Saturday, January 12, 2013

Motley Crew

Greetings everyone! It's been a mushy, wet week here in Baton Rouge. The incessant rain coupled with a very bad cold has got me feeling pretty run down. I was so thankful to have my ipad (thanks, Dad & Darleen!) so I could keep up with your blogs on the couch or bed. The dogs sure have enjoyed all the snuggle time. Since I can't get out with my camera I went through some photos that I had not yet developed. Hope you enjoy and that you all are untouched by this terrible flu season.
Look who's back! It was so nice to see Pierre on Christmas Eve.

Should I bring the hummingbird feeders in for the winter? There seems to be a disagreement on the web.

American Coot - LSU Lakes - 12/2/12

Wild-eyed Pigeon - LSU Lakes - 12/2/12
I love the beige and gray colors on him.

White Pelican - LSU Lakes - 12/2/12

LSU Lakes - 12/6/12

Red-eared slider - Hoo Shoo Too Rd. - 12/18/12

Anhinga - Hoo Shoo Too Rd. - 12/18/12

House Finch - Backyard - 12/23/12

Snowy Egret - LSU Lakes - 12/29/12


Snowy Egret with fish - LSU Lakes - 12/29/12

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Linda said...

Oh, poor Gail. I'm so sorry you're sick and hope you'll soon be well. So glad to see Pierre. He seems well. Great shots of the coot and the wild-eyed pigeon, who seems to be aptly named. The Anhinga is unbelievably beautiful. I've never even heard of it before. Love the Snowy Egret shots. Why can't I look that confident when my hair looks that way?

TexWisGirl said...

good golly, lots of good stuff to comment on in this post. sheesh! if you've got hummers coming, i'd leave the feeders up. i'm thinking they're too late to migrate, so might as well feed 'em.

love the bokeh in the anhinga shot! happy little 'flying' turtle made me laugh! the coot shot is GORGEOUS! the pidge looks psycho! :)

i'm really sorry you're sick, but i hope you're on the upswing!!!

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at linda's hair comment. :)

beth said...

i hope maybe now you're feeling a bit better...your photos made me feel better, so i thought if you're taking a dose of your own medicine....well, you know what i mean :)

xxoo

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I do hope you are feeling much better soon. These pictures are great.I especially liked the Egret ones.

Focusing on Life said...

Oh no...I hope you are not one of the zillions that have that horrible flu. Just rest and maybe it will be gone in the morning. Those hummers are sticking around and as Tex said, you might as well feed them. Love all those shots, you really have a beautiful way of capturing the birds in your area. All so lovely!!

Brian King said...

These are fantastic! Pierre and the pelican are my favorites. The lake shot is gorgeous! Hope you start feeling better!

Stephanie said...

Hi Gail,

I am so sorry to hear you're sick...that is no fun :( I hope you're feeling better soon!
Your pictures truly do captivate me! Every single one on this post is amazing!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness girly. So many wonderful shots here. I have had some finches hanging around my feeder. I just love the red color. I just love the shot of your White Pelican. All the feathers all puffed up looks so cool.. I do hope you feel better soon.

Hugs~

ladyfi said...

Wow wow and more wow! I'm amazed by your beautiful photos.

Hope you're feeling better!

Dave said...

These are lovely photos Gail. Hope you are feeling better soon? - Dave

bettyl said...

Wonderful photos--so clear and colorful! Hope you're better soon!

Pam ;) said...

Gail, you are such a pro at capturing expressive shots.
I love them all, especially the Snowy having a bad hair day- its a blue-ribbon winner ~:>)


Pam ;) said...

Be well and Happy- sooner rather than latter- that's an order not an option :)

Patrice said...

The flu is running rampant here - I think I've already had it twice, even with the flu shot! Love all of your photos, especially the LSU Lakes foggy shot. Feel better soon!

Kathy said...

I say leave the feeders up. They're smarter than we are about when they should leave or stay. Ours are still up but the hummers are long gone.

Carol L McKenna said...

Fantastic photography ~ Wow!

Sending you lots of reiki healing hugs to feel better soon ~ ^_^

( A Creative Harbor)

Always great to have you 'visit.'

Lynn said...

Morning, Gail. Hope you are better today. Hey, Pierre! I took my feeders away and have not seen any hummers for at least six weeks. Now the weather has turned warmer again. This morning was a gorgeous red sky so storms may be back. Good Sunday morning.

