Monday, April 30, 2012

A Box Turtle, Carolina Wren, Goldfinch, Great White Egret, Mourning Dove, Turkey Buzzard and a Trumpeter Swan

The subjects here all volunteered. There was no arm/wing twisting, coercion or bribes of any type. All subjects survived the photographic ordeal. The turtle was physically handled however, I had to move him off the road.

Here a Box Turtle had made the dubious decision to cross this country road...

Box Turtle...
A Carolina Wren has found its breakfast... Mmm...
An American Goldfinch sets in the reeds...
A Great White Egret gives me a fly by...
A Mourning Dove blends in with its surroundings...
A Turkey Buzzard has picked up a snake, who apparently is not so happy about it...
It looks as tho the buzzard has nearly swallowed its catch...
A Trumpeter Swan has discovered an intruder...

Out vermin out!
And don't come back...

9 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Wowee, that Box Turtle is superb, and the rest of them.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi! Great pictures. I like the photo story with the swan, great!

Julie G. said...

Larry, I truly enjoyed viewing all the wonderful photographs in this terrific post! Awesome images of the Box Turtle. He was lucky you were there to save him. We have helped a few off the road near our country property over the years. Beautiful spring sights for you! Thanks for sharing them all with us.

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Bob.

Lindsjo taxar, thank you

Hi Julie, thank you.

TexWisGirl said...

you got some great shots, once again! the swan chasing the goose is too cute! the wren shot is beautiful!

Nature in the Burbs said...

Fantastic photos. Great job saving the turtle too!

Lois Evensen said...

What great shots. Love the last three!

Larry Ostby said...

Hey T. Thanks.

N in the Bs, thanks.

Thank you Lois.

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