Sunday, April 22, 2012

Birds and a cat. . .

This morning, as I caught up on blogs I follow, one of those uncanny coincidences seemed to emerge; a focus on photographs of birds and cats. 

This photo, taken near Port Aransas, Texas was an accident—just snapping away! HPIM2000 egrets cropped

I took this at Paradise Pond in Port Aransas.  Maybe a Blue Heron?

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Inky adopted us several years ago.  When he first showed up he was mostly a flash of black that we saw going and coming from under our deck.  I started leaving him a couple pieces of dry dog food and soon he was a fixture on the deck.  He now has his own bowl, his own cat food, cat treats, and, courtesy of our friends Gina & Harold, he has a bed for his naps! 


He periodically leaves “treats” at our door, usually parts of gophers, mice, birds, maybe even a lizard. Last week, to our surprise he left us---yes, beep-beep---a Roadrunner!  He is a good hunter, but Roadrunners are really fast!  How did he do that?  Plus, we very rarely even see Roadrunners in our area.  (I took a picture of his present  but will spare you that image.)

What’s next Inky. . .a wild turkey or maybe a Canada goose?


There are so many Roadrunners (official name is Greater Roadrunner) zipping around that it’s not too hard to get a picture of one in Big Bend National Park in Texas.  This guy took off shortly after I took his portrait!

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P.S. No, they don’t really go “beep-beep.”


  1. Loved the pictures and thanks for the visit today.

  2. What a happy happy wonderful accident with that first photo!!

  3. They look like they are dancing on top of the water! sandie

  4. Those birds really do look like they are dancing. What a great photo! Poor Roadrunner. Inky sure has hunter instincts. Wishing you a great rest of the week. Tammy

  5. All the photos are wonderful but that first one is just astounding!

  6. those cranes really do look like their dancing, Inky is really cute and looks like he really likes his little perch, anymore presents left? That is a great shot of the road runner