Monday, November 12, 2012

You Capture - An Animal

Beth's You Capture challenge this week is 'An Animal' and at first I thought it really would be a challenge.  But that was when I was forgetting that birds are indeed animals.

Of course I couldn't leave out the bluebirds that still visit our feeder and birdbath multiple times every day.

They also sit on the fence while trying to contend with the wind.

And I have to include this cute little black capped chickadee holding his bird feeder treasure between his feet.

And this sparrow who looks annoyed at my intrusion.

But my favorite bird shots today were of this downy woodpecker.  He was enjoying his meal and I was enjoying photographing him enjoying it.

When an intruder decided to partake of the feast right around the corner.
The woodpecker was obviously annoyed and took immediate measures to send him on his way.

Finally his efforts paid off and the intruder 'flew the coop'.

Although the woodpecker's feathers were still ruffled for a time, he eventually settled down to finish his meal.

The last bird I photographed was sitting on an animal-friendly apparatus put in place to help lost animals find new homes.

You know, lost animals like these.  See how well it works?
For more animal shots, visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry.  Better yet, why not put up some animal shots of your own.


  1. I love all the birds you captured. Great job of catching the woodpecker's ruffled feathers.

  2. Those are BEAUTIFUL pictures. I love that bluebird. So pretty. Chickadees are my favs, though. :)

  3. You do amazing bird pictures. Love them (and you)!!

  4. Wow, wow, wow!! These pictures are so great and show such amazing detail! Love them!;)


  5. I love the woodpecker shots! My favorite is your last capture of the squirrel in front of the squirrel statue - very cool.

  6. WOW! Your pictures are amazing!!!! Love all of the birds shots, they are just unbelievable! I think my fav might be the feathers blowing in the wind. So cool!

  7. You have captured wonderful pictures! Love the windy birds pic! They really do look like they are holding on for dear life!


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