Most brightly plumed birds at The Holler.
They stand out.
And seem shy.
As if they sense,
they are almost too pretty.
Won’t let me get near.
Fly off with such fear.
Their beauty it seems is a burden.
Cheers to you from the Holler’s Shy Beauties~
153 thoughts on “Shy Beauties~”
Oh Cindy, thank you for this post. I am having a very sick day…this brought smiles immeasurable. Warms hugs. Thank you for allowing me to see through your eyes…to travel, the impact you have in my day defies description.
Awwwww. Now I will NEVER stop blogging. This means so much to me. Hugz, healing, prayers, everything, flying your way~
Cindy, it was expressed from the core of my being. Thank you for healing, hugs and prayers. You’re a special soul and I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you how you impact my life. xo
So many people care for you Belinda and you have touched the souls of so many. This is why. Your kindness is radiates out into the world. Hugz to you my friend and hopes too. Lots of them~
A beautiful capturing of such interesting birds!
Great pictures Cindy!
Very happy you think so!
Wow awesome post! It is sad beauty can be a burden! Their gorgeous and should strut their stuff!! Tee hee! I love your nature pics! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Ask Bear, he’ll tell you being beautiful is boring….. 😉
Beautiful. How do you get the woodpeckers to hold still long enough to get such a crisp shot? Mine are always running up and down the tree and the second they stop doing that of course the beak is going rat-a-tat-tat-tat non-stop. 😀
I swear these two bird species are the hardest for me to photograph. As soon as I look at them they fly away!! Laughing at your perfect description of the woodpeckers…….
Ah, colorful birds! Such sights to see! 🙂
Lovely birdies! They are a treat for sore eyes!
We have kingfishers but most birds here are either black or brown.
I love Kingfishers!! Such skillful birds~
A beautiful post of the shy souls of flight. Bravo Cindy;) smiles;)
Oh I love your imagery, “shy souls of flight”……..
Of beauteous subjects, although they don’t make it easy!!! 😉
It seems Holler is a paradise for birds!! See these many woodpeckers makes me a bit concern of them coming making holes on the sides of my house 🙂
Yes! Did you know they put acorns in car radiators? And all sorts of places where they can’t get them out, like fence posts. They can put up to 1000 acorns in one tree! Cheeky birdies….
Great post with such lovely pictures. I watch the local birds out my window while I write this is like I am there watching them.
Endlessly entertaining and perfect companions! Birds are the best friends. The woodpecker was just here scrunching down to look small hoping to attack the hummingbirds who were buzzing him mercilessly!!
Cindy these birds are truly beautiful.
Aren’t they wonderful! Thank you Ranu~
Another gorgeous bird post! Truly beautiful. Thank you, Cindy!
If you are happy Amy, then I am too! <3
You photos and post always bring me smile. Thank you! <3
Dramatic, aren’t they, not just in their colouring but in the attitudes they strike.
Yes and sooooo skittish!!
Bird brilliance, splendid shots.
So happy you enjoy them as I do!
They sure are and you’ve captured them so beautifully 🙂
Well thank you kindly!
You’re welcome! ^.^
Gorgeous photos! 🙂
Great captures! They sre really pretty. You must have a magic wand to make them sit and pose so nicely for you 😉
Actually they don’t sit still at all darn them, but thank you~
I know…and that makes these pictures even more precious!
So kind my friend. Thank you~
Beautiful photos again Cindy. Thanks for sharing them with us. You have some really colorful birds out your way.
These are the color contest winners at The Holler and they sure know it!! Cheers to you Wally~
They knew you would say that! 😉
… a topnotch bird parade! Thanks so much, Cindy! 🙂
So glad and cheers!
What stunning photos Cindy!! Thank you so much for sharing their beauty with us all. Light & love – Lisa
Thank you for appreciating them & cheers to you~
Yes, Cindy, too pretty
I think they would rather be inconspicuous!
Calendar worthy photos Cindy! Kudos! 🙂
Awwww thanks Dor, need to run over to your blog right now, I haven’t seen a post from you in awhile~
What beautiful birds! I love the vibrant yellow of the oriole and the glossy feathers of the woodpecker.
