Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 413

 I found a new spot for photographing wildlife.
A little further from home, 
this lake is bigger and I have been seeing some great ducks and large birds here.



As soon as the Great Blue Heron spotted me it started to walk,
briskly...



I really like this image showing off it's big feet.
The herons are here all winter, wherein the egrets migrate south.

I also saw this...


American Wigeon
This duck is present here only in winter and I rarely get to see one.
This adult male has a striking head pattern, with it's green stripe and creamy white forehead and crown.
Body plumage is mainly pinkish/blush.


And this little one that I believe to be a

Pied-Billed Grebe
According to my bird book this Grebe is here year round but I never see it.
In winter it's plumage is orange buff, particularly on it's neck.
All of that is difficult to see in this picture.


It is a beautiful lake that we will definitely be returning to!

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters

14 comments:

  1. Debbie that is a wonderful birding spot!!!! Thanks for sharing. your fantastic pics. We used to have pie-billed grebes on the Lake where we lived in Oregon. And I think in all the seasons we stayed there I managed about three pictures. Lots of pics of the water where they "used to be" though.

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  2. Pretty birds. Our herons are gone your way by now. Love those creatures.

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  3. Your shots always amaze me! These are wonderful!

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  4. All beautiful photographs, but lovely to see the Great Blue Heron.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  5. I love those Heron feet too! How nice to have another good place to go! I want to go with you!

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  6. How neat to have found a new place, we just found a new place too the other day, so fun. You have some really cool birds there, great pics of them too!

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  7. Those are beautiful birds. I'm wondering how the heron survives the winter compared to the other skinny-legged birds. (Pretty sure they don't wear the latest style of leggings....just had to say that.) Linda in Kansas

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  8. Beautiful photos of the Heron!

    My latest post:
    https://craniumbolts.blogspot.com/2021/11/trip-to-saul-kere-lake.html

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  9. Hello Debbie,:=) Your Heron captures are perfectly focused and show off all its features brilliantly, I also like the their large feet. The American Wigeon is a beauty, and the grebe a very sweet bird. This new place looks like a good place for birding. I enjoyed your photos very much.:=)

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  10. Debbie, it is a beautiful lake and your photos are awesome! That GBH does have some big feet...jp

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  11. It's fun to find a new place! It appears you'll have waterfowl of some kind around all winter. The wigeon is a beauty! Love the heron, of course!

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