Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ornery birds

The birds on Boundary Bay were not happy with us this week. The mallards and wigeons in the duck pond stayed down at the far end. The gulls sat out on the farthest sand bar; and it was a low, low tide that roared back in before we got halfway to the edge.

And the few birds within reach weren't cooperating.

"Hello? What do you think you're doing?"

"I'm outta here!"

Heron fishing

Heron leaving

Redwing blackbird female, hiding atop a newly-leafed willow

Redwing blackbird male, making things difficult

At least the flowers stayed put.


4 comments:

  1. And this is why I'm not a birder.

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  2. this was my issue today as well.

    Wrong camera,no bins. Had a great Snipe and by the time I stopped the car and got the camera , came up with a blurry "I am leaving" shot.

    sigh

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  3. The ducks were strange. Usually they mob us. Not a birding day.

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  4. I don't remember seeing a shot of a great blue heron where you see the bird, its shadow, AND its reflection. And so widely separated. Cool! =)

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