Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

about the fleeting moments in our days, and in our lives. The quiet, precious moments between the ones we love. A hummingbird in the backyard, among the blossoms. Chalk art on the sidewalk, with broken bits of colorful chalk left there, by the kids in the neighborhood. Or perhaps a glimpse into a rare occasion.

There are some birds here that we rarely see, and when we do it’s only a fleeting glimpse in the trees. I’ve seen them in the woods behind my neighbor’s house. She says they never sing, never make any sound whatsoever. Yesterday these birds were on a tree next to our backyard, and stayed long enough for Joel to grab the camera and get a few photos.

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I don’t know what they are. A careful search through my two bird books didn’t give me a clue either. They are fairly large and usually found in a small group. When they fly they are dark brown but with a stripe of light beige along the end of their long tails. In these photos it appears that their bellies are also a lighter brown. Usually we only catch a glimpse of their dark shapes in the trees as they silently fly off, so it was exciting to be able to catch them in these photos.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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7 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

  1. You mentioned chalk art – I haven’t seen that since we’ve been in Central America! And it always makes me so happy too, to see the drawings that kids make in the street. I thought of giving our 5 year old neighbor chalk so he could make some pictures, but wasn’t sure that it was acceptable here. And now I know it is 🙂

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    • Kris says:

      That was part of the instructions that came with the photo challenge. I haven’t seen chalk art here or know if it is acceptable. But, I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    Surely you’ll track them down with these photos – very distinctive birds, they are, even without bright coloring. And yes, isn’t a hummingbird “among the blossoms” a wonderful, fleeting moment?

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    • Kris says:

      I’ll have to ask in the neighborhood, and maybe from the Spanish name I can figure out the English one. Hummingbirds are wonderful too, and we have a lot of them here.

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