Saturday, September 25, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday






Just a few photos from my neck of the woods this week, our hummers are gone now, I have not seen one in a few days.  The grasshoppers are here and there.  A tadpole coming up for air.  And I am not sure what type of bird the photo is but there were several of them circling around when I took this picture.
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22 comments:

Marlene said...

Great shots. Our hummers are gone now also, off to warmer climates. I am not sure but when I see birds circling here they are usually buzzards, and that what it looks like to me.

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely shots!
Really love those hummingbirds — we have them too! Feisty little creatures!

The hovering bird is probably a hawk.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Marlene, my hubby thought they were buzzards, so both of you must be correct! Thanks

EG Wow said...

Looks like a turkey vulture to me. They soar gracefully on the wind but very ugly close up. LOL

Yes, the hummingbirds left here last week. :(

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic shots.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Michael said...

Wish we had hummers. Nice pics.

Out on the prairie said...

Really nice pictures. I have seen a few hummers at my feeders this week in SE IA.Hate to see them go.Thanks for your great input on my blog.

maiaT said...

Beautiful macros of these lovely critters.
I was chasing some hummingbirds at the beginning of the week but I couldn't get at least one visible picture.

Mel Cole said...

It's probably a Turkey vulture. What a neat photo collections you got this week!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Chalk up another vote for vulture! We still have hummingbirds that are very active right now. I saw an Anna's do its dive yesterday a few times.

Kitty said...

I can't imagine what it's like to have hummingbirds in your garden! Awesome!

Krista said...

Great shots! I love hummingbirds, and wish we had them here. I'll have to settle for seeing them on your blog. thank you for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

Great shots! The bird looks like a Turkey Vulture (or buzzard)to me, we have many of them around here. We also have many Bald Eagles. The eagle wing tips are usually together not spread like that. I made a special note to the shape of the wings when I spotted an eagle in flight so I wouldn't mix it up with a vulture. The eagle's wings are straight across while in flight or soar. They are both around the same size.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh how I love hummingbirds. This little one is so special. I've yet to be able to get a photo of one no matter how hard I try. Beautifully detailed shots.

Connie said...

Great photos! and I love your last post with the windmill. Reminds me of my childhood home on the N. Dak. prairie.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots! Love the soaring bird.

That wasp in the next shot scares me though...

Corina said...

I LOVE the hummingbird photo, he matches so nicely with those blue branches! I haven't seen any around here lately.. they must all be gone.

Through The Photographs

Janet Cross said...

You take amazing photos! Can't believe you put such a nice comment on my blog... Glad I have found yours, it will be a source of inspiration!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of your crittes. I think my hummers have left too. I loved having them around my yard.

Jan said...

All great shots but I particularly like the one of the grasshopper. I am sure enjoying their songs right now, such a part of autumn. It is either them and/or the crickets who sing all day this time of year.

Jan said...

After thinking about these photos I realize that they must have all been rather difficult shots because none of them hold still for long.

The Japanese Redneck said...

We use to luv catching tadpoles as a kid.