Sunday, April 18, 2010

Of Geese and Swans, Grebes and Turtles- a Day of Heaven

What a beautiful day we had yesterday. The sun was out, the ducks and geese and swans were out- it was just heavenly- a bit more wind than I liked but one can't have everything! I thought I'd show you just a bit of what we were able to enjoy- and I hope you enjoy as well... one of those "wish you were here" moments. :-)


We saw bluewing teal and grebes...





...Swans- I need to see if I can figure out if they were trumpeter or tundra swans-



...Canada Geese...





More geese...

...bathing geese...




...after the baths...


...swimming ducks...

...sleeping swans...

...a few of these type shots- don't ya just hate when that happens?!...



Not great, but have you ever tried to photograph a flying teal- they are FAST!!!

Some of my favorites- them little "turtle bumps" on a log...

This fellow was very exciting to see...





...and then there are always the good old mallards and woodies...
My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time together. What more could you ask of a day than this? Good company, beautiful day, relaxing moments, exciting views, wonderful times in nature. It was a bit of heaven...

3 comments:

Artoholic said...

I do love waterbirds- I spent a lot of my youth keeping very very quiet around lakes and rivers watching them. I do love Canada geese, such regal colouring.

We have black swans here, I'm sure yours trumpet just as loudly as ours do!

And yes are Teal lightening FAST - I love the whistle of their wings as they jet past.

Great shots,

Cheers,

Cindy

Mona said...

Carol, what a blessed photo reference trip! Thanks for taking us along with you.

ę„ŠDodieSeaver0202 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................