Friday, June 29, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: I Promise to Be Good


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I've been posting pictures that were taken while Denis and I spent a week in Mule Mountain Cottage in the mountains outside the old mining town of Bisbee, Arizona. To help you pin Bisbee on your mind map, it's way down in the southeastern corner of Arizona, less than ten miles from the Mexican border, and about thirty miles from a more well-known mining town: Tombstone.

Before I head off to Bisbee again, I thought you might also like to take a look at a visitor I had to my laundry room this week. The birds here at Casa Kittling have been providing us with plenty of free entertainment. If you're so inclined, you're more than welcome to see my clothes hangers being tested and approved!

Now back to Bisbee to a Scrub Jay who really really really wanted the apple slices on the ground under the birdbath... but it wanted me to go back in the cottage first!


I promise to be good. Now make her go away so I can have those apples!

46 comments:

  1. That is such an amazing photo. I've loved seeing your pictures of the Arizona wildlife - very different to Staffordshire, UK! I've been visiting houses built for poor people 200 years ago and took some Snapshot pictures http://goo.gl/l9bDi

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    1. I feel the same way when Denis and I go to the UK. I've had to buy UK bird ID books so I could learn the names of the wonderful birds I was seeing!

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  2. I love your bird photos! As Christine said above, very different to the UK!

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    1. Every trip to the UK is a wonderful learning experience for me because almost everything is different-- plants, trees, birds, animals. I love exploring over there!

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  3. My bird shots are never quite zoomed in enough, eventually I would like to get a better camera. Nice picture!

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    1. I know what you mean. A good zoom lens can work wonders for your photos!

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  4. Cathy - Oh, this is great! What a lovely shot! You can just tell that bird is plotting ;-)

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    1. Yes! It even did the "fly off to hide in a tree 100 yards away to make her think I've given up" trick!

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  5. Aw, it almost looks like it's trying to hide to me.

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    1. Either that, or it was trying to levitate that apple slice! LOL

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  6. A great close-up shot. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've never known a Jay to be shy about something he wants. Did he ever get his apple slice?

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  8. I love this shot and how up close you were able to get!! Hope he enjoyed the apple slices!

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    1. He did, especially since he thought he'd outwaited me!

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  9. Hope he was rewarded after posing so nicely!

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  10. Good one.. I love the pose of the bird!

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  11. Your photo captures the details of the bluejay with its claws and the rings of the tree with its rings.
    You created a story that will last for a while.

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  12. VERY nice picture. Getting a bird to stand still is really a tricky business, I suppose apple slices would do it.

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    1. I let the bird win the game of patience so it could get its reward of sweet, juicy apple. :-)

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  13. Scrub Jays are fun to watch, and I love trying to take photos of those that we have around here. Nice photo!

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  14. Such a great shot! We were planning to go to New Mexico this year, but the fires kept us away.

    Here's my
    Saturday Snapshot.
    I hope you will stop by!

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    1. Arizona has had TWO fires that have burned over 1 MILLION acres EACH. Sometimes I think the entire West is going to go up in smoke and nothing will be left but ash. :-(

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  15. So much expression in the bird's stance. How fun!

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    1. Sometimes they just talk to a person, you know? :-)

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  16. Gorgeous shot. I love the detail of the bird's feathers, colour, and bowing pose. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. What great skill and artistry to capture this little guy like that! A-mazing!

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    1. Any bird with blue feathers seems twice as striking as any other bird. Or maybe that's just me! :-)

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