They started out at a place Mom had never been - the Cove!
They saw a Great Blue Heron fly by and Mom got some quick shots of him:
Then, Mom was very excited to see a bird she'd never seen in person before - Hooded Mergansers! Since I wasn't there, the ducks didn't swim over, but Mom did the best she could, stretching her camera as far as she could.
|Female and male Hooded Merganser (female is at the top of the photo)|
If it hadn't been for one lone seagull swimming in with the Hooded Mergansers, Mom never would have seen them!
|Hooded Mergansers and a seagull|
Thank you, Mr. Seagull!
There were a bunch of sailboats moored in the Cove. Mom did some special effects on this shot:
This Red Tailed Hawk was keeping an eye on everything:
Mom and her friend also went over to the River Pond area. There were a lot of Canada Geese and some ducks. Here are some geese ...
... and a rather camera shy Mallard behind them!
They also went over to see if anyone was hanging out at Willow Lake:
No one there, but it sure looks peaceful, doesn't it?
They saw Canada Geese flying over the River Pond ...
... and also some Mallards:
We hope Mom's photos have helped you find your inner Zen of Zim Zone.
If you'd like to see more pix from her most recent birding outing, please click here.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
VERY serene! BTW, your Mom has inspired our Mom. Our Mom participates in market research studies 'for fun' (did we mention that our Mom is a bit odd?), and she has been saving the gift cards and checks that she gets for doing them, and finally has enough to get a new camera. She's going to get the Nikon L820 as a Christmas present to herself. (She says it's a present for us, too, as it will allow her to take 'better dog photos', but we'll see...) Beautiful photos, as always!ReplyDelete
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus
PeeEss: Happy Thanksgiving to your entire family from ours!
The picture of the boats looks like a painting! Very nice.ReplyDelete
So very very pretty!ReplyDelete
Monty and Harlow
That first picture of the Great Blue Heron is our favorite! What a fabulous shot!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
beautiful! we like the picture with the camera shy Mallard :DReplyDelete
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
Those ducks are beautifulReplyDelete
What a wonderful and relaxing way to end our long weekend!ReplyDelete
Great shots as always! That first shot of the heron is special.ReplyDelete
Millie & Walter
That photo with the camera shy duck made me giggle! Such beautiful photos and very special for your mom to see a bird she has never seen before. The weather here this weekend was beautiful!ReplyDelete
Stop on by for a visit
Great shots mum. Have a marvellous Monday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly