Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Tuesday February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chilly Winter Mornings Still Hang On

                                                            Male Canvasback

                                                              "Quiet--Fishing Zone"

                                                         Great Blue Heron Hops

                                                                "Stealth Mode"

                                                            "Come to Me, My Sweet"

                                                                  "Belting It Out"

                                                          Male Bufflehead in Flight

                                                      Bufflehead Pair(Male on Bottom)

                                                        Male Red-winged Blackbird


                                                                  "The Limbo"

                                                         Cedar Waxwing Portrait

                                                               American Robin

                                                         Northern Cardinal

Mornings were quite chilly, especially with that biting wind this week.  The birds say that it is spring,
but I have to disagree with them at the moment.  Hopefully, they are holding off on laying those eggs,
as it is not time.  Biological clocks will be off again this year, as the Arctic blast is still here.  Just ask
the folks in the north...

Monday, February 17, 2014

                                                              Great Blue Heron

                                                                 Ditto, Fishing

                                              American Goldfinch, Non-Breeding Plumage

                                                       Male Red-winged Blackbird


                                                                 Ditto, In Flight

                                                               Ditto, Upon Winter Fare

                                                                 American Robin

                                                                 Dark-eyed Junco

                                                  Male Red-winged Blackbird Choose Nest

                                                          Great Blue Heron Stretches

                                                            Great Blue Heron in Wind

                                                          Great Blue Heron Portrait

51 degrees/partly cloudy/0810-0845

25 mph wind gusts made it rather troublesome to hold camera steady for focus, as well as the chill.
However, as would be so, some interesting and rare shots were obtained, especially the male Red-winged Blackbird choosing a nest for his would-be mate.  Isn't natural life impressive?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Dead of Winter

                                                                 Mourning Dove

                                                       Snow Covered Sheaf of Grass

                                        Great Blue Heron(front), Mallard Pair and American
                                        Coot(center), Green-winged Teal(rear)  

                                                     Snow Covered Thistle Flowers

                                                      Female Red-winged Blackbird

                                                           Male Eastern Bluebird

                                                              Trumpeter Swan


19-21 degrees/0815-0930 hrs./partly cloudy

This has been a very cold week, but there are high probabilities that we are in a warming trend, perhaps even for early mornings.  This is the fare for the week, even with a couple of days of a little snow.
See?  Oklahoma gets snowfall, too.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Life at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX with Deb, 2014

White Rock Lake Denizens

                                                      Chinese Crested Goose(Domestic)


                                                               Ring-billed Gulls

                                            American White Pelican with Breeding Plumage

                                                      American White Pelican in Flight


                                                            Male Great-tailed Grackle

                                                    American White Pelicans Socializing

                                                               Male Greater Scaup

                                                                 Great White Pelican

                                                 Ditto, with American Coot Under Branch

                                                       Female Great-tailed Grackle

                                                           Chinese Crested Goose

                                                              Water "Frozen" in Time

                                                 Brown Chinese Crested Goose(Domestic)

73 degrees on January 31, imagine that?  I didn't have to imagine, as I was there in living color.
This was my first time in Dallas, just a small part of it spent at this wonderfully reading lake.