Shy Beauties~

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Hooded Oriole.
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Acorn Woodpecker.
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Most brightly plumed birds at The Holler.
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They stand out.
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And seem shy.
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As if they sense,
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they are almost too pretty.
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Won’t let me get near.
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Fly off with such fear.
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Their beauty it seems is a burden.
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Cheers to you from the Holler’s Shy Beauties~

153 thoughts on “Shy Beauties~

    • 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!

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  1. 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!

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  2. 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.

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    • 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 ! ❤ ❤

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  3. 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

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  4. 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:)

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