Saturday, January 26, 2008

These Guys Move Like Samantha

Remember how Samantha on the old television show Bewitched would wiggle her nose and clean (at super speed) her whole house to spotlessness in about 10 seconds?

When I was a kid, I wished I could do my homework the way Samantha cleaned house. No such luck for me.

That's just how these little guys move in the sand and surf, trying to catch bugs or whatever it is they eat.

The light was getting low, necessitating a fairly slow shutter speed, but these guys don't stop but for a half second at a time. I took a bunch of photos of them and these were my two favorites.

The bird on the right in the second photo is blurry as he shakes his head back and forth, but I like how it blurs in this particular photo while the other bird is still for a split second.

That, and they're cute.


imac said...

Bewitched eh!Now you showing your age John,haha. I remember that show ha.

Nice shots of the Samanthers birds.

Moi said...

haha.....they are the cutest....the plumper they are, the cuter i find them :)

Kerri said...

I agreee very cute!!!

I was a HUGE Bewitched fan....although I think it was reruns growing up.

Elizabeth Montgomery was AMAZING!

Marianne said...

I was just in Bradenton for New Year's Eve and we saw these birds on Anna Marie Island. I LOVED them!

We called them Senorita birds because they were the smallest birds on the beach, kinda like our smallest dog, Senorita. And they would run back and forth with no kind of plan or direction, just run.

Again, kinda like our darling Senorita.