Friday, February 24, 2012

A new addition to what I normally see at the strip pits...

The other day we had to run to Wally World, and decided to run through the strip pits before coming home.
One of the first thing we noticed were the swans were in motion. This is just one group of many that we saw.

One of the next things I got to shoot was this pair of mallards...

and TA-DA--here we have my first photo of a coyote from there. I have seen one other but much too far away to photograph, and this one sure was in no mood to cooperate. He just stood till we paused for me to try to get a shot and he was off. I must say he was the most beautiful one I have ever seen.

Just on a little ways and on the other side of the road was this pheasant...he was the only one we saw.

And as we left the area, there was this deer...and two or three more had done crossed the road. This is shot through the front windshield and not very good...

We did see more deer, and then there were these crazy birds...not sure if they were the white fronted geese or some other waterbird...they fly so crazy I don't know what they are but I thought they looked too small to be the white fronted geese. They will take off in a group and it is as if they are saying 'Which way do we go, which way do we go?' They head one way and suddenly change directions.

14 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, You are so lucky to have the strip pits near you. You always see lots of wildlife when you are there... Thanks for sharing. I just love that pheasant. His colors are so pretty...
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

wow....I've never seen a coyote! We are suppose to have them around our area, but I never see them. I've never seen the swans in the air, either. Great shots! You have a nice variety of animals at your strip pits. I never feel we see as much at Blue Grass as we should. We see the same birds each time, but never pheasants, or coyotes or owls like you see!

rkbsnana said...

The pheasant is beautiful. The picture of the deer would not have been near as good taken through my dirty windshield.

Ginny said...

Wow, you snapped the coyete,awesome! But my favorite here is the beautiful pheasant, so pretty!

Ellie said...

You have so many interesting species of wildlife where you are. Amazing. I really like that shot of the pheasant - very colourful in amongst all the grasses. Lovely.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
I've never seen a coyete in real.
Love the pheasant. We used to have two of them visiting in our garden, but haven't seen them since last year.
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Judy said...

We hear the coyotes all the time but I've yet to get a shot of one.

Sandra said...

it is hard to type while in the midst of a jealousy fit, but here I am. i would soooo love to see all these. especially the coyote, also have never seen a strip pit so that would be good to

Rambling Round said...

You didn't just go to Wally World; you went on a wildlife safari! Great pictures.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice finds! Love the Swans.

don said...

A fine series. I'm not sure I've ever seen swans flying.
I like the pert, full-attention look of the deer too.

Carletta said...

Swans flying in formation, a coyote, - a wildlife paradise!
You're very lucky Rose.

EG Wow said...

The pits are a treasure trove for seeing and photographing wildlife.

Marie said...

Beautiful pheasant! And that coyote does look like he was a pretty one.

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