Friday, April 11, 2008

Somewhat humorous bird photos...

I've been really busy the last couple weeks, so my birding time has been limited. Right when migration is kicking up, too. I managed to play hooky temporarily on Wednesday morning to take a look around Peters Canyon Regional Park, hoping to find the Lawrence's Goldfinches that had been seen there. Nope. I've come to the conclusion that they don't exist. I did find lots of migrants, including Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Nashville Warbler.

Because I was too lazy to shoot some photos to go along with this post, here are some previously unpublished funny pictures of birds...


That's a whale of a yawn. Unfortunately, I cut off the cormorant's bill. Still, a funny posture with the neck all scrunched in.


Here's something you don't see every day. A sting ray with legs out of the water standing on its head. It's actually a Great Blue Heron sunning itself - it looks downright ridiculous!


Ouch... my eye itches!


S-t-r-e-e-e-e-e-e-t-c-h...


Talk about a bad hair day! We banded this rumpled Wrentit at Star Ranch. It's also a messy eater - notice the berry stains on the chin!

3 comments:

tuckbird said...

As a fellow birder, I was wondering what camera you use to take all the birds photos with.

Tim H said...

HAH, I love that last mugshot of the Wrentit....

elharo said...

I saw a Great Blue Heron doing exactly that yesterday at San Joaquin. Really strange. I've never seen one do that before, ever. I wonder if it's because of the heat?