Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GREAT PIPES

I was sitting around the house the other day, moving a little slow after Thursday's delectables, when I heard this heavenly sound coming from outside. Employing my cat-like reflexes, I was able to get a shot of this bird. I'm not sure what kind he is but he sure can sing. My staff was no help, the often mistake a sparrow for a penguin.

27 comments:

  1. I'm no ornithologist either, but he sure is pretty. And well-framed in your photo!

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  2. It is a beautiful bird. Great catch. It is an Oriole. MB

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  3. Bonjour!
    I've enlarged the picture, your cat-like reflexes are great, this picture is fantastic, I have a feeling that is a snow day there, all white background and the little bird is adorable!
    I'm dreaming, am I?
    Léia :)

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  4. I dont know what kind it is either, but its pretty.

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  5. It's a puffin. Crikey, I'm no better than the staff, am I? It's a lovely little fella.

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  6. I know it's not a penguin...but that's about it. lol. Gorgeous shot ;-D

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  7. I wish I could have seen you react with your cat-like reflexes. Really I do! :)

    Looks like an oriole to me.

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  8. It would seem that, as usual, EG is correct. What I mean by that is she agrees with me - and yes, I also think it is an oriole.

    Of course, it could be a really old cardinal, too.

    I tried that cat-like reflex thing once, also. Couldn't get out of bed for a week!

    Only someone from Ft. Lauderdale would make a comment that would include "shorthorn" in it! Sheesh! :-)

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  9. Ya, looks to be some kind of oriole. Not a Baltimore Oriole... they stink!

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  10. Nice to have those reflexes at your beck and call.

    This chap is lovely, whatever he is.

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  11. Glad you you were not too cat-like in your approach to this beauty!

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  12. P.S. I am not sure that it is an oriole -- whose heads are all black.

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  13. My first thought was Oriole too and that is a beautiful bird!

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  14. Nice to know that my scarce knowledge of birds it's not so uncommon... Great catch, I'll be back to see if some friend know something more about him!

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  15. Cat-like reflexes, huh? I only have them if we are discussing arthritic cats. I believe this bird is an eagle. It's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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  16. Hmmm...a bit too small for it to be the Thanksgiving manatee in disguise. Well, then, I say it's a spot-breasted oriole working holiday duty in S. FL.

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  17. What a great shot. I have never seen a bird like this.

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  18. «Louis» can't tell you what it is - but he can tell you what it is NOT.
    It is not his favorite bird, the bodacious hootered mattress thrasher...

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  19. Beautiful bird and great capture!

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  20. What a delicious looking bird! I wouldn't mistake him for a penguin but I might mistake him for a sweet potato.

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  21. Stunning capture. The vivid orange of the bird is set off beautifully against the gray-green of the foliage.

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  22. I am no bird expert at all, but I do know I like the colour of that bird. How clever of you to be able to take the shot without scaring the bird away!

    Hope you're having the loveliest holidays!

    Many thanks for your patience, and for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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