Tag Archives: Colorful

Maybe It Didn’t Taste Good, Egret

What it was this Egret seemed to spit it out very quickly and shake her head around. Water was flying everywhere.

Maybe It Didn’t Taste Good - click to enlarge
Maybe It Didn’t Taste Good – click to enlarge

I can’t imagine what it might have been, they will eat most anything.

Click, or double tap, any image to view the gallery and catch.

White Pelican Up Close

Around here the White Pelicans are 100% wild and really avoid getting close to people. This area is part of their migration route.

Typically large flocks stay out in the far marshes where we cannot get close at all. A long lens is no help if there is no road and dry land.

White Pelican Up Close - click to enlarge
White Pelican Up Close – click to enlarge

A few large groups have gone to rest in the old rice fields that we can reach. Most of them still pretty far away, but not always.

This may be the closest photograph I have had. Enlarged you can see drops of water on his feet and under belly feathers.

There are many Eagles where they picked to stay, but they are too big for them unless hurt. Alligators, well the big ones could be a problem.

White Ibis A Quick Exit

You could hear them long before seeing anything. The reeds were much taller than me.

White Ibis A Quick Exit - click to enlarge
White Ibis A Quick Exit – click to enlarge

Even with a thicket between us the birds were uncomfortable. As soon as the first took off…bedlam.

White Ibis A Quick Exit - click to enlarge
White Ibis A Quick Exit – click to enlarge

Clouds helped here, otherwise the white birds would have been lost in the sky.

Barn Owl, Eagle Owl

A change of pace article. Two portraits of Owls.

I have built a collection of so many like these that I have photographs I have never seen. When publishing from a group of like images there are times you just grab one at random, can’t pick one over the other.

These are the ‘other’.

Barn Owl Portrait - click to enlarge
Barn Owl Portrait – click to enlarge

North American Barn Owl.

Eagle Owl Portrait - click to enlarge
Eagle Owl Portrait – click to enlarge

Savigny’s Eagle Owl

I need to set aside some time soon to look through the collections.

Taken at The Avian Conservation Center.