On Tuesday,May 7,I went to our local lake,hoping to find some ducks or geese to photograph.Well I was not disappointed. This is not a large lake,but it is the source of most of the water the town/city of Morden uses.
There was still some ice on the lake,but also lots of open water.
These Grebes are much too far away for a good picture,but I took it anyway.
On the right is a pair of Western Grebes and the two farthest to left are Red-necked Grebes.
It didn't take too long for a Pelican with his beautiful breeding plumage hair to show up.
This must be the new hair-do for 2013.
I knew there was another small pond on my way out of the lake area,so I stopped in there,hoping to get a picture of some Mallards.Here is where my day went from good to very good.
A lone Common Loon was swimming and feeding on this small pond.I rolled down the car windows and sat quietly,waiting for him to move a little closer. I would still have liked to be closer,but these are the best Loon pictures I have ever had.
I had to shoot through some weeds so that is the reason for the blurred spots.I am particularly happy with this picture.The green sheen of the head even shows up.
Thought for Today:
If you want to know yourself better,get to know your Creator better.