Monday, January 19, 2015

BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY


Added note as of 1-21-15: Thanks to Margaret at Birding For Pleasure, I THINK my goose is the Greylag Goose and not the Pink-footed, though I am still not 100% sure, so please let me know.  Thank you for your help Margaret. 

This week I have been sharing photos of our trip to Norway last summer.  I found these near the Norwegian Maritime Museum which I mentioned in my previous post. An Oystercatcher in the photo above and the Pink-footed Goose below.  You can click on their names to find out more.  







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37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

both great looking birds!

Red said...

The blog I just read before this one had a photo of an American oyster catcher.

William Kendall said...

Both types look quite distinctive! The oystercatcher looks like he's up to something.

Linda Kay said...

Strange names for these creatures! Pink footed goose, but we couldn't see the feet. We will just trust ya!

Elephant's Child said...

Feathered enchantment.

Cloudia said...

nice choices, D



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Linda said...

Thoroughly enchanting photos, Denise. Thanks so much for sharing.

Ginny said...

I love the Oyster Catcher! The picture looks like a great painting.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures.

Kay said...

This is very interesting. I wonder how pink their feet are.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love both images and birds.

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots.

Valerie said...

Both birds are familiar to me yet I haven't got a photograph of either. Looks as if I need to do a bit of travelling with my camera!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, they are both wonderful birds. I would be thrilled to see them too. Great shots, have a happy day!

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! Both birds I have seen only in photos!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! I do like those birds to very handsome ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Very unique-looking feathered friends :)

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The noise oystercatchers make, sheesh! I see the odd one inland here

Rose said...

The Oystercatcher sure is a handsome bird.

Sandra said...

i have only seen both of these birds one time each, both were in a park and not in the wild.

Linda P. said...

You were fortunate to see the pink footed goose because you were up in Norway and the oyster catcher is also a distinctive looking bird. Great shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The oystercatcher is a very handsome bird.

Nora said...

such a pretty oystercatcher, I did ours this week.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

The Oyster Catcher has good taste.

Susan said...

I love the quirky looking Oyster Catchers with their distinctive coloured beak. So hard to photograph when I see them over here, they won't stand still!!!! lol :D)
Great photos Denise.

Don Wood said...

I love bird watching over here this weekend the RSPB run the Big GardenWatch to check bird numbers.
Looks like you are thinking what a good time you had over here maybe your thinking or planning a return visit.???
X Don

Adam said...

nice pictures of the birds

Stephanie said...

Wonderful images!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lynne I was just looking at these geese again and I suggest that they are not Pink -footed as they have a smaller darker head and a pink tip to the end of a smaller bill. See what you think yourself.

Tanya Breese said...

ducks always look so happy!

Lea said...

Lovely water birds!
Have a great day!
Lea

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love oystercatchers because they're so handsome and, not least, because even I can easily identify them.

Lovely pictures of both birds.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

GOrgeous photos!!!! I love them all.

Marie said...

Wonderful shots, Denise!

Anni said...

Honestly I admit of knowing not much about geese...but it looks to have pink feet?!!!

Excellent images Denise.

Sorry that I'm slow getting around to paying you a visit since you shared your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'....we've had some family health crisis as I posted on my personal blog [ Here ] and today I'm hoping you'd allow me this belated thank you for participating at the Bird D'Pot!!

Rambling Woods said...

I would be happy just to visit Norway as I hear it is amazing..I enjoy geese of any kind, but can't id them very well...Michelle

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful birds. I love the horses in your header too.