Monday, October 20, 2008

Bird Photos from Virginia Beach

I took this photo from the balcony of our hotel room. It seemed as though he knew I was there and gave me a winning smile as he bounced around on the wind. I took several photos and only a couple came out, the rest were totally blurry.

I just love Seagulls.

Gregg took this photo of some Pelicans flying by.

The rest of the photos are ones taken at the Virginia Aquarium on our walk. There was an aviary on the grounds.

A Great Horned Owl. What a beautiful bird! I wish I had another background for him but this was the best I could do.

I am not sure what this bird was, some kind of Egret perhaps?

A Common Grackle eating what I think is a type of crustacean


A White Ibis.

A Great White Egret....
....and friends

17 comments:

Lawstude said...

these are really great shots specially the first one with the flying bird with the wings spread. great job denise.

Hope said...

Excellent bird photos! I love the seagull ones especially!

Leedra said...

I grabbed my bird book to see what the Egret's friends were. They look like Whistling Ducks to me. Is that what they are?

I have given you an award, please come by for a visit and to retrieve it.

Denise said...

Lawstude, thank you very much.

Hope, I think that photo was one of my favorites.

Leedra, thank you, I'm not sure but sounds like you know more than I do. That's very kind of you to give me an award. I'll be right on over :)

Titania said...

Hi Denise, birds are always beautiful and interesting subjects for the lens. Your series is a great show.

John said...

Impressive series!

antigoni said...

Beautiful birds and ... friends.

Eve said...

What fun! Glad you're having such a good time!

Gattina said...

Beautiful bird shots ! My favourite is the owl, they have so funny eyes they always look surprised !

Louise said...

You got some TERRIFIC photos! I'm impressed with the flying seagulls.

marina said...

How free must birds feel up there!!! I sometimes dream that I'm flying in the air and it's a great sense!

The Birdlady said...

I think you're right - he seems to be showing off for you....Your mystery bird looks like a feathered unicorn to me!

Webradio said...

Really great shots...
Nice birds here...

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the photo's Denise.........

Gill

Mary said...

These are wonderful photos and such a great variety of subjects. Looks like a really nice Aquarium. I love the two birds on the rail...it makes me think of a plane waiting for clearance to take off :-)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very nice captures of the birds

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful!