Kennebunk Maine Seagull- Guest Blog

Eleven degrees in Kennebunk, Maine. Cold!

This series of photos of a persistent seagull pecking on my friend Carrie’s car hood arrived in my messages tonight.
Thanks for sending these shots.

I asked if he did any damage to the hood
Carrie says,

Oh, I didn’t look. Don’t think so.  finally put it in drive and went forward. He stayed on. So I put it in reverse. He still stayed on. Then I backed up and turned to get him off. The little guy was enjoying the ride.”

 



Florida Birds Guest Blog

Marlene sent me these Florida birds this morning 

“Seen while snow birding at the Savannas Campground in Ft. Pierce which is surrounded by marsh lands.  There are so many beautiful birds to observe from egrets to sand hill cranes but my favorite is the great blue heron.  It is the largest heron in North America. They were always alone standing near the marshes.” 

-Marlene 

   

    
 

Sylvia’s Posts at Another Day in Paradise 2 blog came to mind – Click here to see her GBH

Pick a Photo Pair

Guest blog by Shuey from Niceville, Florida. You may remember his popular guest post of the handsome Barred Owl.

I like both pairs of photographs. Majestic birds.  Thanks,  Shuey.

Snowy Egret or Blue Heron?  

   
 I wanted to share with all of you. 

Shuey wrote Saw the Snowy Egret standing tall out on the lake by our house as I drove home, so . . . grabbed my camera and went back. Still there.

While shooting the Great Egret, the Blue Heron splashed down right in front of me. Beautiful. Just had to share them with someone.

Best wishes for the new year,

Shuey

PS: Of each pair of photos, which do you like best. I would appreciate your opinion.

   
 
Fellow blogger Sylvia https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/wpc-circle-circles-from-around-the-world/posts gorgeous Bird photos of Egrets and Shuey’s reminded me of her bird photography. 

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather, flock together. Waiting for the horses to drop some grain. My sister spotted these pigeons on a traffic light post.

No zoom lens on the camera so my sister who had found the birds lined up on the pole, walked me across 59th Street into the Park.  We were headed for the zoo.

Close-up  after we crossed the street- the second shot

pigeons on a lightpole

and the first shot, before we crossed the street

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This Scene Reminds Me of Alfred Hitchcock’s – The Birds

Many people have seen The Birds (1963). These birds seemed as if they could have been in that film.  My friend J was Tippi Hedren for Halloween one year at her office, a blazer torn up in spots, some other touches I can’t remember but maybe she will write and I will add them. These Turkey Buzzards and the Catbird made interesting silhouettes.  Shot with a 70-200mm lens.  Couldn’t decide if which wings made a stronger composition. Image one or two?

J sent me an email about the details of her Halloween costume at work….” My H’ween costume started out innocently enough – hair up, dark stockings, skirt, blazer.  As they day progressed a few stuffed birds started to appear on my desk.  By mid-day lots of birds and my hair got messier, a bit of blood appeared on my face and neck.  Then my blazer got ripped at the shoulder seam and bloody  bits on the blazer.  Then the dark stockings got horrible runs, and more blood and more birds and by end of day it was gruesome. ” Thanks J for the details.   6/15/11