Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


mon@rch said...

I had to look at this picture closer because I am still scratching my head on species!

Patrick Belardo said...

'Tis an Ivory Gull! From one year and one day ago in NY.

Jochen said...

Yea, thanks Patrick for reminding all of us who didn't get to see that bird. Or any Ivory Gull for that matter.

Still, interesting pic as it looks much more like a city pigeon ontop of that pole, and I've never seen a picture of an Ivory Gull perched anywhere else but the ground (ice, rocks, beach, dead seal, bird photographer, ...).

Cheers, mate! :-)

Markus Jais said...

nice image. I would love to see that species, too.
the pylons seems a bit dangerous, at least for bigger birds.

Patrick Belardo said...

Jochen, it spent a good amount of time on that pole with many birders standing underneath it!

Markus, they are some old, destroyed pylons. There was also a Snowy Owl at this location nestled between many of these old pylons.