Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let's Get Random II...


You Can Look, But You Can't Touch
This Ring-billed Gull conducted a fly-over to inspect a dead fish just under the ice (which you can see by following the gull's stare).



The gull wasn't the only one searching for a meal. This immature Great Blue Heron flew out onto the ice in the middle of the lake in a vain attempt to get at this dead fish.




House Finch
(Male)




Mockingbird




It's A Duck
(Appears to be a domestic Muscovy)




Tufted Titmouse




One Foot Freddie
(Canada Goose)




All Fluffy
(Mourning Dove)




Mallards
(Male)




Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Female)




I've Got An Itch
(Great Blue Heron)




Cardinal
(Female)




29 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Amazing shots, Brian. Poor Freddie! :)

TexWisGirl said...

loved every single one of these, but that first one is stellar! the feather patterns of the gull are almost mirrored in the ice ripples. that one mallard drake looks like a hybrid or something. SWEET female cardinal, too.

poor freddie. may he live to old age...

Mama Zen said...

These are just gorgeous! Wow!

Kerri said...

WOW! These are superb!!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Love both of the G-b Herons.

Poor Freddie seems to not be bothered by his lack of webbed footing, although being minus one could slow down his swimming abilty and make for a slower getaway when needed.

NewMexiKen said...

I like the cardinal, and i like random. Beautiful photos!

Nature Rambles said...

Amazing shots!! A treat to see your photos! The Mourning dove reminds me of the Spotted doves that we see here.

Gary said...

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Brian...
Freddie looks quite happy as he is...

Springman said...

Nice to see some of your work with smaller birds Brian. Excellent group of photos. I'm with the crowd on liking the cardinal, that the mockingbird is a great catch too. Your sense of composition is golden. I wonder what Freddy's story is? Do I hear the sound of one hand clapping?!

Linda said...

What a delight your photos are! I really enjoy the fantastic closeups you do - wonder what happened to Freddie? He looks to be managing okay, in spite of his affliction!

mick said...

Quite a diverse range of birds there and great photos of them all!

joo said...

All of them are superb!Couldn't choos my favourite:)

Carletta said...

Random Excellence!
Awesome series Brian!

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of birds and photos. Well done!

holdingmoments said...

Superb set Brian.

Tammy said...

Outstanding series of photos Brian! They are all wonderful!

Deb said...

always look forward to your posts Brian...all awesome shots...can't decide which one is my favorite...

Deb said...

always look forward to your posts Brian...all awesome shots...can't decide which one is my favorite...

Alan Pavey said...

Brilliant set of images Brian, love the Titmouse but they are all stunning.

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good captures!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Such superb captures! I love the titmouse with the ivy in the background - perfect!

Liz said...

Wow, Brian! What a brillaint series of birds. I am looking through the shots and saying... "Oh WOW!", "Amazing!", "That's my favourite... no, that's my favourite...", and so I go on scrolling through your shots. All incredible captures. Thanks so much for sharing.

barbara l. hale said...

Great batch of pics! The House Finch photo is really amazing!

Ida said...

Wow, I am always impressed with the wonderful detail your photo's have. These birds photos are fabulous. - Oh my Freddie does have a slight disadvantage but it appears he's doing okay.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that gull shot is great.

And the others are pretty good as well!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Got to admire the Gull shot, sweet fluffy Mourning Dove, stunning female Cardinal and all of them are well done, but I just kept going back to the juvie Great Blue Heron...did it ever get that fish ;))? Love that image!

Wolfsrosebud said...

my fav the mourning dove

Lisa RedWillow said...

Amazing shots. Love the redpoll.
Mine are back to my winter feeder.