Monday, May 02, 2011

This and That from around the Lake

Bonaparte's Gull

My wildlife photography has not been all that productive lately with all of the bad weather, other obligations and interest taking up much of my free times so for this post I dipped back into images captured earlier this year. 

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed gulls occasionally visit the local lake.  I usually only observe them perhaps two or three times each year.


Since the Osprey's return I have been seeing them during each of my lake visits.  This osprey can be seen clutching a nice sized pumpkin-seed sunfish in its talons.  Not close enough to make a great image the shot is a great reminder of a pleasant morning spent on the water.

Osprey Take-off

A shot I made last year and never got around to posting.  Now that I feel like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel to find images to post I guess its time to get it out. 


TexWisGirl said...

Well, your bottom of the barrel is still plenty worth viewing. :)

Montanagirl said...

I agree - your bottom of the barrel has some great images in it!

Chris said...

Wow I love your osprey shots Coy... We also have some ring-billed gulls here, 3 indeed which appeared in February, as well as a Bonaparte gull that was spotted two days ago in Reykjavik, but of course both species are not common over here.

Peggy said...

Bottom of the barrel? These are great!