Monday, November 26, 2012

Don’t get your Feathers in a Fluff!

1. stilts-kab Black-necked Stilts at Gilbert Water Ranch 11-12-12
A couple of weeks ago Chris Rohrer and I went birding at Gilbert Water Ranch near Phoenix, AZ.
2. searching-kab While we were there we searched everywhere for birds.
We found so many! And we kept on birding!
We chased birds in Tucson and found a Western Grebe at Lakeside Park on November 14, and a Common Loon at the Silverbell recharge basins on November 16th! If I am turning Chris into an eBirder, he is turning me into a chaser! What can I say? It’s keeping me young, but I don’t get much else done!

3. fly away-kab Great Blue heron at Gilbert Water Ranch 11-12-12
Then, over the Thanksgiving Holiday Gus and I flew off to the Salton Sea.
(Actually, we drove and I counted birds all the way there and back again!)
However, this has left little time for blogging!
4. fluff-kab Snowy Egret at Gilbert Water Ranch 11-12-12
But, don’t get your feathers in a fluff! I’m working on new blog posts right now! and There Will be Birds! (and stories too!)
5. ring necked duck-kab Ring-necked Duck at Gilbert Water Ranch 11-12-12
So, relax and take a little paddle around the pond. I’ll be back soon!

18 comments:

  1. All this busy birding gives you lots of blog fodder. As always, wonderful captures.

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    1. Gaelyn, now to come up with some more words...

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  2. Yeah!!!! Awesome shots of the birds! That Snowy Egret is a real piece of art:) I was so excited that you posted:) Tomorrow I start the Gilbert series....and finally. It took forever to get there. I love that you can play and chase birds together. It's so much fun! Short tail hawk at a cemtery:) Just saying....

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    1. Chris, It has taken me all afternoon and evening to get through all my photos just from Gilbert Water Ranch! Whew! Maybe I will get a new post written tomorrow but it is going to take some time!

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  3. Great outing, Kathie! The Stilts are cool birds. Love the heron and egret shots! Happy Birding and have a great week ahead!

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  4. Well, it is obvious that you are having fun doing something that you are passionate! Great photos, love the egret!

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  5. Hurry Kathie!!! The people are getting restless!

    I'm thinking of starting a riot myself. Hopefully some cool birds will show up to distract me...

    Super shots.

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    1. Laurence, I am trying! Too many birds to count!

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  6. Stunning pictures, Kathie! Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. I was bragging about you to my brother-in-law, who is not only a brand new bird blogger from Maine, but has birded this spot many times while visiting his son when he was stationed in Yuma! Definitely a special spot to add to my wish list!! ~karen

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    1. Karen, that's okay. I just returned from Yuma and the Salton Sea. What a trip! Yuma is wonderful and I want to go back! (Thanks for the bragging!)

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  7. Beautiful pictures, saw Chris's post too, such a great place. Love the heron in flight and the ibis.

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  8. That is a new expression I will enjoy using. Great shots Kathie and super to having a birding buddy.

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    1. Denise, LOL, Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Great view of that Ring-necked Duck!

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    1. Larry, I was standing on a little bride and I am surprised it came so close!

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.