I was walking in our back hallway earlier and spotted a lady northern flicker woodpecker sitting on the ice in our pond having a drink, so I ran and got my camera and tripod to share it with you.
After she had her fill, she shuggled up to the rocks for a nap.
Seriously. Pelicans are just weird.
Oh, just a great blue heron hanging out on a boat at the dock in front of our cabin. No big deal.
Among the many many birds we got to watch rather closely was this great white egret who landed on our roof:
He turned towards us for a while and became rather one-dimensional:
I don’t quite know what happened with “Auto Draft” being published weirdly and I am not even sure what it looks like for other people…
Anyway… during our stay in Sanibel we were on a bay and had a lot of birds to watch. After a couple of days, we decided pelicans are decidedly odd creatures.
While visiting my friend last month I ran across a group of chickens while out for a walk. They wouldn’t face me for a photo. Because chicken.
I visited a friend of mine last month and I also got to visit with her birds. This is Berkeley hanging out with me on the lanai. Berkeley likes me.
My husband was in Australia for business recently. He sent me a photo-text from breakfast and asked if this parrot was cuter than our cat (her name is Stray Cat):
Before I had a chance to respond, he sent this photo and told me that they swoop in when your coffee is served and steal the sugar packages:
The following text conversation ensued:
Husband: Stray Cat is cuter.
Me: But they are more colorful and you don’t use sugar in your coffee anyway.
Husband: You’re right. Stray Cat is out. I want a parrot.
Me: I’ll let her know.
As summer gives way to autumn, the mornings are getting a little chilly. This leads to puffed up birds at the bird feeders. I liked the contemplative look on this one’s face.
My hotel near the San Francisco airport was in Burlingame. The city of Burlingame has created a shorebird sanctuary and it was along this trail I was walking in the early morning. I got to see a wide variety of waterfowl and got only a few decent photos.
I also took a short video when I remembered my phone also does that: