Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Stills (4/01/12 Birdstalking)

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is Birdstalking. On a trip to Tingley Beach (a local man-made fishing lake) and the Rio Grande Bosque (woods) I was able to stalk, or be stalked by, these birds:


These Geese are playing follow the leader.

I forget what this is called but I love it's feet.

Even ducks have itches to scratch.

Anyone know what these birds are? This area is near the zoo so they could be exotic.
 Here's a very poor close up of them.
I was lucky to see a great horned owl up in a tree. She watched me as I walked all around the bottom of her tree.

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11 comments:

MTWaggin said...

The owl is very cool and I love the itchy duck as you can see color you wouldn't normally see on him.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Nice pictures. I have no idea what kind of birds they are.

Dan

Janice said...

Great shots and I almost know what those birds are...but my feeble brain eludes me at the moment.I saw a show with them included in it?????

fernvalley01 said...

wow! great shots!

dibear said...

Great pictures. The black birds might be cormorants (sp)?

Shirley said...

Nice close ups! Those are cormorants, I googled them to be sure.

Rising Rainbow said...

Lots of interesting birds there. Very cool.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Cormorants! Thank you everybody.

henrygl said...

wow, i loved the 3rd pic, so cuty cuty birdy....nice shots.

Ed said...

Yep cormorants fer sure, they are usually a costal bird but I've seen them in Colorado, they have a whole nesting rookery at the Denver Zoo and are free to travel. Great shots..:-)

achieve1dream said...

Great photos!!! You did a good job. :) Yep, definitely cormorants.