Monday, August 29, 2011

Birds of Davis Islands

Female grackle sitting on an abandoned boat.

The usual willets are always hanging out around the jetty.

The oystercatchers were pretty skittish. They would not let me get too close.

Spotted sandpiper.

A tern sitting on some type of buoy or anchor.

Nothing unusual was found on my trip to the Davis Islands yacht basin. Just the boring ole oystercatchers, willets and terns. It's still too hot to see anything good but soon the migrating birds will be coming through in bigger numbers and before you know it the eagles will back. I'm counting down the days for when it's no longer hot and the fun winter birds are here. It's only about 100 more days, give or take 10.

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  1. just boring ole ... yeah. nothing i see here. except for that female grackle - and her stance absolutely cracked me up! love it! a plucky gal, for sure!

  2. So, are you hand holding for these incredibly crip shots?


  3. The grackle opens the class and immediately sends the oyster-catcher to the back for not following a thing.

  4. I love to watch oystercatchers and sandpipers, and I like your oystercatcher having a bad hair day but, yes, that female grackle really has attitude! It looks like a faded teak rail she's standing on. There must be something seriously wrong for that boat if it's been abandoned.
    Great photos, Dina. Keep 'em coming.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Great post, Dina. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada

  6. Beautiful images Dina I love the pose in the first one.

  7. Great photos. I especially like the Willet and the Sandpiper.

  8. Beautiful photos and birds, I really liked the first shot, so lovely!

  9. Hi there - great set of shots. Cant help but notice a (sort of) similarity between the grackle and the Juv. Magpie in my post. They are not related but something caught my eye!

    Had a look at a few other posts as well - your pictures really are splendid!

    Stewart M - Australia

  10. Gorgeous photos, I love the pose on the first pic:)

  11. Boring ole birds? Not to me! Lovely shots!

  12. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

  13. This has been a reoccurring theme with me "same old birds" but yet to others they are wonderful and new. Now I understand. "nothing unusual - boring ole" and to me, wow! I'd love to see them. Great shots and thanks for the realignment of my thinking.

  14. Great series of birds and photos, Dina! The oystercatchers are one of my favorites.