Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Kaleida Marsh in May

Everytime I head out with my camera in hand, the results can be so different. Sometimes I have an idea as to what I'm looking for and at other times, most times actually, I have no particular plans.
Earlier in spring when the birds are becoming more active,it is fun to see just what I can capture.

A drive to the Kaleida marshes can bring a variety of photo opportunities .
There is always the blue Manitoba sky with a few puffy clouds.
That is one of those sights I just don’t get tired of.


On a good day, at least some of the birds will cooperate. 
On this particular day, I was able to capture a few images of the Black Terns as they were skimming the water in search of food.


These birds are sleek and fast, so getting good shots is not an easy thing to do. 



Another bird that is common at these marshes is the Yellow-headed Blackbird.They are beautiful with that bright yellow head. When they are in flight, the white wing patches are displayed, adding to the beauty.


Of course, as any photographer knows, we are seldom content to get just one picture, because the next one might be that perfect shot.
I like these shots, but will definitely be back there at some time, trying for better shots.


Think About It:

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones,

you’ll start having positive results.

23 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

My favorite is definitely the last one. That yellow head, and both the white patches. It is really hard to capture flight pictures like this. I love this bird!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Now THIS, by far, is a blog I really enjoyed!!! The beautiful weather, the fantastic birds, being with you for company...a most perfect outing!!

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice

Marie Smith said...

I read about that blackbird recently. I am so glad to see it here Ruth. Thank you for sharing.

Sandra said...

I am positive that I have never seen a yellow-headed blackbird and that this one is absolutely gorgeous all three pictures are so beautiful I enlarged really big so I could see that beautiful head

George said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos and the excellent advice.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

These are lovely photos, Ruth. Enjoyed catching a glimpse of what you see when you head out to the March. Loved the shot of the yellow-headed blackbird. He's a beauty. We see the odd one in our backyard over the years -- always assume he's heading elsewhere as he never stays long. We have lots of red-wings.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, it is sure good to hear from you. I did leave a reply for you on my blog and hope you will click by and take a look. Your post here sure puts a smile on my face. Your photography is always an inspiration. Thank goodness you get out and take the photos and share with us! Thank you for your blog and for visiting mine. Do take good care, stay safe and be well.

photowannabe said...

So lovely and the perfect quote about our positive attitude.
I love how you captured the blackbird in flight.
We have mostly Red-winged Blackbirds around here.
I sure need to see some pretty sights.
Sue

Barb said...

What a beautiful landscape. Your photos of the birds in flight are awesome, Ruth. I haven't seen either of these birds in person. I love the coloring of the Blackbird.I truly believe that quote.

happyone said...

The bird is beautiful. I've never seen one before.
That is a great saying!!

Shug said...

So many different birds that I have never seen before. You always capture great pictures.

Rose said...

I so love these...I would love to see a yellow headed blackbird...according to All About Birds, I think it is a possibility.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow---that yellow headed Blackbird is gorgeous... I've never even heard of that bird... SO pretty....

You are right when you say that you see something different every time you visit a place like those marshes.....

Great set of pictures today.
Hugs,
Betsy

Debbie said...

i don't know how you do it, your flight shots are incredible!! the yellow headed blackbird is gorgeous and what a treat for me, i have never seen one!!

awesome closing thought!!

Rose L said...

I have never seen a yellow headed blackbird. He is lovely!

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots!

Karen said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE BEAUTY AND WISDOM.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I love your Tern photos and the beautiful scenery. Yes, if we could just focus on the positives in life around us instead of the negatives, we would have a much more positive attitude about life in general. I like that idea, and that is what I have been also trying to do. It really does help me to stay in a more peaceful frame of mind. Thank you for this reminder.

Mary said...

Beautiful! Love the yellow headed blackbird, but they are all great photos.

Karen said...

I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR AMAZING PHOTOS!

Susan Zarzycki said...

Ruth, you have great birding areas near you! How lucky you are! Lovely photos.đź’–

E. said...

wow, those yellow heads are just amazing. what beauties. ( ;
happy week. stay cool. take care.