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IN THE WATER ~~~ON THE WING

2011.01.13
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A couple of days ago, this beautiful blue heron stopped by our little body of water...
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...but didn't stick around to let me get another photo!
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Then later in the day, a flock of geese landed in the side yard.
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They wanted to get in the water, but these two swans had taken up residency. Someone told us that geese won't go near swans. (You may need to enlarge this one)
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This swan posed, but the other one had it's head in the water, making ripples on the surface
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After the swans left for the larger lake, the geese finally got their chance!
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The next morning, all that was left was this lonely little duck! Today, the pond is frozen over and none of them are here!
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These are some of our winter visitors on the pond behind our house.
29 Comments
joycephotography Lots of birds and very nice shots.
joycephotography · 2011-01-12: 18:13
borogovoi Beautiful pictures...and really so
GREAT colors....!
ciao
borogovoi · 2011-01-12: 18:17
danrav What a great post! Love the storyline! That solitary duck is looks so cool among all of the ripples! Your closing regarding the lake being frozen over and "none of them are here" is a bit of a sad closing!"
danrav · 2011-01-12: 18:21
Clarinetchick Beautiful set, love the last one!! :)
Clarinetchick · 2011-01-12: 18:37
juliearnold93 Beautiful pictures and entertaining story to go along with them! You had plenty of feathered friends visiting! Is this at Big Creek?
juliearnold93 · 2011-01-12: 18:49
hypnotica I like them all, as usual, but I really like the last one. It looks like Big Creek to me too. Very nice!
hypnotica · 2011-01-12: 18:55
loulou169 Very nice! The last one in my fav! Beautiful solitude!
loulou169 · 2011-01-12: 19:33
dontblink We get all but the swan in our pond here. Love the last shot.
dontblink · 2011-01-12: 20:26
jeffcornish Very nice shots Brenda! You have a paradise behind you. That last one is going to my favorites!
jeffcornish · 2011-01-12: 21:23
poshrat lovely shots and a lovely saga of bird life! I had to add the last one to my favourites also.
poshrat · 2011-01-12: 21:39
????? just the lonely little duck left, quite serene feeling!~ I've seen swans attack Canadian geese, maybe these geese heard of this also and are wise enough not to get close!~
????? · 2011-01-12: 23:03
lookagain I love those blue herons...have only seen a couple in the wild....beautiful birds! The whole post is lovely and the last one has wonderful light!
lookagain · 2011-01-12: 23:55
DancingDolphin I like the heron, some how it always feels like you are seeing a 'regal' bird don't you think? Swans of course are always beautiful, too bad they are so foul tempered!
DancingDolphin · 2011-01-13: 00:05
darfoster Very nice set!
darfoster · 2011-01-13: 01:43
cariad Beautiful captures which all make for a wonderful post - I think the duck actully looks quite victorious but that maybe because your excellent narrative led me there
cariad · 2011-01-13: 02:17
MoMac Lovely little story to your takes. I actually like the tones and colours in the second one it is very appealing
MoMac · 2011-01-13: 04:38
pandka Great set! Fantastic colors!
pandka · 2011-01-13: 07:20
davidcardona Beautiful!
davidcardona · 2011-01-13: 09:48
RayNvb These shots may not be as close as mine, Brenda, but the colors are great. Almost appear more Autumn than winter. Beautiful set.
RayNvb · 2011-01-13: 09:51
NellyBly How entertaining in your own back yard! I know you always keep that camera handy..Great shots..Love to watch "happenings" of nature..I've thought before looking out the window to my back yard is like looking at a screen saver..this comes and goes..then another, then another :-)
NellyBly · 2011-01-13: 10:34
Lynda Lovely shots.
Lynda · 2011-01-13: 12:35
imrepapa Beautiful set, very nice series!
imrepapa · 2011-01-13: 13:13
jennye all are great! my favorites are the heron and the lonely little duck!
jennye · 2011-01-13: 13:59
Unchained You have such nice neighbours! 1, 5 and 7 are my fav's.
Unchained · 2011-01-13: 14:32
SheriJ Yep Heron's don't stick around much when people are around. They are flighty birds. I wish we had Swans they are so elegant! Great captures!
SheriJ · 2011-01-13: 16:11
tomie wonderful set! i like 1 and 6 the most!
tomie · 2011-01-13: 16:16
SunFlower1990 LOVE the last shot!
SunFlower1990 · 2011-01-14: 22:03
promise Oooooh.... I really enjoyed the story of what was going on right behind your house, Brenda! It is completely different from what I have by looking out of my apartment. Okay, well, I have got a lot of waterlilies to enjoy. Hahaha...
promise · 2011-01-15: 00:07
wildduck Fantastic set!
wildduck · 2011-01-16: 09:36
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