Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Best of the Bounteous Bird Behinds of 2010...

My favorite Black-and-White Warbly-thing at Magee, where else?!

Well, not necessarily the best, butt these are a few of my favorites!

If you've followed this silly little blog, you know the problem I have with trying to get to the right side of the tree before our feathered friends sail aloft to be gone from the prying eye of my sometimes focused lens. If you're new here, my apologies in advance!

What started out as more of a joke among our friends..."Poor Loopy, all he ever gets is the back sides of birds!"..."Hey Dave! You're on the wrong side again!"..."Hey Butt-boy!( I don't like that one!) Here's another one for you!"...then it became an obsession. While other photographers are waiting for that magazine pose, I'm shooting away, just happy to see the birds and learn a little bit more about them and their world.

This past spring, I heard a couple of "professional" photographers talking about some guy that hangs around Magee taking shots of birds rear ends. They couldn't believe someone was wasting their time and energy doing that. They cracked themselves up. Then I introduced myself and an awkward silence came over them. A warbler flew in right above us with a lovely view of it's rump. I knew what it was right away, they were stumped...silly "pro's!"

Anyway...thanks for shopping at "Birds From Behind", I hope you've found ever thing you were looking for. Please stop back again!

The appropriately named Yellow-rumped Warbler, soon to be the Myrtle Warbler once again...

The "Cutest Butt" award goes to the Golden-crowned Kinglet!

Rusty Blackbirds are generally flighty and I never seem to get very close...until this time!
A little on the angry side about this shot I think...


A Northern Cardinal in our garden waiting for an opening at the feeder.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Birdy New Year!