Wednesday, February 24, 2010

'F' is for Fine Feathered Friends

A hawk (above) and a shiny feathered bird (below) - that's as much as I could figure out. I welcome any help in naming these birds - no, Pat or Mike or Suzy will not cut it.

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24 comments:

Troy said...

Fabulous 'fotos'. Your feathered friends look very friendly.

Not being an onithologist, I can't help with the names, but they look more like a Theodore and a Felicity than a Pat or Mike or Suzy to me...

Cezar and Léia said...

You are so talented dear Tash, I guess to take a good picture of birds is so difficult!Well done!
Léia :)

Gordon said...

Sorry, I can't help you with naming the birds. Great shots! I am glad they stayed put for you to take their photos.

spacedlaw said...

Looks more like a kestrel than a hawk to me. No clue for the friend, though...

Bibi said...

I'll just stick to 'feathered friends'! Very nice, sharp photos.

cambull said...

The second bird resembles a grackle or a cowbird.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» to cambull:
Hey! Watch who you are calling a 'cowbird'!

;-)

Kate said...

Our FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS make FOR FABULOUS FOTOS!

altadenahiker said...

No one can catch the boidies like Tash.

Mara said...

I thought the hawk had a bit of an Edgar about him. Unless it is a girl and then I'm a bit lost. Other than that I cannot help you. I usually stick to black bird, feathered bird etc. It works well enough for me...

Lois said...

It looks like either a Cooper's hawk or a Sharp-shinned hawk, but I can't tell from the picture. My first thought on the second one was brown headed cowbird. Both pictures are excellent Tash!

Brenda's Arizona said...

The second one reminds me of what we think of as grackles here. Although my mother has a less polite name for them...

WV is Apollo. Weird...

Maya said...

Wow, great shot of the hawk!

Jay said...

I can't help you with identification, though the slim shiny fellow at the bottom reminds me of a young starling, but they certainly are fine. And no-one could argue that they aren't feathered!

mrsnesbitt said...

Thanks so much for contributing, a lovely post! Is the bird a member of the blackbird/jay family?
Denise (ABC Team)

Randy said...

Wow these are great! Thanks for stopping by today.

Roger Owen Green said...

Oddly, and independently, I thought of Felicity for the lower pictured bird. Don't know why.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I wasn't expecting the that last line. Cut me up

Virginia said...

I'm no good either but they are lovely. I can never get birds to sit and pose and turn just a certain way for me! :)
V

Paula said...

I'm not sure about the first but cowbird is what came to mind with the second. You are a very gud boid watchur.

gogouci said...

Fantastic and fabulous too.

Tumblewords: said...

Great photos! I'm no help at all. They are birds, for sure. That's all I know. :)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I'm so sorry I don't know their names, but indeed they are very beautiful!

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Mick Morel said...

I'm pretty sure the "hawk" is a Northern Harrier. Fairly common around here.