Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Next Week In January


Another week, and yes, another picture. Great one this week that I can remember taking quite clearly. It was in some one's back yard on Anna Maria Island. I had heard these quaker parrots squawking for a while and I was trying to find them. Turned out they were gorging themselves on this bird feeder. I shot for probably twenty minutes as the flew in and out of view. There were maybe a dozen birds on a wire above this feeder, and as soon as a perch became available, a new bird would swoop down and take his turn. If someone didn't vacate a perch quickly enough for another birds liking, he was fairly likely to get pushed off of that perch. Some of the pictures in this series (but not this one unfortunately) showed a cockatoo that had flown some one's coop and taken up residence with the wild birds. I guess he thought he fit in somehow, but he stood out like a sore thumb.

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