Sunday, October 14, 2012

More Fall Colors (and Birds)

My 2nd bite of the apple: Carmi's Thematic Photographic 216, Fall Colors. These pictures were all taken at Scioto Audubon Metro Park on Saturday.







These are a few of the large group of egrets and herons that were having great success fishing in the Scioto River.



Blackpoll Warbler, perhaps?  They were slightly smaller than the nearby sparrows, and more determined to stay in the marsh grass.





These fungi were the size of salad bowls (the largest was about a foot in diameter). Polypores, I presume.
Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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18 comments:

mikey said...

No matter what I have done, as I look back over my life, I have no egrets...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think I was gulled a few times too many.
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Smut Clyde said...

Pigface!
Not you, the flower -- its a Caprobrotus of some kind.

vacuumslayer said...

Somebody should model actual bowls after those fungi. They are so cool-looking. Then again, if they're edible, it would be awesome to eat out of them.

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Smut Clyde said...

I think I was gulled a few times too many
Once bittern, twice shy.

Smut Clyde said...

its a Caprobrotus of some kind.

In fact, from the small size of the leaves & flowers, I'm gonna change that to Drosanthemum.

mikey said...

But the Pigface still stands?

Alexia said...

Great colours on those trees - and the egrets and herons are lovely.

Love the fungi bowls, with their contents - great capture :)

Karen S. said...

I so want my own fungi bowls...so cute! My most delighted photo of your 2nd batch...is the red boat-of course it captured my heart! Great mix here again!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

cool fiery autumn colors and birds...and the little butterfly...but those FUNGI BOWLS are the best!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, people!

By the way, JohnR is right, the bird in the march grass is a goldfinch.

I'm used to seeing ones that are brighter and more goldfinchy.
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Randal Graves said...

The Shroomman Cometh.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Glad I was able to duck that bird pun thread that those old coots were having.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

B^4 drakes it, Olde Style.
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Substance McGravitas said...

Heron the dog.

vacuumslayer said...

*cough* *looks at watch, taps foot* Sir, I believe you owe us a fresh batch of orbs, cats and butterflies.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You're right, vs. I lost my posting-fu.

Maybe it's in a closet or dresser drawer somewhere...
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