Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ocean Fix

Got to go see the ocean this weekend.  Even though our walk was foggy and chilly, I could not resist taking off my shoes.  Toes in sand....so good.   I admit, they were a bit numb by the end of the walk, but I have no regrets.
I find that lately I am quite in love with the shorebirds.  They have long legs, long bills, and BOY can they move when a wave approaches.  Redheaded women with cameras also have the same effect.   Now that I have a fancy camera and a zoom lens, I can get shots I never could before.

I have been trying to identify these spotted birds with my National Audubon Field Guide to North American birds, but I am not certain what they really are.  Maybe one of my birder friends can tell me.  Anyone?  I am impressed at their yoga abilities. 
Our beloved Mr. Pono has been ill again with diarrhea.  He woke me up last night with a cold nose and a "HUFF" at midnight, at 1 am, at 2 am, and then again at 5 am.  So, we have just returned from the vet.  He has been given some medicine, but do say a little prayer that he will feel better, so that we have a happy dog once more.  (and, selfishly, so that I can get a good night's sleep.) 

4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Nothing better than an ocean fix.

Hugs to Pono

Tina Bluefield said...

hmm, how large is this bird?
if 14-17" it might be a Willet...most shore birds don't have those dark legs...when the Willet flies it has a lovely black and white pattern under its wings...
all this according to Roger Tory Peterson...he says they winter on the CA coast..,
I have seen them there altho I cannot remember what time of year...
xo

Patricia said...

Oh dear. Best wishes for Pono's return to health very soon, for both your sakes!

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