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My photo friend Jan Timmons over on flickr pointed out that today is National Bird Day 2017.  You know how much I like birds so, to honor them on their special day here are some of my favorite birds. I made these images all in California during 2016.

Snowy Egret-Juvenile; pretty close to fledgling.

Snowy Egret- Juvenile

Clark’s Grebe w/chick and Fish-dawn

Clark's Grebe with Chick and Fish

The Elusive American Bittern- I’ve only seen these a handful of times.

American Bittern

and last but, not least our National Bird in the U.S.A. the Bald Eagle- Adult.  I’m so happy this bird is making a comeback in California.

Bald Eagle-Adult

Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2017

Happy National Bird Day 2017!

More to come…

 

 

 

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32 Comments

  1. Wonderful 🙂 :-). The young snowy egret is adorable!

  2. Just gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous tribute captures for National Bird Day, Deborah! Just love the Clark’s Grebe and chick shot, so very adorable!

    • Oh Donna, that was a dream finally realized after nearly 10 yrs of hoping to see the babies on their parents back.

      With luck I’ll get another opportunity to see them in my lifetime.

      Thank you for the lovely comment and support! xx

      Hope you’re getting around much better and healing well!

  4. Birds are amazing and special to me, Deborah. Thanks for the little ones, one on Mama’s back while she still managed to capture a fish and other all fluffy on its own up in a tree. The bittern and the magestic eagle were extra special for us all!

  5. Each of those bird photos is pretty amazing! … but the second photo with the little one and its mouth open on mommy’s back is priceless. That’s a special catch 🙂

  6. Beautiful!

  7. All lovely, but that Egret makes me go ‘awww.’ 🙂

  8. Great shots, Deborah. The juvenile Egret is pretty cute. Looks like a little fluff.

    I’m actually trying to prepare a bird post. I didn’t know there was a National Bird Day, but I’m not ready anyway. I may work the subject into a bar conversation, though. I’ll add this to the list of things I’m learning from blogs.

    • Thank you so much Dan! I didn’t know either and I follow two Audubon’s, several bird forums, and other birdy things. If Jan hadn’t said something it would have passed me by.

      I’m looking forward to the Bird post you have in the works.

  9. That chick was priceless. Thanks, Deborah. Loved the eagle as well.

  10. Dear Deb, gorgeous work as ever, wishing you a very, very happy New Year 2017 my friend xo

  11. I liked the greedy hitch hiker but then the egret, bittern and bald eagle aren’t without their charms. I notice you skilfully captured the elusive bittern as it was about to lunch. The black plastic fork under it’s right wing being the give away. Tremendous images, Deborah, thanks 🙂


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