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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Song Sparrow

He loves the seed in my yard, but during the winter I miss his loud, boisterous song! His whole body puffs up as he sings. In the winter he is quiet! See the snow on his tail?
I think he looks like Ben Franklin here. Or maybe he's suffering from S.A.D. ? ha.
I think he was posing for me!

69 comments:

  1. I think the same betsy look like he possing, is absolutely nice, aah I love your birds!!

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  2. More great shots. He looks so still, he almost looks stuffed. :)

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  3. mug shots, right? Front, profile...lol...

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  4. Awwww what a plump little cutey!!

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  5. He does look a little owlish in the second photo. :)

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  6. Why yes...I do think he looks like Ben Franklin!

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  7. Gloria! you were first!

    Rebecca ~ yes, owlish. It almost looks like he has glasses on! ha.

    Michelle ~ good to know I'm not the only one!

    Silver ~ he was really still! I got to focus in on him very well!

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  8. Yes betsy happens I was seeing my blog and you post! But is not matter (lol)

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  9. Gloria, but it IS fun to be first isn't it? :)

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  10. Gloria ~ love your green apples in your header today! :)

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  11. I haven't been first on anyone's blog in a long time! ha.

    nanny ~ thanks, dear! :)

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  12. Well, maybe not, but I always wait rather eagerly for your comment. :)

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  13. oh yeah letting you see all sides...he is def preening for the camera...ha...

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  14. Yes rebecca but I enjoyed to come here anyway (he,he) but I dont fight to be the first (lol)
    Oh Betsy I love apples especially green apples and I put today you know I love change my header sometimes!

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  15. Yes, gloria..I like to change mine a lot, too! I have another new one ready to go! That green apple color is so pretty, too.

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  16. Did you know I have green apples here? but are still little, but are nice

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  17. Gloria ~ I made sure my plant Frankie was moist and misted today! :) And I found out that she originally comes from Peru! She has a couple of buds that I'm hoping will bloom if I keep her watered!

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  18. Gloria ~ nice...are they tart? nice for cooking!

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  19. Rebecca ~ how many eggs did you cook/serve today? :)

    or better yet...did you sell any?

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  20. from Perú? amazing! really is a global world! We receive somethings from Peru they have amazing fruits and I have recipes from peru in my blog!

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  21. green apples are nice for tart!
    ah Betsy today I remember you when I saw the quinces are a lot but I dont know how are hav eto wait about February!

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  22. rebecca is a pity we are so far I would buy eggs to you(lol)

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  23. I still want to try the quinces! I need to look for them again!

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  24. SUCEN ~ thank you!

    Rebecca ~ I would buy eggs from you, too!

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  25. He's one attention loving sparrow indeed
    Posing like he's got the lead
    In some big play
    At least you could make his day
    But don't distract him to long
    Or the kitties could pounce and things could go all wrong..haha

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  26. well to the quinces maybe to next autumn Betsy but when I have always made some quince recipes!

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  27. I didn't sell any today, but I did make some banana muffins and used 3 eggs there. I wish you ladies lived near me and I could sell eggs to you. :)

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  28. Pat ~
    Oh, that would be bad
    if his attention I had
    and my camera caught his demise
    as the feathers did fly!

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  29. Gloria ~ yes, when I find quinces, I'll look at your blog for some recipes!

    Rebecca ~ how many hens do you have?

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  30. LOL I'm sure you'd have to forgo
    Showing such a sight at your show
    Might scare poor Gloria away
    With such a nature-esque display

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  31. Pat ~ true, some would cry
    and maybe die
    But I'd email the photo to you
    cuz Orlin would like it, and Cassie, too!

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  32. Beautiful ~ Years ago I had the honor to hear Ethel Waters sing "His Eye is on the Sparrow" in person. I will never forget it...Goose Bumbs....

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  33. What a delicate little piece of art...God is good! :D

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  34. Wanda ~ perfect! I bet it was lovely. :)

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  35. Julie ~ he is perfect, isn't he?

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  36. Betsy after all I seen in Pat blog (and others) really I dont thing something scared me (lol)

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  37. Pat love when I said Im scared :))

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  38. Great pictures!

    We've had very few birds visiting us lately, as I've been bad about keeping the feeder filled. I'm SO tired of the squirrels coming by and gobbling everything up!

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  39. I miss their songs too - just a few more months :)

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  40. Gloria ~ I think Pat likes to tease you! :)

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  41. Martha ~ I know! I always feel spring has arrived when the birds start to sing again!

    KathyG ~ that was our problem last year. With 9 cats outside, there aren't any squirrels! ha.

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  42. I know Betsy! He loved it! ha, night Betsy I hav eto go to...iron!

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  43. Such great shots, nice bokeh and lovely detail.

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  44. The Ben Franklin shot is brilliant! LOVE IT!

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  45. He is an interesting looking fellow. I don't have a clue as to the kind of bird that he is. Great character shots of a cute bird.

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  46. He's a Song Sparrow, Larry! :)

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  47. I think he knows he's handsome,

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  48. What a darling. He knows a good place when he sees one.:)

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  49. good morning Betsy :-) he is gorgeous & he is def posing for you :-) here in europe they look at the sparrows as something not as lovely but i think they are beautiful & lovely!!! & your picture is the prove ;-)

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  50. Betsy I have a little over thirty hens.

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  51. He really does look a little like Benjamin Franklin there. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It kind of scares me a little...lol!!! Every since I saw the Birds as a little girl, I've been a bit leery...

    :)

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  52. He looks so very sweet. Great shots, Betsy. I always wish I could send them some heat. blessings ~ Tanna

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  53. Oh he is beautiful, just beautiful!! What wonderful shots!! Yay! take care
    x

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  54. Birdie ~ they are very common here, too. The colorful ones get all the attention!

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  55. Jax ~ he looks a little stern, doesn't he? ha.

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  56. Hey, Betsy, how is your morning going?

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  57. You have the most delightful birds! Amazing how you are able to capture them. I wish we had more variety of birds in our back yard here.

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  58. Wonderful, wonderful photographs. Well done Betsy.

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  59. that's not fair, is it?! thanks to you they come out to light and beautifully :-) hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  60. Such wonderful pictures! he was posing for you. Saying thanks for the seed!

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  61. is he puffed up or plump? what a ham:)

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  62. Ed ~ he's all puffed out to stay warm....dressing in layers, you know. :)

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