Sunday Stills: Watch out for Birds

Birds are my least favorite subject to photograph mostly because I’m terrible at it and not very patient. And all the birds around her are either black or brown, not like the gorgeous creatures in Terri’s backyard.

I found these guys lined up in the front of the church waiting for it to start. 🙂

These vultures were waiting to snatch up my rescue kittens. Hahaha They were foiled again!

If you want to participate in Terri’s wonderful bird land photo challenge, below is the start of her post. You can read the rest by clicking on the Continue button at the bottom of the page.

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Sunday Stills: Kinda Backyard #Birding


This week’s Sunday Stills’ post is partially inspired by Lisa’s Weekly Bird Challenge. What kinda birds live or visit in your backyard?

As you read in my post last week, I have enjoyed my backyard as a happy place. Not a huge backyard, but it does the job with the 5 redwood trees I planted which attract a variety of birds. The sunflower seeds and various bird feeders also attract a nice variety of birds and offer a treat to boot!

Blue jay contorts to get some yummy treats!
Bluejay contorts to get some yummy treats!

The Backyard Hums

My hummingbird feeders sing their sweet siren call to the local hummers who nest here most of the year and offer a syrupy sip.

Hummingbird ready to feed
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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

38 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: Watch out for Birds”

      1. Sure, I’d be happy to. You will need to coach me up on how to do a guest post. I’ve only been blogging for a little over a year. I’ve never guest posted. I will need to schedule it as I’m on a tight schedule with the holidays getting closer. I’m spending a lot of time on my Etsy shop. 😊

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    1. You are so kind, Willow. I thought they were interesting, but I was doing something else so just had time for a quick snapshot. I’m looking forward to our move when I can actually take my camera and explore new sights!!!


        1. They eat all the dead squirrels, raccoons, cats, pigs, mountain lions, everything we have in the wild here. So I guess I should like them. I just didn’t want them getting close to my sick kittens. Once they got well, no worries. 🙂

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          1. Oh wow!!! I’d be worried too with the kittens around. I worried with the hawks in the trees when my kittens were little! I think they would even pick up little ones but not sure.. Hawks would for sure. 😡😜

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    1. It was, and we had two sick kitties out getting some sun on our driveway as they eyed us. I swooped up the kittens, put them back in their cage, and grabbed my phone and shot a picture of them. 🙂

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  1. The turkeys are kinda funny lined up in front of the church, Marsha! Perhaps they are praying for a canceled Thanksgiving! Glad you had eagle-eyes and moved your itty-bitties in from the vulture hang-out! Great shots, timing is everything! Thanks for the shout-out, too!

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    1. Hahaha. Their heads are bowed, so maybe. They are such a funny bunch of critters. Puppy girl is afraid of them. I was just going to reblog your post, but my reblogger button didn’t work, so I had to do it the long way. Then I got into the post and before I knew it I had a short post. I’m so addicted – even when I don’t have time!

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