Posts tagged “Birds

Stalking

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As birds go the heron family make for great stalkers. Here a great blue heron is searching for fish along the shoreline.


Parental Care

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Like other birds, geese are very protective of their young. Quite a sight when you see a family out for a swim.


Looking Backbone

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We live in interesting times. Not sure looking back is always a good idea.


Female Red-winged Blackbird

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Just a small bird but it has attitude.


Cormorant

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Sunning itself dry after a long dive.


Hairy Woodpecker

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Caught this bird in a local park. It was totally preoccupied hunting insects.


Proud Mom

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The light was what caught my eye not the young ones behind her. She seems to be smiling and proud.


Cormorant

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While Cormorants tend to fly in straight lines down the river, their speed is incredible, which means getting any shots is difficult.


Angry Bird

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You thought it was just a game.


Queen For a Day

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There is a certain majesty in ducks when they dry off their wings.


Duck on a Mission

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Ducks tend to fly in a straight line, or turn slowly like jets.  Predicting their flight is easier than some other birds.


A Robin Sings

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Singing out the summer.


Flying Into a New Week

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The problem with Sunday is Monday.

 


Rooster

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Not real, but fun nonetheless.


Swallow Watches A Nest

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Patient, not flighty; wary, not defensive.


Red-winged Blackbird

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Got to love that glare.


Cormorant Airing Itself

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Not an exhibitionist, just getting dry after a deep dive.


Rock Dove Posing

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A patrician on the eave.


Canada Goose

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Up Close and Personal.


Duck Couple Out For a Race

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The race is on….


Canada Goose

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Contemplating the long trip south.


Cardinal

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As imperious as ever.


Flicker

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A rarer woodpecker, at least where I live.


Robin

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They never seem very pleased with things.