Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bonus Birds

We interrupt your scheduled New River Birding and Nature Festival posts for these bonus birds, the first things I saw when I pulled into the parking lot at work on Monday morning. Since my photography gear was in the trunk, I pulled out the Canon Rebel and went on a mini-photo safari in our asphalt jungle.

Isn't he a sweetie?

Mom (or Pop?) wasn't too happy to see me pursuing the youngster with a telephoto zoom lens. Probably thought I was a stalker, or a molester.

First I got the "hairy eyeball"

click to enlarge and see the
terrifying red ring around that eye!

then I was told off but good.

"Damned paparazzi!"

Junior wasn't too impressed, and just scurried off to find more trouble somewhere else.

"Buh-bye for now!"


Susan Gets Native said...


Lynne said...

Too cute!

Gabrielle said...

Is there anything cuter than a baby killdeer??? Not a bad way to start your work week.

A few years ago I spotted a group of them (also in a parking lot - I guess that's their natural habitat) a little younger than this one. They were like cottonballs on long legs. Really cute cottonballs.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just love these little guys! Great photos.

dguzman said...

hee hee hee!