|"Hi, Mom. Whatcha got? Peanut butter sammich?"|
"That's. Not. A. Sammich!"
Cam always knows! And she was right! It wasn't a sandwich! Mom had ...
|"Is that leftover chick-hen?!?"|
Anyway ... more about that later. We have tons of birdie pix to share with you, and today, we thought we'd share some of the funnier ones!
The last time we went down to Quivira, Mom was all excited because she got some shots of the elusive American Bittern! It was a "lifer" for her -- the first time she had seen one! This trip, she kept hearing them (they kind of sound like glugging water ... click here) but couldn't find them ... until one took off. He made an editorial comment as he did:
|Nice, Mr. Bittern. Very nice.|
Unbeknownst to Mom, he actually had photobombed a couple of her other shots! She didn't notice until she downloaded her photos to her computer! Here he is with some White-Faced Ibises:
"Bitterns! Can't take them anywhere!"
Then there is the shot of some Great Egrets, Glossy Ibises, a Red-Winged Blackbird, and ...
|He's right between the two Glossy Ibises|
Yeah. So maybe he was just ticked that Mom didn't see him and get some cool shots of him in the marsh, right? Ha roo roo roo!
|"HA! Good one!!!"|
At least that Great Egret thought it was funny!
This Least Sandpiper thought Mom was stalking him:
|"Stop following me!!!"|
But this Black-Necked Stilt seemed to be looking for her:
|"Hey, Camera Lady! Are you still here?!?"|
This Red-Headed Woodpecker seemed cranky at first ...
|"Hey ... wait just a minute!!!"|
... then was quite actually quite accommodating!
|"Yeah. That's better! Get my good side!"|
And Mom fell in love, like totally head-over-heels type, with one of her "lifers" from this trip. The Snowy Plover.
|"Who ... me?"|
I have to admit, that little Peep has charisma -- AND is rocking the head-tilt there. Wow. We'll share more from him on our next birdie post!
As for now ...
|"Oh, please, Mom!!! I LOVE the chick-hen!!!!"|
...that's a wrap for today.