Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ABC Wednesday - B is for Bird Prints



B is for Bird Prints.............



foot prints of a bird in the wet snow



I saw these prints coming up our driveway and I just had to capture them.

We had received a layer of wet snow which was just perfect for these bird's foot prints.

I was pretty lucky to get them - if you look in the upper left corner, you can see the edge of the tire track. We just missed running over this set as we had all the others.

You can't tell from the image, but they are a really good sized impression.

It was a Black Crow that had waddled his way up the driveway.

He and his buddies were up in the tree squawking at me as I took these photos.

I don't know what they were doing in the driveway though, the bird feeders and all the seeds are way out in the backyard, way too far for him to walk to.

Must have been something that caught his attention, and I am awfully glad it did!



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19 comments:

  1. Ah, I commend you for capturing these!!
    These are fantastic! Well formed and defined! I love these!

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  2. This one I like! Cool B-post :) Big smile :)

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  3. Hi Kathy,
    I finally made it by. Wow a big crow. I could tell it was a big bird with no problem at all.

    As a matter of fact I thought maybe it was from a wild turkey. Oh my that's a big crow.

    The geese only allow a few crows to come down and eat from the feeder every once in a while here. So luckily the crows don't chase off all of our other birds.

    Did you know that crows are among some of the smartest birds? They also travel in groups as relatives. Just like geese they recognize their own family members and stay with them.

    Just a little trivia to go along with your fabulous picture.

    Thanks for stopping by. I am feeling so much better as each day passes. I even went out in the ice this morning to take some pictures.

    I haven't had my camera out in almost two months. It felt good.

    I hope you have happy day!
    Hugs,
    Jackie:-)

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  4. Oh hey! Guess what? I also took a photo of bird prints along the beach last Saturday.. :) How I wished it would have been snow instead of sand.. lol!

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  5. Hi Michele - They just made me smile - had to grab their pic.

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  6. Hi Jackie - We have wild turkey around here - haven't been able to get their prints yet - they are huge though!

    Crows are really smart - I did a post about them on my other blog last fall:
    http://www.letsjumptogether.com/2008/09/keep-the-crows-happy/

    I'm glad to hear you're back with your camera - it can be very therapeutic in itself. Enjoy - you deserve it!

    Take care, my friend!

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  7. Hi Cashmere - I wish I could send you this snow - just got over 12 more inches today.

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  8. Kathy , excellent. We have a Roger rabbit always around, never see him, just his footprints. BTW thanks for the nice comment about my blog renovations. Anna :)

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  9. Hi Anna - I have never seen a rabbit's prints. Have you followed them to his home? That would be a great photo!

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  10. Beautiful image! We've had no real snow this year so no bird or animal trails.

    Thank you for taking part in ABC Wednesday, on behalf of the team! :)

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  11. Hi KML,

    Please visit
    http://dfoolonthehill.com/?p=1692
    to collect your Blog Award.

    Cheers

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  12. Beautiful picture. You have captured so many beautiful things from everyday life, that most of us just ignore, in your blog. I wish all of us would take time to observe our surroundings and admire the beautiful things that take place around us.

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  13. Perfect impression. Looks like you noticed these footprints at just the right moment for a great photo.

    Bobbie

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  14. Thank you, Ivs, for your kind words! I am glad you enjoy the photos - I love taking them!

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  15. Hi Bobbie - You are right - that wet snow was not going to last long.

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