November 16, 2009

Birds at Montezuma Hills


click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

One of my favorite places on earth is the sheep grazing and wheat growing area known as Montezuma Hills, between Fairfield and Rio Vista.   When I was photographing years ago (((shooting film and Polaroid))), I used to go there frequently to snap the rolling hills.



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

These Blackbirds (((or whatever they are))) were putting on quite a show.   The rancher had recently plowed a swath of ground and the birds were looking for worms and grubs, I suppose.



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

You've got to come up with your own prose on this one, folks.   Words escape me.



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

Please fill in the blanks...



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

And ditto...


CLICK to visit my Daily-Duo
CLICK to visit KittyBLOG -- the daily doings of my cat.
CLICK for what I call my BIG site.


Your comments are invited and welcome.

12 comments:

Marcie said...

Love..love..love the photos of these birds all taking off together. WOW!

tangobaby said...

Don, your header this morning "Avoid Arrest" is wonderful. Can I have this one?!

;-)

AphotoAday said...

HI MARCIE -- Yes it was quite a sight... I'm about the only person who was there to witness it...

AND HI TANGOBABY -- Sure, that would be a good choice... Love finding out what people choose or like... And I can make the color temperature just a bit less warm for that image -- if you think that would look better...

photowannabe said...

I think its either practice for the Nutcracker ballet or Swanlake.
They are probably starlings doing that fantastic choerogphy.(help, my spelling is awful)

AphotoAday said...

HI PHOTOWANNABE SUE -- Yes, they are Starlings -- I wanted to write that but wasn't sure -- and they were so well behaved that I thought maybe they weren't... I always see them alone or in groups harassing turkey vultures...

ChrisJ said...

I have seen large swarms of birds like these in England. Yes they are starlings. In fact, last week we had a smaller flock here in Carlsbad doing the same thing. I wish I coulkd get a video of it. IT'S AMAZING.

Brad said...

Awesome catches, Don!

Tomate Farcie said...

Wow, that is a LOT of birds!!! what unusual and cool shots!

Rhett Redelings said...

Adore these! Hard to choose but I think my favorite might be the top one for it's complex abstracty goodness.

sfmike said...

Beyond cool, Donald.

Louise said...

Wow!

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀

 
under construction