Saturday, June 27, 2009

Things with Wings

This was taken this week in Destin Florida. This guy was waiting for someone to make a mistake with their catch. Guess it is an easier way to get his supper.
This eagle spent part of last year fishing the lakes by our home. What a magnificent creature they are.
I had lots of time last year while mending my broken shoulder to sit outside and watch the hummers. The became very use to my company and would perch on the flowers next to me.
I grew up calling these bugs Steady Bees.

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24 comments:

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

WOO HOO your back!!! I have missed you!!!!! I'll come visit!
Your photos are great, but I'm partial to the hummer....as you know one of my all time favorite birds! You did lovely...the Eagle of course is awesome! I love that picture every time I see it!

Tony McQueen said...

Love the Eagle.

Ed said...

Great shot of the Heron! How lucky to have an eagle in your backyard, I guess they are making a comeback..:-)

Quinn said...

I'll tell you what I'd like to see is the hummingbird next to the eagle :D See the size difference and all.

I'd have to say that the line of creatures all preying on the fish is my fave!

Great stuff!

Jen Mo said...

Love the first one! Great job!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I remember those bees as 'Sweat Bees' as they tended to congregate near sweaty creatures. lol!

The hummer photo is quite amazing! Well done on that. And I like the first bird photo very much. I've not been to Destin for years. Good times.....
Glad you're back, too.

~Lisa

chloe said...

welcome back :)
great shots!

Steffie said...

Very impressed by the eagle and kingfisher! Great stuff.

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent photos!

dibear said...

Mari I loved all your choices, especially the heron.

Janice said...

Nice. Liked them all but I am an Eagle fan.

thecrazysheeplady said...

All very nice. Love the first one and an eagle near your house?!? How cool is that!

VioletSky said...

Good to see you back! Love the eagle - I have yet to see one close up.

jrosey said...

Aww! I spotted a hummingbird yesterday and I even had my camera in hand, but that little bugger buzzed off to quickly! Great shots! :) P.S. I know exactly what type of bee that "steady bee" is. Good description!

flowerweaver said...

Very cool selection. Nice to see an Eagle! The Hummingbird is adorable.

Vicki ~ FL said...

I have yet to see a hummer in this region and I love them. Great shot of the heron waiting patiently for something to eat but I especially like the eagle. They are such regal birds. BTW, thanks for your visit.

allhorsestuff said...

Lovely shots all... the heron sitting there took my breath away..I see them all the time but he seemed more social, standing there so close to the humans!
Thanks for stoppin' by my place today too!
KacyK

Lori Skoog said...

How many people can catch a shot of an eagle! The heron is another good one. Thanks for visiting my Journal.

Kelly said...

Bald eagles are indeed beautiful!

gigi said...

I've always loved Pelicans, I guess because I live on the coast. I would love to see a Bald Eagle on a regular basis. That's just down right cool!

angelinabeadalina said...

Love that big bird waiting for his supper!

Patches said...

Wow! Those are all amazing shots!

Pacey said...

That's a great shot beautiful winged thing....thanks for the visit on my stills.

Magpie@Smiling Country Ranch said...

A hummingbird sitting still, now you don't see that everyday! Nice job!