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Blue for sky . . . Brown for ground!

Eastern Bluebird
Blue for Sky!

No time to play with the new camera today . . . . the mission was to get my hair cut and get some groceries. Mission successful! To complete my mission, I had to travel to Jamestown and happen to find 5 Bonaparte Gulls flying along the Allegheny River (CHECK, first for 2008)! I also had someone new cut my hair because Andrea who typically cuts my hair just had a baby last week. I would like to say thanks to Barbara who did a wonderful job with my cut and small world . . . she’s also a bird watcher!! We talked birds and I passed along my blog address for her to view this site! Anyone notice how expensive eggs and orange juice is now days! Ugg . . .

Eastern Bluebird
Brown for Ground!

Today’s post really has nothing to do with Bluebirds but this one was looking too cute not to capture his picture (ok, played with the camera a little . . . just a little).

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25 responses

  1. Beautiful blue sky and bluebird!

    3 April 2008 at 10:01 pm

  2. I really like the compositions with the cute blue birds.

    Eggs and OJ eh… we attended a presentation about Arctic communities today… talk about expensive! It’s unbelievable how much money items we take for granted cost up North. Think: $12 Apple Juice!

    Where I live, a dozen organic eggs cost between $4-$6 CAD and not-from-concentrate OJ (I’m thinking brands like Tropicana – carton) probably about $4-$5 CAD.

    3 April 2008 at 10:14 pm

  3. What? No picture of the new haircut?

    I like your bluebird pictures–I finally saw my first one over at the neighbor’s last Thursday.

    Locally raised, organic brown eggs in our grocery store were $3.29 a dozen last week. I bought the less expensive Eggland’s best. The hugest increase I’ve noticed at the store is coffee!

    3 April 2008 at 10:39 pm

  4. NatureShutterbug

    That’s a great sky/bluebird picture – wonderful blue sky; hope the snow is gone.

    3 April 2008 at 11:19 pm

  5. Grace

    Nope! There was still snow on one side of the road home tonight. I was humming an old, old song about the “sunny side of the street.”

    I really love the second picture of the bluebird on the house. Lovely vertical lines and wood grain pattern.

    3 April 2008 at 11:29 pm

  6. I love the photo with the bluebird on the birdhouse. The depth and soft colors are wonderful. I haven’t seen a bluebird yet. Of course it would help if I could get out of the house. Soon, I hope.

    3 April 2008 at 11:37 pm

  7. Love the bluebird pics. Congrats on recruiting a new birder to the flock! 🙂

    4 April 2008 at 12:25 am

  8. Marg

    They do look adorable! I’m sending you an email ;D

    4 April 2008 at 4:08 am

  9. what adorable blue birds… sorry, to hear you’ve lost your barber for awhile. (I am however happy to hear she’s having a baby!) I sure hope I see more of these! p.s. I noticed the prices and the downside the feed is more too so you can’t even find the cheaper route and get a milking cow and chickens.

    4 April 2008 at 4:12 am

  10. I enjoy your blog – particulary this one…bluebirds are my favorites!

    4 April 2008 at 7:12 am

  11. @ Rondi – Thanks
    @ Pinar – Thanks and did you say $12 for OJ?? WOW!
    @ Ruthie – Thanks and I am glad that I don’t drink coffee!
    @ NatureShutterbug – Thanks and snow is melting fast but still up in the hills!
    @ Grace – Thanks and I find it interested for how many like the house, I like the one on the power line!
    @ Linda – thanks and it does help to be out all the time!
    @ Liza – thanks and after talking to her, she’s been a birder for a long time! Great to meet new people who share our interest!
    @ Marg – hmm, must be one of my other emails! Will find it soon, thanks for the heads up !
    @ aullori – She has cut my hair for a long time and I couldn’t remember when she was due . . . of course I picked the time to cut is the week she had the baby!
    @ Birdlady- thanks and you are very kind!

