Sunday, June 1, 2014

Oak Grove Visit!

A spot I always visit when I'm at sister's home is Oak Grove Lake...The dam broke about 18 months ago so the bird-life has not returned to full occupancy but some have returned...its always a great spot to see babies in various stages of infancy!





Other Birds who love the water are around....like this Red Winged Blackbird.


and the belted kingfisher


a;; this fishing line scares me.... hope he never gets entangled in it...

Eastern Bluebirds are always around catching flies....


and ah......Got Worms? This Grackle does,,,,he has a mouth full!!


Lovely  wild daisies in full bloom...


and I can never pass a thistle by without getting a photo, such a beautiful plant...



Its only a 1/4 mile around this small lake but there is so much to see...these mallards look so perfect...


I have not looked this fellow up...but he sure is pretty look at those green eyes!!


I heard this call unfamiliar to me...then I saw this Pied Billed Grebe floating around in the reeds I think a nest was nearby...I tried to get his call but he clammed up when I turned the video on...





Such a cool encounter...he had his eye on me the whole time!!

another great day in nature!!



PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

8 comments:

  1. Those birds, they never perform when you want them to. They must be really used to people. I guess you were zooming, but they seem pretty unafraid.

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    1. I know did you hear me trying to encourage him? LOL he just gave me the stink eye and keep floating!

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  2. Hi Sondra.... Love those little guys so darn cute!!
    Great shot's ....some wonderful wild life going on there !!
    Love the thistle!!!

    Grace

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    1. To me the thistle looks like came from mars or Saturn,,,its other worldly...

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  3. You got some fabulous bird shots there Sondra. I love thistles too, tho I know farmers hate them.

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    1. Thanks my friend!! Not much farming going on here now a days...mostly pine trees farming! and some hay...

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  4. Wowzer that camera is treating you well! Gorgeous photos- I love the face on that kingfisher especially. Pied-billed Grebes do make some crazy sounds sometimes, took me a couple years before I even realized they were the source!

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    1. I finally figured out how to get those Outside sources out of the video part...So far its a keeper...sometimes the big zoom looses some quality tho. BUT its easy to handle and I can at least ID the birds I'm shooting with it.

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