Birdies Galore

Eastern bluebird

Photo by John Benson (ibm4381 on Flickr); Licensed under Creative Commons

Baltimore Oriole

Photo by Kellycolganazar (Flickr), Licensed under Creative Commons

What a coincidence that right after I mentioned Baltimore Orioles in my last post I got to see a couple of them in the park today. Beautiful bright orange orioles — what a sight. And not only did I see the orioles, but I was also lucky enough to spot a pair of Eastern Bluebirds as well. Now that’s what I call a good birding day. I’m glad I remembered to take my binoculars along this time because I so often forget them.

If only I’d been as prepared with my camera I might have some of my own bird pictures to show you. Before I settled down to do my birdwatching I had walked around the lake taking pictures of the wildflowers, and my batteries died. I knew they were close to needing to be re-charged, but I was so anxious to get out of the house today that I didn’t stop to charge them first. I really need to keep a spare set of batteries with me so this doesn’t happen again.  (This is the first time I’ve used someone else’s photos under the Creative Commons License — it still feels like I’m doing something wrong. I guess I wonder if this could be considered “commercial use” because this is the blog for my knitting pattern business. But since I don’t seem to write much about knitting here anymore, I don’t really consider this blog to be a commercial site.  Anyway, as soon as I upload this post I’ll email them both to make sure it’s ok to use these pictures here.)

Before I go, here are some of the pictures I managed to get before my batteries conked out on me. (You can click on them to see them a bit larger.) Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Birdies Galore

  1. Kim,
    Thank you for posting my Baltimore Oriole photo on your very engaging blog. I’m honored. I’m always happy to have people use my photos, be it commercial or non-commercial. I love photographing birds and the possibility that my photos could serve a purpose beyond my immediate enjoyment is ice cream on the cake!
    I enjoyed your comments and photos. Regarding batteries, I feel your pain, they’re diabolical. The thought that we’ll all soon be driving battery powered cars is frightening. On a dark road late at night, a lone woman realizes her car is slowing, slowing…
    Thanks again for using my shot!
    Kelly Colgan Azar

    • Kim says:

      Kelly, thanks for your generosity of spirit and your kind words.

      BTW, you paint a scary picture regarding the battery powered car…yikes!

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