NWPBanner
Welcome! NWPphotoforum.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Mystery chick - only a mother could love #8104
05/02/07 02:18 AM
05/02/07 02:18 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Thought I'd post this one just for fun. It's spring and all the birds are mating and having chicks. This one is definitely one that only his mother could love.

Do you recognize it? (hint: this is a very common bird)


Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: glamson] #8105
05/02/07 02:31 AM
05/02/07 02:31 AM
Joined: Jan 2006
Washington
D
Dee Dee Offline
Veteran
Dee Dee  Offline
Veteran
D

Joined: Jan 2006
Washington
I have never seen anything like it. LOL.

Hard to even guess! Can't tell how big it is. Coot maybe? (wild guess).


My Web Site www.deedeemurry.com
Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: Dee Dee] #8106
05/03/07 01:34 PM
05/03/07 01:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Williamsburg, Va
Joe Piotrowski Offline
Journeyman
Joe Piotrowski  Offline
Journeyman

Joined: Feb 2007
Williamsburg, Va
My wild quess is either a Wood Duck or Merganser.


Joe Piotrowski www.avipics.net
Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: glamson] #8107
05/08/07 11:20 AM
05/08/07 11:20 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Well over 50 of you took a peek at my mystery chick but only two of you ventured a guess. Dee Dee's "wild"
guess was correct. This rather colorful chick grows up to be one of the drabbest of the water fowl,
the American Coot.

Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: glamson] #8108
05/09/07 11:50 AM
05/09/07 11:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2006
Washington
D
Dee Dee Offline
Veteran
Dee Dee  Offline
Veteran
D

Joined: Jan 2006
Washington
Interesting! They look more like baby buzzards of some kind and that flourescent yellow/orange feathery stuff...you'd think nature would camouflage them a bit more! Great shot of mom and babies.


My Web Site www.deedeemurry.com
Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: glamson] #8109
05/11/07 12:59 PM
05/11/07 12:59 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Eden (no really!)
J
jamesdak Offline
Old hand
jamesdak  Offline
Old hand
J

Joined: Jul 2006
Eden (no really!)
Yeah, them coots are sure ugly early on. But then they "cute up" a bit.


Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: jamesdak] #8110
05/11/07 09:50 PM
05/11/07 09:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline
I
James Morrissey  Offline
I
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Jim,

Very nice shot. They certainly do 'cute up.' LOL...that is a new one for me.

James

Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: James Morrissey] #8111
05/12/07 08:25 PM
05/12/07 08:25 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Tennessee, USA
RichardR Offline
Journeyman
RichardR  Offline
Journeyman

Joined: Sep 2005
Tennessee, USA
Remarkable transformation from frazzled chick to Coot! I would have never guessed what kind of ducklings those are. Fine shots, Glamson.

Regards,

Dick:)


Every day is a good day.
Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: RichardR] #8112
05/16/07 01:58 AM
05/16/07 01:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
glamson Offline OP
Veteran
glamson  Offline OP
Veteran

Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
Quote:

Remarkable transformation from frazzled chick to Coot! I would have never guessed what kind of ducklings those are. Fine shots, Glamson.

Regards,

Dick:)




Yes, sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to nature. Now here is the opposite situation in which a very drab chick turns into a rather ornate Bald Ibis.


Re: Mystery chick - only a mother could love [Re: glamson] #8113
06/06/07 12:41 AM
06/06/07 12:41 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Germany
ankimo Offline
Wanderer
ankimo  Offline
Wanderer

Joined: Jun 2007
Germany
Nice punker. We have a lot of them here in germany, but i believe we have another sub species. It is hard to capture them so close.

-------------------------------------------
www.ankimo.net - nature photographers website
-------------------------------------------

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 210 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
montage, Poppy, sheril walker, WbN, sierravalleylabs
3311 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums13
Topics6,532
Posts36,783
Members3,311
Most Online629
Dec 4th, 2019

Copyright 2005 - 2020 Nature, Wildlife, and Pet Photography Forum. "NWPPhotoforum" and "nwpphotoforum.com" are the property of Nature, Wildlife, and Pet Photography Forum. All Rights Reserved. Wild Coyote Studio, New York Pet Photographer

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 5.6.40-1+hw3 Page Time: 0.082s Queries: 15 (0.038s) Memory: 0.9640 MB (Peak: 1.9702 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-02-25 20:37:16 UTC