Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who's the cutest bird in the Swamp?

That would be ME!!

I'm a blue-gray Gnatcatcher... I am a tiny
bird with a long tail.

I am the male and you can tell by the dark black line above
my eyes. It's Spring and I'm in breeding plumage.

I have a prominent white eye ring and so does my
female counterpart.

I am usually very active flitting from branch to branch
but today I decided to preen so my friend Jalynn could
get some very coveted pictures of me.

She was persistent and never stopped clicking that
camera for a second.

I threw in a couple moves that I don't usually make just for her

I like to flick my tail from side to side to scare up some
hiding bugs. My diet consists of small insects and spiders.
I like to sing

I have a soft rambling song which I sometimes
borrow from other birds' songs

My habitat of choice would be deciduous forests
and preferably near water
Listen to my song

Am I not the cutest bird in the Swamp?

I thought you would agree....

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Marsha said...

A cutie indeed...I can almost hear him sing.

Lynne said...

This is a wonderful post! A great series of photos so we can see him from every angle. I've never seen one but now I'm prepared. Thanks.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,absolutely the cutest.Great photos.

HANNIBAL said...

YEP, CUTEST LIL THING! I can't believe you captured so many photos of this very flitty bird!

Richard said...

Great series of photos. Have you ever noticed that when you see the birds head on that they all look like they are mad?

Anonymous said...

I have never seen a Gnatcatcher. I wonder why they don't come around here? We sure have our fair share of gnats.

Such wonderful places, so different from where I have lived. The Hamlet of Gordon, Ohio is where I was born and raised and it is how small hamlets used to be and this one still exists.

The Hamlet of Gordon

Craig Glenn said...

What a great post Jalynn! Really awesome photos and such a great looking bird! I have never seen one of these.

Craig Glenn

Bird Girl said...

He sure is a cutie! And the only willing show off in a swamp full of birds - the prize goes to the Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher for best new 'spring arrival' showing off on the Great Swamp Boardwalk ;-) Great, great pics! Just how did you get that bird to perform so well ;-)

Shellmo said...

Yes he is! What a wonderful performer too!! I love how you captured him in so many cute poses!!

CountryDreaming said...

What an excellent series of shots! They more than make up for all the Blue-grey Gnatcatchers that I heard but did not see well during a bird walk with some friends today. Thanks!

The Birdlady said...

Agreed! He's just too cute, and the photos are wonderful.

Tina said...

What a adorable post..and I so loved the conversation had by all!! You really did capture some wonderful shots..and he is such a cutie...even when he twisted his little head this way and
So glad he stopped so you could get these shots!!

Linda in Erie said...

I came from Lynne's blog, Hasty Brook, and found your blog to be a real treat.

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