Poor things can never hide!
What great photos Cindy. How did you get close enough to take them that they didn’t fly away?
It is very hard! It’s the lucky moments where I click fast. These guys do not want their photos taken and they are always moving away with great speed as soon as they hear a noise or catch a glimpse a me!
Bright and beautiful, and the little oriole is very clever at not impaling itself on those sharp points! I laughed about the acorns in the radiator.
The woodpeckers really are hilarious. If they were human we might say they suffer from OCD and have a compulsive need to store acorns. But maybe they are just smart. Preparing for a potentially acornless future!
Very smart! Except I do wonder how they were planning to get the acorns out of the radiator.
I think that was a definite planning weakness! 😉
Wonderful birds… and very nice title “sky beauties”… thank you Cindy 🙂
As always thank you Frederic~
It is always enriching to see, through the eyes of another, that which we would not normally see. Good job Cindy. 😀
You are such a nice person Graham and I appreciate it greatly~
It’s very nice of you to say so. But whisper or you will ruin my reputation. 😛
Cindy, they are very beautiful. You take the nicest pictures. Thank you for sharing! Hugs! Veraiconica
Thank you for appreciating my friend and cheers to you~
awwwwesome how they jump from peak-to-peak.
They are such speedy hoppers! 🙂
Hola hopey la 😉
Hola que la vaya bien~
Está a piorar~~~
Such sweet creatures! I want to pin the hooded oriole, but no luck! “lol” This must be my techno glitch week so I will return later and try again. Take care, Cindy!
It’s the elusive, shy nature of the oriole, blocking your attempt to share his image!
Oh, how fun to see one poking out from the secret tree hideaway. “Their beauty seems a burden”, great narration Cindy.
Really happy you enjoyed & cheers too~
What glorious captures – I love the colors in these feathered creatures – so beautifully natural (is my envy showing through and sadly green isn’t my color 🙁 ) ! 🙂
Elizabeth Taylor always said it “was a curse to be born beautiful.” Of course we never believed her, but I think these birdies really mean it!
Lol, never believed poor Liz for one moment but in regards to those birds, well that’s an entirely different matter… 🙂
Gorgeous photos! Such an interesting thought ‘their beauty it seems is a burden’.
So happy you enjoyed and have a great weekend~
Great set of photos, dear Cindy.
Thanks for sharing…
Best regards and hapy friday to you,
Have a wonderful weekend Aquileana and thanks so much for stopping by~
I was here, looking at your exquisite birds, Cindy, and then I saw Belinda’s comments, so popped across to see her. You really do have some amazing birds at The Holler. Great shots my friend. 🙂
We are so lucky to have such a wonderful blogging community! I am grateful for the friendships everyday! Cheers to you and to Belinda~
If I lived in the holler, I would never want to leave. Your bird photography and accompanying words paint a lovely picture of your world. You have an eye for capturing as well as a fast shutter speed. Got to be quick for those beauties.
You are a traveler just like me! Three months here and you’d be itching like me, when are we going?????? 😉
I admit – when I first saw a real woodpecker – I was a bit disappointed. I don’t think it looks anything like Woody Woodpecker – LOL
Nice photos – as always! 🙂
Too true and roadrunners don’t look anything like beep-beep either! 😉
Oh yes – another disappointment – LOL
Terrific! How many kinds of birds do you have there in the Holler?
Boy I have absolutely nooooo idea!!! Lots and visitors too!
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Fantastic artistry and stealth shots of gorgeous feathered friends.
You are so thoughtful and I appreciate you and your fascinating blog! Cheers & thank you~
Fantastic shots. One can ever admire the glossiness of the birds feathers.
Thank you! Pretty little birdies aren’t they!
All so beautiful.
So glad and thank you!
Absolutely stunning beauties Cindy and you’ve captured them perfectly! Great shots! 😀
Woodpeckers (Downy, Hairy, and Pilliated) are year-round residents in our forest. About half-a-dozen years ago oriales began nesting in the trees around our field. We hear them courting every spring, but see them only occasionally. They never come close enough or stay still long enough to get the camera set up. Good that you have nesting trees for the birds.
