said...

Ah - my camera - I have to look at it every time someone asks as I am a complete techno- moron.

It's a Canon Power Shot S315 (6 megapixels)

I've dropped it 3 times.

Cathy said...

Camera correction:

I guess that's a
Canon S31 'S' - not '5'

laura said...

I've been MIA, Cathy, and just got around to seeing if you had answered my question. I just bought a new Canon camera so I'm happy to know I have the same brand as you at least. Now if some of your talent can come my way, I'll be set!