Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday's Critters #458

 A spin around Lake of the Lilies never disappoints me.
The air has been crisp and cool on some days and warm and sunny on others.

There are always a lot of Mallards...they are here year round.
Can you handle those cute little tail curls?

The Greater Scaup
This is a bulky, robust diving duck, present here only during the fall and winter.

The Red Winged Black Birds will be leaving soon, they do not spend their winters here.

The Killdeer is boldly marked, long legged and noisy.
This Plover has long wings and a long tail, when standing, it has a more elongated appearance.
Sexes are similar.

My bird book says that Mute Swans are here year round but I don't see them in the winter.

for one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence, 
look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is -

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters


Jim and Barb's RV Adventure said...

Of those, the scaup, or "bills" as they are known in the duck hunting world are my favorite. When their migration comes through in late fall you know winter is about to arrive.

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous images. I wish I had places near me I could get out and see such beauty.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Lovely pictures of birds. This is the first time I see red-winged black birds. They are beautiful.
Have a nice weekend, Dear Debbie:)

Changes in the wind said...

Those "curls" are indeed adorable:)

The Furry Gnome said...

Great photos Debbie!

Marie Smith said...

Great photos, Debbie. I’ve missed you!

Many of the birds you featured have left here by this time.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Debby :=)
Great waterfowl pictures, and I also love your Blackbird images.

Linda said...

Beautiful post! Love the water birds and colors.

Yvonne said...

Wow! Really beautiful photos.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Debbie,
Wonderful variety of birds, awesome photos. My favorites are the Scaup and the Killdeer. Sorry, I am late visiting this weekend. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, Have a happy new week ! PS, thanks for leaving me a comment.