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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Check This Out...

This evening my husband and I were on the back top deck looking at the trees and the sky. We saw a flock of birds in this one tree, about 8 of them, didn't have my camera, it was on the kitchen counter, by the time I got back outside they were gone. I gave him the camera and told him, "if they come back you take a picture." One came back . Didn't he do a wonderful job? Is this an Oriole? He thinks it is and he is pretty smart with the bird ID's. Click to enlarge to see the colors. Then I just had to share this with you. I know it's not Skywatch Friday, just beautiful to me.


18 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Darla,
Good shots of the bird, and the moon! I'm not sure about the ID, but I think it looks more like a Robin. I don't think the Oriole has that light colored backside. One day when I went outside, a big tree had a flock of Robins in it. I had never seen that many in one flock before. Maybe one of the bird experts can identify this bird for you.

Susie said...

Darla-I tend to agree with Dorothy. Looks like a robin to me too. But I'm not sure. I saw that beautiful moon today while I was at work.

Sue said...

I'm glad you put these up for us to enjoy, no matter what day it is!

Rosemarie said...

Love the moon shots! Katie learned the word "crescent" and says it whenever we see a moon like this. "Oooh - id's a creshent."

She says it about bananas now, too.

Rosemarie said...

Oh my gosh! Just noticed the sidebar - thanks so much!!! I hope I get a bunch of people to enter - I've started getting mine together and it really is a great calendar. :)

bennie and patsy said...

Great pictures.
Patsy

Darla said...

We thought they were Robins too and then my husband said but look, at something, I don't remember what, the he said, could it possibly be an Oriole?

Shellmo said...

Whether it's a Robin or Oriole - he has a beautiful full belly! The moon shots were nice to behold!

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat photo of the bird and a great moon photo that would be great for SWF. The moon in Florida is always so neat. It must be the clear skies.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I like your moon photos. I kind of think your bird is a robin. Maybe one of the ones who spent the summer here;)
Marnie

Darla said...

Okay, so maybe we will have to go with, It's a Robin!!

Layanee said...

Whatever it is, it is beautiful as is your moon! Great job on decorating. I guess I should start!

Patricia said...

You have a very beautiful moon, looks like smiling to me! Will you use for the SWF?
Cheers,

Dani said...

I love the evening light shining on the little bird. Very nice!

Gail said...

The moon and the planets have put on a great show this week. Nice capture of the moon! I love the birds in winter...Robins seem to hang out in flocks during the chilly days.

Gail

beckie said...

Darla, the moon shot is glorious. The robins for the most part have left up here and have migrated to your area and farther south for the winter so you will get to enjoy them for a few months.

ramblingwoods said...

I think Robin also even though the light is making it much more orange..I LOVE the moon photos Darla..

Jen said...

Oriole, Robin, I don't know, but that is the moon and I love seeing it in the blue sky!