Flying Snow....Buntings

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Comments (8)

diannemcd on February 27, 2011

Great photo - I gather they are called Buntings, I have never heard of them, but they are a pretty bird, and to get so many at once. Wow. D

Bits-n-Pieces on February 27, 2011

Thanks Dianne! I had never heard of them before this winter, either, lol! So different in the air than when at rest. I love the way the markings on some of them (the males I think) look like giant eyes - I suppose to confuse any big hawk that might be approaching a flock.

Norrel on February 27, 2011

LOL the eyes on their wings! I think that the eyes are on the wings of the females, since they are the curious kind.

peargrin on February 28, 2011

Love looking at this at full size! What s beautiful capture of this beautiful birds! Cheers, pear

Bits-n-Pieces on March 5, 2011

LOL, Norrel!

Thanks pear! It was really a great experience. They kept taking off, swirling around, and landing again right nearby, sort of like they were begging for photos. And interesting to see the patterns - I haven't come across any references to the pattern in any descriptions of them.

Itallica on March 15, 2011

Buntings buntings everywhere

And not a homerun out of the park

Bits-n-Pieces on March 16, 2011

But Tery - my photograph is one! ;)

Itallica II on March 16, 2011


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Photo taken in Salisbury Beach State Reservation, 212 Beach Road, Salisbury, MA 01952, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 27, 2011
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2011/02/26 14:29:22
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash