More than one Bird Species in a Photo

Our Bird Weekly challenge this week is to show more than one bird species in a photo. The photos at the top of the page and this next photo were taken in the spring near Goose Island State Park in Texas. The Whooping Cranes and Sand Hill Cranes were in a farmer’s field every morning along with ducks and other bird species.

Whooping Crane, Egret, Ducks

We wandered around Everglades National Park several times and enjoyed seeing the many bird species there.

Tri Colored Heron and Roseatte Spoonbill at Mrazek Pond 2012.
Spoonbill and Egret at Mrazek Pond, Everglades National Park 2012
At Mrazek Pond, Everglades National Park 2012

Closer to home, I often see Wood Storks sharing the same space with Egrets, Herons or Ibises. This image is one of my favorites of a Wood Stork with an Egret perched on the same tree branch.

Wood Stork and Egret

Thanks to Lisa for her Bird Weekly Challenge: More than one Bird Species in a photo

Birds Using Selective Color

Our Bird Weekly challenge this week is to use selective color with most of the photo being monochrome, black and white or sepia tone. The challenge for me was to learn how to achieve this effect. It took a little practice but I finally came up with two images I liked.

Above is a male Painted Bunting and below is a Purple Gallinule.

Purple Gallinule

Thanks to Lisa for her Bird Weekly Challenge: Birds using Selective Color

Birds Beginning with a “G” In the Title

The image at the top of the page is a Great Egret. The letter G also appears as the first letter in part of the title of Great Blue Heron, Goose, and Gull.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Goose with goslings
Ring Billed Gull

Thanks to Lisa for her Bird Weekly Challenge: Birds beginning with a “G” in the Title

Birds flying over water

After I chose a few images of birds in flight for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge I realized they were all flying over water. Then I remembered that Terri’s Sunday Stills Challenge: Water in the Details. Thank you both for the inspiration for this post.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
American White Pelicans
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron