Mom put a LOT of her photos from Saturday up on Flickr; you can view the whole set at this link. I thought I'd share my favorites here - with my comments, of course! Let's take a look!
|Female and male un-Common Mergansers|
While I love the hair-do the female Commons have, I REALLY love the Hoodies' --
|Female Hooded Merganser|
Seriously. It's sort of "Bride of Frankenstein", don't you think?
Everyone was very busy fishing at the river. Here's the tail-end of a Merganser catching her breakfast!
|Dive! Dive!! Dive!!!|
Mom also saw this Goldeneye Duck ...
... and I think he saw her, too!
Overhead, Mom saw some Gooses:
There were two Pelicans swimming around. Here's one of them:
|American White Pelican|
And there were LOTS of Great Blue Heron busy fishing!
|Going in for the kill!|
|"Wait. What was I doing again?"|
Really. It looks like his train of though got derailed, doesn't it?
Here's another Heron:
|"I got a fish!"|
Check out this bank of the river:
|Find the Herons!|
We count seven Herons in that photo; see how many you can find!
Here's one doing a little dance:
|Doing the Hippy Hippy Shake|
Cammie and I saw Mom do that same move on a patch of black ice this morning, but that's another matter altogether. Let's get back to serene fishing scenes:
This guy looks like he's up to something:
|"Psst! Hey, buddy! Wanna buy a watch?"|
Check out the catch this guy made:
"Help! Helllpppp meeeeee!"
Very serene! Unless you're the fish, of course...
|"No, really! HELPPPPPP!"|
Here's ano--DUCK!!! No, really! DUCK!
OK, it's another Great Blue Heron, but DUCK!!!!!
I'll leave you with one more photo and a poem:
Great Blue Herons.
Don't blame me. Mom wrote that one.
I hope you enjoyed our photos. Remember, if you'd like to see more, please check out our Flickr set!