Thursday, December 16, 2010

Not beloved by many...but a female Cowbird in the snow is not without her charms!

A female Cowbird in the snow looks pretty as she sits on her rusty iron perch.





28 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The third one made me laugh, Kelly. She looks disgusted --and is probably telling you to quit taking her picture and give her a portable heater.... ha ha

Hugs
Betsy

Roy said...

Not quite sure what those charms are Kelly,
but they are great photographs.{:)

Tammie Lee said...

excellent photos Kelly.

Kerri said...

She is what she is ....kind of like us all I guess! You got some GREAT pics of her!!

holdingmoments said...

Excellent again Kelly. I love that 3rd one.

Montanagirl said...

She indeed adds some decor to that rusty iron perch! Good ones, Kelly.

Out on the prairie said...

I like to sequence these shots and watch them in a slide show, it animates their looks and behaviors.She looks well fed from your feeder.

freebird said...

Great photos. You've made a plain creature look wonderful.

Jeni said...

Great pictures and I agree with Betsy -- that 3rd picture she does look all "Alright already! Haven't you ever seen a bird before?"

Steve Borichevsky said...

I'm doing some catch-up work. My, you've been doing some fancy shooting over the last few days.

Susan said...

Sheesh!!! Even the lowly cowbird has been made to look regal, and each teeny feather a charm! You create magic with that camera m'dear! Well done!

Nicole MacP said...

Lovely photos of a definitely under-photographed bird!!

Elaine said...

She's just a regular gal that you've made look very charming! She does wear her breakfast well.

Sue said...

I just loved the third photo-what an expression! I think you could show the beauty in ANY bird. Well, maybe not buzzards.....NO beauty there!
:)

Jayne said...

Ewes not fat, ewes just fluffy? :c)

Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Oh she's gorgeous@

Warren Baker said...

Thats how our birds will look if the weather turns like the forecasters say - poor old birds, keep them fed !

grammie g said...

Hi Kelly...You did a great job with misses Cowbird...you glamed her right up and made her beautiful!! : }
Very nice...the third one is a hoot!!

Shelley said...

I love how you caught her all plumped out - beautiful close ups! I want to pet her belly! (And then tell her to leave our kirtland warbler's nests alone!)

JKoenig said...

Wow...neat pictures. It really shows how beautifuly the colors in her feathers are blended. I love seeing pictures like that where you can see the details of each feather.

And you are right, I hardly ever take picturs of them....must be something about their attitude or lifestyle.

Chad said...

I agree, I mean, who can capture pictures of a cowbird like this. Holy smokes they are beautiful!

Renee said...

Oh my - I love the face on shot Kelly! ♥ She looks so sweet and innocent (although we all know better come spring time).

Lois Evensen said...

Your photos are so sharp. She is quite a lovely lady.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images. The third one reminds me of man I sailed with for many years. ;)

Kjell

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images. The third one reminds me of man I sailed with for many years. ;)

Kjell

Kelly said...

Thank you, everyone! This summer our little Cardinal couple raised a cowbird...maybe this one's kid! The cardinals worked so hard feeding him. But...she's just doing what she's programmed to do...and she's beautiful in the snow.

Phil said...

Definitely a LOL bird Kelly - those images made my day. She seems to be saying "How can you dislike me?"

Larry said...

Excellent shots of the Cowbird Kelly. I must say, that third, straight on shot, is wonderful. I really like the "fluffed up" look of the birds in the winter cold. We get great looks at their feathers.