Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Monday January 27, 2014


After the Snow

                                                               American Robin



                                                                   Canada Goose

                                                                 Canada Goose on Ice

                                                       Cedar Waxwing with Berry

                                                            American Robin Hops

                                                   Cedar Waxwing Portraits, As Follows

Light and Variable Wind/partly cloudy/15 degrees with 5 degree Wind Chill/0815-0900

Due to the fact that there was no wind today, made for a much better photo shoot.  Once again, there are patches of ice and clear water, but with this new Arctic blast, the lake will freeze again fully.  My timing this morning allowed for some good feeding shots, and I lasted a lot longer on the lake than I did yesterday.  There was a dusting of snow overnight, but you'd never know it.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On the Light of the Shores

                                                             Female Bufflehead

                                                          "On the Light of the Shores"

                                                  Immature Black-crowned Night-Heron

                                                                  Male Mallard

                                                              Northern Mockingbird

                                                             Great Blue Heron


18 degrees with 0 wind chill/partly cloudy/20 mph wind/0815-0835

This was one of the coldest days this winter, if not the coldest.  I got what I felt that I could get and moved on.  Perhaps tomorrow will be kinder.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Cool Winds Have Temporarily Passed

                                                           Male Belted Kingfisher

                                                                 Great Blue Heron



                                                            "Scratching the Itch"

                                                                  American Coot

                                                        "The Honker" Canada Goose

                                                                Great Blue Heron


                                                                 "Crappie of the Day"

                                                                     "The Turn"

                                                    Immature Black-crowned Night-Heron

39-44 degrees/0830-1000/15 mph winds/partly cloudy

Another fruitful day that I am happy with.  As luck would have it, there are more days coming where I will be able to get out in the earlier mornings, making it a good life.  Hold onto what you value, including your own personal treasures.

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Sunday January 19, 2014

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Sunday January 19, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Even the Birds Say that it is Good to Get Out

                                                             Great Blue Heron


                                                                    "Portrait 2"

                                                      Canvasbacks(Female on Left)

                                                             Female House Finch

                                                              Dark-eyed Junco

                                                                 Cedar Waxwing

                                                       American Robin with Breakfast

                                                           Female Northern Cardinal

                                                              Northern Mockingbird

                                                              Carolina Chickadee

                                                             Male Bufflehead

                                                              Male House Finch



41-45 degrees/partly cloudy/15 mph winds/0835-0945

The birds seem to think that today is a perfect spring day, but I don't think it is here for the long haul.  Too many things indicate otherwise.  They will be going back into hiding soon enough.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Great Blue Heron's Fishing Expedition


                                                                     "I'll Betcha…"


42-44 degrees/0830-0930/partly cloudy/20-25 mph wind gusts/unknown wind chill

It was cold as sin, but I could not give in to the pain in my fingers.  Being a quitter is not in my vocabulary.  This is something that I owe to myself as a photographer, to learn patience, as this heron cannot pull his meals out of a hat.  So I waited, got colder, and my fingers got numb.  Just as  was idly considering giving up, it happened.  And it was in a flash!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Chilly, Yet Productive Morning

                                                   Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron


                                                              Carolina Chickadee

                                                   Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron


                                                                 Bewick's Wren

                                                   Juvenile Black-crowed Night Heron

                                                       Buffleheads Taking Flight

                                                                   Canada Geese

                                        Black-crowned Night Heron Juvenile Amid Shrubbery

28-32 degrees/unknown wind chill/15 mph winds/partly cloudy/0840-0945 hrs.

Quiet and cold, yet peaceful and refreshing to be out today.  The youngster Black-crowned Night-Heron made its appearance with several good poses.  The Bewick's Wren also permitted itself to be seen, and the Carolina Chickadee enjoyed the attention, too.