It has been gray for a couple of days and it supposed to be gray until this front passes and while gray days can get me down gray birds lift me back up. I have been working on my new photo galleries and came across a few gray birds to post today.
The first is a Gray Partridge photographed in Glacier County, Montana during the summer of 2012 on a farm where there is a small flock of Gray Partridges (sometimes called Huns) that have been there for years & years. Even though they are used to people and farm equipment they are still pretty skittish but the morning I took this image they were a bit more approachable. Personally I love the peachy and rust colors against the soft grays in their plumage.
Gray Partridges are an introduced upland game bird species and in a few areas of grasslands and grainfields they thrive.
While I lived in Florida I had a hard time getting images of the Gray Catbirds that I came across because they are such skulkers, who knew I would get my best opportunity with the species on Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas? I was wandering around photographing Bananaquits and Bahama Mockingbirds when I found this one peering at me from a shrub.
The last gray bird for today is a Gray Flycatcher I photographed while on the Bear River Bird Refuge auto tour route in August of 2009. The flycatcher flew in so close that I was able to get a series of close frame filling images of it before it left to hawk for insects.
Gray days aren’t so gray when I see shades of gray in three bird species on my screen.
Life is good.