Orioles and woodpeckers at The Holler are so shy! We have both Hooded and Orchard Orioles. They come to drink out of the hummingbird feeders giving me a nano-second to snag their photos. Lucky you have so many woodpeckers. They are such industrious birds!!
Wonderful photos of beautiful birds.
Very pleased you think so & cheers to you~
I love birds! You have a very colorful local collection. Amazing photos, and lovely words and presentation.
How kind and most appreciated too!
Love to see your dainty, colourful birds Cindy.
They definitely are dainty compared to the bold beauties you have in Oz!
you’re so good at this!
GREAT -Pictures! How do you do it? I have many of the same birds here in N California but I scare them away if I get anywhere close to aiming a camera!
These birds in this post are by far the most difficult for me to photograph at The Holler as they are so timid so I know exactly what you mean and it can be very frustrating!
Liebe Cindy das sind ja traumhafte Vogelbilder sie sind so wunderschön herrlich einen schönen sonnigen Montag wünscht dir Klaus
Sie sind so schon, Klaus! Vielen Dank. Glück, gute Gesundheit und Freundschaft! 🙂
Absolutely stunning – beautiful
So happy you enjoyed and cheers to you!
I’m fast running out of superlatives to describe your photography, Cindy. Especially the ones of birds.
Awww, this makes me happy because they are my favorite subjects!
What great photos – so colourful
Mil grazi & cheers too!
From one bird lover to another–wonderful portraits.
Awww very touched and appreciative~
I love your pictures.
Well that makes two of us! I love yours!
Thank you so much.
Beautiful birds Cindy 🙂
Awww thanks so much James & cheers too!
You have a marvelous eye and wonderful quickness/timing to capture these super shots! We have a woodpecker in our neighborhood. I wonder what type it is! It sounds like a machine gun!
I love them, you know one oak tree had 1000 acorns left by woodpeckers??? Industrious little guys……
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
I love those nutty red-heads–like flying circus warmer-uppers, but with dignity. Those yellow birdeez feed at our hummingbird feeder!! I’ve even taken out one of the lil plastic buds so they can get their bigger beaks into the goodies. Speaking of goodies–this post is a greatie, and i really think you’ve taken on a whole new artform. They will call it Cindy Knokism…you will be discussed in classrooms in years to come. “what do you think she meant by this?” (a show of hands)
haHA! Over the top–? no, I really think you are this good. You crown the photog thing here on the web for me, because of all these other elements you bring to the table, and at which you excel.
Yes, the orioles think they are big hummingbirds and like to unbalance the feeders with their weight and guzzle away! What’s not to love? You know how much I enjoy your wonderful poetry my friend so it is definitely a case of VISA VERSA 2 U X 2 ! <3 <3
Just stunning this birds, and how you captured them is a mystery
So thoughtful and so motivating!! Cheers to you~
Each of these “shy” birds were so detailed, that you did capture every bright and beautiful feather on them, Cindy! I enjoyed the ones that were gathered around the holes in the tree, along with the Baltimore oriole, a long way from ‘home’ of Baltimore, huh?! Smiles, Robin
It is always a pure delight to have you visit Robin! Thank you so much for your kindness. You are much appreciated~
You have such beautiful photos of birds!
Well I love birds so I am glad if I captured their beauty & thank you!
Oh what a marvelous variety. I so miss having the large variety of birds I had the pleasure of serving in NC. I’ll continue to put out the goods for the birds we are supposed to have in our area and pray they’ll visit someday. Unfortunately, the developer had nothing in mind except profit when he built our home. He stripped the entire development of trees. The property had once been a working farm and that makes me sad. This is the first time I’ve agreed to live in a development but when we moved here I had one thing on my mind. I knew the time had come when I needed neighbors and quality medical care close. I’ve planted all the trees our property will hold and have started on the surrounding neighbors:)
Good for you! Your neighbors must love you! It’s funny we used to live in suburbia and neighbors will always bickering with the HOA. Now we live in a place where our nearest neighbor is far away and the neighbors are still bickering!!! Laughing…..I think birds make excellent neighbors!! 😉
Birds are excellent neighbors, always have been.