Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flight Shots

It was a pretty windy day at Goose Lake Prairie yesterday, so I didn't expect to find much, but what I did find were a few species in the air. I found Killdeer, Tree Swallows and a Snipe!





I call these guys "Flying Orca's". Is it just me or do they look like a mini Killer Whale?







Common Snipe

14 comments:

Chris said...

Hi,
This is a nice series of flying shot. The tree swallows are one of my favorite birds in your areas. They are so colorful compare to our swallows in Europe that are just dark... Beautiful pictures. have a nice week-end.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sometimes its not the number of of species but the photo ops that count.Love,love,love these flight shots.
Blessings,Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Amazing flight shots - well done! Love the blue on those Swallows. So pretty.

Coy said...

Wow! Catching any bird on the wing is difficult enough to the capture swallows, Wow!

Sorry about the goose mess but I simply had to share it :)

spirit traveler said...

Love the Orca's.

Brad Myers said...

Fantastic flight photographs and beautiful birds. I always enjoy stopping by your site for wildlife photos.
Happy Easter, Brad

Bonnie said...

Amazing shots!

JRandSue said...

Outstanding flight shots,amazing stuff.
John.

Tina said...

What a great sequence of flying shots...killdeer have such a striking colors when one gets a glimpse of them flying..not easy to do, but you always catch such nice shots!!

Neil said...

Brilliant photos!

Bird Girl said...

I always enjoy good BIFs and these are fantastic!

Willard said...

Those are shots to be proud of. I need to work on getting more flight shots.

Johnny Nutcase said...

sweet flight shots! What's your set up like these days? How in the world you got a swallow in flight is crazy! and awesome!

Eve said...

All wonderful!