Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birds of...Ice???

These are some hearty birds!!!  

If my Grandma was still alive and watching these birds...she'd know what kind they are...
and why they're in the icy water in the middle of January!!!
I'm not a birder...but lately...I seem to be getting lot's of bird photo ops!!!


  1. Your grandma could have taught me a thing or two! Were you close to her?

  2. I guess birds don't feel the cold like we do. Another B for you: Brrrr.

  3. Your feet will get wet, birds! Won't you catch cold?
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. we have a friend like that---if we don't know the answer we look at each other and say "Ask Sue!".

    Can't blow the pic up enough to see them well, but they almost look like coots, which, I didn't think were all that sturdy a bird.

    Reminds me of a line from Fried Green Tomatoes:
    "One time, there this this lake and it was right outside of town. We used to go fishin' and swimmin' and canoein' in it, and this one November this flock o'ducks came in and landed on that lake, and the tempurature dropped sp fast that the lake froze right there and then the ducks, they flew off ya see and took the lake with them now they say that lake is over in Georgia... "

  5. They look like they're having fun, don't they? And a couple look like they're ice skating. Maybe they are -- crows go tobogganing.

  6. She could've taught us all a thing or two Emille!!! She was librarian for 52 years and quite the naturalist!!!

    Darn!!! I missed that one Bibi!!! I was surprised to see the birds on the icy water and walking across the ice!!!

    You'd think so, eh, Rog???

    Thank you Chubskulit!

    That quote about sums it all up Trish!!! Even when I enlarged it, I couldn't tell...which is what made me think of my grandma!!! I knew she'd have been able to tell me!!!

    They were ice skating Hiker!!! It was quite fun to watch!!!

  7. Those birds have a great place to congregate! Happy birding! Pretty soon you may learn all the names of the birds around you!

  8. Beautiful but cold Linnea!!! These birds are really hardy!!!

  9. Nice winter shot.

    Here from ABC Wednesday.