Posts tagged with "birds"
A pair of Hooded Mergansers
Pretty little Pintail and her entourage of suitors.
Sandhill Cranes. They were so tame! We saw some Black Headed Cranes up in a tree later on. They are very rare.
Lesser or Greater Scaup, I'm not sure. Cute though.
And the best! A Wood Duck. I've never been so close to one before.
Other birds we saw: Two Pileated Woodpeckers, Juncos, Chickadees, Red Winged Blackbirds, Bald Eagles, Harriers, Red tailed Hawks, Snow Geese, Flickers, Numerous types of sparrows, American Widgeons, Marsh Wrens, Coots, and a Golden Eagle.
So tiny and weightless!
It's little heart was beating so fast as it just lay in my hand.
It rested for only a couple of minutes then turned its head to me and zoomed off. I remember one of my Chinese students telling me that it was considered very good luck to save a bird and set it free.
I have this quote on my fridge...
Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.
I kept thinking that if I hadn't been there, if I hadn't come to the beach today that little bird would've died. Well, I know I can't save everything and everything has its time, but still, it made me feel good, useful.
When I was in Thailand a few years ago I set a bird free because it's supposed to bring good luck. I'm hoping this is true because I'm going to the casino with my mom tonight! It's her birthday, and she is the luckiest person I know! Happy 29th birthday mom!
Ever tried taking a picture of a bird while you are holding it and trying to lock the cat in another room?
Happily, birdee was okay and flew away. Not sure what it was. Sparrow sized but longer tail. Juvenile.
I'm also happy that Cleo brought it back to me. Lola always did that, and as far as I know she never killed a bird. She had a soft mouth like a bird dog. She caught a hummingbird one day and brought it back to me. It fit neatly in between her teeth. It was smaller than my thumb. I held it in my hand for a couple of minutes as it looked up at me with one eye. Then, without a breath it flew away. I always gave Lola a treat when she brought me a bird alive. I think it prevented her from eating them
Sidney Eagle Cam
Mrs. and Mr. Widgeon.
American widgeon. So cute.
Female lesser scaup.
Greater scaup, male.
Mr. and Mrs. Bufflehead
Great blue herons in a willow
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