Thursday, June 27, 2013

From the strip pits...

I was at the strip pits today...first thing I saw was the turtle you see here.  He was too far away for a good pic.  After I had taken this pic, I noticed the kingfisher on that old dead tree.
I eased on down the road, keeping an eye on the strip pit and there was this other kingfisher on the end near the road.  I didn't dare try to get out of the Rav but did get a couple shots without him taking flight.  They are usually gone before I ever get close to them.

They were the most exciting thing to be seen, though I did hear several pheasants.
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Still waiting on the toot to get here...they were caught in stopped traffic for a bit.  And they have to stop by a friend's house before they get here.  I am anxiously awaiting their arrival.  I wonder what all Lorelei will have to tell us...

12 comments:

CDH said...

Cool cool birds. I found a kingfisher beak skull?! With the teeth. Was cool. What is a strip pit?

Judy said...

How awesome Rose. I've seen a few kingfishers but never able to capture them.

Leave It To Davis said...

Lucky you! I know what you mean about subject matter being gone before you get close enough to take a good picture. I usually get my camera almost focused, then wings start to flap and I can't find them again until they are too far away. Birds are hard to photograph! I admire anyone who can...no matter what the distance!

Ginny said...

I can't wait to see how she's grown! The kingfisher is a marvelous catch!!

Blackberry Lane said...

Love seeing the kingfisher. Hope you all have a great time together.

Sandra said...

have fun today with your family, that kingfisher is totally cool. i have never seen one in real life.

don said...

You got some good picture of the Kingfisher. Waiting on lorelei to arrive much be a "watch down the road" time that passes slowly. ;-)

Montanagirl said...

Really like your Kingfisher! Would love to see them more often. Can't wait to hear about Lorelei's visit!

Dee said...

You seem to be in the right place at the right time with your camera. :) This is a lovely shot.

Susan said...

Love the pictures! Have fun with Lorelei!

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful shots. I have very few pics of Kingfishers because they ALWAYS fly away.
Love your Hibiscus wow gorgeous.

I remember Snowman I think there even was a movie.
So what all did little Miss have to tell you?

MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Kingfishers truly are tricky to photograph!

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