Saturday, April 18, 2009

Today's Pictures

Can you find the bird?
This Wilson's Snipe is a master of camouflage.
Had I not seen him walk to this place I would have missed him.
Here is a better view,as he is looking for his lunch.The Bufflehead was photographed at a small pond still mostly ice covered. In my mind,this is the male showing off to his lady.They were quite far away and even though I was using my 400mm lens I still had to crop the picture quite a lot to show the birds well. God's laughter is heard in the song of birds.

18 comments:

  1. I like the Bufflehead, such an elegant looking bird but cute as well!
    Great pictures!
    Hugs♥

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  2. So, all this time God was laughing at me? LOL

    Craig Glenn

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  3. What great pictures of the Snipe. I scared one once unknowingly, and just had a glimpse of it in flight.

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  4. That's a terrific photo of the Snipe! I'v never been able to capture a picture.

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  5. Both impressive, beautiful birds. The bufflehead is very showy and the snipe is exactly opposite. You must have an amazing array of birds there where you live.

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  6. Nice shots of both the Snipe and teh Buffleheads. Good work!

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  7. I guess you could miss that Snipe. He blends right in for sure.
    Love the Bufflehead. We don't see those here.
    Have a great rest of the week-end.
    B.

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  8. A very well hidden snipe! :c) The bufflehead is beautiful.

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  9. That snipe does hide well! You could easily walk past it. Lovely ducks and the photos look good even from this distance.

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  10. This is the second blog with good photos of Buffleheads I have seen today! They swim and dive in front of my home but unfortunately are out of camera range for me (she says with her voice quivering with lens envy!). The loons have come back though and woke me this morning with their cries. Maybe I will be lucky to get some photos of them!

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  11. Congratulations on capturing the snipe!

    They can hide perfectly in only a wisp of cover. I have spent many hours trying to photograph them and only twice have I been successful. Buffleheads and Wood Ducks are my favorites and are always a pleasure to see but are usually too far for good shots with my 100-400mm also.

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  12. Terrific picture of the snipe..he is a difficult one to capture..and he blends sooo well! Great Job! Always love to look at those buffleheads..showing off or just cruising past!!
    Nice post, Ruth :)

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  13. Ruth: I never saw a cnipe but those Buffleheads are passing through right now.

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  14. You are getting such wonderful shots with the new lens. Your photos are always breathtaking.

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  15. It has been years since I have seen a snipe. Nice shots all.

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  16. Getting close to a Bufflehead is alot to ask for...Nice shots! Even seeing/spotting snipes...Another tall order! Again...Nice shots!

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  17. Nice Snipe! Their beak always looks too long to me... and the Buffleheads are here too where I never see them ..Spring fling I guess!! great post!

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  18. The Wilson's Snipe is a pretty bird. Another one I have never seen. He sure does hide well. Good eye!

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