Sunday, December 29, 2013

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Sunday December 29, 2013

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Saturday, December 28, 2013





                                                                    Beaver


                                                 Great Blue Heron Diving for Breakfast


                                                               Ditto, with small fish


                                                              Glow of Sunrise


                                                                  American Robin


                                                             Northern Mockingbird


                                                                  Bewick's Wren


                                                   Immature Black-crowned Night Heron


                                                             Great Blue Heron

31 degrees/0745-0830/partly cloudy/light and variable winds

An exquisitely beautiful morning, with lots of nature in my midst.  This was a perfect way to spend a short time before work.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Thaw


                                                      Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron





                                                            Great Blue Heron


                                                           Sunflower with Ice Patch


                                                           Northern Mockingbird


                                                                     Ditto


                                                                    Canvasbacks


                                                                Canvasbacks in Flight


                                                            Northern Mockingbird

Partly Cloudy/ 0845-0945/light and variable winds/27-32 degrees

Merry Christmas to all!  To day is going to be in the 50s.  Tomorrow made it to 43, and it appears that we are in a slight warming trend.  This is welcome news to me, as it will allow some ice to melt.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ice Storm 2013












In the south, we still manage to get a little weather.  Isn't this one of the most beautiful things that you've ever seen?

It reminds me of the old days at home, when I was wandering the woods, just looking up, and seeing nature's art at my disposal.  It makes me grateful for all the things that I can see

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Tidings of Great Joy Upon the Lake


                                                          Great Blue Heron Backlit


                                                      Last Night's Sunset at the Lake


                                                         Nativity Scene Across from Lake


                                                      Northern Mockingbird Early Morn


                                                     American Robin calling Another


                                                             Buffleheads in Flight


                                                           Male Belted Kingfisher


                                                           Northern Mockingbird


                                 Double-crested Cormorant(left) and Immature Ring-billed Gull


                                                  Male Bufflehead(Left) and Female


                                                            Female Canvasbacks


                                                               Great Blue Heron


                                                       Great Blue Heron Stretches

33-39 degrees/clear skies/15 mph wind/0800-1000

There was a light skin of ice on the water, and to show you how light Ring-billed Gulls are, they were standing upon the ice.  The morning was quiet with a small amount of foot traffic.  Today will be 60ish, but that is soon to be short lived. Enjoy the warmer weather while possible, as old man winter all soon be upon us again.

A man stopped me this morning, thrilled that he saw a Bald Eagle on Saturday, grateful for the beauty of our national symbol.  I am grateful for everything that nature has to offer.  Please do your best to protect it.  If you see litter somewhere, please have it in your hearts to pick it up.  You might be saving a bird's life.  Thanks, caring friends!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Great Blue Heron Kind of Day


                                                             Great Blue Heron


                                                               With Fish


                                                                      Growling


                                                                       Stalking


                                                                         Fishing


                                                                   "The Spoils"


                                                                       Portrait


                                                     Windblown Northern Mockingbird


                                                       Canvasbacks(Male on Left)

1530-1640 hrs/partly cloudy/20 mph wind gusts/61-58 degrees

There is water in the lake again instead of ice.  This should permit the ducks to come a little closer to shore.  Having had a very full weekend, I was unable to get to the lake until today, which I believe was a productive shoot.  Rumor has it that the weather will be improving here, while the east coast battles dramatic snow storms.  I don't miss those days.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Beauty of Early Morn Begets Another Wondrous Day


                                                                   Canada Geese


                                                            Northern Mockingbird


                                                                American Robin


                                                              Northern Cardinal

 
                                                                  Mourning Dove


                                                             Sheaf of Ornamental Grass

19-25 degrees/partly cloudy/0800-0930/light and variable winds

Even though it was technically colder yesterday, there was very little wind in comparison, so it was much more comfortable.  There is still very little water showing, but I understand that the days will soon be a little warmer.  Perhaps the ducks will come closer.