Photo-a-Day (Friday, 15th June, 2012)
Photo: John Burns (Sony A55 SLT, Vivitar 500mm Lens, manual focus)
A quite outstanding photograph ,thank you
I like it, it's a good pic...but somebody will be upset at a pic of a bird....
Like the bird bath John, how tall is the support?
Refer my comment on P-a-D at 07:00 on 15th May`12 for poem `A Blackbird`s Nest`- don`t know of any for a bird bath !!
Further to my earlier comment :-
A Bird In The Birdbath
A bird in the birdbath splashing around,
Failed to notice the cat, sneaking up on the ground.
Happily splashing in the little birdbath,
He became susceptible to the felines wrath.
Water splashed and feathers flew,
As the bird took off to the sky of blue.
Sadder and wiser he perched in the tree,
Staring down at the cat, that had made him flee.
Here`s another poem :-
onto bird bath
in its avian way
to sing and laugh
dips and ducks
feathers and shakes
its bobbing head
sweet picture makes
hops onto edge
flutters its wings
showers of droplets
takes look around
for foe or stranger
out of danger
It's about time we had some birds on, its late spring you know. Good shot John.
A female Blackbird, nice to see birds this time of year, well done John.
Ernest, the bird bath is about 23 inch,s tall. All our garden birds use it , for some reason we are over run with blackbirds and nests we have a total of 5 nest in front and back garden and all are on there second clutch ,
Great photograph John. Just reminded me of the Henry Copper slogan in the advert for Brut "Splash it all over".
Nice poetry Ernest - I think you should be a nationasl treasure.
Best picture for ages, well done John!
look its a picture of a bird in a bath, why must we all of a sudden start to think were all poets? if i look outside now and its raining do i start to sing RAIN RAIN GO AWAY COME BACK ANOTHER DAY its all tripe lets just look at the pictures and say nothing.
Ernest to pick up on yesterday's tram theme when does the Manchester airport line start
Ha! we`ve raised dirty harry - was beginning to think he`d emigrated !!
Ernest, it isn't mandatory that you comment on every single "Photo a Day". just thought that I would point this out, in case you thought that it was compulsory!
well , if you want some colourful birds ill take some and pop them on here .i have a camera looking into black birds nest awaiting the eggs to hatch ,ill post some pics soon as they hatch any day now.
Still taking charm lessons , I see.
Leave Ernest alone. It is none of your business who posts where on Wigan World.
bill7,for Future Metrolink refer :-
Date for completion to Airport is 2016.
Great photo, she's enjoying herself too.
Shame about all the young birds that have perished in their nests in the recent floods in Wales and other places.
Well captured John.....like it.
There you are Dirty Harry.....wondered if you had gone away.You have been very quiet for a long time!!You only say all these things to wind us up don`t you ?
We have 3 blackbirds visiting in our garden at the moment and are a joy to see.Mum dad and baby.They will follow us up the path to make sure we have food for them.They are quite comical because they run instead oh hopping like most birds.Where have all the robins gone?We havnt seen one at all so far..
I feel so sorry for the young blackbirds when they first come out of the nest. They are so gormless. I was in the garden next to two of them and they just looked at me til the mother came flying down and scutched them away.
I along with many others,I am sure enjoy
Ernest Pyke contributions each day.Keep them coming Earnest !.
Thanks Tom, people, like Syd, don`t have to read my cwomments.
Dirty Harry, were you frightened by the horror film the birds, you seem to have a hatred of gods beautiful creations. Get a life, go out and see the birds in their habitat, and maybe get a camera and see what you can do.