Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Bird(s)







BIRD(S)

I think you will find some very good photos today for this theme, especially at Carver's Site. On the other hand I don't think I find the birds very interesting in my area save for the herons and the bald eagles which I always photograph if I see them, usually unsuccessfully in the case of the bald eagle.



However this was a photo I took recently at nearby Steveston. A huge flock of geese had chosen as a resting place this pond in the field where a small herd of Belted Galloways spend their summer. I suppose they are on their way south for the winter. The field is pretty wet year around and the cows are usually pretty muddy as is this one. The birds were swirling above and taking off and landing constantly in a flurry of activity.


One of my many heron photos


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


16 comments:

Carver said...

Hi JMB,

You are so kind to mention my bird photography. I love the shots you took here. That's a huge flock of birds and a wonderful one of the heron.

I hope you have a great weekend, Carver

jams o donnell said...

Nice shots. I like herons but rarely ever see them. There's something about looking at a huge flock of birds I really do like

Chris said...

I, too, find the birds in my area uninteresting, particularly the ones that stay still long enough to capture a decent photograph. However I did manage to find a couple of photos taken when on holiday in more exotic climes!

Have a great weekend, JMB. ?Trying out your new camera?

Harold said...

amazing to see a number of birds in flight...

I don't get to see so many birds where I am lol so I enjoy looking at your photo and the others as well...

Mirage- www.gmirage.com

Expat Traveler said...

lovely shots indeed. I really do need to get out, but with all of this rain, I'm not in the mood. Before we know it, the cold will keep me inside as well. haha.. Happy Weekend!

TeacherJulie said...

Lovely photo, JMB, looks like you had a wonderful time taking these pics.

My PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2009/11/21/walking-birds/

Juliana RW said...

Lovely shots :D

thanks drop at my ph post and have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Nice shots. Like that first photo especially -- a cool landscape shot with lots of birds in them. :)

Mar said...

Oh, at least you have herons! my area is not a birds' paradise...!! lovely shots for the theme.

Enjoy the weekend.

Bird

CherryPie said...

Those are lovely photos. Most birds are too fast for me to photograph. Hope you have a good weekend :-)

Smalltown RN said...

Hello JMB.....I love your photos for the theme.....birds are such amazing creatures!

healingmagichands said...

I love birds of all kinds. Lucky you live somewhere near a large body of water. I like the swirling geese.
I went for cute this week.

http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/photohunt-birds/

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great shots,jmb.

Pat said...

Love the shot with the birds in the first photo.

Happy Weekend.

mutleythedog said...

We see a lot herons and geese and such like here and my favourite the recent arrival the Little Egret...

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

That heron looks really grumpy, like he has had just about enough.

Maybe he thought you were paparazzi ^_^.