Friday, December 31, 2010

Camera Critter #143

As we go into a new year, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful, prosperous year ahead.

In this part of the world, the new year is generally cold…and as I type this, it is 18 degrees.  But that doesn’t stop the birds from visiting the back yard.

Several years ago, I saw my first Varied Thrush in the Apple Tree out back.  He was a quick visitor and I didn’t see another one here until a week or so ago.  It appears this thrush is going to stick around, and hopefully give me better opportunities to capture his beauty.


I got this shot early New Year’s Eve morning.  It was taken through my kitchen window.  The window was dirty and the screen is still up.  But I believe you can still the beauty of the Varied Thrush.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here to see more. Then join the fun and add your own.


Misty Dawn said...

It is a very beautiful bird! Window doesn't look dirty to me!

Kay L. Davies said...

An excellent through-the-window-and-the-screen photo. Beautiful little bird, and I love the shadow on him. Perfect.
Happy 2011.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gary said...

I gave up on the window. It was never clean enough. Good try though, it's a beautiful bird. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Anna said...

Nice shot. I never would have known it was through a dirty window and screen.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Even if the window is soiled, which I can't see, the photo is outstanding. I love the lighting especially.

My Camera Critters today is "Cat's Play". Hope you can find time to visit with me.

Happy New Year.

Jidhu Jose said...


Mama Zen said...

Lovely shot!

Happy New Year!

purethoughts said...

what a beautiful photo of that bird!! thanks for sharing!
here is mine: