The Holler Flaunts it’s Feathers~

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Ahhh, home at The Holler!

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I’ve told you before, The Holler is ‘for the birds.’
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And this is just how we like it!
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Check out the cheeky, chirpy ones.
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The beep-beep felt like a photo-op today,
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and even forgot to run away!
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He actually posed and beeped, vain meeper!
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The mocking bird was in modeling mode, although still a very coy boy.
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Cheers to you from The Holler and the world’s best neighbors~

231 thoughts on “The Holler Flaunts it’s Feathers~

  1. They are beautiful Cindy, I have scrolled up and down the page and admired them all. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.

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  2. What a joy to enjoy these beautiful birds at home! Love all the captures, the second one has 8 there, Wow! Thank you so much for sharing with us, Cindy! πŸ™‚

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  3. Love the red-breasted finches. The roadrunner is an unusual sort. The poor mockingbird remains the sole object of James Taylor’s affection. I suspect you only go home to do laundry. πŸ™‚ Keep taking those great photos.

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    • Laughing. I know it’s boring, but I have been home now for over six weeks and I have done lots of laundry! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ I love mockingbirds! I’m with James on this. They are amazing mimics and they kill rattlesnakes when necessary. What’s not to love?

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  4. Thank you for your ongoing photographs of beauty, some scenes works of God, some of man, and all delivered to us so well done. Each type of scene has its own skill requirements, and you are well qualified for all. As for your feathered friends, either they know you well and like and trust you very much, or you are extremely patient. Those creatures have a sharp instinct regarding what you are about, and, as soon as you are to trip the shutter, they for or run away.

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    • They are smart little fliers but they live with us an so they know us. Their is a bee eater that sleeps above my window everynight. She comes in after sunset and settles in. I can walk around her and she won’t budge. Some birds like the hummingbirds and the roadrunners and finches are like pets. We have horned owls on the roof everynight and I come out and hoot with them when they call. We have a hoot at The Holler! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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  5. Lucky you! Why do you ever leave home? Oh, I see, your pictures show how good those scenes away from home are so that you are willing to leave to take them for us.

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  6. I’ve so missed your posts on birds. And, while gazing at these, I actually forgot that we’re still in the middle of winter! These cuties really brightened up my day. Thanks Cindy! ~Lynn

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  7. I adore birds! A pair of doves live in our pomegranate, plus several others visit during the day – and night, though we haven’t seen the owl since the blood moon – and were very disappointed not to get a photo of it as it sat on our antenna.

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  8. Cindy, it seems we both are drawn to areas with only the best neighbours. πŸ˜‰ We have many owls just across the river from my house. As you know one of the wee ones visited us last year and such a treat. We are close enough to the Mediterranean to get seagulls which I personally adore and egrets… Like the Hollar, this place is for the birds! πŸ˜‰

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      • I wondered when you would have had enough of glorious Europe to find you way home. Believe it or not, I spent most of my life being a city kid including 6 years in NYC. I never thought I would live in such a place and the second I saw it, I knew I was home! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ Bonne annΓ©e et bonne santΓ©! πŸ˜‰

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  9. Cindy, these birds are so beautiful!
    I think I will try to draw them.
    Lately, I have been enjoying drawing and coloring animals, especially birds. I think they’d be great models! πŸ˜€

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  10. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    Take a break from fellow man. Do we ever need it! But, then, back to work to to bring us back to health and cleanse the God-given nest we are fouling.

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  11. Thanks. I’ve been deleting photos — thousands that I’ve decided have “issues” of one kind or another and just keeping the ones I love. I hesitated last night over a photo of some finches before I finally hit the delete button — mostly because I wasn’t sure if I had another photo of them and they are so cute. But in the end I let them go. I was quite pleased this morning to turn on my computer to find that I now have your lovely finch photos to admire. πŸ˜€

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    • I deleted photos from my blog inadvertantly which was not a happy event, but I do delete photos intentionally too. One cannot keep all of them. I know it is tedious and hard to do so you have my empathy. ❀

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      • I did that once on my blog too. These are ones I have on my computer. I’m low on storage though on the blog so the deletion of some photos there is going to have to be the next project. πŸ˜€

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    • Of course. I didn’t think of this. Seriously, I think you may be right. I have surprised two coyotes mid-day recently right where the roadrunner was. It makes sense he was using me for protection. Or else he as just too curious. They are dedicated people watchers. I think they have people watching clubs.

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    • He was definitely annoyed at something, but I couldn’t see what. It will remain a mystery. I have seen roadrunners go after 6 foot snakes and run with huge lizards half swallowed, hanging from their mouths, they are tough little birdies!

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