A broken wing.

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by Buffalobob, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Buffalobob

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    I was out finding a site to use to monitor how much and what kind of trash runs off highways during a storm and had stopped at a stormwater wet pond. I had my camera to take pictures of the outfalls to include into the proposal I am submitting. On my way back to my truck, I saw a small bird fluttering and hopping along the ground with a broken wing. I took a picture and then remembered that there is a place over at the Patuxent Wildlife refuge that cares for hurt birds.

    Well the bird keep fluttering and hopping along and I was afraid it would get back into the roadway and get hit again. So I just left it alone.

    I spent some time with a photo editor adjusting colors and contrast, etc to try to help the pictures a little.

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  2. gbraach

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    I doubt there was any thing wrong with the bird. A nesting bird will often act that way to draw predators away from their nest. This behavior is common in killdeers.
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    GBraach

    Do you know the difference between a junior member with 8 posts and a senior member with three dump trucks of posts?

    I can act stupid and nobody will be surprised. You still have a chance of fooling us.:D

    This is just my little joke for the day.

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  4. CAM

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    BB
    You GOT to work on your timing!!!!
    Three days late for April fools!!

    CAM
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    That was a good'n.
     
  6. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    Bob,
    After I read your prairie dog posts I just figured you didn't know anything about killdeer either.

    James
     
  7. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    A little late seeing this post, spit coffee all over my screen when I saw the pics.
    That was a good one BB:D
     
  8. Sendero_Man

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    What really amazes me is that these little birds with broken wings can still kill full grown deer. Simply amazing....

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  9. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Wish one of those things would grab my wife's PIA dog..............:D
     
  10. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i always wondered where they got that name! that one appears to be a little bigger than the ones around here.