Monday, July 7, 2008

Another, What is it?




While I post a lot of bird photographs, most of you know that I am not a birder. I have a pretty good idea of what this is, however, I would like you burders to tell me what you think and give me some back ground on the water fowl. Have a great day!
These were taekn on the fly! No pun intended. I was in my Patrol Car.
Visit Single Impressions for more of the through the window shots!
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21 comments:

NAELA said...

Bela sequencia de imagens, onde o mundo animal transforma uma imagem numa bela obra de fotografia!
Beijo doce

Andrea said...

I assume the duck/goose went under water in the last shot.....???

We had a very busy weekend (Friday & Saturday) While most people were grilling out, going to parades and swimming as they celebrated Independence Day weekend my husband and I painted a bathroom and a bedroom. We were exhausted but proud of what we got acomplished. It is great being a home owner but when things get run down we have to make repairs instead of calling a landlord.

Marcel said...

Like you I don't know many of the birds I'm looking at, but I do know I like looking at them.

a said...

Hey Mike, ummmm not an expert on water fowl myself...my best guess is are they loons? I'm exhausted today...a long holiday weekend will do that to ya!

The Texican said...

Looks like a cormorant to me. I've heard them called "snake birds". Great fisherbirds they are. They sometimes swim with just their long necks and heads above the water then diving occasionally for a fish. That's my final answer. Pappy

For The People said...

Still don't know! Pappy may have something there! Yes Ms Andrea, he dove under. I just though that was neat. You guy are the best.

Reader Wil said...

I have no idea what kind of bird it is, but I once sent my picture to Abe Lincoln and he knew exactly what it was. So if you want to know you can consult him. And there are more "birders" on blogspot.

me ann my camera said...

Good luck on your change of focus for your blog. It sounds and looks interesting!

Rachel said...

This is a great shot of this bird! Great work!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful shots. Thanks for these.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

beautiful sequence of photos with the beautiful duck to show their freedom in this lake which is already very difficult to see congratulations for a good week photos

TSannie said...

Love the last "photo"!

Edward S Gault said...

Excellent Photography!
Thank you for these.

Lady Di Tn said...

It is a loon. I love the sounds they make. I hope the loon sang for you. Due to its coloration, I think it is female. Like most birds the males are the best dressed. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

It is a loon. I love the sounds they make. I hope the loon sang for you. Due to its coloration, I think it is female. Like most birds the males are the best dressed. Peace

DeeMom said...

I first thought LOON


But then I am not sure what their range is

I for sure know they are in the Boundary Waters of Canada...

Um Google time it seems

;)

raccoonlover1963 said...

Cool shots. I have to get out more and get some different shots myself. Squirrels, birds and rabbits are getting old! lol
Lisa

Christy said...

While I am not one hundred percent sure, I do believe it is a Red-throated Loon. The only thing that makes me question that is the location. They are not typical in your area but it could be. I am pretty sure it is not the Common Loon I have seen many of them in photos and what not. I do know that it is definitely a loon though.

If you want to look for yourself, here is an excellent resource.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/

Pietro said...

This is a very interesting sequence that splendidly reproduces the movement of the scene.

fishing guy said...

Micheal: What cool pictures, I would also say loon from the colors on the back. I love the diving shot.

the teach said...

I laughed my head off at the last photo! Thanks, Michael! :)

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