These three Double-crested Cormorants were sitting on an old dock on a pond. Normally, I don't take many photos of these birds but I love the patterns that displayed in the sunlight. The gangly "Double-crested Cormorants are a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Birds–"a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly". Birds come in many shapes & sizes and are a great photography subject.
This peek-a-boo pelican is giving me the eye. Brown pelicans are so much fun to watch and photograph. From allaboutbirds.org: "The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an oversized bill, sinuous neck, and big, dark body. Squadrons glide above the surf along southern and western coasts, rising and falling in a graceful echo of the waves. They feed by plunge-diving from ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Wednesday found Mr. B and I heading for Pungo Lake to look for tundra swans and whatever else we could find in the area. First, for those of you that wondering how I have done after my first chemo, I feel surprisingly good. So far, except for being more tired than usual, I have been lucky. No nausea and no hair loss so far. Life is good and thanks to all of you that asked how I ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
This little bluebird taking a bath made me not only smile but I laughed out loud at all the antics. I think that his bath time was very important to him but so entertaining to me! For the first time since we lived here, we did not have bluebirds using our nesting box but the babies and adults that are in the area, seem to love the birdbath. When I took these photos, this young ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Monofilament fishing line can be deadly wildlife when it is not properly disposed of. I photographed this tangled duck (Greater Scaup, I think) last week at the New Bern, NC waterfront. He was trashing around not very far from shore and I thought he was taking a ducky bath. I snapped a couple of photos expecting him to fly away quickly but it kept thrashing as I approached. He ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
The busy birds seemed to be in constant motion. The weather here has been cold and today they are calling for rain or snow here in North Carolina, depending on the part of the state. Thanks goodness that doesn't mean snow like they are getting in Boston or Downeast Maine. For us, here on the coast, it will probably be only rain. For the rest of the state – who knows? You know ... Click to continue reading & see more photos