Tag Archives: Birds

Close Up

By Vladimir Brezina

The eye, window to the soul—

Close UpThe never-sleeping eye of a gull, a predatory bird

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Close Up.

Youngsters

By Vladimir Brezina

Youngsters 1
Youngsters 2Youngsters 3From our 2011 kayak trip from Albany to NYC

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Youngsters.

Valentine’s Day Symmetry

By Vladimir Brezina

An oldie but goodie—

Happy Valentine's Day!

A second contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Symmetry (the first contribution was here).

And, of course, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Symmetry

By Vladimir Brezina

These birds have a great sense of translational symmetry

Symmetry 1Symmetry 2Symmetry 3Symmetry 4

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Symmetry. A second contribution is here.

Mischievous

By Vladimir Brezina

Mischievous? Thieving is more like it.

Everywhere in our travels through the Florida Everglades, we encountered creatures that wanted something from us.

There were the mosquitoes, of course. But there were larger creatures too. The campsite in Fort De Soto Park, at the start of the Everglades Challenge, was infested with raccoons that, as soon as the sun went down, prowled through the camp without fear in search of food.

But the worst were the crows, those famously mischievous birds. Almost everywhere, as soon as our back was turned, there was a crow trying to fly off—sometimes successfully—with that apple or bag of cookies.

Here are some of the crows that laid siege to us as we were repacking our boats in Flamingo

Expectant crows

And then there are the black vultures of Flamingo,  which—as signs in the parking lot warn—have acquired a distinct taste for the rubber lining around car windows…

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Mischievous.

Travel Theme: Belonging

By Vladimir Brezina

Belonging

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Belonging.

Bountiful, New York Style

By Vladimir Brezina

The Pigeon Lady, today in Rat Park—

Feeding the pigeons
Feeding the pigeons
... and the squirrels!

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Bountiful. Another contribution is here.