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.