Wednesday, July 11, 2007

of grackles and Coots

This afternoon I headed to the neighborhood lake (~1 acre in size) to try to digiscope some photos of whatever came up. I was pleasantly surprised to find two American Coots hanging out at the lake - before I'd seen only one, and irregularly. Unfortunately, they were highly uncooperative, no matter how carefully I stalked em.

The Great-tailed Grackle colony in the patch of reeds at one end was highly active - adults foraging on nearby lawns and bringing in food to demanding youngsters. I finally managed to get a photo of a young one chillin in the reeds, waiting for his meal.

1 comment:

Tim H said...

Excellent photos! Haha, that's a typical young-grackle pose...;-)