Identifying Birds

IMG_9618 (1)I definitely need a better lens for my camera. I tried blowing up pictures of birds, but I didn’t get very good results.bird100217

Using Merlin, the program from Cornell, I sent this picture and was told that it was possibly a White-Breasted Nuthatch. Most of the pictures show the bird to have more blue than I have seen, though I do tend to let my camera do most of my remembering, and the camera doesn’t always see things the way I do.

While visiting my sister Barbara and her husband Rick, I’ve had the luxury of hanging out in their wonderful yard, experiencing a summer-like fall, watching and listening to the various birds flitter  and flutter about.

Black-capped Chickadee

I’ve no trouble identifying the Black-capped Chickadee; they were one of the birds I learned as a child growing up in Massachusetts; they are abundant in Oregon. It was fun seeing the Tufted
Titmouse, another bird of my youth.

Tufted Titmouse


This morning I woke to some strange noises outside the bedroom window. Maybe Northeastern turkeys talk differently than the Northwest Turkeys that I’m used to seeing. Did you know that you can call a group of turkeys a “crop”, “dole”, “gang”, “posse”, and “raffle?” I’m sure there are many people, especially those with gardens, that wish the turkeys did go extinct in the 1930s as nowadays they are flourishing from coast to coast.

Mourning Dove

I’ve tried to capture pictures of the Mourning doves, but they fly away the second I round the corner. At least there are plenty of pictures for me to steal off of the internet.

I hope you have enjoyed my little blog of birds. I’d love to hear about your birding experiences.






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