IN THE WATER ~~~ON THE WING

by Brenda Nelson January. 13, 2011 4180 views

These are some of our winter visitors on the pond behind our house.

A couple of days ago, this beautiful blue heron stopped by our little body of water…

…but didn't stick around to let me get another photo!

Then later in the day, a flock of geese landed in the side yard.

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)

This swan posed, but the other one had it's head in the water, making ripples on the surface

After the swans left for the larger lake, the geese finally got their chance!

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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Andrea 6 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic set!

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Huiching 6 years, 8 months ago

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...

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Kaitlyn 6 years, 8 months ago

LOVE the last shot!

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Tomie Poodle 6 years, 8 months ago

wonderful set! i like 1 and 6 the most!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sherij 6 years, 8 months ago

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!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 6 years, 8 months ago

You have such nice neighbours! 1, 5 and 7 are my fav's.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 8 months ago

all are great! my favorites are the heron and the lonely little duck!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful set, very nice series!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 8 months ago

Lovely shots.

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Sara G 6 years, 8 months ago

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 :-)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ray King 6 years, 8 months ago

These shots may not be as close as mine, Brenda, but the colors are great. Almost appear more Autumn than winter. Beautiful set.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pandka 6 years, 8 months ago

Great set! Fantastic colors!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 8 months ago

Lovely little story to your takes. I actually like the tones and colours in the second one it is very appealing

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 8 months ago

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

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 8 months ago

Very nice set!

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Jacki 6 years, 8 months ago

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!

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Marsha 6 years, 8 months ago

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!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pauline Wilson Brooks 6 years, 8 months ago

lovely shots and a lovely saga of bird life! I had to add the last one to my favourites also.

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Jeff Cornish 6 years, 8 months ago

Very nice shots Brenda! You have a paradise behind you. That last one is going to my favorites!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brian 6 years, 8 months ago

We get all but the swan in our pond here. Love the last shot.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Louise Lefranã§Ois 6 years, 8 months ago

Very nice! The last one in my fav! Beautiful solitude!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Terry 6 years, 8 months ago

I like them all, as usual, but I really like the last one. It looks like Big Creek to me too. Very nice!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Julie 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful pictures and entertaining story to go along with them! You had plenty of feathered friends visiting! Is this at Big Creek?

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mandi Sams 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful set, love the last one!! :)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful pictures...and really so
[i][b]GREAT colors....![/b][/i]
ciao

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 8 months ago

Lots of birds and very nice shots.

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