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Friday, March 23, 2012

Project 52 - Hunger


Now that Spring seems to have actually made its appearance, I am hungering for some time outdoors with my camera. Everywhere you can see buds on trees now, pussy willows all over the place and see birds of all shapes and sizes everywhere.
They are so much fun to watch flying here there and everywhere. They don't seem to particularily shy amongst people. This one came to feed on some seeds about two feet away from where Hubby was sitting.
I am sure with the advent of Spring lots of energy is being used for the purpose of setting up nests and getting ready for little ones. Birds appreciate the free seeds put out for them.
One eye on the seed pile one eye on the camera!
Flitting here and there so fast it is hard to actually catch them on the wing.
He is just a blur but you can see what kind of bird this one is as he whizzes past.
Feeding birds has always been a pleasant thing for me to do. It brings up sweet memories of going out with my Dad when he was alive to feed the birds. My Dad never met a bird he would not feed. He just loved feeding all birds.
Whenever I feel like I am missing my Dad, I can go out with a big bag of bird seed and simply feed the birds. Dad always had a big Rubbermaid container in the trunk of his car filled with bird seed and small containers to scoop out the seed. He had enough containers to share around and never ran out of seeds. Some of the birds my Dad fed knew his car on site and would fly up to his car and land on the hood while he slowly drove to his parking space ready to feed hungry mouths.
Where birdseed and hungry birds are concerned, there is always someplace to spread a little pile of seeds out. There is always a hungry mouth to feed just around the corner.
Like I said earlier, Spring is a time of Hunger. New life springs up, new plants bloom, and creatures abound. And I am hungering to get out and experience it!





16 comments:

Donna said...

I love the birds! You have some wonderful shots.

...melody... said...

These are great shots of the birds! Love all the different kinds of birds you were able to capture. :)

Desirae R said...

What great bird shots!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the birds, you have wonderful memories of your dad. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots with that glorious spring light.

i beati said...

splendid close ups

TexWisGirl said...

such cuties. your dad sounds like a kind man...

shutterbuggbitten said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm sure they do appreciate the seed.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Warm greetings and best wishes

twobarkingdogs said...

I used to put out bird food, and had a great collection of little finches and cardinals stopping by .. then I realized I was feeding a great collection of rats .. and quit leaving anything out! oh well. dang rats.


Please stop by my blog for a link to a new movie coming out soon called "Darling Companion" with Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline. I thought I would share with all of the Camera Critters! I haven't seen it yet .. but I'm looking forward to seeing it. Let me know what you think!

Pat said...

What a lovely post! That's a great way to remember you dad and honor his memory.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Those are stunning shots!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous shots! The second one made me laugh...just looked like the sparrow had a funny look on his face.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Great pictures and what a sweet story about your dad and his habit of feeding the birds. He must have been a wonderful person.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Great pictures and what a sweet story about your dad and his habit of feeding the birds. He must have been a wonderful person.

lina@happy family said...

Lovely birds :)