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Friday, April 20, 2012

Flighty Friday

Kitties!

A birdy showed up in our front yard.
Mommy thinks it was a female Southwestern Flycatcher, which is an endangered species.  There is a big wash just a mile north of our house (it drains the entire Las Vegas valley into Lake Mead) which hosts a huge riparian habitat--something you don't imagine in an area with only four inches or less of rainfall a year. 

 We see a lot of mouth-watering interesting migratory birds!
She perched on the bench for a while, showing off her yellow belly...

...when all of a sudden she figured out that Daddy was taking her photo!
So she gave Daddy Ye Olde Stink Eye...

...and took off.
Pretty smart little snack, eh?


Happy Friday!

XX  The Lounge Kats  XX

45 comments:

  1. Let's face it guys,any bird that comes near you lot is endangered. But what a tasty looking little morsel it is. Pity it flew off. Don't let your mom tell any birdwatchers or you will be covered with twitchers.

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  2. The Human is not much partial to birds (she thinks they're all, well, kind of Hitchcockian and all), but this little feathered friend is downright darling!

    Me, I wonder how many calories in a half-dozen or so?

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  3. Neat fevver. We are starting to see the birdies on their way north.

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  4. Tasty lookin indeed! We luf the stink eye pic!

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  5. Hmmm, maybe you should have your daddy order you a box of snacks like Harry the Farm cat just had

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  6. Dear Katnippers,
    Thanks yous for stopping by and purraying for me! me is feeling better, but me is far from 100%. Me is sure me is so good from alls the Purrayers and Good wishes and love from my friends. Me is sure your Mommy knows exactly what to do with yous when yous gets UTIs!
    Kissses
    Nellie

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  7. What a cute little snack, I mean, birdie!! I love the head tilt photo.

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  8. Just as well you didn't get out or there would have been one less Snack flying about!

    Awesome pics.

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  9. Wow, a rare birdie! Since I am an environmentally aware kitty, I will refrain from any food remarks.

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  10. Awsome pictures! Awsome birdie!

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  11. Wow, great photos. Have a great day kitties.

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  12. Brilliant photo's, I wonder what she was thinking when she saw the camera? :)xx

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  13. Very good shots! Birds are exciting to watch - always nice to have them flutter by a window.

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  14. Very good shots! Birds are exciting to watch - always nice to have them flutter by a window.

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  15. wow friends, I like a lot your visitors!
    ;)
    Cute pictures!
    Luna

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  16. Don't think that was stink eye. That was the-pic-that-might-make-the-cover-of-National-Geographic, head tilt

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  17. Awwwwww!!! What great pics of this beautiful stunning bird!!! Awwwww!

    Take care
    x

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  18. A tasty morsel indeed. Pretty little bird though and great capture with the photo's.. Hugs GJ x

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  19. I think you're right about the I.D.! It reminds me a bit of the Eastern Phoebes that hang around our farm. They twitch their tail and are also flycatchers.

    That first comment cracked me up!!

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  20. Stink eye! That's cool that you saw such a rare bird. And it was smart enough to move on before becoming a snack, hee hee.

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  21. Those pictures are amazing...or at least my mommy says so...um...but seeing that birdy butt taking off makes me sad. I would so love to give that birdie the bitey!

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  22. What a pretty little bird - we hope you enjoyed meeting your visitor.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  23. I would LOVE to give birdy the bitey. I get taunted here all of the time with all of the snacks out there parading around on the other side of the window!!

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  24. We'd love to bring her inside and play catch the birdie with her. Wonderful pictures, such delicate little details. The stink eye pic is great!

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  25. Your daddy sure is good with that flashy thingy to capture that birdie. M says we don't have that birdie up here.

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  26. Mouth-watering temptation! Great shots. They'd make a nice framed triptych.

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  27. That's a lovely little birdie and we're very glad your Daddy caught her!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  28. Cute birdie, we love Bird TV too!...Happy weekend, sweet, precious friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  29. That's a very pretty little birdie. We don't have that kind here but we do have others. I enjoy bird watching too.

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  30. Yummy!!!
    Speaking of mouth watering mom and dad had your green bean salad for supper last night. It was mouthwatering according to them...however I did smell a little nasty garlic on their breaths...hugs Madi

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  31. Gee, your Bird-TV was watching you!

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  32. There's 13 cats in the house and the birdie is scared off by your daddy? Crazy.

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  33. what a tastey little morsel! though we must give the little guy a hi-paw for giving the flashy box the stink eye :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  34. So cute...plump...juicy...
    Why, oh, why can't I have just one? I'd take a little one, I swear.
    ; ) Katie

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  35. Haha! Yep, that was definitely the stink eye!!

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  36. What a cute little bird! Very neat to see rare ones. I just posted about some of the visitors we have had at our feeders lately. Its fun to watch!

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  37. That is a pretty and smart little snack, giving Ye Olde Stink Eye. Awesome pix.

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  38. We see mostly purple finches, gold finches, robins, titmouses, nuthatches, cardinals, doves, an mockingbirds here. We like the goldfinches the best cuz they come to the thistle seed feeder right nearest the deck door.

    Thats our BEST Birdy TV.

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  39. Mmmm, a very tasty looking snack.She gives a good stink eye.

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