Odin, as Vegtam the Wanderer, sacrificed an eye, trading eyesight for insight, seeking the wisdom of the ages. Me too.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Water, Light, Feathers

South Padre Island today.

The light was wonderful. It was a day when you could just point the camera at a bird, push the button and get a decent photo. I did not see anything particularly rare or difficult to get, although Lorna did see a Clapper Rail and she got some nice photos. 

(I would trade all of these photos for one good shot of a Clapper Rail.)

This duck hanging out with some Mottled Ducks really threw me. It turned out to be a Khaki Campbell, an English domestic breed. I have no idea why it was on South Padre Island. Maybe on vacation?

Live well. Life is short and getting shorter every day. Don't waste it.  - Gunnar


George A said...

The flock in flight photo is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Gunnar Berg said...

The original photos covers 4 or 5 times the area the sky full of birds, but I cropped it down so I could see more detail on the Skimmers.

mike w. said...

Is that a Loggerhead Shrike enjoying a snack?

Gunnar Berg said...

Yep. Long ways away. As bad as the photo is, I was satisfied. In focus anyway. And surprised at the bug.