Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Beautiful Banaquit

Banaquits don't have a lovely song; they make what sounds almost like small clicks but their cuteness more than makes up for what they lack in voice. These small birds are sugar addicts and often visit the hummingbird feeder we've hung up. Below are pictures of one of the frequent visitors.


I've been lurking near the feeder trying to get better shots but they keep a weather eye out at all times.





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18 comments:

  1. What a pretty little bird! He looks quite camouflaged up in that tree in spite of his bright colour.

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  2. Lovely and really good photos! I have not seen this kind of little yellow bird before!

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  3. Wonderful shots! And thanks for sharing the fun facts. There is so much I don't know about birds....

    Thanks for visiting my Saturday Snapshot.

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  4. What pretty little birds! We are having fun watching for the return of many of our songbirds as the springtime migration begins ... love this time of year!

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    1. They are pretty, aren't they?! The territory usually takes part in the Audubon bird count and the last few annual ones have shown a decline in our native birds and in the ones that migrate to us.

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  5. Beautiful little birds, and you did get some good shots.

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  6. Love the colors!! Great shots!

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  7. It is so pretty! The birds in my yard always seem to see me coming with the camera and fly away. :)

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    1. I've been trying for a good hummingbird shot for months now but those efforts have so far proven quite shameful. LOL

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  8. They are definitely cute!

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  9. What a beauty; I love yellow birds for some reason.

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  10. I can totally relate to trying to "out-wait" a wary bird! Sometimes it takes me years, but I *will* prevail! LOL Loved your photos of a bird I've never seen before.

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    1. I keep my camera near the kitchen door so when I see them I try sidling out but by the time I've raised it, they're gone!

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  11. What gorgeous little visitors. I know how tricky bird photography is, I think you got some great shots of a beautiful bird I've never seen before. Sad to hear that they are declining.

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  12. How totally cute!! You got such great pictures!

    Thx for hoppin' by my Saturday!!

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