I often look at bird photos I’ve taken later and find out they’re slightly blurred. Fortunately for me, the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “Blurry.” I’m highlighting funny bird moments to go along with the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge of “Humor.”
This American robin looked kind of mad that I interrupted a private moment with its Ring-necked Dove friend. Ooops!
Is this an ad for Subaru? Look a little closer to spot the Mountain Bluebird admiring its reflection in my mirror. It was quite taken with itself.
I was trying to get pictures of these fledgling Barn Swallows for a while. At one point, one fluttered above its nest mates and turned to laugh at me.
We were so busy looking at these mule deer that we almost overlooked the two Burrowing Owls in the foreground. They tried standing still and imitating sagebrush stems but their heads kept swiveling in our direction.
I saw a Western Tanager in my yard once. Really. I did. See, here’s the picture I took to prove it. 😁
You never know when you’re going to capture funny bird moments with your camera.
Bird Weekly Photo Challenge #58 – Blurry
21 thoughts on “Funny bird moments, slightly blurred: LAPC & BWPC”
Ha! Great captures! Love the owls and Subaru. I was hiking with a group once and a small bird was quite taken with its own image in one of the car’s rear-views. It was reluctant to fly away! 🙂
Thanks, John! Yeah, sometimes songbirds are positive the guy in the mirror is the competition. 🙂
LOL – excellent choices Siobhan. Loved the western tanager image, that cracked me up. I’ve got plenty of those!!!
Thanks, Tina! Yes, it’s easy to get blurry shots. I also have great photos of open ocean when I was trying to capture a picture of dolphins. 😊
Great series! The western tanager is fun!
Thanks, Amy! Yeah, the tanager was a blur of motion.
I really like your blue of motion!
I see the owls! Fun pics!
Thanks! Those owls are small so I’m glad we spotted them.
That’s actually a great capture of the mountain bluebird. I guess it’s favorite color is blue.
Thanks! Yes, I think it really did like the bluebird color of my car. 🐦
Haha, love the western tanager! And i would never have seen the owls if you hadn’t told!
Thanks, Ann-Christine! Yeah, we almost didn’t notice those little owls.
Sorry if they had been missed!
What kind of camera do you use?
A Panasonic Lumix or my Samsung Galaxy S21 phone. The first and last ones in this post were taken with my phone attached to a Kowa spotting scope.
Thank you, I have been looking for something to tack pictures of birds with.
Funny series! I tell everyone they have no idea of the number of bad images I never show them ha!
Thanks! Yeah, I liked having the opportunity to do something with some of those blurry images. 😊