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.
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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.
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day at your home. Angie, Ben and the Grands came over for lunch. Unfortunately Mark couldn’t make it and he was missed. We had a lot of fun playing with the kids and visiting with Angie and Ben. Then after a lunch with way too many carbs it was time for a nap. 🙂
I have three images for you today from my Green Island shoot. Especially for my good friend Betty who loves Canadian Geese. This is the time of year when new goslings are hatched and spend the summer and part of the fall growing up and getting ready to migrate or in many cases stay here. I see more geese around here in the winter months than in summer.
The image above shows a pair of geese with their new goslings close by. Remember you can click on the images and make them larger to see more detail.
This little guy got separated from his parents, they were swimming in a bunch of reeds and tall grass and I think he was busy watching me and got distracted. 😦
Not to worry though as his Mother was keeping close watch on him and he made it safely back with his siblings. 🙂
Rainy and cool here today so I doubt that I will get out with my camera. I have a late 2013 iMac that has really gotten painfully slow. I’m going to install 32 gb of RAM in it today (assuming UPS does its thing.) That is the easiest upgrade to do. If that doesn’t improve things, which I think it will, I may attempt to install a SSD in it. I really like the computer just not the snail’s pace it is at now.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Enjoy your day and be careful. You can skip the sunscreen today (at least in our part of the world.)
I have a potpourri of images for you today. These Canadian Geese are for my friend Betty. Jeanne loves geese also and even though they are really quite common in this area I never get tired of watching them or photographing them.
Another bird I enjoy watching and photographing is the Ring-Billed Gull. This little guy was riding the wind right in front of my lens and posing for me so I had to capture an image or 40 of him. 🙂
There were so many gulls at Sabula I’m sure that lake will be well fertilized when the ice finally melts.
Of course it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) Monsieur Eagle is my very favorite bird to photograph and I could sit and watch their antics all day long. This particular image is one of my favorite as I like this amazing stare he has. His mind is focused on food and nothing will deter him.
Finally I leave you with this image. I told you in an earlier post that one of the eagles at Sabula must have gotten tired of all the chirping from the gulls and he essentially dive bombed them. He must have scared the crap out of them (pun intended) because hundreds of them scattered. I have some images that would just make you chuckle and perhaps I will show them although they are kind of gross. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thank you as always for stopping by my blog and a special thank you to those of you who follow the blog on a regular basis. Your support and comments are very much appreciated.
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Enjoy your day and be careful.