Friday, December 19, 2008

Camera Critters - 12-20-08

Camera CrittersThis meme is all about photos of animals/critters. This is my first time playing here.

Last week I noticed this persimmon tree in our neighborhood and thought it looked so unique, with no leaves and the bright orange fruit hanging like holiday decorations. I toddled over with my camera for a few shots.




And then these guys started showing up...


...and had quite a feast while I was there.





16 comments:

Ms. Hays said...

Is that not cool?!?!!! I can't believe it - Sooo very awesome!!!

Serena said...

I love the contrast of the dark raven feathers and the bright orange

Juliana RW said...

love your shots

My CC entry this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Teena in Toronto said...

A healthy snack!

I played too :)

ratmammy said...

Oh yeah, the birds sure love persimmon! my father has two trees, and every year he has to deal with the birds....

June said...

How interesting that a tree has fruit when it has no leaves. Good for the birds!

NoBS said...

That tree is definitely calling to the birds!

People with Cameras said...

Wow, I've never seen a tree like that, it does look decorated! Must be like a buffet for birds!lol Great photos!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Well done! The ravens seem to be full force out there at this time of the year!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

babooshka said...

I have a jackdaw a small crow but ravens are the business. Great catches.

Larry said...

Hi Terri, Welcome to Camera Critters! And congrats on being newly retired (now what you gonna do?)

Nice captures of the Persimmon tree and what looks like a Crow to me, noticing the straight beak and the square tail. Ravens have a rounded or wedge shaped tail and more of a thick, "Roman-nose" bill.

Lakshmi said...

lovely colours ..wonderful

Terri said...

Thank you all for your visits. Yes, it is indeed a crow. They are plentiful around here.

A bit of trivia re: the persimmon tree - there was one lone surviving tree near the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast in Nagasaki in 1945. It was a persimmon tree.

Ice Pony Goddess said...

Very nice!d

Grammy said...

Great photos.

Misty Dawn said...

These photos are awesome! That tree is unbelievable... I've never seen one before.

Thank you so much for joining Camera-Critters. It really means a lot to me, and I look forward to seeing more of your critter photos each week.

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