Sunday, November 10, 2013

Recent Happenings

The Click Ponds have been the place to be lately. Birds of all shapes and sizes are congregating in large numbers. Sandpipers, Dowitchers, Avocets, Blue-winged Teals, Shovelers, an assortment of herons and egrets, Cranes, Wood Storks, a plethora of Spoonbills, Forster's Terns, White Pelicans....and the list goes on.


The cranes were a little edgy.



This adult Caracara was being summonsed by its offspring.



Dinnertime for an Ibis!


My first sighting of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Florida. It made a brief two day stopover near the ponds for two days. Unfortunately I didn't manage to capture any decent photos of it.


Lots of foraging Forster's; I forgot how fun it can be to try and photograph these erratic fliers.



This Sandhill Crane was having a bit of an identity crisis!


A few more Spoonbills joined the crowd just before sunset!




28 comments:

  1. I sure wish I had your talent and wildlife, Tammy! Great shots.

    ReplyDelete
  2. fabulous reflection shot and gorgeous caracara photo, too! love the crane dance. congrats on getting to see the scissor-tail! love those birds. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fantastic! What wonderful images!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those cranes are great with the reflections!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Fotografie bellissime. Buon inizio settimana...ciao

    ReplyDelete
  6. GREAT SHOTS Tammy...... all are so good photographed.

    Greetings, Joop

    ReplyDelete
  7. Perfect pictures of these different birds.
    All very well photographed, Tammy.
    Greetings Irma

    ReplyDelete
  8. dit is met recht een happening het lijkt wel of ze bij de eerste foto,s een feestje aan het vieren zijn.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like this Tammy. A real quality selection of species shown here. The Cranes are just a species that are revered across the globe with bird watchers, you are very lucky! Love the sunset too..... great post
    Dave

    ReplyDelete
  10. AWESOME birds and beautiful photos, Tammy! Have a happy day!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I will swap you the weather you have got a the moment rather than the Uk, wet windy and cold. Some corking shots Tammy.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hola Tammy espectaculares tomas de estas bellas aves,es una suerte poder ver tanta avifauna en el mismo lugar y de tan variadas especies.Un fuerte abrazo

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great shots Tammy! I really like the two with the reflections in them.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Como siempre una maravilla.
    Saludos desde Extremadura

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the bird reflections! Fantastic!
    Excellent shots Tammy as always.
    Happy November!
    xo Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey Tammy,
    Nice to see a blog of you again.
    Wonderful shots you show here!! Amazing to see the dancing cranes. And what a good shot of the Caracara, a great bird. And shot 9 & 10 er very beautiful with a good light and the reflection on the water.
    This is enjoyment Tammy, well done!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Tammy.. I miss you.. Wonderful pictures as always.. Good colors, sharpness and quality.. Well-done.. Cheers.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Tammy these pics are fantastic, nice to get the Flycatcher !!, I love the water shots and colours, and the Spoonbills in flight are just too much, I don't think I'll look in anymore ;-).
    All the very best , take care Gordon.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Tammy.
    What a great selection of bird shots, especially the Spoonbills from below.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Tammy,
    Wow, stunning serie so many lovely birds.
    Greetings from Sweden
    /Ingemar

    ReplyDelete
  21. Magnificent series, especially the in-flight captures of the Spoonbill... perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just love the spoonbill in flight. You did a great job. And getting a scissor tail landed, I have never seen one, only in the air. Great photos .

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hello Tammy!
    I am blown away by the beauty of your pics here especially 1 & 2 where the crane ballet is a marvel with its reflection in the water, and the light makes much for the magnificence of 9 & 10! WOW!
    Enjoy your WE!

    ReplyDelete

  24. Beautiful pictures, congratulates :)



    Greetings from Poland

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow Tammy, you are an especially gifted photographer! Each photograph more beautiful than the next. Congratulations on seeing the scissortail ... very exciting! I had to scroll through this wonderful post a few times because I am in such awe of these stellar images and your subjects.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great series of birds, liked all but the best the cranes.

    Ottar

    ReplyDelete

I greatly appreciate your comments!