Saturday, March 21, 2015

7 GIFs of Birds in or Near Water

Photos Taken March 2015 in Kin Town



In numerical order as downloaded from the camera, here they come.

Painted Snipe , Spotted Greenshank, birds

The bird in lower left of the frame arrived on the scene as, I was shooting the snipe.

It appears to be a Spotted Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) but, I could be mistaken.

It upset the male, Painted Snipe and, he would soon take off.

female and male Painted Snipes, preening

From left to right, we have a female and male Painted Snipe, preening.

Black-winged Stilt, Painted Snipe

The red legged birds are Black-winged Stilts.

They kept popping in and out of the frames as, I was photographing the Snipes.

Grey-tailed Tattler

This rascal, appears to be a Grey-tailed Tattler.

The bird is not, standing in the water.  It kept its feet on dry land.

The Latin name for this specimen: Heteroscelus brevipes

Common Greenshank, bird

The rain started coming down while shooting this scene.

The bird was blinking its eyes but, didn't seem to mind getting wet.

It is a Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) and, is a wading bird by nature.

Tringa nebularia, rain

This is the same bird as in the previous photo, shot from a different angle.

water bird, Common Greenshank

The Greenshank was the easiest bird to approach with the camera.

Either it was a photogenic or, just didn't feel like flying in the rain.

A little shower, like this, doesn't bother me, too much.

It cleans the air and, makes things smell a lot better.

It also, makes for some interesting colors, shadows, light and, reflections.

Do you ever shoot your cameras in the rain ?

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