Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Carrying the Sky


"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."

Henry David Thoreau





























It must be tough being a bluebird, carrying the sky and all, 

not to mention the responsibility of representing Missouri, 

and several other states, as the state bird.

Just now, the youngsters are gearing up for their role.































After a plunge in the birdbath...




tail feathers must be rearranged...




 just so.





Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


26 comments:

pens and needles said...

I think he needs to do some pushups ...

Kerri Farley said...

WOW..... Magnificent post! Love these little blue beauties!

*Manja* said...

...was für putzige Kerlchen! ;D
Super!
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

Deanna said...

ahhh....they are just so sweet even carrying all that weight!!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So cute to see them wet and scrawny. Nice shots! I don't see them often.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Connie I love all the shots and the text that goes with it. it is always lovely to see young birds even these ones have a mighty ob ahead!!

Brian King said...

Great shots of the little guys! Very cute!

Lisa Gordon said...

what a beautiful color, and so adorable, Connie!

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Connie,
Very good shots!!
So funny to see these youngsters for a liitle flight to go bathing or drinking in the water.

Many greetings,
Marco

HansHB said...

Splendid shots!

bailey-road.com said...

Oh my goodness. they are such cute little things!

eileeninmd said...

The bluebirds are one of my favorites! Those juvies are just adorable! Great shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cute bird, cute post! Made me smile. Thanks.

S. Etole said...

They little so cute in their little feathery outfits. I've never seen a young bluebird.

Terri said...

AWESOME shots!!

Cathy H. said...

Gorgeous captures!

mick said...

Great photos and very cute young ones.

Karen said...

Oh how sweet!

Faye said...

This must be the week for babies on WBW. Your little blues are just adorable in their action shots! :-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots! So cute!

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sandra said...

This bird is so adorable! I've never seen one before. I had to smile at his somewhat bedraggled look after the birdbath and trying to look elegant despite this!

Nette Cecilia said...

You have a babybird too ,a nice little one ,Nette

Mary Howell Cromer said...

We both had the same idea this week, with the sweet little Bluebirds. Your images are delightful. I love watching them, they are way too cute~

Misty DawnS said...

These photos are amazing! I LOVE Bluebirds. I've seen a lot of them this year, but they are always so skittish that I have a difficult time photographing them.

Jennifer Richardson said...

your bluebird photos
are fantastic!
What gorgeousness:)
thanks for sharing the quote,
also....so deeply beautiful:)
-Jennifer