Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Camera Critters #100

Happy 100th blogaversary to Camera Critters!!

have to share this wonderful story I read in the latest Birder's World magazine.
Alaska story: Chickadee revives fallen mate
Dear Birder's World: The following is an account of an unusual and inspiring event I witnessed at my home when I lived in Alaska.

On March 29, 2008, I heard a thud against our picture window. I knew right away it was a bird. On some instances, I've taken birds in by the heater where they can revive. But on this day, I went to the window and just stared out. There on a patch of snow lay a chickadee on its side looking dead. One by one, three or four chickadees came to peck at the bird's beak and then its side. Suddenly, the chickadee rolled onto its back with its fee straight up in the air. I was sure it was dead. Then, one lone chickadee flew down and pecked at its beak, then pecked and paused at its side.

The pecking chickadee flew up in the air and hovered over the 'dead' chickadee, slowly lowering itself until its talons were linked to those of the chickadee on the ground. It lifted the 'dead' chickadee about one foot in the air, and it came to life. They unlocked talons and flew over to a mossy stump. The healer bird pecked at the other's beak and nestled against its side. They both flew off together.

Lorraine Stone
Jackson, New Hampshire

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Camera Critters #98

Captured this little fellow (gopher tortoise) just as he was getting ready to take a bite, check out the stretched out neck!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Color Carnival #38

This is inside one of my favorite shops that I always take visitors to.....Margaret Albritton Gallery in Placida, FL. It's so much fun to go there and very colorful as well.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Color Carnival #37

Found this while shopping in St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida. Pretty expensive at $450 but it is hand carved and hand painted and was about 18" in diameter. If only I could afford to buy beautiful pieces such as this.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pink Saturday......2-6-10

I know women like to fish but come on pink reels on a pink rod, that's a bit much for me. Maybe for little girls though.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Color Carnival #36

While traveling (? can't remember where) we ran into a Wal-Mart I think, and found this really cool McDonalds. So, of course, I had to run out to the car to get my camera just so I could get another CC shot!
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