Five On The Wire – #1


As another occasional post, I’m beginning this new five bird species series with the theme of birds perching on those not-so-pretty communication wires.

With 360° views for hunting and resting, we can’t blame the birds for liking them.  With a creative composition and catching the light in their eye, birds and wires can prove to be very pretty!

So on with a set of five bird beauties enjoying a swingin’ moment!


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Loggerhead Shrike


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American Kestrel (male)


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Eurasian Collared-Dove


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White Ibis


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Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile)


“So many birds sitting around, on a dead wire, a bare branch, a cold ground, a drifting seashore; never realizing the glory in their wings and where it can take them, nor the envy as we look on them.”   — Anthony Liccione



36 thoughts on “Five On The Wire – #1

    • Thank you, Ashley! If I go birding, most of the time it’s early morning when the sky and birds are so rich in color and the day’s heat/humidity hasn’t started building. For some reason, your equipment starts feeling heavier when you start sweating, lol. 😉

  1. Wow, Donna. That is an impressive collection! You obviously have your eyes peeled to the sky as well as the ground. Good for you! Thanks as always, for sharing.

    • Thank you, Susan! Almost all the ‘bird on wire’ photos I’ve taken recently and will be sharing are from in the small town of Everglades City. In the mornings if I’m riding around in my golf cart, they seem to be everywhere! 🙂

  2. Now I’ll be humming Leonard Cohen’s “Like a bird, ON a wire…” for the rest of the night! 😉
    Nice takes, Donna. I like the pose of the white ibis … it seems to be looking right at you in amusement. 😉

  3. A very nice collection of birds on the wire. The Eurasian Collared-Dove is so pretty and reminds me of my mourning doves. The White Ibis sure knows how to strike a winning pose. 🙂

    • Thank you, Barbara! When I’m running around the little town here in my golf cart, I see so many birds on the wires just begging for a shot, lol. I do like that White Ibis and it’s cute grin too. 🙂

  4. I so enjoyed these avian perchers, Donna. Every single photo captures each individual’s unique markings and beauty. My favorite is the ibis, because we don’t often see them on wires. Great quote too.

    • Thank you, Jet! Except for once last winter, and now twice this past month, I’ve seen a White Ibis on a wire, it looks so cool up there, especially for its size and that mischievous smile. 🙂

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