April 2011

April 2011
Boondocking at my brother's in Reno, April 2011

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tchaikovsky is for the Birds!

Okay, you all know by now that I am a little over the top in my admiration for the little Townsend’s Warbler that is a regular visitor to my suet feeders.  Today I got a little video of him and set it to music.  Watch at about 17 seconds as he gets a mouthful of something disagreeable.  I added a slowed down repeat of his reaction.  Hope you enjoy this little guy!



And of course, have to have a few gratuitous still shots.

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Yup, I love my little warbler.

22 comments:

  1. I'm sure he loves you, too. You're always quick to put things out for him. He seems to enjoy the stick in the bottom of the suet feeder by the birdbath. It's easier for him to sit there and gobble food.

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  2. I'm amazed. Most birds just whistle a little ditty, never seen one do the classics. You must feed them well.

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  3. Cute video, wonder what seed he didn't like.

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  4. Visions of sugar plums dance in my head! Great post, Donna!

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  5. Now this post today is absolutely the best I have seen in four years. Your friend is beautiful.

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  6. what a delightful way to start my day! thank you for this wonderful gift, Merry Christmas

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  7. Think that is the first time I have heard of or seen a Townsend Warbler. Nice job on the video & still photos.

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  8. Love it! Perfect music for your little nutcracker this time of year.... and what a perfect "end" to it all. You are SO clever!

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  9. Unbelievable pictures! And that video is great! I love when he spits it out - made me LOL.

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    1. I didn't even see the p'tooey until I replayed the video. Amazing what the eye misses unless you know what you're looking for. He was pretty sure he didn't want that mouthful of food. Glad it made you laugh!

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  10. Nicely done. So how long were you hanging around waiting for him to show up?

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    1. The photos and video were all taken from inside my living room. I always keep my camera handy as I know the birds will show up at various times during the day. I was lucky he was so hungry - he stuck around for a long time and didn't mind the camera.

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  11. And here I always thought it was for the Sugar Plum Fairies... :c)

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  12. Too cute. Well done Donna! Made me LOL too.

    Sharon

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  13. When I get something I don't like in my mouth, that would be my reaction, too ;-) Cute!

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  14. Fantastic as are your detailed photos.

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  15. Merry Christmas and all the best in 2014! Love the closeups of the birds

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