"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Friday, July 27, 2012

Birds Of Late July

Combine a water source and a little patience and usually the result will be a bird sighting or two.  This week I was fortunate to see two "firsts" for me.  The first photo is a Yellow-throated Warbler that only allowed a quick photo before  moving on.  The second is an immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron that was more cooperative and allowed me time for several photographs...



A common sight on local streams is the Wood Duck.  The females lack the bold coloration of the males but they are beautiful in their own right...

These "young of the year" ducklings have found a log to rest on...

The stream is home for many Great Blue Herons...



Green Herons are common, but not as numerous...

One morning this female Common Merganser, or could it be a Red-breasted variety, swam by...


The next day she brought her friend along for company...

A Wild Turkey hen, and her seven poults, made an unmowed field home for several days not far from our house...




This Gray Catbird landed close by and then bade farewell...


With that, I will bid you farewell, and invite you to visit my new Face Book page "Natural World Through My Camera".  There is a link on the top of the blog in case you are interested in visiting.

Stay well, and come back soon.


















8 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs of birds. It is quite difficult to photograph these shy creatures. Really nice blog. Thank you for the opportunity to see it. Sincerely, Peter.

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  2. Peter, thank you for leaving a comment and joing the site. Birds have saved many of my outdoor treks from being a "bust" when no other wildlife was sighted.
    Steve

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  3. Fabulous photos! I especially liked the Great Blue Heron, what a curious looking bird.

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  4. Hello Stev
    Great pictures, but the Great Blue Heron is my favorit.
    Greetings bets

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  5. Rosemary & Bets, thank you. The Great Blue Herons seem to be popular with many, including me;?)

    Steve

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  6. I love the turkeys. weve had a bunchof them around, It's fun to look through your site w my daughter... shes never seen most of these animals. thanks

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  7. Brenna,
    I'm glad you enjoy viewing the site. Thanks for leaving a comment.

    Steve

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