Today I'm joining Stewart, (Paying Ready Attention) for WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
I so seldom get to post for this meme but this past week I had a chance to view several different wild birds and get halfway decent photos of them.
First up: Quail
These birds just make me laugh...they are comical in the way they run as you can see in this shot.
There were bunches of these quail eating at Rooks Park and I actually got close enough to get a few photos before they all took off into the underbrush. - These birds are quick! - We think these Quail are California Quail. They were much larger then the smaller quail we often see in this area.
Next we have: Canadian Geese
This photo isn't a super sharp shot of the geese but I liked it and as you look down Mill Creek you can see just how many geese were out and about.
Next it's my (Mystery) bird from the previous post. Although many have stated they believe the bird to be an Osprey. - I had my camera set on BW when I happened to spot this large bird flying and didn't think to change the setting so the shot is in Black and White.
Finally as we were leaving the park we met a man going into the park with a camera. I spoke to him about spotting this bird and he told me that there was a White Egret in the area and handed me his business card.
We drove to the area he mentioned he had just photograghed the Egret at but didn't see it. So instead we decided to drive a little further up the road to Bennington Lake and there we spotted the Egret!
This was as close as I could get but I think it turned out okay.
Here is a link to Mr. Davis photos of the Egret. - Thanks for letting me know about the Egret.
Hope you have enjoyed my Wild Birds.