Animals / Birds / Moon / Night / Planets / Towhee Birds & Stars January 30, 2023 Timothy Price55 Comments Tommy An attempt to photograph the Green Comet. It was near Polaris last night. Lonely Moon and Mars Jack Jupiter and moons Nutty Eastern sky. Mars to the left of the moon in the moon’s glow. A second Jack Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Nice natural collection!
The stuff of our imaginations. Lovely pairing.
Thanks, Mry Jo.
Tommy is a handsome fella and Lonely – the colours around his eyes! The two Jacks and Nutty are also lovey. Wonderful nighttime sky pictures, Tim!
Tommy looks a bit bothered having a Bazooka pointing at him. Thanks, Dale.
Sorry! Just realised my response went outta sync!
Asynchronis coments add variety to the same old sync.
You make a great point.
I’m very taken with the bird photos, Tommy in particular.
Tommy Tohee is a sassy bird. Thanks, Liz.
You’re welcome, Tim.
Those are very nice bird portraits, and I always love the night sky. It is clear and cold up here again tonight. It was 16 degrees this morning, high was 43. We might see the same tomorrow morning.
It’s a sizzling 23 this morning after a run of 11 and 12 degree mornings. Almost 60 yesterday. Thanks, Lavinia.
22 this morning and now entirely overcast.
Maybe a little. Lonely does look a tad stunned, too…
Lonely wasn’t sure what was going to happen with a Bazooka pointing at him. I put out Beaker’s and Søren’s leftover birdfood after that and Lonely was quite happy.
I imagine he was nervous. That thing can be rather imposing. How lovely of you to share your birds’ food with him!
The doves and squirrels love the leftover bird food.
I bet they do! I am promising myself a birdfeeder or two next year. Although, I know it will attract more squirrels…
The sky looks so huge in these pictures. Great bird shots.
We have big skies out here. Thanks, Roberta.
Basically the green comment is epic TImothy!!! And the birds are beautiful
Greeny will be close to Mars on Feb 10 before the moon comes up. Hopefully I can get a better shot of it. Between moon light, city lights, and the neighbor’s lights, it was all light when I was looking for greeny. Thanks, Shey.
Ah but you knew where greeny was
Who knows wht lies behind the green coment.
It came on the local news today….. I thought, ‘Heard of that.’
It’s close tonight, but between the bright moon and light pollution it’s hard to see the comet or least the tail of the comet.
I gather it was last ‘seen’ in stone age times.
That’s what they say, but with Neandethals stoning Homo Erectus and vice versa , who knows what they really saw in the “stoned age”. “Ouch!” as a stone bounced of his noggin. “Oh wow man! That green star looks like it has a tail!” Then ancient stoners probably made petroglyphs that tipped off some modern-day scientific types.
Exactly which is why I put the seen in inverted commas. I mean do these ‘experts’ who tell us everything from how to boil and egg to blow our noses, have this in tablets of stone or what? Now like that it could be a cave painting but that image would hardly stand up in court.
It would stand up in court in these parts was well as anything else. Buddy Brown, a country singer, said he got thrown out of court for telling a judge that we don’t have criminal just here, only criminal laws. Buddy’s a redneck and he’s right.
Yeah… you do see some very odd decisions….. Good on him
Cute Tommy accompanying you on your great comet attempt… darn good!❤️
Welcome Tim! ❣️
My day better already! Birds seem to also be on the lookout for green comet!
I tried last night to see [just eyes!] but sky was covered with haze. Only the Moon and Mars were visible.
Thanks, Marina. The Green Comit will be very close to Mars on Feb 10. I hope to get a good shot of it then.
Oh, I hope so too! it would be near impossible to see in the city! 😉
I’m outside the city, but still have a lot of light polution.
Still… at a much better place than me! 😉 Not to mention the …equipment! 😉
I used my iPhone for the night shots. The comet was too faint to see with the bazooka. I’m hoping I can get it with the big B on the 10th.
Oh yes!!!!!!!! 🤞
Super birds Tim…. I am glad you put the writing on the stars… My eyes, unfortunately are not so good these days … Great photos ❤
I’m having a lot of problems with my eyes. It’s difficult to view the heavens these days. If my lenses didn’t have auto-focus I’d be F@&ked on Focus for getting clear shots. Thanks, Sue.
🙂 sympathies Tim…
Beautiful photos of the birds and the sky!!! I heard about that comet; it’s cool that you attempted to capture it! 🪐
I’ll make a few more attempts on the 10th and 13th to get the Greeny. Thanks, Samantha.
Lovely birds they are. Thanks, abvr.
Yes, not to mention Timothy.
Look at all the birds!! Great light capture on the eye of the white-winged dove and I missed that Spotted Towhee when I was down south – managed to find one in Austin right before the new year, but couldn’t find it when I went back soon after the calendar turned to get it checked off for this year, We are definitely back in Junco land as they arrive here for the cold months – that is when we know to get our coats out of storage ha.
Towhees can be tricky. They are never around when you look for them. Thanks, Brian.
Great skies, Tim. And the birds are are wonderful. I adore the shots you took of them!