Only one image today. I was out looking for the new baby owl that my friend Andreas has been photographing. Couldn’t find him and as we were sitting by the canal this red-winged black bird landed and was really squawking at us. So I took his picture. 🙂
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have four images for you today. This first one is more of a landscape image (with a goose in it) than a wildlife image. I actually shot this at about 170 mm because I liked the way it looked in the view finder. I think there are only so many ways you can show a goose but I’ve never presented one in this manner before.
About the only bird I feed at home is the Gold Finch so I can photograph them anytime I want. But they are usually hanging around a metal feeder as we don’t have many trees in our backyard. So when I found this little guy in the “wild” I was excited to photograph him.
I think this is a Red-Winged female blackbird. It is likely I’m wrong but that’s what I’m going with for now. Anyway she was nice enough to sit and pose for me so I couldn’t pass her up.
Finally a butt shot of another Gold Finch. I was hoping to find more migratory birds at Green Island but I didn’t have much luck. It was a worthwhile trip however so no complaints.
I only have a few more images from Green Island so hang in there. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Some more images from my photo excursion on Monday. I’m not a huge fan of the river. I prefer a large lake to river but you take what you get. I have to admit I usually find something of interest to photograph when I visit the river.
When I first saw this chaos I wasn’t sure what type of bird it was. I see birds “frolicking” all the time in the bird bath at home. In fact they do it so much on hot days I have to fill the bird bath several times a day. 🙂
You can click on the image to see a larger more detailed version of the image.
I ripped off several dozen images of this bird and then in post processing I discovered it was a common red-winged black bird. They are the local bullies of the bird species. They are totally fearless and will defend their territory to the death. I have seen them take on geese, hawks, and bikers. They have attacked me when I was out riding my bike actually pecking at my helmet. I all most had a wreck several times until I came to realize what was happening and started anticipating the attack. 🙂
While I was sitting by the water’s edge just enjoying the peace and tranquility of the moment this guy walks (actually stalks) by looking for his dinner. I never saw him actually get a fish because he had his back to me but his gestures indicated that he was successful a couple of times.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Tuesday ~ 311
A potpourri of images and ramblings this morning with no discernible correlation to anything.
The good news is there is new life at the pond. Last week I made this image of Mom and Dad with their 11 goslings learning to paddle in unison. I know, if you count you’ll more than likely come up with only 10, that’s because one is hiding behind his sister. Trust me there are 11 in the group. I keep worrying about them. The parents seem hell-bent on crossing the Hurstville road to invade a cornfield on the other side. It’s just a question of time I’m afraid until some of the family is wiped out. I hope I’m wrong.
I pass this little pond / marsh land every night on the way home. It is on the East side of North 61 highway. It is a nice looking area and would be even better with wildlife on it but I’ve never seen one goose, duck, or anything other type of bird for that matter. So last night on the way home I saw this canoe / boat in the water with two guys fishing. Well I had to made a couple of u-turns to check them out. You don’t need a regular paddle if you have a snow shovel. 🙂
Finally, I’ll leave you with this Red-Winged Black Bird doing his thing at one end of the duck pond. I was looking for some little coots but this guy was all I could find. Typical aggressor that they are he was giving me a piece of his mind for invading his protected territory.
So that’s what I have for you today. Kind of a rough week ahead weather wise, lots of rain and storms in the forecast. Hopefully the weather will smooth out a little. Good time to figure out and install the new gimbal on the Phantom. Perhaps I’ll do that this week and show you the results.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.