Saturday, January 20, 2007

Watch The Birdy


Sometimes you just start to feel bad for these birds. I find myself moving away quickly after taking a couple pictures. The photographers with the BIG lenses and tripods move in closely for the perfect photos that are so satisfying and I don't blame them - but . . . I really start fret about these birds that are trying to eat - to survive. While we're stalking them for the beauty of their image we may be deterring their ability to go about their routines unencumbered. Ah well - it hasn't stopped me and doubt that it will. I tell myself that really - they don't seem all that troubled. Here's hoping. This bird is an immature Night Heron ( I think Yellow-Crowned )

6 comments:

Laurie said...

You are such a sweetheart. No wonder you get such good photos, it's because you care so much.

Cathy said...

Laurie - Once a mother-hen always a mother-hen. I just can't shake it. Drives people nuts. (Me too :0)

Bonita said...

This time of year I always watch the few birds we have around the house. I plan to plant more shrubs this spring just to keep more birds around. Such a thin life the winter birds seem to have. I so look forward to sunshine and the chirping of robins.

LauraHinNJ said...

I would hardly recognize that bird if I didn't know it was a heron!

One must be concerned for the wildlife we try to take photos of - not sure that everyone is though.

Cathy said...

Oh yes, Bonita - The Robin's chirping. You brought it back for a moment. Ahhhhh. Spring.

Cathy said...

Laura - Isn't he an odd little fellow?