ODD SHOTS

ODD SHOTS are simply "interesting" photos (at least to me) that don't seem to fit anywhere else. I hope you enjoy them.

GOING SOLO - The first day
away from home was an
uneasy experience for
this fledgling bald eagle.

GOING AWAY - The wary
Common Merganser is
definitely anti-social.
KILLDEER HANKY-PANKY -
Fooling around has
serious consequences.

TERRIBLE TWOS - Two days
old and Junior already
wants to see the world.
SURVIVAL INSTINCT - With no
place to run or hide
Mother Goose and goslings
freeze to remain invisible.

SURVIVAL RESULTS - These happy
goslings are the product
of protective parents.
DERELICT DAD - The male
Rufous Hummingbird lets Momma
raise the family while
he's enjoying the life of leisure.

FATHER OF THE YEAR - The male
California Quail will sacrifice
his life for the family.
SHOPPING SPREE - The female
Redwing Blackbird just got back
from Home Depot with nest-building materials.

CROW MAGNON - Two Crows
discuss the sorry state of
world affairs caused by humans.
THE OUTCAST - The juvenile
Bald Eagle must fend for
itself while its parents
prepare for a new family.

FIVE STAR DINNER - It's hard
to imagine, but the Gull
just opens its throat ...
THE MASKED RIDER? - No, it's
just a Bonaparte Gull in
breeding plumage.

LEAVE ME ALONE - How's a
Redtail Hawk supposed to
hunt with photographers all around?
HIGH FIBRE DIET? Actually, this
Chestnut-backed Chickadee is
just building her
Mt. Washington chalet.

DOLPHIN LAKE DINNER - Dragonfly
a la carte was the special
of the day for Mr. Merlin
BATTLE OF THE BILLS
Longest bill category -
the Long-billed Dowitcher

Most Festive Bill category -
The dandy Caspian Tern
RIGHT GUARD ANYONE?
The Double-crested Cormorant is
is just drying its wings, but
a little deodorant might help
with the ladies

THE COMMON LOON
can use all the help
available to attract the ladies.
BIRDIE DAYCARE
The baby Bushtit is one of the
tiniest birds. It's waiting for Mommy
in the willow daycare.

The baby Redwing adapts
readily to life in its
bullrush daycare.
.
FRIENDS
Who's hanging out with who?
Semipalmated Plover,Black Turnstone, and Western Sandpipers

Short-billed Dowitchers, Black-bellied Plovers, and Black Turnstone
.

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