Monday, February 05, 2007

Get-R-Dunlin


Feeling a bit under the weather here at BOTB. So I'll reach back into the image archives for a shot I took last week at Merritt Island NWR of a solitary dunlin running across the mudflat at sunset. As the dunlin ran, it left a ripple on the water's surface--like the straight, white contrail from a jet across the sky.

And I thought I was cold LAST week. It's like 4 degrees outside here in SE Ohio. I seem to recall that I was wearing only a fleece jacket when I took this dunlin's photo at Merritt Island. It was a chilly 68 degrees!

Earlier in the week at the Space Coast Festival in Titusville, FL, several of us visited the Viera Wetlands. Jeff Gordon was toting his video camera that day and captured some of the day for posterity (or posterior). You can view Jeff's Birding Viera Wetlands video on his blog or via YouTube.

Nice job Jeff! Though it might pay to hire some professional actors next time...

2 Comments:

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Rondeau Ric said...

Sorry, I read jz blog first.
Self induced means no smypathy.

Veg and watch the birds.

RR

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger BT3 said...

RR:

Sorry to disappoint but it wasn't the beer that brought me low. 'Twas the Spicy Chicken Dip.--Wyatt Earp

 

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