water to wash

Happy things from A to Z, the letter W. W for water, wet and wash!

We were very excited about the green turtles in Hawaii. But we photograph birds too:

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Down by the water, checking it out. Then the featured post, bathing in the sea. And a clean wet bird:

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We think this is a yellow billed cardinal, originally introduced from Brazil, here.

W

Blogging from A to Z, the letter W.

Mundane Monday #157

Welcome to Mundane Monday #157: two for one.

I took this coming out of church two weeks ago. Now we have at least buds on the trees. I was looking for the song sparrow, lower in the tree. When I took the photograph I recognized the bonus: a hummingbird up near the top.

I tried to get a closer shot, but the sparrow moved up and the hummingbird took off.

Interpret the theme, link your entry and I will list them next week. Mundane Monday #156, the theme was serendipitous light. Look at these:

Colette B: sky photos.

K. L. Allendoerfer: California poppies.

Happy Monday and have a wonderful week!

 

birds and color

The first birds that we saw and heard on the beach two nights ago were these: black oystercatchers. The red beak stands out, but if they are standing still, they blend with the rocks! Listen to their wonderful call here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Oystercatcher/overview. When I hear the call, I know to look for them at the edge of the water.

birds, beauty, brains

Three happy things today: Birds!

Not a great photograph, right? I like it, partly because it was such a challenge. Still on the big island of Hawaii, we spot two very small birds building a nest. I am zoomed all the way in and holding the camera up to catch a glimpse when one flies in. They are very quick and there is lots of greenery in the way!

I am happy about brains. No, I am not a zombie, I don’t eat them, I just like that my work engages my mind. I learn new things daily from patients, from specialists, from looking up engaging questions! Medicine is changing continuously and I am grateful to be part of it.  (Ok, I am not grateful that insurance companies are increasing prior authorization exponentially.)

I am happy about beauty. Here is another glimpse of our small nest builders and we think we’ve identified them.

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I think that this is a common waxbill, also not a native bird. Either that or a black-rumped waxbill but neither of us got a good shot of the back. Hooray for spring and nests.

Mundane Monday #154

Welcome to Mundane Monday #154: Color contrast.

I am continuing Photrablogger’s Mundane Monday photography posts. Add your pingback and I will list submissions next week. My Monday is much later than photrablogger’s, so I am thinking of posting Sunday night, to get things rolling. Opinions?

I am back from Hawaii and work today. I read about the cardinals in Hawaii. They were introduced to the island from the east coast in 1929. They seem to be  thriving and are so bright against the very verdant greens.

Photrablogger put submissions from the previous week up in the new week. While I was still trying to post remotely last Monday, Colette got the theme: angle.