Friday, February 22, 2013

Miscellany

Miscellaneous photos taken over the last two weeks. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Mama Eagle keeping watch over her eaglets, 2/17/13

Chickadees are the boldest birds. I was probably 6-8 feet away from this little dude at Bluebonnet Swamp. Where else? :) 2/8/13

Another bold bird. This vociferous mockingbird was creating quite a scene at Capitol Lakes, 2/13/13.

My birding friends were generous enough to point out this tiny tree frog holding on to a red buckeye tree. 2/8/13

I was quite enamored with him.

Great Egret marching at Bluebonnet Swamp, 2/14/13.

American Kestrel, River Road, 2/15/13.

Brown Thrasher, Bluebonnet Swamp, 2/15/13.

I've got an abundance of photos of the Eastern Phoebe,
so you're going to be seeing it for quite some time. 2/18/13, Capitol Lakes.

Something a little different for me. Family flying a kite on top of the levee 2/3/13.

44 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so jealous of the eagle. the chickadee and mockingbird shots are awesome! never tired of the sweet phoebe. and haven't seen a thrasher since i left wisconsin an eon ago. :)

Deanna said...

Oh my....you should be featured in a bird magazine or book...you photos are simply stunning!!

Tricia Hays said...

they're all so beautiful... i'm lovin the lil green tree frog & the egret

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful Eagle!! Awesome egret - appears to be walking through something sticky, and ALL your bird photos are lovely!! You continue to amaze me as to how you get your shots!

Hilary said...

All such beautiful images, Gail. That eagle is amazing and I always love seeing the mockingbirds. The heart-warmer for me in this grouping is that sweet little tree frog.

beth said...

wow. seriously, just a huge WOW. i love your birds and obviously they love you !!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I'm jealous of your brown thrasher! I lost all the photos I took of a brown thrasher last spring. It's on my wish list for this year.

Renae at simple sequins said...

OOOoooh, I love THAT Eagle!!!!

So you liked all of the sweaters but the yellow one, right? It is so fun. Many love that one or they make negative inflections toward it. I love it! It is a bit too big but I love the thought behind it, it's courage, if you will? hahahahaha.

John Markowski said...

I am very new to birding and am amazed at these pics. Absolutely stunning, especially the first pic.

Phil said...

Hi Gail.The only time that the process of ringing may harm a bird is when the bird is caught and handled, however, there are strict codes of practise governing this aspect of ringing. The majority of countries require 'ringers' to undergo rigorous training before being allowed to catch and ring birds alone. Ringers in Britain typically train for two years and must have handled a wide range of bird species before being granted a ringing permit. If turned gently, a bird in the hand will often just lie on its backs for a second or two before turning upright and flying off. Mine is the hand and I can assure you no birds were or are harmed by me.

You got some stunning pics there - the chickadeedee, the frog. the kestrel and of course the phoebe.

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are, Gail.
That little Eastern Phoebe is just ADORABLE!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many great shots! Love the tree frog. So cute. They are hard to find.

Stephanie said...

All of the shots are stunning, but I especially like the Chickadee :) Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Linda said...

Good golly, Gail. How's a girl supposed to pick out one or two of these to comment on? They're all gorgeous. I'm so jealous of the eagle. Stunning shots of the mockingbird, chickadee, thrasher, phoebe, kestrel, and tree frog. Did I forget any? If you're thinking I forgot the egret...I didn't. What a wonderful shot of that beautiful bird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The question I have is,'are you a professional photographer?' The pictures have stunning quality.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Hi Gail (Waving!) Love the picture of the frog, I don't really like frogs, but this one is a cutie!!

Buttons said...

Oh love the Eagle. I am having a bit of trouble with the loading of pics will check back later maybe your site is overrun with visitors looking for excellent photography. B

Nancy said...

I don't know how to add to the rest of the comments. Your photographs are so awesome....What a collection of beautiful shots.....

Have a wonderful weekend....

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome collection of birds. Great variety, I loved them. Have a happy weekend!

Patrice said...

Gorgeous photos, as usual - that eagle is magnificent, Gail!

Chatty Crone said...

Awesome shots! And I am in awe of you.

Shug said...

I sure wish I could come down and see the eagle. So majestic! I really do like the family photo of them flying the kite...Great job girl.

Ann said...

all beautiful photos of the beauty of nature!
my breath was taken away by the majesty of the eagle! this bird is just spectacular! it has such pride in it's stance,in the awesomeness of it's flight.

Kerry said...

Wow Gail. These are all winners. The mama eagle looks a bit scruffy, kinda like me when I had 3 little ones to keep track of. No time to look in the mirror!
That little green frog: ohhhhhh! sweet.

Barbara Shallue said...

These are all fabulous! That little frog is precious and what a great capture of that family!!

rainfield61 said...

I admire your skill and your lens.

Une Angevine said...

intéressante faune

Amy Burzese said...

All great! Love that little frog.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Golly, it's been ages since I flew a kite...in fact it's been ages since I've seen ANYONE with a kite. Great image. Wonder what's on the kids' minds as they traipse along the levee.

Easter Phoebes are a favorite of mine. And that tree frog...cool. All the beautiful birds!!! My sister would LOVE the photo of the eagle...they call their property in Colorado the Eagles' Nest

ladyfi said...

Wow - another set of amazingly gorgeous shots!

Karen said...

Fabulous shots Gail! That frog is hansome! The squirrel on my blog is a "black" squirrel. A mutation of the eastern greys. They are said to be fairly rare, but we have 15 or more that visit our yard.

Brian King said...

These are all fantastic, Gail, but I am most jealous of the eagle! I would love to see eagles like that! I can only dream, though. A great collection of birds!

Mitzi said...

Love, love love them all! That Eagle is an awesome capture! Have a glorious weekend my friend. Big hugs, xoxo

Pam ;) said...

Gail your shots are all so amazing. I would love to capture a Brown Thrasher. Have a great weekend. Be happy :)

Kathy said...

That little frog is so cute! I'd love to be able to see an eagle close enough to photograph it. You should think about putting together photo expeditions and charge photographers to take them on tours of all these beautiful places in your area.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots! I haven't seen a Brown Thrasher here for a couple of years.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Marvelous collection ! I can just about hear the mockingbird singing. You do have the best birds ever. Thanks!!!!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

I'd like to know your tips on how you get such great images of the tiny birds.. they won't stay still long enough for me..err.. All these photo images are fantasticO!!!
Hugs

Linda R said...

Once again you have me smiling at my computer screen with all these fabulous shots.. Truly amazing my friend.

Hugs~

Stewart M said...

I like the kite shot - its got a nice abstract sense of colour.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I LOVE Chickadees!!! Also, those pictures of the green tree frogs are amazing. Happy Sunday my friend :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! How did I miss these ~ Fantastic photography of nature! ^_^ Glad you came to visit ^_^

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That first eagle shot is so fantastic.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow you have been busy! Can't believe how many I have missed! Home in MA for the birth of new grandson. These are so beautiful. Would be great in that book I want to buy!