Monday, March 28, 2005

FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS: Monday Photo Shoot

One of the many perks in living in Colorado is the abundance of wildlife.  The Canadian Geese and the Robin are more than happy to pose for the camera, but the Blue Heron, the King Fisher and the Mallards prove to be a little shy.  I hope to get better pictures of them now that I have more free time on my hand.

Monday Photo Shoot: On the Wing

Edit (04/01/05):  I have been honored with the expertise of amasterplumber4u who has refined the identification of some of the birds in my pictures.  The geese are actually Canada guess (yes Plittle, I know... you told me that before... I honestly didn't think it mattered... sorry), the ducks are French Ducks (or is that France Ducks?  Oh,never mind... lame joke) and the Kingfisher is more specifically a Belted Kingfisher.  The Blue Heron, well, its still just a blue heron... the Tri-colored herons are more common in southern states like Florida and Texas (I had to look that up).  Thanks again for the information, Masterplumber and Plittle.)

22 comments:

kokoapuffy1 said...

Great Shots! I like them all. We also have alot of wildlife/water fowl here in Wisconsin as well. It was a gorgeous day to be out and about.
~Deborah

cneinhorn said...

great job Dorn!  I got a seagull for the assignment!

~JerseyGirl
www.jerseygirljournal.com

tc01hm said...

The

tc01hm said...

Good stuff!

somnabulist1 said...

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABSOLUTELT AWESOME...I LOVE COMING HERE TO LOSE MY SELF IN MOTHER NATURE AND THE WONDERFUL LIFE YOU LEAD...COURTENAY

d1grooviechic said...

NEATOOO!!!!

amasterplumber4u said...

the geese in the pic are not canadian,they are canada geese,lessercanada to be exact.The heron is not a blue heron just because its blue,its a tri colored heron.The bird on the tele pole is not a kingfisher, its a bellted kingfisher.The ducks landing are properly called french ducks. They are from the old world,not native to this country,They also are the only true nontypical nonmigratory waterfowl.
They migrate because of lack of food not shortness of daylight during fall,like most ducks.

mkolasa101 said...

I love the ducks and all the rest of your pictures.  Beautiful work of art.

Marlene-PurelyPoetry

http://journals.aol.com/mkolasa101/PurelyPoetry

maryg100 said...

Lovely!  You have a great eye!

kimberely52365 said...

these are beautiful pictures, of God's beautiful creatures. They made  me smile and I really needed that.
P.S. pay no attention to the plumber you are showing God's handywork and your own creativity not hosting Animal Planet

jhedd said...

Very nice shots!  Actually, I appreciate the plumber's remarks as they help deepen our appreciation of our feathered friends.  Keep up the good "work", everyone!

toothlady9 said...

Unreal photo of the two ducks in flight.

Thanks for sharing.  You made my day!

Here in North Carolina we have to many Canada Geese.  Would you like a few?

ibleve47 said...

Thank you so much for sharing the photos. I am
 from the south and enjoy seeing your bird life.
 And who cares the "correct" name as long as
 we can share and enjoy. Keep them coming.

lizob35 said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! They're so perfect, please keep posting them! Keep up the good work! Liz

madisonlyle said...

Love the 2 ducks on the water (wow, the water is so blue) and the robin in the snow!!!

kmbrleemarie said...

Pay absolutely no attention to Plumber. It does not matter what the correct name is of these beautiful creatures. The picture is what matters. They are lovely. I especially like the first one.

mariebm56 said...

I love your photos, the ducks on top are my favorite!
Thanks~
http://journals.aol.com/mariebm56/PhotographsMemories

beachmaw said...

Keep up the good picture shooting, you must be a professional. Awesome shots.

ericlane911 said...

I love these pics!!!  They are great!!!  Birds have always been my favorite animal since I was a little boy!!  Oh, and by the way I looked in Simon and Schusters guide to birds and darn it the plumber was right about the names except for the last ones.  They are definately mallards!!!  Ha Ha!!  Got you plumber!!

diggiewoo said...

I love to watch Robins in the spring how they skittle along on the ground, cock their little heads and listen, then jerk a big fat worm out of the ground.  Can't figure how they do that.  Your pics are beautiful.  Especially the ducks flying how their wings are all curled up on the corners.  Keep up the good work!!!

earlet3rd said...

Nice pictures. The action picture of the Mallards is neat. You can see how the wings are splayed open to get the most lift per wingbeat on takeoff.  I've never seen a Robin in the snow before-- they're usually long gone by the first snow and don't return to Eastern Penna till around March 17. I appreciate Masterplumbers descriptives of the birds as I am an amateur birder myself.  He didn't mean to sound showy, I don't believe. Birds rock.  >>Earle

donah42 said...

Great pics, Dorn!

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