Monday, 4 November 2013

Flooded Meadows

We have recently had a lot of rain in a short period.

The local Canada Geese are enjoying the flooded meadows adjacent to the lakes in the Parkland.
They get to eat the grass and drink at the same time, which means they don't have to keep flying back to the lakes to take on water.
Economy of effort.





Meanwhile the Green eyed Monster is chillaxing by the pool.


When there is nothing else to see it is time for a spot of Gull Shooting.
In this case Black-headed Gulls.











34 comments:

  1. you picked up great bird shots Roy; enjoyed them all

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  2. de weilanden staan behoorlijk onder water Roy je hebt daar een mooie reportage van gemaakt maar het meeuw-schieten is ook goed gelukt.

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  3. Very resourceful.
    I love the header too.

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  4. Some very resourceful Geese there Roy.
    Great shots of the B-h Gulls in flight, they're always a good subject to spend a few minutes with...[;o)

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  5. Gorgeous shots of the Geese and Gulls Roy :-)

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  6. Hey Roy.... Pretty smart Geese taking advantage of the situation!!
    Beautiful bird's Canadian Geese are!
    Lovely shots of the gulls ! I like the second shot, the colors are so soft and blend so well in it!!

    Grace

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  7. Great shots of the Gulls. One family of birds hard to I.D some times with the same bird looking different depending on how old they are. Great to watch though and I love their call....

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    1. Thanks Amanda, I have a lot of problems trying to ID gulls.

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  8. Śliczne zdjęcia mew w locie . Pozdrawiam.
    Cute photos of seagulls in flight. Yours.

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    1. Dziękuję za komentarz. Gigi.
      Thanks.

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  9. wonderful pixs... like the gulls... love the colors....lovely!!!

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  10. Hi Roy, Looks like NL, water everywhere. But... you made some nice flight shots of the Black-headed gulls. And the chillaxing green-eyed monster looks very cool, I like him!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, its probably as low as NL here.{:))

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  11. That's a whole lot of very happy birds!
    We humans feel more miserable!
    Great photos, love the flights!
    Cheers Roy!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, yes especially at this time of year.{:))

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  12. These are beautiful shots, Roy! The last shot is really sweet.

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  13. I recorder a total of three inches of rain here for last month. Fortunately it was fairly well spread out so no flooding to speak of.

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    1. I think it may have changed in the last couple of days John.{:))

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  14. Roy, how peaceful! I like the black-headed gull shots. I am surprised by their delicate bills!

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  15. I love the Black-headed gull. We will get one here as a rarity. Oddly enough, my lifer was in Colorado! Yes, it was so noteworthy that I marked the date as April 14th, 1990 at Union Reservoir on the east side of Boulder County. Fortunately, we were birding with a Physicist who was English, so there was no doubt about it.

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    1. That was great Steve. They are of course pretty common here.

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  16. So wonderful to see the geese in the water but also the flying geese are very nice Snapped! Really a nice series Roy.

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