Monday in Nature March 6, 2017

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Laura Weishaupt, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Good Morning,

    I hope you've all had a great week. We'll dive right in with surface dense fog at sunset. But it's time for the sun to rise on Monday in Nature. Grab your coffee and have a great day. Monday nature 3-6.JPG
  2. This is what I see most mornings from my patio in south Austin. Nature Monday 3-6-2017.jpg
  3. Sunrise in winter #78 atwaterjustin6-copy-copy-2.jpg
  4. Surf scoters--presumably scoting surf--before sunrise yesterday.<br><br> D02-_MG_7185-2.jpg
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  5. Reflections at the wetlands.

  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    Double crested cormorant in flight

  7. The Anna's Hummingbird I recently posted a photo of has now hatched her eggs. In the past three years I've found four Anna's nests each producing two offspring. Three out of the four were in pear trees, with one in an apple. They seem to like older knotted branches where the nests will blend in. The addition of tree lichen makes them almost invisible.

    Camera details... Nikon D3200 Questar 1400mm , f/11, ISO 3200


    Open Wide!
  8. Although it was in the single digits around here over the weekend, overall it hasn't been that cold this winter. However, I am looking forward to the next seasons. A gaggle of geese x1000.jpg
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  9. Gup

    Gup Gup

    • This is a portrait of a regular visitor last summer.
    • I maintain a puddle out back during the dry season for birds, chipmunks, squirrels, snakes, my dog and just about anyone else who happens by in need. Last summer this girl took up residence long enough to leave us with a couple dozen tadpoles to foster. It was the first time in 25 years that had happened. I just kept trucking water from rain barrels in the front of the house to the puddle in the back whenever necessary. I don't think any of the young ones made it to maturity. If it happens again I'll move them to an aquarium to guarantee their survival. I've always had an affinity for frogs.

    Frog puddle wm 800 2793.jpg

    D800E, Sigma ART 35mm, f/1.4, 1/1250, ISO 100
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  10. Gup

    Gup Gup

    Bill, I envy you your patio this time of year. We have similar good fortunes, as far as neighbours are concerned, but I watch from behind closed windows between November and April. ;)
  11. I shot a series of this feeding frenzy of this Great Egret family. The ritual is anything but gentle, as the mother looks scared in every one. This image is interesting to me for the diagonal line of beaks.

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  12. amazon sunset2.jpg
    No critters this week, just sunset in the Amazon basin of Peru
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  13. I missed Monday. Not the flashiest sign of spring but the skunk cabbage is coming up.

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