Monday, May 30, 2016

Waterfowl

The last while has been good for spotting waterfowl.Spring has so many birds appearing all at once that it can be hard to keep up.
I like to visit the Kaleida Marshes frequently to see which new birds have shown up.


These pictures have been cropped,as the birds were too far away to really get great pictures.
This first duck is a Ring-necked Duck.


In the second picture are a pair of Canvasback ducks.

Picture number three is an American Coot.I have tried so many times to get good pictures of this bird,but usually all I get is it's tail end as he disappears in the water.Well,this time I got a fairly good shot.


It is so much easier to get pictures like this.The reeds stay put and all I have to do is get a good focus on them.I like how the water makes wavy reflections.


Finally a  pair of Northern Shovelers in flight.I like this picture,not just because of the ducks,but the clouds paint a soft backdrop.


Thank you Lord for another amazing day full of so many blessings.

15 comments:

Karin said...

This is a lucky ducky post! So much fun to watch them at work, play or plain relaxing! Great shots!

Mersad said...

Really great shots you captured!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great photos once again. I really love that 4th one of the reflections.

Have a wonderful week dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

George said...

I think you did a wonderful job of getting photos. I really like your picture of the coot.

Sandra said...

love those wavy reflections and the red eyes of the coot. my favorite photo today is the in flight Shovelers.. that is awesome

Bonnie said...

Your pictures are always so lovely. That is a great shot of the Coot. God Bless

happyone said...

Love all the pictures. Reflection is my favorite.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Your shot of the Shovelers is amazing. That sky makes it look like a beautiful painting.

Aritha said...

So nice: The Northern Shovelers

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful birds --especially the Coot... You did GREAT!!! Love the reflection picture also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Shug said...

Ah....I really like the reflection picture.....reminds me of long flowing, wavy hair!! LOL. Nice pictures Ruth

E. said...

can you believe is time to change you blog again. JUNE is almost here. wow. time is flying by. have a great summer!! ( :

Nora said...

I love seeing the ducks that you have there. Nice reflecions also.

Rose L said...

Nice photos, especially the reeds one. Where I once lived every year they would have a "coot shoot" to thin out the herd of them. They are very messy. I would go away that weekend so not to hear or see.

Debby Ray said...

Great shots one and all but I really love the wavy reflections of those reeds in the water!