I have some random images for you today that have nothing in common, other than I like them all. 🙂
The Common Grackle is “common” in these parts and we see them all the time. I love the piercing eyes and iridescent coloration of the bird. I captured this image at Mud Lake Park, where along the shore line there are lots of dead trees that have been carried by the current to their final resting place. There were several grackles foraging for food and I couldn’t resist making some images of one of my favorite birds.
You can click on the images to make them larger and see more detail.
The ubiquitous American Coot. “The American coot, also known as a mud hen, is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken to be ducks, American coots belong to a distinct order” (~ source Wikipedia.) I made this image at Green Island a couple of weeks ago. They are everywhere at Green Island and although some people find them to be a nuisance I personally enjoy watching them interact with their environment and each other.
Finally I’ll leave you with this landscape I capture yesterday at Twin Springs bridge. It caught my eye on my way to Bankston, Iowa so on the return trip I stopped and photographed it. It use to be much prettier before the flood of a few years ago. The raging waters from that flood rearranged the stream and left some debris in its wake. Still on a cloudy afternoon I’m pleased with this image.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.