BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – DUCKS AND GEESE

Lesser Scaup in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, FL January 20, 2018
This baby ( I think is a mottled duck) was injured at some point, but it looks like it is doing ok now. Still breaks my heart. I took this picture the same day as the Lesser Scaup in Lake Eola.

This is a response to a BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – DUCKS AND GEESE

Enjoy my birds : )

Do you love the place you live at?

In a regular year I plan to travel at least six times, at least two of those six are major travel plans out of the US, the others are more local here in US. But in times like this that we can not travel we have to re focus and value the marvelous place where we live. I live in Florida and to be honest I am not a fan of the outdoors here, just the weather and the beach are what attracts me and is home… I been here for 23 years. But I want mountains, I don’t want alligator, neither tannic waters or wetlands or anything in that line. I am an outdoor person and I had learn to appreciate the outdoors here for other reasons (birds and other wildlife that are not alligators).

Anyways, I had learned … specially now, to value and appreciate the natural beauty of my hometown now more than ever.

Sunset in Lakefront, St Cloud, Florida
Monarch Butterflies at Lakefront, St Cloud, Florida

(Still I wish I can go to Europe right now 😬)

What do you like from the place you live?

See Me Closer…

I think I could say that Black Skimmer are one of my favorite birds. I love how elegant they look when they are flying, and how they don’t look elegant at all when they are just standing by. I am fascinated by their black eye that you can’t see unless you are close enough. Their robust beak and skinny legs match in color but not in appearance, it’s cute and unbalanced. In top of all they are hard to photograph, I think that is what keeps me wanting to know more about them, and try again and again to take their picture.

The only way for you to see my eyes is if you get closer.

I am an elegant bird without eyes, if you don’t look closer.
When I fly I look very elegant. My wings have a perfect way to look, like a suit. I am a bird without eyes. At least that is what you can think if you see me flying by you.

My name is Black Skimmer. Can you tell why?

I skim the water to find good yummy stuff to eat.

My name is Black Skimmer

This photo is not sharp at all. But I love it, because you can see clearly what Black Skimmer does for living.
This photo is not sharp at all. But I love it, because you can see clearly what Black Skimmer does for living.

After I eat, and I get tired I like to hang out with my partner in crime.

We like to fly together and also do nothing together. Do you have a partner like that too?

Xamlinnette

What A Beautiful Sight

There is beauty in variety. There are options in diversity. There is originality and creativity in this planet where we live. From species, to colors, shapes and forms there is a purpose behind it. The mastermind behind all this perfection made all our differences at purpose. Please value life the way was meant to be, where there is a place for all of us in this planet, together and in peace.

Peace.

Posing my beautiful brown self.

Gathering.

Black, white, brown, a combination… variety, all together that’s beautiful.
Beautiful sight, they are all different but they live together.

I am so beautiful!

Resting

Cute couple.

Xamlinnette