Saturday, October 20, 2007
I see a lot of great blue herons down here, but I like these white ones better. Something about the pearly white feathers is more appealing to me. These guys are so serious, most birds are, but water fowl like this have to be stealthy and stalk for food, which makes them seem much more intense to me.
The bottom photo is of a bably sandhill crane that I was able to photograph one evening after work several months ago. I had seen this guy with his/her parents one evening in the grassy areas of the property where I work.
I started bringing my camera in my car (in an insulated bag to protect it from heat) and a couple of evenings after my first sighting, when I got off and walked through the parking lot to my car, I could hear the adults, his/her parents squawking on the other side of the building.
I drove around there and got out with my camera and got a bunch of shots of the three of them.
A couple of them were posted on Cute Overload, which thrilled me to no end, and this is one that I don't think I've posted yet.
Here's a link to the Cute Overload post with my sandhill crane family photos.
Here's a post on this blog where I also had other photos in this series.