Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birds gathering for outdoor Wednesday

Its a common sighting at this time of year. the gathering together of birds seen stretched out in a line on overhead wires.

A cropping of a closeup revealed these birds as Starlingsboth mature and young ones. I really like the appearance of this fluffy breasted looking one. I was surprised to see the white dots of its winter coat displayed so early.

I don't know what species(maybe BarnSwallows???) these little birds were but they were very active with their comings and goings sand balancing acts they performed on their landings as shown belowAnd just a glimpse outside from my back porch reveals a mixture of pastels of the mature blossoms in my garden.

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Marbel said...

Love your bird and flower photos!

Appalachian Lady said...

I really dislike starlings and didn't know the white spots indicates a winter coat! I do think those might be tree swallows--like them a lot more than starlings.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,the birds are gathering here too,fall must be on its way.Love the garden scene

Stephanie V said...

Nice catch of the starlings. I love their glossy feathers even though they are nuisance birds.
Maybe that fluffy one knows something about an early winter?

Becky said...

Oh yes, the birds are gathering, and you know what comes next...That white stuff.
Beautiful flowers.

Mary said...

Love the wire shots! That fluffed out one is very funny looking :-) Beautiful flowers.