Friday, May 7, 2010

Tattler's Version of the Warrior Poses


I was able to snag a couple photos of this Wandering Tattler doing his daily yoga routine. This was on the North Jetty, with those weird shaped giant concrete...things. What are they called? I have no idea, but they scare the crap out of me when I crawl on them to try to get pictures. Oh yes, I live so dangerously. This was the same day last week (I have a backlog of photos) we saw all the porpoises. It was also the first time in a couple months we could walk out on the jetty. Each time we'd been there recently, the waves kind of wanted to crush us. Nice and calm last week and no 40 mph winds either - about time! Bird Photography Weekly

17 comments:

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

good cach!!

Woody said...

Glad to heard things calmed down a bit because those things tend to wander East :-0

I've never heard of a Wandering Tattler, thanks for the lesson! If it sat down, it would blend right in.

Susan said...

Perfect pictures...love seeing him prepare for the sun salutations.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wandering Tattlers, do you not wonder where these delightful names come from... You be careful out there, nature can surprise you quickly, as well you know. Glad things did calm down a bit, so you could have some fun. Great images of a cool chap~

Steve Borichevsky said...

Nice bird yoga. I have seen a Wondering Tattler since I moved off the west coast 20 years ago!

Martha Z said...

I see there have been more great posts from you while I've been away. I enjoyed the tattler and am glad your parents did not sustain serious damage. It must be very distressing, though, to see the devistation around them and to know that friends and neighbors have lost so much.
Prairie Creek is one of our favorite parks but we avoid it in the summer. We like it in the fall when there are few folks around.

Carolyn Ford said...

I am so surprised! I didn't think anything scared you! This little guy is sure exercising his left leg...smart bird! And, what a cutie he is...I've never known of this bird before, at least by name. Be careful crawling on things!

Naturegirl said...

These as well your previous images salve for my soul. I loved the series with the sqirrel!A new avian species to me seeing this Wandering Tattler.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh great shots of this lil one & your squirrel photos below are very nice - that face is adorable (for a squirrel) heheheee

Mama Zen said...

That's hilarious! What great pictures.

Müge said...

A very cute bird that I have never seen before! Very nice photos!

dAwN said...

Nothing like bird Yoga..hee hee..I wish I could do those poses!

Clytie said...

Gee I wish I was that limber!!!

Great pictures, glad you braved the concrete 'thingies' and the elements to capture these!!!

mick said...

Great photos and very interesting because I have not seen Wandering Tattlers in breeding plumage like that. We occasionally see them out here in Australia - my bird book says they are an "uncommon to rare summer visitor". The more common one to see out here is the Grey-tailed Tattler.

MaineBirder said...

Excellent photos of the Wandering Tattler! Bird yoga, LOL!

Lana Gramlich said...

Nice capture. Keep up the good work!

Larry said...

And a very nice Warrior III pose it is! Not easy to do when your leg bends backward like a bird's ;-)

Nice captures Jill!