Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Those Birds!

Looking deep in my archives for bird photos - while waiting impatiently patiently for my new 150-500mm lens to arrive - because I don't have anything new and exciting to show - yet!  So...a year or so ago, we were in St. Augustine, FL, at the Alligator Farm.  As ugly as they are, I have always been fascinated by alligators and crocodiles.  What I didn't expect to see was the birds!  

Yellow Crowned Night Heron - napping!
Roseate Spoonbill
Ready to fly?
Linking to World Bird Wednesday


Abhinav said...

Amazing bird photos!

Stewart M said...

We have two species of spoonbill in Australia - but seeing one that is basically pink must be a real blast!

I've been saving for a long lens - and now (two years later!) I have the money I'm not sure I can spent it! Crazy!

Stewart M.

PS: I was only not really that happy with the image of the bright red male parrot - I'd be very hard to please if I did not like the others!

Nancy Claeys said...

Great bird captures, Linda.

Congrats on your new lens purchase -- it's the same one I want, but I haven't convinced the hubby yet! :)

Gary said...

Your going to love that new lens, but it's very heavy. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Debbie said...

great capture on that night heron.

i recently saw several roseate spoonbills at a zoo, they are very cool!!

Dina Lettre said...

Wow..what a lovely bird! Enjoy the new lens, Linda. :)

mick said...

Great photos of the birds. I have a long lens and have to use a monopod if I am going to hold it for any length of time.

eileeninmd said...

Great birds, Linda! I love the YC Night Heron and the Spoonbill are cool looking birds. Great sightings.

Beth said...

I love the pics of the birds. Good shots.

I am your newest follower.


heyBJK said...

Nice photos, Linda! Herons are one of my favorites, anyway. Sadly, we don't have spoonbills. I've never seen one except in photos.

Rita said...

Wow! I have got to get my act together. I just commented to Gary that my bird shots were very sickly by comparison to his, because I was to lazy to dig out my long lens and tripod.

Now I read that you are getting a new lens. Your shots also make me embarrassed to post mine.

Yep, I have to get my act together or quit taking shots of birds.

Jenn Jilks said...

How amazing! Great news about a new lens. I'd love one, too!

NixBlog said...

The spoonbill is amazing!