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,

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


DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Debbie. Love them!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Marie Smith said...

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

RedPat said...

Your shots always amaze me! These are wonderful!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Awesome images.

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures of the heron!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Conniecrafter said...

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!

DrumMajor said...

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

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful photos of the Heron!

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Breathtaking said...

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.:=)

jp@A Green Ridge said...

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

Brian King said...

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!