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Tom


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BLACK-NECKED STILT

Is this bird appropriately named or what?

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Three cute BNST chicks taking a dip.



A Spotted Sandpiper looking for a snack.




Here comes MAMA! A Spotted Sandpiper on the run..

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Friday, July 26, 2013

OOMMON NIGHTHAWK

Common Nighthawks have an erratic flight path and can be tricky to photograph in flight as they are predictably unpredictable.

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Have you ever in your life seen a bird perched as such? How crazy is this? This perch is a COW PATTY! Yes, you read it correctly. A COW PATTY! :) This guy really stunk it up. PHEWWW !!!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

THE LOTUS WALKERS

American Lotus pads provide 'stepping stones' through the marsh for some interesting birds in our Louisiana marshes.

A Common Moorhen meandering through the lilies with her chick close behind .

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A Purple Gallinule chick poised on a pad keeping a watchful eye on its mother.



Another Purple Gallinule chick running across the pads catching up with its mother. How do you like those large, disproportionate feet?



A Purple Gallinule adult walking from lily pad to lily pad.



My wife refers to the Purple Gallinule as the 'Rainbow Bird' due to its assortment of colors. :)


Saturday, July 13, 2013

UFOs AND A PAIL

This UFO was in our daughter's back yard yesterday evening. See if you can figure out what it really is before looking ahead. :)

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All of a sudden others joined the first. Was this an alien invasion in progress? YIKES !



If you guessed the first picture was a close up of a fire fly you are correct. Cool, huh?  :)

The second picture is several fireflies lighting up the night sky with a crescent moon in the top right hand corner. Fireflies don't seem to be as plentiful as when I was a kid chasing them but it was certainly a pleasure to see them.


A PAIL

Check out this ordinary looking pail sitting on a shelf. What do you suppose is inside?



If you guessed a nest containing three baby Carolina Wrens you are correct! These guys build nests in the strangest places. :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

CAVE SWALLOWS


Cave Swallows continue their march eastward through Louisiana. No chicks were visible in their nest however I suppose either eggs or small chicks may have been present.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

'EGGS'PERT OPINION NEEDED


It was 'eggs'citing to see this 'eggs'traordinary uncommon Common Nighthawk's egg which is something one doesn't happen upon everyday. :)

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What is the significance of the white spot on the end of the egg, if any? Surely there is an 'eggs'planation. It makes me wonder if the chick is nearing hatch time.



Here is something else you don't see every day.

Our daughter witnessed this King Snake coiled around the head of another snake on the doorstep of her next door neighbor.



Later, as you can see, the King Snake began swallowing the other snake. YIKES, what a way to go !!!!