Sunday photoblogging: Birds at Crosby

by Chris Bertram on February 25, 2018

Birds at Crosby

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JRLRC 02.25.18 at 6:57 pm

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Alan White 02.25.18 at 9:04 pm

Beautiful composition of birds up and down; vibrant green.

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bad Jim 02.26.18 at 8:15 am

What the hell? As bucolic landscapes go, it’s superb, but it’s way outside what we’ve been served up so far.

As bucolic landscapes go, though, it’s disturbing; the flock of dark birds aloft (crows?) is alarming, yet the large unfamiliar birds in the foreground, and dispersed across the field, are utterly calm, as are the smaller white birds (gulls, perhaps? the dunes suggest proximity to the ocean).

But what is a lawn doing here? That green expanse is unnatural. Is this a golf course?

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William Berry 02.26.18 at 3:19 pm

@bad Jim: The pale green of the grass indicates that the grass is half-drowned, so it’s likely a wetland area; i.e., a marsh or floodplain.

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dilbert dogbert 02.26.18 at 4:27 pm

The hillscape in the background reminds of California and the geese in the foreground remind that one needs to bring a blanket to sit on the grass.

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Chris Bertram 02.26.18 at 8:42 pm

Crosby is on Merseyside, the sea is just behind the dunes.

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bad Jim 02.27.18 at 9:04 am

Ach, so. Thanks, all. The dinosaurs do seem content, plucking tasty tidbits.

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