Wednesday, June 1, 2005

CRITTERS AT THE POND, June 1

According to my very basic birding skills this is a Brewer's blackbird.  He kept me company for a good hour while I sat over the man made dam at the Cattail Marsh.  At the right angle and in the right lighting the bird glows an iridescent blue.

Normally I would have been greeted by tailfeathers upon my approach but this great blue heron was obviously more hungry than afraid.  It kept one eye on me and one eye on the water.  I ended up being the one to leave first.

This is by far my favorite picture from today.  I am not arrogant enough to believe that I sneaked up undetected.  This frog hopped into the water and disappeared under the vegetation every time I approached, until the last time, when it probably got bored with the game and tolerated my intrusion just long enough for me to get this snapshot.

11 comments:

smjr43 said...

Awesome, awesome and awesome!!!!  Especially the frog pic!!!  The colors of the blackbird are cool too!

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astaryth said...

That is a COOL frog pic!
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gotomaria said...

You must have a tremendous camera as well as a good eye!  Really great pictures.....

demandnlilchit said...

Love the last pic too!!!!!!!!

tc01hm said...

Ok, now I'm jealous! All 3 of these are my favorites. All 3 are behavior and expression+. Congrats!

mkolasa101 said...

You are so right, I love that last picture too.  Too cool that fog.  I really love traveling around with your via your journal.  

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labdancer51 said...

Great pics, especially the blackbird, he`s beautiful!  :-)

Sandra xxx

cneinhorn said...

that last one is my favorite too!  your intrusion and patience paid off big time!  :-)

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cw2smom said...

That frog or is it a toad shot is just outstanding!  You need to submit that one to a contest!  Great going!  Looks like a great day for photos around your neck of the woods!  Keep it up!  Lisa

mariebm56 said...

The frog photo is GREAT!!!
How did I miss this one????
I still didn't read all my email.
Excellent...EXCELLENT shot!
You should enter this one in an art show.
Marie


boiseladie said...

That is a great shot of the frog!  Patience pays off...

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