Thursday, November 11, 2010

Birds on the causeway - Skywatch Friday

Another stop on the Courtney Campbell causeway during my drive home from work two weeks ago. I'm really going to miss these now that the time has changed and it's a dark trip home.  The above was a flock of skimmers that took off when a jogger went running by. At first I was mad at the jogger for disturbing the birds but it did make for a nicer picture.

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Cute little plover watching me.

A small group of marbled godwits trying to sleep. I think I was keeping them up even though I wasn't too close.

Finally, the sun went down and the moon came out. I took this on the causeway with my 300mm lens handheld.

Dowitchers walking along the shore after sunset.

Sanderling running for cover after dark. I used my flash on this one.

You can usually find at least one night heron on the causeway. This was an immature.


  1. Beautiful pictures. I love the silhouettes of the birds in the sunset picture.

  2. Wow, these are stunning. That first shot...amazing.

  3. Great shots dina
    Love the skimmers!!

  4. Dina, I love these images! When I have a little extra time, I'll be back to check out your archived posts!! ~karen

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  6. What gorgeous skies and birds!

  7. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

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  8. Beautiful shots Dina and beautiful diversity too!

  9. Oh, they're all such beautiful pictures, I have a hard time knowing which one is my favorite! I agree about the first one, though-- capturing the flight of the birds was a good way to go!