After celebrating the king of all birds yesterday at the Wren Festival, I feel it only fair to give a nod to some other feathered friends, so here are a few fabulous birds I’ve spotted on my travels.
This chirpy little robin, a true harbinger of winter, followed me on a wintry hike around Howth Head. He was quite far off, but his song filled the air and his vibrant red feathers brightened up bare branches with a welcome flash of colour.
Not at all chirpy and more than a little bit scary, this massive hawk swooped over my shoulder in Van Cortland Park in New York and ate a squirrel right in front of me.
This dashing white peacock lives in the grounds of St. John the Divine in northern Manhattan and could be a contender for the title King of all Birds – he’s certainly got the outfit for the job.
Finally, this little guy was a contender in the annual Georgetown Power Tool Drag Races in Seattle last year. He didn’t win the race, but he won my heart.
Now it’s time to feather your own nest with your interpretation of this week’s travel theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Birds
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Knock me over with a feather!
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese proverb
“Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.” – Izaak Walton
Wow, I love the white peacock, he’s dazzling …
Here ‘s my entry for the theme, Ailsa. Hope you like it as well.
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Fun challenge! Here is my entry: http://shootngo.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/travel-theme-birds/
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That hawk is looking at you like you’re a paparazzi!
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What a fun variety of birds Alisa! My unplanned bird photo is here: http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/12/28/travel-theme-birds/
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I love that shot of the peacock, Ailsa. Here are my birds – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/for-the-birds/
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Love the theme and the birds, Ailsa. I live next to the Van Cortlandt Park, haven’t seen such a majestic hawk. The white peacock, yes, that I have seen. Here is my entry:
Ailsa, I live next to the Van Cortlandt Park and of course, spend a lot of time in the park, yet never seen such a massive hawk. The white peacock, yes, seen that!
Here is my entry:
Did not see my entry, and re-posted, and now there are two entries, oh well……
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Ailsa your hawk is awesome! I have a robin too though, http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/travel-theme-birds/
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Great photos, I’ve never seen a white peacock before http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/travel-theme-birds/
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Found one ! That white peacock is just amazing! http://wp.me/p2dwKf-1ba
It’s been a while since I have done this, but here is mine
Lovely Birds,Alisa !Happy New Year !!
Thanks for the theme. I like how birds congregate toward the concrete ledge with a view: http://wp.me/qJ7j
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Sleeping birdie: http://wp.me/p16tta-uB.
Happy New Year to everybody. 😀
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Love this challenge, thanks Ailsa! Here’s my post for the week http://deepdishlife.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/travel-theme-birds/
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Attempt # 2…
These are fabulous birds for sure Ailsa. Great shots hon. I love your entry and here is mine:
http://travtrails.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/king-of-the-wild/ My take on the theme and one of my favorite snapshots…..indra
Great bird photos.
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Hi Ailsa, great theme for the last week of 2013. The hawk looks like it meant business. Here is my response for this week’s theme. Happy New Year!
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Here’s a wren I found on Pinterest — a watercolor one, but lovely just the same: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2013/12/30/travel-theme-birds/