May goulash


This is a small collection of pictures taken this May which didn’t have a posting of their own. Well in this case, it is also just a few shots while trying out a camera.

One of my first shots was a close view of an osprey rushing by in flight. 

A tranquil shot featured four painted turtles on a loafing log.

A yellow-bellied marmot constantly called and raised its tail. I thought it sought a partner, but none appeared. When I looked at the pictures, I realized its problem: constipation. 

For a while I watched a female Rufous Hummingbird and separately a male Black-chinned Hummingbird (another one is shown here). But, these two were all that appeared.

Finally, a male Rufous turned up. It was cloudy so the iridescent red gorget showed rarely.

However, now and then, the gorget was stunning.


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4 Responses to May goulash

  1. Paul says:

    Amazing photos as always

  2. Trevor Goward says:

    Well you’ve gone and done it again: everything from humour to glamour to splendour, with the best saved till last! I’m in awe. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Doug Jamieson says:

    Fabulous shots!

  4. Karen Pidcock says:

    Thanks, Alistair…I especially enjoyed the log-loafing turtles and YBMarmot!

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