    4 April 2008 at 7:26 am

  12. Lisa at Greenbow

    What lovely little birdies. So nice that you took time to use your new camera. We expect great things from that new camera and you. These last pictures are a good start.

    4 April 2008 at 7:52 am

  13. Tom

    Tom- Congrats about the camera, a wise purchase, you will be able to get photographs that we’re not possible with the D70s- Can’t wait to see them!


    4 April 2008 at 8:08 am

  14. I miss having hair to cut…

    Great shots!

    4 April 2008 at 8:21 am

  15. I would love to see a Eastern Bluebird or a Bonaparte Gull.

    4 April 2008 at 8:24 am

  16. Bluebirds are beautiful–even when you’re not trying, you take great pictures.

    I noticed prices on food going way up right after Thanksgiving. Milk, eggs, cereal, sugar and other basics were double the price from a year before. Some times we are living in. Joan

    4 April 2008 at 8:42 am

  17. Nice pictures – and yes, food is getting VERY expensive these days. Meaning my birds might have to subsist more on mulberries than mealworms this spring.

    4 April 2008 at 9:08 am

  18. Who can resist the bluebirds…especially with a new camera! Glad you got a good haircut (sort of makes up for the $$$ groceries)!

    4 April 2008 at 11:13 am

  19. Bo

    Our nearest state park has a huge prairie with a line of bluebird feeders, but I’ve yet to see a bluebird. Seems like you need a bit of magic to see one of these lovely birds, but I’m hopin’.

    4 April 2008 at 11:47 am

  20. What a great Blubird shot. We’re still waiting for them to show up in our area, not far from Peek-n- Peak.
    We’ll be going to Howard Eaton Reservoir to photpgraph the spring Warblers on their return.
    As far as eggs go, we have our own chickens. Nothing like fresh eggs !
    Keep the wonderful pictures coming !

    4 April 2008 at 12:40 pm

  21. I found this site about a month ago and this is the first time I’ve posted here. The photographs are beautiful – and I’m learning a lot about bird idenification from them.

    It’s nice to experience spring vicariously through this site! I’m in central BC and we still have a lot of snow so spring hasn’t quite made it here yet- I saw (more like heard) tons of robins the other day and a few chipping sparrows starting a couple of weeks ago.

    4 April 2008 at 5:03 pm

  22. Congrats to Andrea on her new baby! And congrats on your new camera! Yay! I love your photos!
    YES! Groceries are outrageously expensive now!

    4 April 2008 at 6:04 pm

  23. @ Lisa – I am working on some great things! Rain all day today though!
    @ Tom – thanks and now just need to work on that lens! Ugg, something is going with the auto focus!
    @ Patrick – LOL, thanks
    @ Samuel – thanks and you never know if some might be passing through your area!
    @ Joan – thanks and now I can blame it on the camera! Can’t believe the cost of everything!
    @ Marty – it is a shame the birds have to suffer with our food cost! I think my cats have gotten less cat treats! Ok, maybe not them, more “Tom treats”! Cats get everything they want!
    @ Bird Girl – Thanks and I find myself drying past them most of the time! Glad the camera talked me into stopping!
    @ Bo – Thanks and you never know when one will show up! I would keep on looking! Thanks!
    @ Becky – hey Peak-n-peak isn’t that far away! Shouldn’t be too long before they arrive! I can’t wait for our warblers to return! Thanks for visiting!
    @ MelanieK – thanks for visiting and I hope this isn’t the last time you comment! I appreciate your kind words and will visit your site this weekend some time! Going after Salamanders tonight! Thanks for sharing your great birds with us and spring will arrive here soon! I promise!
    @ Nature Woman – Yes, and I know she is happy! Thanks and hope to capture some great shots with it!

    4 April 2008 at 7:54 pm

  24. I love bluebirds, but I haven’t seen many around here.

    Congrats on the new camera.

    4 April 2008 at 8:12 pm

  25. The price of food ? Fearsome.

    Having your barber be a birder? Priceless :0)

    Pictures of bluebirds? Perfect.

    4 April 2008 at 9:43 pm

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