Tuesday, June 26, 2012

World Bird Wednesday



I took a ride over to a Recreation Center not far from my house just to see what I could see.  It was very disappointing because it has been so hot and dry that most of the spring fed pools had dried and the water birds were no where to be seen.  Life, however, does go on ... in nature all creatures take advantage of opportunity.   I ran across an Eastern King Bird pecking for food in a dried spring bed.  He was finding plenty to eat ....
but was quickly joined by a male Killdeer, who was not happy about the King Bird being in his territory ...
so he charged at him and the King Bird chose to vacate the premises.
Not far away was the reason for Dad Killdeer's behavior.  Mom Killdeer was in the process of procuring a nest.


When she became aware of me in my car, she chose to move to a safer spot ...
Just then there was a flash of orange and I spotted an Oriole flying up to a tree in the shade behind the spring bed.
and that is when I realized, I too, was being watched ... All in a short few minutes in a hot dry place.  Yes, life does go on ... :)
Have a Wonderful Week ....

11 comments:

  1. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Great shots of some truly magnificent creatures, Andrea! Love the oriole.

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  3. Nice shots, Andrea! I really like the Kingbird!

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  4. Fantastic nature moments and beautifully photographed!

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  5. Great photos. Your hot dry place had lots of interesting creatures.

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  6. Quite an amazing find! Love those momma killdeer shots!

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  7. Sweet....I do have a favorite of course, and that is 1933a. jpg

    MERLIN FALCON

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  8. It's wonderful to see your lovely wildlife.. fantastic images.

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  9. The Killdeer are pretty birds! Great post and photos.

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  10. It's nice that you got these, considering how hot & dry it is.

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