Saturday, January 21, 2012

If It's Saturday, It Must Be Camera Critters!

Last year we visited Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, NC.  It is a fabulous park, with more kinds of waterfowl than I ever knew existed.  Here were some of my favorites from that trip.  Hope you enjoy them!

The bird with the fancy hairdo is a Blue-Crowned Pigeon!

Mandarin Duck - this was my favorite, just because of the exotic colors!

Cape Teal Duck

Black Swan and her young.

Demoiselle Crane

Barrow's Goldeneye

Sylvan Heights has over 1,500 ducks, geese, swans and exotic birds from around the world.  It is truly a birding paradise!

Linking to Camera Critters.

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a neat place to visit. I would love to see all the different species of birds and ducks. Great critter post and photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Dianna said...

You have to wonder how that pigeon holds his head up??? I've never seen anything like that.
But you know the black swan has my heart!!

EG Wow said...

Ah, so that's a Barrow's goldeneye. I hear they occasionally fly east to the Great Lakes but I have never been lucky enough to see one ip close.

Snap said...

Sylvan Heights looks like a great place to visit. I'm rather fond of Mandarin ducks myself! I enjoyed your feathered friends. Happy Critter Day!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

...and it seems they got all gussied up just for the camera too!!! Love 'em.

If I Could Talk to the Animals

LadyFi said...

Great shots - love the hairdo of the crane and the pigeon!

heyBJK said...

Great shots, Linda! I love the pigeon and black swan.

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Nice photos. I love that plummed headdress on the blue-crowned pigeon. I've never seen a black swan before ... quite spectacular!

Indrani said...

The blue pigeon has stylish head gear.

Two Barking Dogs said...

Gorgeous!

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

What great shot! Some of them just don't seem real. It is fun to see such an array of beauty.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

PS...I'm glad you stopped by to repay my visit. I had to return and become one of YOUR Followers!!!

John said...

Awesome captures!

Fur Baby for camera critters. Looking forward to your visit.

totsymae said...

Love them all. Nature can be a beautiful thing.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

omg, what a great series of photos!

i especially like the first one, but they are all exceptional!

happy sunday!

Ruta said...

Looks like a great place to spend a day. I love the assortment of colors...the black swan and the blue pigeon especially!

Cheryl said...

oooo and ahhhhhh.

They're all gorgeous. I especially like your perspective on the cape teal duck.