So you want to see a funny big bird? You have to check out this traffic cam.
Now for my own big birds. I have seen them from Alaska to Arizona, in the wild and in captivity, in parks and wildlife reserves and rest areas. Some bigger than others.
Take a look.
|Egret--Lake Merritt--Oakland, California|
|American White Pelicans--Lake Merritt--Oakland|
|Sandhill Cranes outside Othello, Washington|
|Bald Eagle near Juneau, Alaska|
|"Lady Baltimore"--Bald Eagle--Juneau, Alaska|
|San Francisco Zoo|
Don't know what this guy is, but he sure looks steady on his FOOT.
|Eagle Totem--Ketchikan, Alaska|
|Flamingos--San Francisco Zoo|
Did you know that baby flamingos are gray and fluffy?
|Penguins--San Francisco Zoo|
Penguins have attitude.
|Great Blue Heron--Veterans' Oasis Park--Chandler, Arizona|
|Crane--Veterans' Oasis Park|
|Cormorants --Veterans' Oasis Park|
It can be quite warm in Arizona, even in November. I think these cormorants are cooling off.
|Sandhill Cranes--near Othello, Washington|
More cranes. I hope to get better pictures of them this year.
|Seagull--Sun Lakes State Park, Washington|
Not so very big, but they made up for it in individual loudness.
|Wild turkey--Sun Lakes State Park|
If Ben Franklin had had his way, this would be our national bird.
|Canada Geese family--Sun Lakes State Park|
|Big birds need big nests. Near Lake Shasta, California|
|Not sure, but these guys might be Sandhill Cranes or a related species. Near Grass Valley Rest Stop, Northern California.|
|Mute Swans--near Grass Valley Rest Area|
We had seen Mute Swans at the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge, so we recognized them when we saw them in California.
The headbangers are birdwatching this week.
You can see their finds if you click their links near the top of my sidebar.