Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Animal Wednesday - not for the squeamish!
Finally - an Animal Wednesday that I am doing on time - seems like forever.
I saw these geese while bike riding the other day - just standing around in a field, looking around. Hello geese - what's on the agenda for today?
I've shown this Osprey nest many times, but this time I could see a blob of a bird sitting on a tree limb (I'm shortsighted). I couldn't really see what he was doing but figured it might be something interesting, so took pictures and cropped them when I got home. Very interesting - it appeared that he/she was drying his or her wings - which I've only seen a cormorant do. We had had alot of rain that day, and with no roof on the nest, I'm sure that everyone got very wet - so taking advantage of the sun to dry out seems reasonable.
Now for the squeamish part - but interesting. When I was in CA, we took a long walk in Cambria (previous posting) and at one point were on streets near the ocean. Fisherman had just come out of their kayaks with this catch of Ling Cod - in AMAZING colors. I HAD to take pictures with my ipod - just look at the blue on that gorgeous (dead) fish.
Here are his gills - an amazing cranberry color against that blue. Have you ever seen anything like this?
I'm not a huge fan of showing dead animals for Animal Wednesday - but this was too amazing to keep to myself. Hope you are not offended!
Happy Animal Wednesday - I'm off for my early morning walk/run (more walk than run by about 90%)
Posted by Mim at 4:53 AM