Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A "song" for the holidays

Nuthatch posing on an open pine

Pipit bobbing on a stone

Say's Phoebe taking its time

And a Sandpiper looking so alone

Everybody knows that herons like to hunt for fish

And berries the bluebirds take

The trees have a kingbird and a finch

While buffleheads swim on the lake

Happy Holidays, everyone!

(Note: All of these pictures were taken in one morning's outing at Bonelli Regional Park using a Canon 5D Mk II with a 500mm lens plus a 1.4X extender.)

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mick said...

Great photos and a very nice collection of birds. I hope your holidays have been very enjoyable.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful birds and photos, BOB. Happy Holidays and I wish you all the best in the New Year.

Johnny Nutcase said...

great stuff, what an eventful morning. I love the nuthatch and the bufflehead, or as i like to call them, knuckleneads. :)

Neil said...

Great photos Happy Holidays

Unknown said...

Those are gorgeous!
They all look so peaceful and superior :D

And no, I don't envy you at all for your 500mm :P

Have a great start into the New Year!

Chris Petrak said...

gorgeous photos and wonderful variety - good birding for the coming year

NatureFootstep said...

several beautiful birds. Great shots of them. You are lucky. :)


Tabib said...

I choose that blue bird feeding and the excellent exposure of duck in water.

Happy New Year!