Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Lifer and My Cool New Boots

At the end of December I came across what I thought was some sort of sparrow, maybe the Savannah. But after doing research online and in my trusty Stokes Field Guide, I determined it was the American Pipit. He/she perched on boulders near the water and ran in quick, spastic movements on the muddy ground, head up and attentive, as though looking for someone. The American Pipit's diet is insects and seeds. During winter and migration, they are often found on coastal beaches and marshes, which is precisely where I found this little cutie in Madisonville, LA at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River.







Thank you, Autumn, for my early Christmas present! And for the sweet blogger who found them for me at Target. You know who you are! After I tweeted a photo and link to them, my darling daughter jumped right on it. Not only did these come in handy as I tromped through the mud, I looked rather fashionable doing so! These also fit better than any rubber boots I've had before. They're my new favorite fashion/photography accessory!

I believe in love at first sight...because I'm a mom. 
(Seen on Pinterest)

34 comments:

Merisi said...

Beauty all around! :-)

Really sweet bird images. I am wondering what the thing in the background in one of the pictures is, looks like a discarded hot water bottle.

The rainboots would look also great in downtown Florence! ;-)

Indrani said...

Lovely captures of the birdie. :)
And those boots are something to die for!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the boots!!! They're so for your area in which you live!! Fantastic. Truly a fashion statement, and fun 'to boot'!!!

Yep, I think you're right...the savannah sparrow has quite a bit of yellow on its brow line.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Now you are totally in step with nature! Great boots! Love the photos as well! Great post Gail!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I don't think I've ever experienced rain boot envy before, guess there's a first time for everything?

Love the wee pipit, so sweet looking!

Barb Brookbank said...

Sweet little bird and excellent captures. I think your boots are wonderful!

cobie en bas van Es said...

heerlijke serie maar de laarzen mogen er ook zijn.

ladyfi said...

Cute boots and lovely bird shots.

TexWisGirl said...

first, the pipit is adorable! congrats!

but i can't get over the boots. HUGE grin on my face!!! :D yay!

Amy Burzese said...

What a sweet little creature and you captured it perfectly to share with us. Love those boots! Stylin'

Carletta said...

Sweet little bird and he fits well in those surroundings with his coloring!
Awesome wellies!

hootnonny said...

It's amazing that there are so many different birds on God's earth! You're a phasionable photog in those cool boots!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What great boots!
Yes Twilight Zone terrified me too.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Congratulations on the Lifer.Those boots look amazing.

Karen said...

Oh what a sweet bird! Love the fourth photo. Your boots are divine!

Bill said...

Nice find and great photos of that little bird!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

GAIL!!!! I LOVE YOUR BOOTS ... SO YOU!!!!

You did a fashion statement post. You are so fun!!!

I love this little fella you captured in awesome photos, too. You fly out here to Utah and be my photographer, k? k. LOL

Beth Edwards said...

love your boots. so stylish & fun.

curious - i have to ask ... you wondered how i got to Arkansas? but i didn't. not this trip from our 9th Anniversary trip last Nov 2013. it was Alabama. ( :

Ela said...

What a beautiful bird.
Greetings

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh so darn cute! (And the bird is pretty nice too ;>)~)

Hilary said...

What a sweet little bird.. great captures.. and good research. And I love your Fleurs de Feet. ;)

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

What a sweet little face the Pipit has. Love the boots. The flour -de-Lis are perfect. Dianne

Betty Manousos said...

hi gail, i know i've said it before but i'll say it again, you're an amazingly talented photographer!!


what a beauty!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

How appropriate-- Fleur-de-lis Wellingtons!

bailey-road.com said...

Pretty snazzy boots! Lovely captures of the little Pipit.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of your Pipit lifer. And I love the boots. Happy Weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

Congrats on your first pipit lifer (at least I assume it was your first). You captured it well in your photos. I like your boots with the fleur de lis, which is the emblem of Quebec, the province next to ours.

Linda R said...

Your bird photos are amazing. What cuties they are. And your boots are amazing.. LOVE THEM...

Hugs~

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You got some wonderful shots of the bird. It looks as if it could walk right out of my computer screen. Love the boots, too!

catskillblogger said...

Awesome boots, I need a pair of them.

Brian King said...

Congratulations! These are great photos!

Helma said...

think it's a beautiful bird. Looks like our pipit in Netherlands :-)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Now this little dude was sure playing up to your camera!
I LOVE your boots!!!! They do come in handy in keeping feet dry. I have some black and white polka dots ones. I get them from Amazon, They are called "Sloggers". I have both boots and the shoes too.