Thursday, March 21, 2013

Feather For My Darling?


This feather was offered to help line the nest these starlings were building in the hollow of a tree.



 1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO 200



30 comments:

Andee said...

Now that is a sign of Spring! Great detail in your shots!

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love these!! perfection!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is awesome to watch these starlings build their nest in the tree. And nice to see buds too. We got 16 inches of snow on the first day of spring here so no nesting yet and no spring birds either! aka robins.

TexWisGirl said...

really sweet! :) love the colors in these. beautiful blues, pinks and iridescent hues. nicely done!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful vibrant colors in that first shot- not a big fan of starlings, but these are great captures!

MTWaggin said...

Aww I love that series of shots. Springtime love at its best.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I have been trying to photograph the starlings for two weeks! These are excellent captures. I love that you were able to get them being industrious. I was only going for the colors in their feathers. Great job!

Nancy J said...

True love, and beautiful shots with the feathers showing all the different colours.What a great title today, I wondered what the photos would be, and so enjoyed the photo story.Do you have starling boxes? Here they are very popular, made from wood, nailed to a high railing , with a perch suitably placed outside. Cheers from Jean

Lindsjö taxar said...

Very nice, love the colour....looks like spring. We got about 3-4 dm snow since yesterday.

Marc Heath said...

A reminder to us Brits that the better weather is on the way at some point. Nice shots.

Jan n Jer said...

How sweet to see love in action!

bailey-road.com said...

What a wonderful capture!

eileeninmd said...

Very cute captures, Brian!

the wild magnolia said...

feather for my nest, darling?

great shot.

Faye said...

Well, when it's home building time HE better help his darling! :-)Great promise of spring in these shots, Brian.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awww, that is too sweet. working together & all that. ( :

Pam ;) said...

How sweet of this handsome fellow. Great sequence Brian.

Tammy said...

Beautiful series, Brian! I guess one bird's loss is another bird's gain:)

Leenie said...

Way to be there and be aware for that moment. I love how you caught the beauty of those blue and speckled feathers. Most people don't see how pretty starlings are, especially when they are in giant noisy flocks that leave heaps of guano.

Debbie said...

Building a nest?? Gorgeous color in these!!

Debbie said...

I missed the first sentence, my bad!!

Kerri said...

GREAT series! I think they have such neat colors in their feathers :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I tried all yesterday to get the starlings, but the Louisiana ones are quite skittish compared to the ones in Texas. Great series of images.

Carole M. said...

yes, definitely a great series; great colours; how perfect to get the starlings with the backdrop of the new colourful buds; beautiful!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Brian, how funny is that? You are such a great photographer. I always say that cuz it is TRUE!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Amazing shots, Brian! I love how you got the photo of the feather in his bill. Fun to watch them build their nest.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful capture of critters @ work. enJOYed.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Always enjoy seeing your photos. You have a knack for capturing wonderful images as you have in this post.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks for giving us a peek into the Starlings' world. enJOYed

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely captures Brian...