Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sounds of wings


They came as a small flock, three titmice and one chickadee. Like a biker club traveling the back roads looking for adventure and a good out-of-the way diner. The chick came to the deck first to see if food was being served. Then others flew down onto the deck to feast on the meal worms laid out especially for them. I love the sound of their wings as they fly from branch to the deck rail and back to the safety of the tree to dine. The whirrrrr. Then without notice they all moved on. It is a quiet, simple morning sitting with a friend and wild companions. The hummer stops briefly to see what we are up to. Its wing beats like a quiet hummm. The beat of my own heart slows and relaxes. Quiet solitude. A bee with its high pitch buzzzzz flies by.


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14 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Ahhh. Just reading this is so very relaxing! You really looked them in the eye! :)

Woodswalker said...

Such a sweet, late-summer lazy day scene! And what beautiful photos of birds! It's one of the treasures of autumn, that our flocks of titmice and chickadees and goldfinches that have spent the summer far afield, will soon be returning to our in-town backyard feeders, consoling us about the oncoming winter.

Teena in Toronto said...

Awesome shots!

I played too :)

eileeninmd said...

Such cute photos of yoru birds, I love the Chickadees.

Carletta said...

Excellent shots!

I'm a West Virginian too!

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~ Kathy ~ said...

How sweet!! Great photos!

Wanda said...

You really captured them well...gray never looked so good as on that titmouse...

chicamom85 said...

Visiting from Camera Critters, those are beautiful photos.

Anne and Sasha

Denise said...

An idyllic interlude, lovely photos and a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it.

Manz said...

I may borrow that second image for my next hairdresser visit - I wonder if I could pull it off!!

The photos are full of character.

Dancin' Fool said...

Beautiful and excellent shots, the clarity is amazing.

Mara said...

Beautiful, gorgeous shots! And a lovely funny story as well...

Trillium said...

I was there with you! I like the motorcyclist fantasy!

Squirrel said...

Cheryl, Teena, Eileen, Kathy, Wanda, Chicamom, Denise, Dancin Fool, Mara - thank you all for the nice compliments.

Woodswalker - I think my local flock will be here all winter. They consume tons of mealworms that I grow for them.

Carletta -Thank you. Do you have a Master Naturalist program in your area? It is a fun group.

Trillium - It was a nice way to spend the day watching and listening to birds as we wrote and painted. Thanks.