Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photographic Models


I walked the soccer fields at CyFair again on Wednesday, and again adult Killdeer tried to make sure I didn't bother their young. When I approached the area where the young birds were, a pair of adults came near me and led me off in another direction. Not wanting to worry the birds, I let myself be led away.
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The adults' tactics gave me an opportunity to take a couple of photos at a fairly close range, something I usually find difficult to do with Killdeer.
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The Western Kingbird that has been hanging around the campus this week is very shy, only allowing photos from afar.
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In contrast, the Northern Mockingbirds on the campus seem almost to demand that you take their photo.
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2 comments:

Birdwoman said...

Your models are beautiful and that mockingbird has definitely perfected the art of posing!

Jeff said...

Those Mockingbirds really are extraordinary! Unfortunately, we have a lovesick male in our front yard. We're hoping he finds a mate soon because his constant calling is driving us crazy.