Hooded Mergansers and Kingfisher 1/24/14

Flashback 2012 – This is today’s pick photo. An American robin (turdus migratorius) in a berry laden hawthorn. I’ve seen birds getting drunk on these berries and stagger around and fall off of porch steps. Tuesday,January 24th

January 24, 2012 sigFlashback 2013 -Birds in a maple tree on Thursday, January 24, 2013.  This is my pick photo for today and stars three juncos hanging out in the maple tree that leans over my garage and driveway from my next door neighbor’s back yard.

January 24, 2013 sigToday, Friday of 2014, brought new bird sightings at the pond that I visit, along with the birdy friends that I’ve already met.  The little waterbird with the Woody Woodpecker hairdo turned out to be a female hooded merganser, because she and another female were joined by this flashy male.

1:24:14 merganers hooded sigI also found out that the mostly white with dark waterbird with a red beak that I’ve been seeing is a common merganser.  There’s also a lone Canada goose that hangs out and I’ve been seeing that I think may be injured and unable to fly.  He or she is being checked out in this photo by this kingfisher (new sighting) sitting on a rock.

1:24:14 kingfisher on rock sigHere’s the kingfisher getting ready to position for a dive.

1:24:14 flying kingfisher sigI saw a flock of seagulls pass over.

1:24:14 seagulls sigKingfisher surveys his/her king/queendom.

1:24:14 kingfisher sig“After the kingfisher‘s wing Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still At the still point of the turning world.”
~ T.S. Eliot

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!

Namaste ~ Raven

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