Spoonies and Bitterns and Stilts...oh my! (8 pics)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by woundedmallard, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Hey Everybirdy,

    A quick run through Viera Wetlands while Giacomo was asleep in the back seat....

    Roseate Spoonbills at rest
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    Black-necked Stilt fledgling
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    Black-necked Stilt adult telling me to get lost!
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    ....didn't you hear me the first time? :tongue:
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    Who doesn't love a Least Bittern? :biggrin:
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    .....I'll show you in just a second....:rolleyes:
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    ...little fish...little fish don't love Least Bitterns, that's who! :eek:
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  2. Oh my! Beautiful set.

    Love the baby Stilt and the Bittern.
     
  3. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Nice Thomas,really like that last shot Hang on buddy:smile:
     
  4. Thanks Phil and Tim. Went home pretty happy with the Bittern shots, he was real accommodating.
     
  5. Thomas, very nice set. Your Bittern shots are super and you sure captured some very interesting poses. The Stilt inflight shot is sweet, these guys sure do chatter to you when you disturb them don't they.

    Louie
     

  6. Thanks Louie. You're not kidding about the chatter, if they are around and you're setting up for a nearby bird, they can and often do, blow the whole approach. They are fun though!
     
  7. I love them all - - - but the last one Oh what a moment!!! I just love that one.

    Congratulations Thomas - amazing series

    Lil
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent set Thomas.
     
  9. Thanks Lil and Frank. Was pretty pumped watching the Bittern, he gave quite a of of poses while never really moving very far.
     
  10. Thomas,
    Your last shot of the bittern is hilarious - not your every-day pose.
    Great "hunting" story!
     
  11. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Love the spoonies. I do that pose during yoga, only the non-standing leg wraps around the front rather than the back. Maybe I'll suggest to my instructor the new "Spoonbill Pose" and we'll all wrap the other way...
     
  12. Absolutely beautiful! The last shot was rather funny to me! Gave me a nice chuckle!
     
  13. Simply stunning. Such beautiful birds and you captured them perfectly.
     
  14. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Ok, the AB got my :) of the day. Great shot showing "character" in the Bird. Way to go. Also very nice series.
     
  15. Thanks all, for checking in. Evryone enjoyed that last image as did I. I thought it was kinda funny how he ahd turned around on the reeds and came back under that way, and the fact that he froze for a few seconds, I made sure I got at least one keeper out of it!
     
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