Monday, December 24, 2012

Meet my new friend

Introducing: the Yellow-rumped Warbler!! Once I figured out what type of bird this was, I played their song on my iphone to lure them out. Thankfully, they are very gullible. There are two types of Yellow-rumped Warblers: Myrtle and Audubon. These are Myrtles due to the white patch on the throat; Audubons have a yellow patch on the throat. There are several nouns for a group of warblers: "bouquet" (my favorite), "confusion", "fall", and "wrench". 

Bertha* and I are still at odds, though I no longer loathe her. Not loving her, but hopefully we will be friends soon. The first three shots were taken hand-held. Maybe Bertha likes to be held. Just what I need, a diva camera. 







Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 


*Bertha is my 2 month old Canon 5D Mark II.


36 comments:

Linda said...

What a beautiful bird! And Bertha did very nicely on these shots. I enjoyed the addition of the red bow accompanying your Christmas greeting. Merry Christmas to you, too, my blogging friend.

hootnonny said...

A real beauty. I need to share your blog with my son who has become quite the birder.

May you and yours have a blessed and Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013.

Love you fff!

Lynn said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Gail.

Stephanie said...

What an incredibly beautiful bird!

Merry Christmas to you! Praise the Lord for the birth of our Savior :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

TexWisGirl said...

butter butts are so cute. i hope we get some here this winter, too.

merry christmas, dear girl!

Tricia Hays said...

Gail! How are you?! So glad you're back!

Big B had better settle down, huh? Beautiful captures, as always

Merry Christmas wishes to you & your family & a safe, happy & healthy New Year =)

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like you and Bertha will make a good team. judging from these lovely shots of your new friend.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Evelyn S. said...

Your iPhone sings like a warbler?? Oh, the photos are so delightful. Merry Christmas, Gail!

Gone Country said...

Beautiful shots of such a pretty bird!

Merry Christmas to you!

Kerry said...

Omigosh, what beautiful pictures of a gorgeous little bird. I bet he sings a pretty song.
Merry Christmas Gail!

rainfield61 said...

Merry Christmas to you,

to the Warbler,

and to Bertha.

Danielle said...

Wishing you a Merry and Joy filled Christmas.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful pictures!! But surely they are not merely called pictures - as they are works of art!! Photos?? What noun indicates something more than a snapshot?? My husband majored in journalism from Ohio and he said-- "Silver Image" That one photographer speaking to another photographer would refer to the "photo image."
Love the last photo!!
Merry Christmas Gail!

Amy Burzese said...

That is a yellow-rumped cutie. The photos are great. Surely, you and Bertha will become better friends as time goes by. There is always an adjustment period. Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours. Including Bertha.

beth said...

a beautiful bird and a laugh all in one. thank you and a very merry christmas to you !
xo

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent post ~ love the photography ~ Hope you had a wonderful Xmas and wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

(A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Very clever the way you attracted your birds for your photos! Such a shame Bertha isn't more friendly....are her "cousins" equally as temperamental or are these issues specific to Bertha alone?

Trust you're having a wonderful Christmas Gail, we had a wonderful (but busy) one here juggling both sides of the family.

Crack You Whip said...

So vivid and beautiful. Love the bow in the last one!

Hope your Christmas was great!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment. I have just become a follower of your blog.Great photography.I also shoot with Canon,but have never named my cameras.:)

Starla said...

Wonderful shots! I was blessed with a new lens for birthday/Christmas and understand the love/hate emotions of starting on a new lens relationship! I think you and Bertha are doing better than I and my (unnamed) lens at this point!
Merry Christmas to you and BEST Wishes for the New Year!!

Carole M. said...

so the audio is a handy accessory to your camera - fabulous photos, a delightful bird

mick said...

Season's Greetings to you! I love the beautiful little warbler.

Larry said...

Lovely shots of the Yellow-rumped Warbler Gail! I think Bertha did a fine job ;-) Merry Christmas and a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year to you and yours!

ladyfi said...

These shots are just fabulous!

Glad to hear you're making friends with your new camera.

Phil said...

Of those names yellow-rumped might be very descriptive but Myrtle Warbler seems to fit the bill with that last very inventive picture. Funny but I always think of a camera as masculine, maybe if Bertha was a Bob or a Bill it would start behaving better and do as it was told? Happy belated Christmas and best wishes for 2013.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - it does take time to get to know a new friend - good luck with the relationship in 2013!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne.

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot of the YRW, they are pretty birds. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy New year!

Lisa Gordon said...

He is adorable, Gail, and these photographs are fantastic.

I hope you had a great Christmas!

xo.

Rosemary Aubut said...

So glad you and Bertha are becoming friends! Merry Christmas to you and your family Gail! May your New Year be filled with peace and contentment!
Love this cute little bird! So sweet!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL over the diva camera - you crack me up!

Cute bird shots!

Mitzi said...

What a wonderfully lovely sweet new friend Gail! What splendid captures of this beautiful bird! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Sending love & Hugs your way...xoxo

Hilary said...

Your relationship with Bertha may be slow to ignite but I suspect a torrid love affair before too long. ;) Love the little red bow. I hope that you and yours had a lovely Christmas.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What gorgeous and delightful images~

Gary said...

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Patrice said...

I've never seen that on - what a find!

Barbara said...

She's gorgeous!!