16 comments on “Shorebird Reflections and Other Long and Beautiful Tails.

  1. Another beautiful post, I especially like the lyrebird….it reminds me of a miniature peacock. A very happy Mother’s Day to your wife! Have a beautiful week. 🙂

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    • Thanks Jen, my wife had a most enjoyable mum day with both children baking a beautiful meal for her. I do hope yours was blessed in a similar way. I can see some resemblance with the pea fowl and the lyrebird. The greatest sight with this bird is when it uses this tail in the mating or courting dance where it places it up over its head and dances to its own beat, this apparently is desirable to prospective mate. Have most blessed week Jen.

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    • Thanks David, yes it is always a delight to photograph these birds, I have so many, but I can’t resist catching their reflected images. have a great week!

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    • Thanks Sue, Yes I agree, cockies are as mad as meat axe and always making a racket every day, in fact I can hear one in the distance as write this. Have a lovely weekend!

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    • Thanks Karen, so lovely to have you share your comment, it means a lot, and my prayers are with you at this time, for comfort and a Spring of new beginnings and bright shining hope. You are a beautiful heart who is making a difference for others through your own deep loss, turning a negative into a positive. This is something I am a kindred heart to you in through my own life experiences, they shape and mature our character and make us more loving, caring and gracious people able to be there for others suffering their loss. Have a restful and peace filled weekend!

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      • Such a beautiful message to receive Ashley! Thank you and for your kindred open spirit in this world, may you receive abundance and love always. 💚💕🌈

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  2. Beautiful shots Ashley! I too love filming shorebirds. Your varieties are lovely. I would love to see the male golden-headed cisticola. Sounds unique. I now feel your pain from your summer drought. New Mexico is suffering pretty bad. I’ve gotten a lot more birds here at my house this year than years past since I have several water features. The deer are even jumping my fence and braving Scarlett to drink from the birdbaths. I hope we get rain soon!

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    • Thanks Kelly, yes I think this el nino event includes your region and berlow each time as the air cycles across the Pacific Ocean. It does draw out the birds to the water. I have been making sure I refresh their water each day for drinking and bathing, and many species take turns. I think they have a roster of some sorts as they arrive at certain times during the day. Have a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day!

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  3. Wonderful images of the waders’ reflections, Ashley! The Dotterels are beautiful, I love Plovers. Our Semipalmated looks similar to you Black-fronted, but we don’t have a Plover like your Red-kneed. A film crew in the National Park filming a washing detergent ad? Unbelievable, makes you wonder how they even got permission to intrude on such a sensitive area. A wonderful post, even seeing the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos having a meeting on the picnic table! 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, I agree, how can the very protectors employed to conserve our wildlife habitat allow these guys to have their way just for money, it is illogical ethics. Thankfully it is a one off, I hope these advertising agencies don’t now make a thing of this idea. The plovers are lovely little guys, but quite shy and therefore a challenge to photograph with my lens from a distance. Have a wonderful week and a very enjoyable Mothers Day! Happy Mothers Day!

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  4. Thank you again for displaying God’s extraordinary creatures. The ‘Like’ button is not enough here – this site needs a ‘Fabulous’ button for us to press!

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    • Thanks again Lisa Beth for your appreciation and delight in our Lord’s beautiful creatures, it is always welcome and encouraging. Happy Mothers Day and may you be blessed with an interesting and enjoyable week!

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