Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Song Sparrow and Random Spotting

Thanks so much to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday! Although I don't usually have anything exotic to show, it remains a meme close to my heart. I really enjoy seeing birds from all over the world.

Discovered this cute little fella behind the levee on River Road while watching the eagles last Sunday. This little guy caused me to miss one of the eagle parents bringing a fish to the nest. That's the second time I've missed the eaglets' feeding time, dangit! Oh, well, I'm sure they'll be in the nest for a few more weeks. This was my first sighting of a Song Sparrow. It's always exciting to see a new bird!




On the way home I stopped off at a local park. Hearing bongos and tribal type music, I looked down the hill and off into the distance was a belly dancer and musicians. Sometimes when I go birding, I see random things that have nothing to do with birds. I take the picture and then don't know what to do with it, so here you go! Looks like hippie days are returning to the park that I used to frequent as a teenager, when I was up to no good. Ah, the circle of life.


40 comments:

Hilary said...

Birds are always a delight to see but that chance sighting of the people in the park is a real treat.

Deanna said...

Oh giggle, the park photos are too funny. The pretty little sparrow pics are so sweet. He is a cutie. Keeping my fingers crossed you capture the eaglets' feeding time. I bet that is something to see!!

Rosie Grey said...

I'm always just as excited to see the birds as you are - such great shots, Gail! And I can't wait to see the feeding - I'm sure you'll capture it!
Your last photo and comment made me smile :-) Yes, that's the circle of life :-)
Have a wonderful week!

Phil said...

Two worlds collide Gail. There's you with your camera concentrating on that Song Sparrow and the other guys who wouldn't notice a Bald Eagle if it flew right overhead. A good contrast in subjects you found there. I'm sure the eagles will still be around - even better the chicks will be bigger!

Karen said...

Oh, what a sweetie. Beautiful crisp shots Gail!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Ah hahahaha, the hippies are back [or perhaps they never really left?]

This birdies is camouflaged perfectly. He/she is a smart bird!

Chatty Crone said...

I love his little red head...

mick said...

Great photos of the birds - remember your common is my exotic! That's why this meme is so much fun!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a cutie he is, Gail!

Shug said...

Oh wow...hippie days it is.
excellent photo...
It is soooo windy here, that one does not dare step outside with a camera...afraid the wind will blow it out of my hands! ha!
Sure wish our area was full of places to capture such good pictures..just lots of pines and cement.

She Who Carries Camera said...

that certainly is a 'belly' dancer!:-)
and i love how you got mr. sparrow to look at you so we can see his beautiful round eyes!

Linda said...

The little song sparrow is so perfectly camouflaged that it's a wonder that you even saw him, let alone got such crisp photos of him. As for the folks in the park...well, they made for an interesting and colorful photograph. :)

Patrice said...

I ran into a hippy gathering at a local park awhile back!

TexWisGirl said...

love the song sparrow! especially since i drew one recently for last month's giveaway!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots, Gail! I took my first and only photos of a Song Sparrow last year. I'm glad I got them when I did.

Hippies in the park! LOL!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the sparrow, Gail! Sorry you missing the eagles feeding time! The dancing in the park was a treat to see too. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Nancy said...

He is so cute and looks as if he is posing for you....I am sorry you missed the feeding time but I am sure you will capture that before long and I can't wait to see the photographs...I can't image that experience; must take your breathe away.....

Jacquelineand.... said...

You? Up to no good? Say it isn't so!

I enjoyed seeing your rusty-headed song sparrow; sometimes it is the more subtle beauties which capture our hearts.

Bongos and bellydancers! What a cheerful thought on an evening when the light has mostly leaked out of the sky, only to be followed by wintry tears of snow.

Buttons said...

Nice shots Gail I especially like the misspent youth photos:) B

hootnonny said...

Pretty little guy. Now I'm off to find out the difference between a sparrow and a song sparrow. Maybe next time you'll get the feeding.

Our past always has a way of presenting itself...maybe to show us how far we've come!

Ann said...

such a beautiful little bird!!
i love the bit of blue on him...looks like it matches his/her eye color!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely song sparrow coloring!! Perfect blend to the grasses around him/her!

Cindy said...

Beautiful bird!! Interesting markings, used for camouflage I'm sure.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots, and got a laugh out of your comment about the "circle of life"!!

Stewart M said...

Your everyday is other people's exotic! I like the sparrows.

Kids will be wearing flares again soon!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Une Angevine said...

cet oiseau est bien assorti avec les branchettes

Kathy said...

I thought belly dancers were supposed to have nice flat bellies!

bailey-road.com said...

One of my favorite birds!

Linda R said...

Your little fella is so cute. I used to think we had lots of sparrows here in the desert. But at my feed it is usually finches. They look a lot alike to me. Except my redheaded little fella.. I learn so much when I pop in here.

That park photo has me smiling.

Hugs~

Pam ;) said...

You captured the song sparrows sweet face perfectly - stunning images Gail.
One never knows what kind of creatures one might encounter. Cool shot!

Mitzi@Sweet Country Living said...

Beautiful birds to be certain. Those would be awesome in black and white. So does that mean when I come out to go on this photo adventure with you I need to wear my Ren. Garb? Giggle...that is a wonderful chance encounter, I would probably have gone up to them and sat a while and enjoyed the music! Blessings & hugs my friend, xoxo

Renae at simple sequins said...

Well Gail, I do love to laugh. I'm not sure if I am a 'barrel' of fun but maybe close. hahahahaha.

Yes, we should live close to each other, huh? Shhhh, that is why we blog...so we can be close...ok?

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm looking forward to hearing the song sparrows sing their spring songs! Great photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So, so beautiful, these images are grand, and I had to smile at the last image...yep, I wore my bell bottoms and had my hair parted down the middle, but I was a good girl...still am;')~

Jori said...

Beautiful little bird! Wow! That is quite the hippie party!

Richard Pegler said...

What a beautiful bird that Sparrow is! As for the belly dancer, it looks like she's got plenty of material to work with!

Evelyn S. said...

I should research this....are song sparrows different from English sparrows? The latter are so common here.

missing moments said...

Really nice shots of the little guy!

Marie said...

He's a wonderful little bird and you got some great pictures of him! How funny about seeing the hippies! :-)

Wally Jones said...

Congratulations on a new bird! That's a special day in anyone's book.
Really quality photographs of the sparrow.

Have a good weekend!

--Wally