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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Camera Critters #2

Camera Critters

Week Two of this awesome new meme!  This one asks a question...and also lets us share our animals!  The question this week is "Are you taking a vacation this summer?"  So far I have a trip to Denver planned in June and a trip to Boise planned in August.  I might go on a road trip and I might go to Paris but who knows for sure.

My dad and I found a unique looking bird in the yard the other day.  I have no idea what it is, and unfortunately wasn't able to get the best pics of it.  But I will share what I got and hope maybe someone has an idea!




Any guesses?

14 comments:

Marie said...

I'm hopeless at telling birds apart and find that while I know some of the local ones quite well, when I photograph a new one, I have to pour over a bird book or bird website to make a positive id. Maybe you might find it here: http://www.whatbird.com/browse/objs/All/birds_na_147/110/Color/2116/Yellow

It's always exciting to see something new and then do the detective work to figure out what it was. Good luck! And your holiday plans sound lovely - I'd like to stow away in your luggage for a trip to Paris :-) We'll be spending our summer on our yacht sailing in the Swedish archipelago - very low key but relaxing.

One said...

I know, I know, I know... It's a yellow bird.

Ron. said...

Goldfinch. Definitely. Female. We gots dem up here all summer by the bazillions.

You Might be interested in <a href="http://eggsovertokyo.blogspot.com/2010/01/apparatus-magazine-online-jan-2010.html>THIS</a>. (Scoll down past "False Start" to Killing The Goldfinch")

Kathe W. said...

Yep- Goldfinch! Have a great summer- we'll be camping, going to Denver and in the fall lovely Scotland!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I have these in our yard occasionally...they're gold finches!! And yours is the male of the species.

Mission Bells in Shadow

Thanks for stopping by Saturday...hope your weekend has been terrific so far!!

Kathy said...

It's a beautiful bird, whatever it is. Thanks for stopping by my place for SWS. I'm late visiting back. Hope your week is a good one!

lina@happy family said...

Nice to know that others recognize the bird :)

Thanks for dropping by...

Dee said...

LOL! Absolutely no clue!!!

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful shots

marina said...

pretty bird! I like it when they come in bright colors :-)

eden said...

Sorry I have no idea but it is a pretty bird. Love its colours.

jabblog said...

It doesn't look like one we see here in UK. It's always exciting to see an unfamiliar bird, isn't it?

Greg said...

I might go against the grain and say it's a summer tanager. From the pics, it looks way too big for a Goldfinch. They are relatively popular in California (and throughout the west coast).

Greg said...

Forgot to add:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Tanager/lifehistory

 
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