Take 2:Great Blue Heron

Originally posted on EXTRAORDINARY LIVING:
This bird does not make a grand entrance.? It was still as can be. I could have easily missed this opportunity, but once again my daughter caught it for me. You can tell these lens are focused properly as the lens for the first blog were not capable of taking high definition photographs.  I encountered this love at Lake Eola… Continue reading Take 2:Great Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Originally posted on EXTRAORDINARY LIVING:
Egretta thula Sometimes there are no words to describe the unimaginable. But the Snowy Egret is a delicate, graceful, breathtaking and stunning bird. It’s much like a lady in a white dress (Marilyn Monroe?) Family: Herons, Egrets, Bitterns Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Immature) Great Blue Heron Little Blue Heron Interesting facts about the Snowy Egret: Almost wiped out in the 1800s… Continue reading Snowy Egret

Birdwatching: Great Blue Heron

Originally posted on EXTRAORDINARY LIVING:
This bird does not make a grand entrance.  I could have easily missed this opportunity, but my daughter caught it for me. Great Blue Heron by Livvy Catherine ? You can tell these lens were not focused properly.  I had already put the camera away.  This starter camera is not the one for this elegant bird.  However, Livvy Catherine made… Continue reading Birdwatching: Great Blue Heron

Birdwatching: Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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Yellow-crowned Night Heron :(Nycticorax violacea) I have had the pleasure of seeing this bird quite often.  It is surprisingly friendly and fiesty too! Stay friendly, quiet and a good distance to keep this bird near you. It will come very near you if it trusts your intentions. ? ? Description: Medium-sized heron. The adult is slate-gray with black head, white… Continue reading Birdwatching: Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Birdwatching: Greater Scaup

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? Very similar to Lesser Scaup in plumage; best separated by careful study of head and bill shape. Males have black breast, medium gray back, white sides, and yellow eye. Head appears black with a greenish sheen in good lighting, never purplish.  Females are brown overall, grayer on body in winter, with white patch at base of bill and yellow… Continue reading Birdwatching: Greater Scaup

What’s Up? – Halloween is almost here!

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Halloween Is almost here! The past week the weather temperature has been moderate and comfortable for all of us. Very much like a regular autumn, but with no rain in sight. Almost every store has decorations for Halloween right now (Black cats, skeletons, carved pumpkins, witches creepy spiders, etc.)  are all over to motivate children and grownups… Continue reading What’s Up? – Halloween is almost here!

LIFE IS A CACKLE

Originally posted on Towheeblog:
One field at the north end of Reeder Road was Cackling central.  Thousands were there when we arrived in later afternoon…and dozens more were arriving, flock after flock.  As with the cranes, many of the geese now on Sauvie will move further south though most stay in the Willamette Valley.  Keeping a very low profile was a quartet of white-fronted geese… Continue reading LIFE IS A CACKLE

CRANOLOGY: DANCING, FEEDING, BUGLING

Originally posted on Towheeblog:
OLD, OLDER, OLDEST How to describe age.  In this photo we move visually across ages, past eons, and perhaps see a possible future if our species doesn’t exterminate life as we’ve known it.  The visible grass is not too old, most leaves may have begun last fall.  Yet, beneath thrive the roots, the crucial part of the plant we rarely see. … Continue reading CRANOLOGY: DANCING, FEEDING, BUGLING