Skip to comments.GRAY AND GLOOMY
Posted on 09/09/2012 10:50:25 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Got out for a while, low tide, birds should have been in the saltmarsh but weren't.
I found an Anhinga so stuffed with fish it couldn't swallow the last one, watched an Osprey catch a fish and carry it to a light pole, and then I found a democrat rally going on at the Publix dumpster enclosure.
LOLOLOL! That bird in the first one reminds me of my daughter’s Poodle who has “megaesophagus” and has to be hand fed kibble bit, by kibble bit, or he throws it all up!
Anhingas don’t usually gorge like that. Now it’s got to sit there and wait for more room in it’s stomach.
Bang on the osprey. Had the g-kids over at the fishing pond.
The only one catching fish was that bird.
I loved that.
Mebbe in a couple of years those babies will too.
Great osprey photo! Seems like the ones I always get are of their rear ends when they’re bent over devouring their fish :-)
You, sir, defame the turkey vulture with your slurs!
Those are Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures have red heads.
I stand corrected, but, now you are racist too;)
I love FR...
Good one Swampsniper!! There were a lot of those buzzards in Charlotte the other night ;D!
Your pictures are a gift to me! Beautiful, beautiful!! Thanks, Swampy!
LOL on the vultures.
That beak is a lethal weapon. They go through the water like a torpedo.
Many years ago a was swooped by two California Condors while walking on a trail in Marin county. Biggest birds, by far, I've ever seen. I thought they were turkey vultures, but they only flapped once each and soared at high speed across a valley right at me, and just got bigger and bigger and bigger. The wing flap sounded like a bedsheet being shook out, and the soaring was absolutely silent. I just stared at them in amazement. They passed right over my head about 50 feet up, and kept on going.
Much later I was told there were no Condors in Northern California, which I'm fine with, as long as someone can show me something else with an eight foot wingspan. Maybe they were pterosaurs - hey, it was Marin.
BTW, love your pics, swampsniper. They’re always incredibly beautiful.
That was my first thought. Even if he did find room for that last fish he’d be too bottom heavy to fly, lol.
Great pictures, as always.
They’ve got small wings for their size anyway, it’s amazing they fly at all.
Thanks for the ping SWAMPSNIPER. Appreciate it. We enjoyed the pictures, and the commentary.
Thanks SWAMP.....democrats LOL!!
Excellent work. Those are great photos.
and then I found a democrat rally going on at the Publix dumpster enclosure.
Fantastic pictures, thank you! Grey and gloomy worked out pretty well, subject-wise. :)
What a nice set of photos.
The comments tonight are priceless.
Some in the convention seats did resemble vultures...didn’t they?
Thanks for the ping and beautiful pictures, not to mention the demorat joke. Really needed a laugh today.
I am seeing an increase in hummingbirds here in southern WI. I assume they are heading south in preparation for winter and they find my petunia baskets and hummingbird feeder attractive as they migrate. Little jewels that they are, they are fascinating no matter how often I see them.
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