Shutterbug Saturday: Feathers

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Photo Credit: Mack Fox on Unsplash

This is for the birds! I will have more next Friday or Saturday.

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All Photos Are My Personal Collection
A murder of chattering crows at dusk.
Taken in Texas 12-12-2007
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Pet parrot visiting uptown.

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Beautiful bird.
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We have local geese that hang out at the river.
This one took up bodyguard duty to four ducks.
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Standing guard while they eat.
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Careful crossing the street.
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Different goose. Same job.

13 thoughts on “Shutterbug Saturday: Feathers

    badfinger20 said:
    February 24, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    I like the crows in the trees and the perfect sky…very good picture.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 24, 2019 at 6:54 PM

      Thanks. I forgot I had taken that. If it wasn’t the crows arguing with each other, it was the great-tailed grackles raising hell. They are louder than bluejays. Ever heard a grackle call? I hadn’t until I moved there. 😳

      I preferred to hear the mexican bats at dusk.

        badfinger20 said:
        February 24, 2019 at 7:39 PM

        No I never heard grackle’s call. I never heard of Grackles until I read… of all books…IT by SK.
        We had bats at dusk in the country and we would throw rocks up in the air…not at them…they would dive for them.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          February 24, 2019 at 8:39 PM

          This doesn’t really do them justice but, it shows the example of the winding-up siren sound and crackling. When I first arrived, I thought people were calling them ‘crackles’ as that was appropriate for the noises they make. The can scare the shit out of you (I don’t think you can see the link on your phone app):

          Grackles are in ‘IT’? I’ve never read the book.

          I love to listen to their echo location.

            badfinger20 said:
            February 24, 2019 at 8:56 PM

            That one had a assortment of sounds…it sounded like a stapler at first. I like how they look… The one that has scared me was a Screech Owl…they are loud loud.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              February 24, 2019 at 11:37 PM

              They are pretty.

              I’ve never heard a Screech Owl. I’ve heard the ‘hoo-hoo’ across the river at nighttime from…whatever kind of owl is in this area. The craziest sound I’ve heard was an owl ‘hoo-hooing’ on the other side of the river and a wild turkey answering it on this side. THAT was a weird exchange.

                badfinger20 said:
                February 24, 2019 at 11:39 PM

                A screach Owl is what it sounds like. It’s like a human sreaming…scared the hell out of me because it was close.
                A turkey and an owl…sounds like a Grimms Fairy Tale.

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  February 26, 2019 at 3:05 PM

                  I’ve had local hunters tell me it’s common for the two birds to talk to each other, across species.

                  Yikes on the Screech Owl. 😖

                    badfinger20 said:
                    February 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM

                    That is really cool they are talking to each other…”man these humans are stupid” etc lol

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      February 26, 2019 at 3:29 PM

                      Heh. Yeah. Probably… 😄

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    February 26, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    I do love crows. Something sinister about them, especially when the clouds are grey. Great photos

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 26, 2019 at 3:06 PM

      They tickle the hell out of me when they sound like they are arguing.

      Thank you!

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