Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gone to the birds !

I swear Mom has gone to the birds - she suddenly  has this fascination for taking pics of dumb old birds instead of us. Now personally I am not a fan of the flashy beast - Mom is ALWAYS interrupting my Bark Ranger Patrol duties to take silly photos - but birds  - plllllleeeeeaseee how can they be interesting!

Anyhoo there I was doing my patrol duties around the lake and stopped to take a little rest on the dock and look what appeared. Remember the juvenile gallinules we saw last week - well today we saw one the adults with the bright red beak. We also saw this poor old ibis - who looks like he is resting on one leg - but sadly his other  leg was actually broken and he was having to hop on one foot. (We stopped in MY park ranger office on the way home to let them know about him and they were going to send someone out to check on him and see if they could help him).  And lastly we saw of pair of these turkey vultures - those were big mean looking dudes. They both stood about 2 foot tall - yikes - we didn't like the look of them or the way they were looking at us - especially the one up on the roof top!
Adult Gallinule
The young gallinules we saw last week
Mr Ibis with a broken leg
I am watching you tasty looking cowspotdogs
Turkey Vulture - you don't scare us !
Okay - maybe you scare us a little :)


  1. That Turkey Vulture looks scary! Bark at him!

  2. We would chase them all!! Xxoo MaddiethePug

  3. WOW! Yep you are right. That turkey vulture is scary. I don't think I like him either - shivers. And poor Mr. Ibis. I hope he gets some help soon. Poor guy. Great pictures again my friends! XOXO - Bacon

  4. Those vultures are creepy!

    But I can see why your mom has gone bird crazy!

  5. Theys some scary looking steer clear of them, don't want them nibbling at your toes!
    I luffs your Park, so many interesting thingys going to see
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Some fine looking birds but we think they're stealing your limelight. Better watch out or they'll be stealing your dinner too!

  7. Hari OM
    Thanks for letting mum point the flashy beast in another direction Cowspots... am rather a fan of the feathered types myself! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. Those birds are sorta scary looking, we used to have a gazillion of those vultures that sit on the cell tower that was in the jailhouse yard (only in small finally the sheriff got tired of having to clean up all that poop so everyday at 5am they would shoot fireworks off to scare them away, the next morning it would start all over rose

  9. We don't want to side with mom, maybe only for 87 seconds, butt those birds are so cool
    Lily & Edward

  10. When I see birds, I think....dinner! Although I've never had a bird dinner before except for maybe a piece of turkey on Thanksgiving. Looking at that vulture, I think he'd look at me and think.."dinner"

  11. I soooo get it Reilly, Mama always stops our hikes 87 million times to take pictures of birds....and flowers...and bugs...
    sheesh, don't the Mamas know we have important duties to tend to??!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    PeeEss...Mama was ooo-ing and aaah-ing over your Mama's pictures!!

  12. Those are great bird pictures!

    Monty and Harlow

  13. I do not think I would mess with that big bird. Not a friendly looking fellow.

  14. If we had those birdies our mom would be taking pictures of them too! BUTT they need to remember that we doggies should be their priority!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. We get ducks and Geese fly over our house sometimes. Hawks fly over too but we have never seen one of those turkey vultures.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  16. Birds should definitely be chased.....not the other way around. We don't like the way that Turkey Vulture is lookin' you up and down either.

  17. Our mom is nut-so over birdies, too. She LOVES your mom's photos. We don't mind, because in cooler weather, we often get extra outings and longer walks to help her find different birdies. It's a win-win that way!

  18. Anything that is a vulture is scary!!! Just the name is scary!!! So good of your Mom to tell the Ranger about the hurt bird - hope he will be OK.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  19. We enjoyed seeing all of those birdies! If you ever travel to the Boca Raton area, be sure to check out Flamingo Gardens. They take in birds, such as spoonbills, gallinules, ibis, pellicans, and others, that have been injured and cannot be released into the wild again. You'd love it there!

  20. Bummer with the broken leg. I wonder if he will have crutches next time you see him?

  21. Some of those definitely need some barkin.

  22. OMD! I didn't knows that Turkey Vultures actually LOOKED kinda like a turkey!!! BOL! I thoughts they just liked turkey!!! BOL!!! Ma said I was nutty, butts .... okay, whatevers.
    Poor burdie! I hopes the Ranger dude is able to find and help Mr. Ibis! I'll send him some POTP
    Good job scaring those creepy Turkey vultures! Nows they know it's YOUR park!
    Ruby ♥

  23. Those birds are pretty cool, but that last one is kind of scary.

    Ziggy Out!!

  24. Mr Ibis is the white version of our arch nemisis...the Hadeda!!! As for that Turkey Vulture, what...the...DOG!!! That is one scary bird!
    Wally & Sammy

  25. Yeah I'd stay away from that turkey vulture too. Your mom can take pictures of anything she likes guys not just you! Love Dolly

  26. Nope would not like that Turkey Vulture either... hope the little guy wiv the bad leg gets some help.
    Luvs guys.
    Freya Rose Blossom X

  27. Oh I hope Mr Ibis gets all fixed up. Mom always carries the injured ducks in our neighborhood up to the wild life clinic. They fix them up and then release them back where they found them :)

    I don't blame you about those turkey vultures they kinda freak us out.


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