She Who Carries Camera said...

WOW...11 times!!

Mitzi said...

awe honey, I'm sorry to hear you are sick. Hope you will be feeling better really soon. The photos, as always are fantastic! Big hugs, xoxo

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those hummingbird pictures are amazing beyond words my friend.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

get well Gail!
Love Pierre and snowy Egrets are a favorite - especially with a top noggen like that :-}} Sleep and get plenty of fluids!!

Georgianna said...

Hi Gail,

Wow, wow, wow - stunning photos, each one!

I'm so sorry you have been ill and hope you are fully well again this week.

As for the hummer feeders, we do leave ours out all year. Our winters are mild enough that the hummers never leave so we are very conscientious about maintaining the feeders. This week it has been below freezing so I bring the feeders in before I go to bed and D puts them out again before dawn. As soon as the first light comes, there are the hummers!

xo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Thanks everyone! Feeling a little better but going to continue to rest today. "Focusing on Life", I'd love to visit you and reply, but your profile is private and your email is not enabled. FYI! Would love to contact you.

Gone Country said...

Really great shots!

I love the front view of the hummingbird at the feeder and the turtle stretching its leg, the hairdo of the Snowy Egret, so many beautiful photos!

Hoping you're feeling better by now. Hugs to you!

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh my gosh - you have such an incredible array of birds! I love them all! Hope you feel better soon!

Ann said...

oh,feel better soon!!! these photos are GORGEOUS!!! my husband loved them too!! he agrees with me...BOOK!!!!!!!

Katherine Jenkins said...

Hope you feel better! Love the beautiful photos of the birds!!! So great to find your blog. I'm doing 365 Inspirations for 2013 over on my blog. Hope you will visit!

hootnonny said...

Awesome! Hope you're on the mend.

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are, Gail, and it's so nice to see Pierre back here! Such a cutie.

I sure hope you're feeling better real soon. Til then, take good care of you.

xo.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

All amazing shots! Continue to rest and get well soon.

Jen said...

I say leave the feeders up. Hope you're feeling better.

Evelyn S. said...

How did I miss this post?? (I am terrible about keeping up with my blog friends!) What amazing images of these birds, and the lake and trees, and the turtle...... Some days, I feel like that wonderful egret looks! ;-) And I am in awe of a hummingbird's visit on Christmas Eve.

Hilary said...

You have such wonderful subjects and you do them justice with your beautiful photography, Gail. So cool to see Pierre. I imagine that as long as they're coming to feed, you should keep the feeders out.

I sure hope you're feeling much better before too long.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome collection of bird photos. I am envious of your Pierre. What a pretty! Beautiful images, Have a happy week ahead.

Stewart M said...

great set of pictures - hope the cold get better and that you enjoy the iPad.

The new lens is a 200-400 mm zoom.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

rainfield61 said...

You have tonnes of wonders in the archive.

Starla said...

Feel better, my friend!! The flu bug is a nasty one...it slammed our entire household and there are a few lingering coughs still hanging around, but life is returning to normal.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I can tell you sound bad even from here. If it weren't such a haul, I'd bring you some soup.

Kittie Howard said...

Sorry you're under the weather, Gail, and hope you're well soonest. You're wise to flop on the sofa and take it easy.

Pierre is as handsome as ever! You're right, the coot's colors are a gorgeous blend of neutrals. But the little red finch looks like it's sugar-coated -- Gorgeous!

Hmm, maybe you could leave the feeder out. I take mine in because we get snow -- rather, used to. Our water table is six inches too low. The other day the birds were chirping up a storm. My tulips want to pop!



Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I hope you're feeling better by now Gail! Bummer to be sick.. wonderful photos you shared with us though! Your birds photos show their personalities!

PS: That pigeon looks a little demented, yes!

bailey-road.com said...

Quite a nice assortment! That's a pretty little pigeon.

Renae at simple sequins said...

hi Gail! Nice selection and nice review. I love your photography!!!

My doggie is a great sport. She knows when to be calm and she knows when to play. She is such a fun kid.

Kerry said...

Fantastic, Gail.

I wonder if you had the flu I've been hearing so much about?

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE it! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #65!

Chatty Crone said...

I hope your feeling better too.

Your photos are fabulous.

God answered your prayers!

I am 192@ lol

Sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I hope your feeling better too.

Your photos are fabulous.

God answered your prayers!

I am 192@ lol

Sandie