Saturday, May 02, 2009

YOU LOOKING AT ME? - CRITTERS

Sulking siskin

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Well I suppose you'd be sulking and moody if you'd just flown into a window and some idiot runs up to you and shoves a camera in yer face while you're trying to recover. You all know the story of the mad siskins with satnav problems who bounce of my patio doors. Here's another. Needless to say I don't just capture them( figuratively with the camera of course) but stay with them 'til they are less dazed and confused and fit enough to fly off. Free as bird oh lord I can't change the habits of these mad little birdies, just look after them.




Anyway for the back story on the moody siskin and my other images see pretty colours below.

Handbird
Tom Thumb
Sleep baby sleep



38 comments:

Thumbelina said...

That's a great shot. Perfect.

And I want to see the ones of the big boys on the swings, and the little ones on the rope swing - did they land in the river somewhere?

I played the critters too (not as good as this one though.)

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a neat capture with your dazed siskin.

Kaye said...

This is not the same as our American yard bird siskin. It's so bright. Pretty neat close up.

Brian Miller said...

dazed and confused. glad you stay with them until they are better.

Virginia said...

So are you saying Jack Daniels is your photographer's assistant?? Well I"ll bet he's a darn good one.
V

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my...that bird does look grumpy. tee hee
happy CC!

Jedediah said...

He looks not very happy, but who would in that situation. His colours are gorgeous, though.

Anonymous said...

Poor birdie

Marie Reed said...

Pass that bottle of Jack D dahhhling.. I could use a good swig this morning!

Hilary said...

Flying into windows must be an occupational hazzard for little birdies. We're coming into the seagull breeding season here where poor little chicks slide down roofs and locals take them to the vets. And boy, is it noisy!

Bibi said...

Poor little siskin. I had a pigeon smash into one of our windows once. He just bounced off and flew away! No window damage either.

Bruce said...

Good thing you stand watch over these little guys until they are ready to fly away or someone like me, a big fat cat, might come & have them for lunch:)

Small City Scenes said...

boy, that bird is sure giving you the 'eye'. What did you do? MB

i beati said...

looks rather sad don't you think??Sandy

Andrea said...

too CUTE!!

magiceye said...

superb shot as usual!!!

Karen said...

That's a great shot !!

Glad the silly little twits have you to look after them. :-)

We have kamikazi birds around here, as well...

Gattina said...

it happens sometimes here too, but then I have to run to pick up the bird before my five cats !

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful little birdie!

Pam said...

Cute but I think he has an evil eye.

valeria said...

It's soooo sweet!

JM said...

It's lovely! Is it the same bird as in your Facebook avatar?

Reader Wil said...

Lovely little siskin! I bet your windows are TOO clean. I once washed the windows at my daughter's in Australia, with the result that two birds flew into her house, one chasing after the other. They couldn't fly out and bumped against the glass.

Oskar said...

He does look a little defensive. I wonder if he's done someting naughty.

Wonder Turquette said...

Lovely, innocent and fragile!

Keith said...

Cute little bird. Must be painful on the head, I get that look when I have a headache.

Sue said...

That's a cute bird. I love the colors. Great shot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Can't wait to see the other pics you mentioned. This little siskin looks so stunned. I always feel guilty when a bird hits one of our windows--like I should go out and apologize for having our house there amongst the trees or something. Glad to know he was ok after a few moments.

Manz said...

Poor little critter... we have birds that constantly fly into the windows. You'd think that they would learn their lesson. ;)

It's a great photo. You can see the "dazed and confused" feeling he/she was having.

The comment about Jack Daniels is classic! I'm always better at billiards after a few JDs :)

Manz said...

P.S the invite to send me a blog badge to add to the GritFX main website still stands... interested?

Martha said...

I thought that looked like a stunned bird. They fly into my windows, too and sometimes bread their dumb little necks. Sad.

Lynette said...

Glad to see another siskin shot. I'm always reminded of when my then three-year-old ran pell mell into his uncle's patio door and, thankfully, bounced right back onto his little butt.

Also glad to read that the camera and the whiskey mixed well for you at the festival, despite the lack of your food fix.

Michele said...

Aww... he may be a little dazed and disoriented.. (sigh, welcome to MY world... LOL) but I am glad they do recover and are able to resume birding life once more after a bit of a rest.

Anonymous said...

He's so sweet.

Mo said...

Dazed and slightly cross from the look of him.
I don't like milkshakes.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Too bad about the little birdies. He does look a bit dazed.

Mojo said...

Yeah, he looks a bit shellshocked. You'd think even if they didn't recognize the reflection for what it is, they'd at least try to avoid the other bird flying straight at them!

Good on ya for lookin' after the poor sods though. You're a good soul.

Glennis said...

Poor wee bird does look very sulky and dazed. I hope he recovered and flew away home again.

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