Thursday, February 16, 2006

Gotcha!



I've been trying for a year to get a photo of this guy. He stays near a ditch on the rural road leading to my house and he usually flys off before I can get my camera on and ready to get a shot of him. He landed not too terribly far off in the field yesterday so I zoomed in on him. Not the shot I want and hope to get some day but he still looks rather wise and gangly standing there. I think he's some sort of crane.

16 comments:

Tiff said...

What a great pic Brenda! It is always rewarding when you finally get the one that "usually gets away"!

Phyllis said...

Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me. I love those gangly guys!

Joan said...

Hide him in the woods, if your husband decides to go hunting.

cultureshock553 said...

It's a blue heron. We have lots of them here in LA. They're beautiful in flight.

me said...

Great job, Brenda!

wanda said...

Gosh, he looks cold and hungry to me. Poor fella needs a good pair of pants and a hot meal. He really needs to put some weight on those legs.

Mary Lou said...

Yep 'tis a Great Blue Heron. They live around water. I thought they were just Northern birds, Guess not!

Sally said...

Well, heck I thought it was the stork and you were sending him down here!

Great picture!! :)

Special K said...

Who knew there were so many amateur ornithologists in the blogosphere? I don't know much about birds, except they like to shit on my barbecue.

CJ said...

My Granny would say that's a whooping crane.

Those skinny a*s legs, that beak, the ugliness of it all... yep, she'd say it was indeed a whooping crane.

We get those little cranes here, kind of reminds you of a flamingo (pinkish in color) and they will stand on one leg for hours around the pond.

Thanks for sharing Brenda, you always have the neatest "stuff" when I come over here. :)

smooches!

cassie-b said...

I don't know what kind of bird it is. We had many great blues land on our property when I lived in upstate New York on the shore of a big lake. I didn't think it was a great blue heron, but I could certainly be wrong.

Great shot. I'm glad you got it. And thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Joe said...

My, my you have them flocking to you girl! :-)

David said...

Perseverance pays off. Good shot.

Leslie said...

I was going to say what David said -- nice shot, Brenda. He's a big 'un too, hey?

You still have green grass! Sigh. I remember green...vaguely.

And I have to say that it's so much fun seeing all these pretty color schemes you come up with. This is really nice, Brenda -- so easy on the eyes.

Have a good Friday and a great weekend. :)

Jim said...

Maybe its a new mutant bird! That would be amazing ... Rockin sit!

-Jim-
http://2distanthearts.blogspot.com

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