Saturday, March 16, 2013

This Whole Weekend Is For The Birds!

... literally!

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  Remember yesterday I told you I'd share some of Mom's bird pix with you?  Today, I'll show you the pix I helped her take, then tomorrow, we'll post ones she took today.  Yes, today.  The day she went out without me or Dave ... and came back once again smelling of Border Collies.  Hmm.  Well, that's OK.  She had fun and Dave and I did, too.  Napping.

Anyway ...

I'll cut the chit-chat to a minimum and get to the pix!  Ready?!!?  Let's go birding!

I spotted this little Merganser for Mom:

IMG_0565cps Merganser

Before too long, he swam over to join up with some friends of his:

IMG_0608cps Mergansers

Some more Mergansers joined the parade:

IMG_0605cps Mergansers

In this next shot, the duck on the left was checking for stragglers.  Must be a Drill Sergeant duck!

IMG_0588cps Mergansers

IMG_0568cps Zim
"Way to keep 'em all in line!"

Gotta love a good Drill Sergeant!

These Mergansers met up with some Canada Geese and a gull:

IMG_0609cps Canada Geese, Mergansers, gull
Mergansers swimming one way, gooses and gull the other!

And check this next shot carefully!  On the logs, you'll see mostly Canada Geese, but on the log closest to us, over on the left, there is a Heron!  There is also a little Merganser swimming over on the right!

IMG_0549cps Great Blue Heron, Canada Geese, Mergansers

Did you see them all?  Pretty cool, huh?

We went to another place on the River Pond and saw all kinds of cool stuff!

There were some gooses walking around:

IMG_0573cps Canada Geese

And some gooses in the water!  I think this one was flirting!

IMG_0585cps Canada Goose

This Goose showed us his cool wings ... but look behind him:

IMG_0579cps Canada Goose

Can you see the other goose photo bombing?  Ha roo roo roo!  Or maybe he was going to goose the other goose!

OK, now ... hold onto your collars!  Guess what else we saw?  Check it out:

IMG_0597cps Pelicans, gull, Mergansers

That's right - PELICANS!  In that photo above, they're hanging out with a gull and a couple Mergansers!  (Apparently, Mom got much better pix of the pelicans today, so please be sure to tune back in tomorrow!)  We were really excited to see them!  I mean PELICANS!  In KANSAS!  Mighty cool.

Back near where we parked, we saw this Bald Eagle!

IMG_0542cps Juvenile Bald Eagle

It's either a juvenile Bald Eagle or one who needs to wash the white feathers on his head a bit!  Ha roo roo roo!  Here's another look:

IMG_0545cps Juvenile Bald Eagle

Gorgeous, isn't it?  For a couple more pix of the Bald Eagle, please click here to view our Bird set on FlickR!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the birds I spotted for Mom!  I sure had a blast seeing them all!

Play bows,
Zim

17 comments:

  1. HOLY GWALK A MOLEY.... ARE you SUPPOSED to have Pelicans THERE??? Have you ever seen them before?? WOW. THAT is exciting...

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  2. Hi there, what great pics! We are expecting Pelicans to arrive here within a month. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.
    Noreen and Hunter

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  3. Zim, bird watching is a fav'rite pastime of ours! great pictures! you know, the pelicans just prove you really were at the ocean :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  4. Oh Dog! Those are some really cool birds to hang out with!

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  5. Great bird pictures, but I can't believe your mom went and played with some other doggies!

    Millie

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  6. Wow, beautiful pics! You sure had a lot of birds around. We never get that many around here.

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  7. Woooo Wooo that is a load of birds! I love the line up on the log. I just love bird watching. And today it was just MOM and me and we saw some might fine feathered friends a long a river and in a pond and in the woods. Oh Zim it was glorious. I thought of you each time I spotted a feathered friend. I hope to show you real soon those photos. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  8. Happy Birdie Saturday!
    They are beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  9. Happy Birdie Saturday!
    They are beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  10. Oh this post was for the birds! BOLBOL!! We can't believe you have pelicans in Kansas! Silly birds. Course we saw some Canada geese today on our hike...the world's going CRAZY!!

    -Bart

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  11. Those are some nice pics

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  12. These pictures are amazing! :)
    All those birds... How nice you have already spring there!

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  13. They were great Zim and we loved The Drill Sargent. LOL!
    Top of the morning to ya! We wish you a very happy St Patricks' Day. Make it a good one.
    Best wishes Molly

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  14. Dave, you're a better dog than me. I'd be wanting to chase those ducks and geese and also sample what they've left behind!

    Steve

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  15. Awesome photos! We just had a bird talk yesterday and decided all the birds in AZ were LBB - Little Brown Birds. It's hard to tell them apart when you aren't an expert!

    Sam

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  16. Oh wow! You got another adventure with the birds, how lucky you are Zimmie!

    Sure hope Davey got to go walkies, too!

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

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  17. We love all of your birdie pictures! They sure are beautiful!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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