Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sturnus vulgaris Watches the Sky

"Nice weather today - I might find something for this new nest!"

"If that photographer could just leave!"

"Oh, drat him - here goes!!"

"Made it!"




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54 comments:

itsnotjustapicture said...

beautiful shots...absolutely beautiful. have a wonderful weekend.

Svein said...

Artig. Spesielt det første egentlig var svært uttrykksfullt.

Reader Wil said...

This is an interesting series of an investigating bird. Very lovely post with excellent photos.Thanks for sharing.
Thanks also for the kind words to my post! I appreciate it very much.

Anne said...

Noe av det flotteste jeg har sett!!
Snakk om blinkskudd Rune!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Å - så stilig! Du må jo ha vært LITT tålmodig da, for å ha fått knipset dette! Lekre farger på den fuglen der.....og teksten koste jeg meg med! Ja - og så er jo himmelen blå!? Det er den ikke her......

Merisi said...

I love this series -
so very well captured! :-)

I took a series of bird pictures too today, not comparable to the beauty of yours and nothing for SkyWatch either.

Sara G said...

Wonderful blue blue sky. Just love the bird!!
Happy SWF

Tarolino said...

En underbar serie. Du har lyckats över all förväntan med dessa bilder både i skärpa, rörelse och färger. Njutbart.

John said...

Imponerende flott fanget Rune.
Dette er blinkskudd.

Det er mange hundre bilder der så det blir nok flere turer dit.

Photo Cache said...

Wonderful series of photos; like I'm reading a cartoon from a Sunday papers. Fantastic capture.

kjpweb said...

Excellent! And a stunning blue sky!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: Love the inflight!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Terningkast 10 for denne serien :-)

Sylvia K said...

Rune, these are fabulous shots! Love the bird, the tree and the lovely sky! Thank you, as always, for the beauty!

Sandra said...

Beautiful and clean shots, and the story is great :-). Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Wenche said...

Ein uturleg flott bildeserie!! Du må ha vore supertolmodig for å få den serien der:-)

Ha ei fin helg!

esnorway said...

knall fint rune !!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fun post Rune. Not only were you quick with your camera to catch the bird's escape but you can speak their language too. ;-) Very entertaining.

ChrisJ said...

What great photos! You must have been very patient to watch for him.

Carver said...

I loved this sequence. So great to catch him peeping out of the hole and then to follow through with the rest of the action shots. Beautiful sky too!

Petunia said...

Kanonbra Rune!!!
Likte så godt det med fuglen i luften:)

naturglede said...

For noen herlige bilder. Der fikk du flere blinkskudd ser jeg. Ha en fin kveld:)

Greyscale Territory said...

Adored this series of shots and very good captions!

Bim said...

Very enjoyable - thanks.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what super photos.....

Gill in Canada

imac said...

Look at those beautiful colours of his on that branch with the sun shining on him.
Beautiful post Rune.

nonizamboni said...

Incredible shots! And I'm sure the annoyed bird won't hold it against you.
Always interesting at your site.

RuneK said...

Veldig flotte og nydelige bilder Rune! Håper vi får se mer derfra etterhvert.

vincibene said...

Wonderful series!

Abe Lincoln said...

I could see that yellow bill in the first picture and knew it was a starling. And the rest of the pictures revealed him. Nice bird shots.

PERBS said...

What an adventurer with lots of patience waiting for that bird to do its thing!

Babooshka said...

Made me laugh. It's got to be the one just out the nest. That's an incredible capture looking up towards it. I love reading your comments on other people's blogs. so right, and so funny.

Lew said...

Looks like he was shot out of the hole in the tree! Fantastic cach of the bird in action. and a bright sunny day also.

fishing guy said...

Rune: Great captures of the bird for SWF, love the launched one. You had great timing. We call these Starlings in the USA.

Jeni said...

Loved these shots -some comic relief plus beauty, all put together in one package. Great job!

mountain.mama said...

I'm glad the photographer didn't leave and got the shots instead.

raf said...

Wonderful series of shots, Rune for SWF! Excellent photos too. So now I see that the starling nests in tree trunks.

Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness, such a fantastic series of photos! You really did this little bird justice!

Arija said...

Wonderful shots topped off with the Straling taking off.

Anne-Berit said...

Har du sett så nydelige bilder.Du har virkelig øynene med deg.

Daryl said...

amazing .. isnt that a grackle?

pts said...

excellent !

TCKK said...

Such a neat series of photos!! Happy SWF!

Naturegirl said...

Great captures and humorous prose!!

Pouty Lips said...

I tried for weeks to get a picture of a black bird in my saguaro to no avail. Congrats on these great shots.

Ivon said...

Awesome series of shots. Soon you will be able to get the little ones as they come out. Thanks for sharing.

ArneA said...

Meget bra Snill modell
:)

Michele said...

Well, that was fun to see... a good post with very beautiful photos!

Dick said...

Wonderful, the pictures are so bright and clear.

Barbara Martin said...

I always find it interesting how some birds manage to fit into holes of objects, and here I see birds peeking out. Lovely.

The Explorer said...

very lucky to shot this scenery...great photos

Ilan said...

Excellent photos. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

Lindab said...

You obviously have a good eye and lots of patience.

Mojo said...

Beautiful bird! And a marvelous capture of him too.

Hyde DP said...

o wow these are excellent captures!