Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Animal Wednesday - Birds on the River
A few weekends ago we did a Sunday River kayak and I took my bigger camera - which I really don't know how to use well yet. I wanted it because it zooms in much further than my little point and shoot but wow - is it ever hard to focus on a bird, while in a rocking kayak. I have more out of focus pictures than you could believe.
But I did get a few that were worthwhile - wish there had been blue skies but the grey day made for a softer float down then river - and a tough paddle back!
I caught this guy singing (or yelling - who knows what they are saying)
I think this is a grackle - with iridescent colors - see it if enlarges - he's got gorgeous colors on him.
I followed this poor Heron around from place to place. Everytime I got close, he'd fly away. Finally I got some shots using the zoom.
Have a Happy Animal Wednesday - hope the weather if fine where you are. We've had a few days of just gorgeous weather - and today it will rain...which is just fine.
Posted by Mim at 6:03 AM