Thursday, March 17, 2011

Up close and personal

A female red-winged blackbird hit my office window one day (as the birds often do).  Luckily, she was stunned but not hurt.  While she regained her bearings, I grabbed my camera and shot through the window. 

She flew off after a few moments.  What a pretty lady.

41 comments:

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Poor little thing. Think she saw stars?
;)

Paula said...

Bless her heart... it always scares me to death when I hear a bird hit one of the windows.
She is a beauty!

Trisha said...

Glad to hear she made it! We've had that happen a few times here & they weren't always so lucky.

We're finally get more of a variety of birds at the feeders this week (its warming up!!). I have no idea what the names of them all are, but I know so much more since following your blog!

Clint said...

We had a hummingbird hit our patio window a while back---knocked 'er out cold. I was able to pick her/him up in my hand and watch as it came back to life and then flew away. Of course, these window-boppin's can result in death, too.

MarieElizabeth said...

I think that was the bird equivelant of "what happened? Did anyone see that?"

Leovi said...

Excellent photos in this beautiful blackbird feathers.

Manzanita said...

Thanks for coming by and becoming a follower. I am now following you, too. Great bird pictures. You must have a neat camera to take those lovely pictures AND clean windows !!!!

You have a nice looking house. Is it round inside? That must be where the name of your blog comes from.
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Deb said...

the dove tend to do that alot here...isn't she pretty...I have a few females that come to the feeder...they look so different from the males..took me a while to find out what they were...

Deb said...

hey did anyone get the license number of that truck that hit me...LOL...just came to me as I was leaving....

Farm Girl said...

Very nice photos. I am glad she wasn't hurt.

Bobbi said...

What nice pictures you were able to get!! She's pretty.

Millie said...

Poor lady. I bet she had a headache. At least she sat and posed for you.

Karen Whittal said...

I must start carrying a camera with me, I never have it handy, and you really take some great pictures

Jan n Jer said...

so glad this little bird...came out alright! Great pics

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Well, you must have some very clean windows! Great photos taken through the glass and glad the little feathered friend was okay:)

Marvin said...

Glad she survived the hit ... most do ... some don't ... don't often see red-winged blackbirds around our place ... but saw a male and female during our last major snowfall ... had to consult field guide to ID the female.

Tracy said...

Boy Tex, don't you think she had a traumatic day already by flying into the window and then you have the nerve to 'shoot her'? gosh, I thought you were more compassionate then that...

:)

Diane AZ said...

She is lovely! I've never seen a red-winged blackbird. Glad she survived. :)

A Rural Journal said...

I had that happen to a nuthatch one winter. It was so stunned, it let me take it inside for awhile before it was ready to fly again. :)

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful shots.
It does not look so stunned to me.'
Costas

Sandra said...

a really pretty lady for sure. amazing she sat there long enough to get all these beautiful shots of her

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, just plain beautiful.

LauraX said...

so much detail to her feathery coat...she's lovely!

bon bon said...

she's such a gorgeous thing that maybe hitting the window was her way of getting photographed!

Sharon said...

Good shots! Not often they stay still like that. Maybe she was saying "What the ....?"

Angela said...

Great pictures! She is so beautiful! You don't get to see them up close like that too often.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Angela

Farmchick said...

Great close up shots!

Inger-M said...

I'm glad she wasn't seriously injured; she's so beautiful! Love all the shades of brown, and the fabulous patterns!

lisaschaos said...

You got so many great shots of her!

Tiffany said...

Such great shots through the windows...mine are a little 'ahem dirty to get such good shots through:) Love your Spring shots below. I know it is truly Spring when our blue birds show up. Waiting patiently for Spring.

Tiffany

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO STRANGER!!!! I've missed your blog and have really enjoyed catching up on your pictures and posts! I'm sorry that with Tanner and vacation I've not around much lately, but look forward to being keep up a bit better now, and will try not to run into something on my way here!! :-)

PS: I thought at first the female red winged birds here, were starlings until I looked a bit closer.

Shifan said...

She is so pretty & photogenic. Nice Pictures.

Allison said...

Oooo. She is very pointy and professional. I do believe she would be a lawyer as a human, or an IRS agent. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

What a pretty girl, I'm glad she is alright. I haven't seen the Red-winged blackbirds here yet but hopefully soon.

Jennifer said...

I love red-winged blackbirds, love their songs. So Pretty

Amila Kanchana said...

All the shots have come out wonderfully! She is very good looking!

Tricia said...

If you scroll that just right, it looks like a live view... kinda like a cartoon! Cool! =)

Evelyn S. said...

I didn't realize that female red wings look like that!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

I'm so glad she was okay. We have a few big windows and it just breaks my heart when they fly into one and die. I wonder if they get a head ache when that happens?

Rose said...

Great capture, even if she had to knock herself senseless to allow it.

Margaret said...

She is stunning, really. All the patterns on her wings! She is lucky a cat didn't happen by...

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