Sunday, May 21, 2017

Serene Scenery Sunday Funnies

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Remember last weekend, we told you we went birding?  It's true - we took another trip down to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.  It was awesome.  You saw a shot of Cam and me when we were on one of our breaks.  We had just taken a short walk, had some water and treats, then got seat-belted back into the HR-V.  What the heck - that shot's worth seeing again!  We were right here:

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"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 ...

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"Is that leftover chick-hen?!?"
"GASP!"

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:

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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:

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"Surprise!"
"Bitterns!  Can't take them anywhere!"

Then there is the shot of some Great Egrets, Glossy Ibises, a Red-Winged Blackbird, and ...

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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!

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"HA!  Good one!!!"

At least that Great Egret thought it was funny!

This Least Sandpiper thought Mom was stalking him:

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"Stop following me!!!"

But this Black-Necked Stilt seemed to be looking for her:

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"Hey, Camera Lady!  Are you still here?!?"

This Red-Headed Woodpecker seemed cranky at first ...

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"Hey ... wait just a minute!!!"

... then was quite actually quite accommodating!

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"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.

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"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 ...

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"Oh, please, Mom!!!  I LOVE the chick-hen!!!!"
"Chick...... hennnnnn......"

...that's a wrap for today.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

17 comments:

  1. Cammie your ears are all mushed I hope you got a bite after that cute pose.
    Your mom finds the best and most gorgeous birds.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  2. Congrats on helping your mom find her lifer bird!

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  3. Gosh, that's a lot of birdies to see all in one go girls .....

    Inca xx

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  4. Did you climb into the back seat for some of that chicken, Maggie? I sure would have! What a vibrant red head on Mr Woodpecker!

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  5. That Plover is definitely a cute lil guy. Speaking of cute... that snooter is on full display!

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  6. some cool looking birdies!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  7. BOL - love all the pics, especially the one of you two, and the commentary is hilarious. What a beautiful day it was here today - hope you had the same we deserved it after the past week.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  8. Hope you got some chicken! The bird's commentary made us giggle! Looks like it was a beautiful day!

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  9. So many pretty birds! Your woodpeckers are much more colorful than our Oregon woodpeckers.
    Hope you dogs got a bite of chicken...that's the best kinda bird!

    Wyatt and Tegan

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  10. So many beautimous birdies...and man, what a cliffhanger! We sure hope you got some of that chick-hen!!
    Smileys!
    Bilbo, Jakey & Arty

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  11. Hi Maggie, Chicken! Oh, I love chicken, Your Mom and Dad shared with you right? My Margret said to tell your mom she loves the bird pics. ~nose nudges Bonnie

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  12. I hope you got some chicken after as lucky as you were for her!

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  13. It is amazing how many beautiful birds you get to see on your outings! And yes, for being such good girls you should have gotten some chicken!

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  14. Look at that sniffer in action! BOL great bird pics
    Lily & Edward

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  15. Wonderful photos and it sounds like a wonderful adventure!
    Wags,
    Noreen and Hunter

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  16. Those bird shots are fantastic! I love them! I think my fave is the wood pecker. And I'm just going to pretend this had a super happy ending and the sibes got chicken... what? It could happen!

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