Monday, July 11, 2011


For the past three weeks I have been hiding in the bushes, crouching behind a tree, and standing in the shadows to capture this little guy.
 And his brother, or whoever his friend is there on the left.
I'm sure the neighbors are relieved that I finally got pictures of these two little guys. I'm sure they are wondering what I'm doing lurking around in the bushes. That's really not normal for me.
Are you fascinated by any unusual birds in your backyard?
My husband compares me to a "child with a new toy." 
When I see either one of these guys I grab the camera. 
I have plenty of pictures of the bushes and the yard, especially under the feeder, right after they fly away.
I can almost hear the two of them laugh when I "miss" the shot!
When I came flying into the house, doors slamming behind me shouting, "I got them"! My husband was a little nervous---for a minute.


joylene said...

Wow, good for you, Katt. I generally use a fishing net. I'm always so afraid of hurting them. Course, I'm not capturing to bring them in, but to let them out. They like to fly inside to taunt the cats. Go figure.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

I don't know why Joy, but just for a minute I had to laugh at the vision of sweet little you chasing these tiny little birds with a fishing net! And them taking them outside and setting them free!

Carol J. Garvin said...

I'm glad your patience finally paid off. The photos are wonderful! Because of the bears I can't have bird feeders out in the summertime, so most of the summer birds don't come close enough to the house for me to even see them, let alone take pictures. The hummingbirds are the only exception as they flit over to the hanging baskets. :)

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Did you say bears? I'm afraid of snakes, large dogs, large cats, and one of the neighbor kids! ha ha
Love you