Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Reds

Years and years ago when someone in my family was irate about something or someone, my grandmother would say, "He's got the reds." Is that a Louisiana thing? I've never heard it anywhere else, but I've only lived in two states, so I'm not an authority. Also, when I was a youngster, a 'sore throat' was called a 'red throat.' Anyone hear that one?

This post has nothing to do with me having the reds or a red throat; just wanted to display my pretty little back yard birds and I'm running out of ways to title my posts. :)




I guess this is more of a rosy-red. And I only WISH he was a back yard visitor. :)
Roseate spoonbill, Lake Martin, LA
Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday and I'd Rather B Birdin'. Thanks hosts!!

41 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have never seen a roseate in the tree like that, before!! Also, never heard of the two 'red' expressions. I've heard of having the Red a$$ before. Meaning: being really mad....but haven't heard that for eons.

Nancy's Notes said...

Never heard of those reds, make sense though! Your photographs are just stunning! Oh my heavens, that roseate in that tree is something else!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I normally LOVE cardinals, however since my Kentucky Wildcats are playing the Louisville Cardinals Friday night I don't like them this week :)

R. Mac Wheeler said...

The title worked :)

Four gorgeous shots of four beautiful species.

Roan said...

I haven't heard of 'He's got the reds' and I have lived in Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Must be a Louisiana thing. Love all your reds, but was really happy to see the spoonbill.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

at 1st i thought that was a flamingo ... i will have to go & look him up ... what a cool bird. awesome colors.

about the ads on my vlog ... there is always a x to hit to get rid of the ad ... it might be very pale but it is there. you just have to find it. i meant to say that in one of my emails to ya ... forgot it. ( :

Shug said...

My grandmother always called our sore throat a RED throat. Haven't thought about that in years! These "red" birds are striking and just as pretty as can be. I know it sure makes for happy days when you can sit in your backyard and see such lovelies...
Have a bright, sunshiny day!
shug

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE that cardinal portrait! wow! can't say i've ever heard those expressions, but they're amusing. :)

TexWisGirl said...

and that red-belly is a FINE shot, too! wow, again!

Melissa said...

Very colorful post! We don't see cardinals out here. I miss that.

Anvilcloud said...

It makes sense since anger can be described as being red hot. There is also the phrase, "Seeing red."

hootnonny said...

Never hear the "reds". I heard, "he's got a burr..." you know where! Your birds are so pretty. Wish I had the guts to brave the mice who would surely come up from the woods below for the seeds the birds would drop!

Karen said...

The phrase in our family when someone was angry was "he's seeing red".

Beauty shots Gail! The woody is gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Must be a Louisiana thing, or at least not a "my part of Texas" thing. But I like it! Love your mouthful shots. Great focus and detail!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nope never heard that one. Great shots!

Kerry said...

I really miss cardinals. Why can't they come to Oregon and visit once in awhile? I would gladly share sunflower seeds with them.

Hilary said...

Like Kerry, I'm missing the cardinals also. We haven't seen any up at our new digs yet. Lovely shots. I love the little feathery wisp blowing in the wind.

Evelyn S. said...

Haven't heard of "the reds," but I love your reds! Is the spoonbill color affected by its diet, as flamingos are? I really like your cardinal and woodpecker images--amazing detail.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have never heard of either of those says.I do love the 'reds' you posted.

Anni said...

...thanks for linking up this wonderful post of your reds at the Bird D'Pot!!

Bud and I just returned from a birding trip, and ended up seeing a huge owl! I'm still in awe. It wasn't red tho, but I was red with excitement...the blood rushed through my veins as I shook trying to get a good picture of it before it flew away.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous birds all of them.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

These are all great shots, Gail. The cardinal is a special favorite; and, like Hilary, I liked those wispy feathers blowing in the wind. The woodpecker shot is also perfectly lovely.

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous reds.

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of Reds! The Roseate Spoonbill is one of my favorites..

June Caedmon said...

Beautiful captures, Gail! Looks like your backyard birds could use a manicure! Your spoonbill reminded me to check the TX migration, I never can remember when they're here!

Debbie said...

WoW!!! LOVE your reds!! I spent half the day photographing my birds, playing in the snow!!

Do you shoot through glass or have an open window?? your images are especially beautiful!!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

A+++ shots today- fantastic! Is that a bottle tree in the background of the second shot?

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Love the red in these birds.

Brian King said...

Beautiful! The woodpecker is my favorite! When I was in high school there was a saying that was popular if someone was being difficult or they weren't nice - people would say, "Man, that's red!" or "Why are you being so red?" LOL! Seems stupid now.

Willow said...

I am super loving your reds !!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Your photos are beautiful and amazing!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

I haven't heard that expression before but the color red is one of my favorite colors :). Wonderful images full of great detail.

Linda R said...

I have never heard of either of those "RED" expressions before. Very interesting. And your photos are WOW... I always love my stop here at your blog.

Hugs~

Stewart M said...

The spoonbill would be one hell of a garden bird!!

Great red shots.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mitzi said...

LOVE that 1st shot....and the Roseate Spoonbill...how stunning!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Lovely reds! No, never heard your quotes, but I've got an aunt who says such things. Maybe it's an a generation thing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If you get a roseate spoonbill in your backyard, I am coming to live with you ;>)! Loving your red birds. Have never heard the word 'red' used in exactly that way, but people do say "he was seeing red' or I was seeing red when they get really angry. So I guess it's sort of the same thing.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Loved all 4 shots. I think red is any bird is beautiful. have a great weekend.

catskillblogger said...

I heard the expression on Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Indrani said...

This is new to me.
Lovely birds.

Helma said...

A very big compliment for these beautiful pictures.
I'm quite a bit (healthy) jealous lol ......
Really beautiful these birds.