I had very little time this morning, but I did drop by Overlook Park for about 15 minutes on my way to work. Sometimes things just seem to work out even when you're in a hurry. I walked out to the dock, and there floating in the water some distance away were several Bonaparte's Gulls. I've never seen these gulls in my home county before. Other birds then just landed on the dock for me to photograph, particularly a grackle and a Limpkin. An Anhinga was spreading her wings close to the dock as well. And when I walked back to the car, out of the corner of my eye I saw a heron strike the water. I looked and then photographed a Great Blue Heron with a fish. Fifteen minutes can be fun.
Wow that Grackle is really something. Way to capture the iridescence there!ReplyDelete
Nice post. I really like the limpkin photo....SHARP!ReplyDelete
A great way to start the day! I wonder if a catfish's barbs present a problem for birds trying to swallow them?ReplyDelete
I've been following you for several months. I love this G.B. Heron with the catfish/bullhead thing in its bill.
How did you place the LinkedIn logo/icon at the bottom of your posts? I'm in LinkedIn, but it cannot produce continuity with my blog photos vs. text.
Thanks for your amazing work. Give the Glory to God! "G3"
Thanks! I think they swallow them head first so as not to get poked. I've seen Anhingas smack the heads of the fish against rocks to break/wear them off. This heron just went for it.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Richard! I'm not sure how the linkedin logo appears on my posts. Linkedin must do it..ReplyDelete