Friday, February 18, 2011

Roadside Portrait

Another case of "drive-by birding."

As I was driving along Bolivar Peninsula one day, I saw a fairly large shorebird fly up from a nearby field and alight on a fence post just ahead of me. I carefully slowed to pull alongside the post and snapped a couple of quick shots before moving on.

The Willet didn't seem the least bit concerned at the truck pulling up next to him. I was rather pleased with the portrait I ended up with:

Willet
Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)

5 comments:

Beyond My Garden said...

Oh gosh. You should be pleased. This is great. It is so clear I thought it was a carving before I read.
nellie

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks like it could or should be a sculpture! Wonderful!

Kyle said...

Thanks!

Johnny Nutcase said...

what an awesome shot- perfect. He's looking good!

KaHolly said...

This photo is so perfect, it doesn't even look real!! Well done! ~kaholly