Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Eyes Have It

Today we spotted a new bird for us. The Greater Scaup. Quite a find, considering their populations are rapidly declining. For me, the best thing about this bird was the eyes. They literally shone like a flashlight; brilliant yellow.





“Deeply moved, Jesus touched their eyes. They had their sight back that very instant, and joined the procession.”
Matthew 20
“The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring waters of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.”
Revelation 7


17 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Yes, the eyes is like what you said - brilliant yellow.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Great find and lovely images Ginny.

Reanaclaire said...

Oh yeah, their eyes are so distinguished looking!

Hootin' Anni said...

Aren't they brilliant? This is a male (the female is dull brown). I didn't realize they're endangered tho...there are always many here in Texas. Congrats on the sighting Ginny!

Hootin' Anni said...

Aren't they brilliant? This is a male (the female is dull brown). I didn't realize they're endangered tho...there are always many here in Texas. Congrats on the sighting Ginny!

MadSnapper said...

I have never seen one and have never even heard this name before. wow. and I see Annie says they live in TX to... they might be here since they are in TX. she and I have the same birds.

Ann said...

I've never heard of this bird. I would have just thought "duck" if I had seen it....lol Those eyes are pretty amazing

Ann said...

I've never heard of this bird. I would have just thought "duck" if I had seen it....lol Those eyes are pretty amazing

George said...

You got some great pictures of the Greater Scaup. Those eyes are really someting.

The Feminine Energy said...

Yes, those eyes! I thought all eyes had a pupil but now I'm not so sure. Amazing! Love, Andrea xoxo

Tamago said...

Beautiful photos of Greater Scaup! I've never seen them before. Their eyes sure shine like a flashlight!

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are beautiful ducks.I agree, their eyes seem to glow.

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful ducks. So were their eyes that shining of was it the camera?

Inger said...

I like the coloring of this bird too. The beak is just gorgeous.

Lois said...

Wow Ginny, that is an amazing bird. I've never seen one before.

Rose said...

The eyes sure do have it!

DeniseinVA said...

Bright eyes and beautiful shots of this lovely bird. I haven't seen it before either.

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