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Sunday, June 28, 2009

For the Birds!

I saw a cool blue bird perched on our garden post this morning. I rushed for my camera, took a picture, but the memory card wasn't in it. (Still can't find it. Where could it be? The computer or the camera are the only possible locations?????) At first I thought it was an Indigo Bunting which is the prize of birds to see. I've only seen two before in my lifetime. . .

Then, I thought it was a Bluebird. . .

But it turns out, it was a Barn Swallow which makes the most sense, since we have about seven nests in the eaves of of our garage overhang and under our deck.

Here's more of a close-up.

They are pretty, except they leave little presents on our retaining wall and our garage slab.


Made By Tammy said...

WOW, That bird is Spectacular!

(Now, run out and play the lotto...today maybe your lucky day!)

missknits said...

wow those photos are fantastic! what beautiful birds!

BeadedTail said...

Such pretty blue birds! We have blue birds here too - the Western Scrub Jay. They make a very loud screeching sound very early in the morning. Not a pleasant way to wake up!

trentongal said...

so beautiful! who cares about the presents??? a very small price to pay for such lovely creatures....

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Birds are such beautiful creatures :)
But they do leave quite a mess!

uniquecommodities said...

Gorgeous birds!

Jake & Delila said...

You had me there...an indigo bunting!?! That would be amazing. Even though it turned out to be a barn swallow, that's not a real disappointment. They're absolutely amazing. I never tire of them. I only get to see them here when the barometric pressure is just right, and I always enjoy the show.

Little Dickens Designs said...

Beautiful bird nonetheless! Sorry it leaves you little presents

Splendid Little Stars said...

It is a beautiful bird! The photos are great!

Sewlutions' World said...

That is one stunning bird!