You’ve heard that old saying, It’s strictly for the birds, well today’s (again I seem to be a day late) blog post is for the birds, about the birds and in celebration of our feathered friends! The phrase is used to denote something worthless, trivial or of interest only to gullible people. Not so here!
I wish I had gone along with Murray when he went out to take these photos because I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these beauties in flight! Magnificent and not necessary to say anymore!
All photos courtesy of Murray Head
If there’s one bird I never take for granted and each and every time one stops by my feeder, I stop to look at it. Looking through binoculars at this handsome prince of a bird is always a thrill for me. Really who doesn’t love Cardinals?
Of course we’ve seen flocks of birds everywhere but this particular group of Gulls reminded me of something that surely no one under the age of 40 will know what I’m talking about!
Murray Head took all these photos and with his artist’s eye he captured this bird in flight at precisely the right moment as it flew past the house. It looks as if the bird were placed there as a prop for balance in the photo!
Sea Gulls seem to be a bit territorial and not social when it comes to food and mating! Sometimes when I throw bread to them, one will come along and scare another one away from a piece of bread and now they’ve both moved away from the piece so a third one comes by to snatch it. In this photo, it looks some other male was trying to move in on the Gull’s Girl!
When you’re wet and cold at the beach, you wrap yourself up in a towel and sort of fold into yourself. Just look how this Crow is sitting on the wire. Looks like he went for a quick dip!
The Laughing Gull is a favorite of mine at the shore. His head is more rounded than other gulls and this species seems to be a bit more clever at grabbing food tossed in the air. They spend more time circling me as I toss bread in the air rather than gathering on the sand at my feet. They are very compact and streamlined. Look at those great feathers!