Friday, May 30, 2014

                                                        Rare Canada Gosling Moments



                                                           Disturbed Great Blue Heron

                                                           One Nesting Brown Thrasher

                                                                 Red Eared Slider

                                                            Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

                                                               American Lady

0645-0815/partly cloudy/66-76 degrees/light and variable winds

A number of beauties were out this morning.  Happened to see a recently fledged Northern Mockingbird, but I was unable to get a good photo.  Wish me luck on another day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Way of the Wind Leads Me East

                                                          Great Blue Heron, First Light

                                                                 American Coot

                                                                     Redhead Pair

                                                                 Three Killdeer Eggs

                                Trumpet Flowers Attract Baltimore Orioles and Hummingbirds

0645-0745/clear/light and variable winds/70s

The rain has left us for a short time and the sun is out once again.  I was surprised to spy three Redheads this morning, and it is soon time for the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to be back in the area.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Stars in the Early Morning Hours

                                                        Female Northern Cardinal

                                                              Male Ruddy Duck

                                                                  Canada Goose
                                                         "Up Close and Personal"

                                                           Wet Roses After Rainfall

                                                       Blue-winged Teals Passing By

                                                        Female Red Winged Blackbird

                                                           Great Blue Heron in Flight

                                                                  Canada Gosling

                                                               Canada Goose Family

                                                                     Great Egret

                                                      Great Egret and Great Blue Heron

                                                            Male Northern Cardinal

                                     Male Mallard in Eclipsed Plumage and Great Blue Heron

                                                                Brown Thrasher

Over the past weekend, some much needed rain fell.  The level of the lake rose slightly, but we can still use more water.  Our denizens were out enjoying the cooler weather and are still in good health.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fun in the Sun

                                                           Great Blue Heron in Flight

                                                                 "Balancing Act"


                                                                  "Done For the Day"

                                                         Female Red-winged Blackbird

                                                                 "A Tasty Morsel"

                                                         Cedar Waxwing in the Shade

                                     Northern Mockingbird with Breakfast for the Little Ones

                                                                Canada Gosling

These are from the past two days, beginning before 0700 and lasts for a couple of hours before the sun hits its peak.  Temperatures are in the 60s and 70s and as you can see, life is well at Boomer Lake.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mornings Are to May as Nights are to Summer

                                                     Great Blue Heron Lifting Off

                                                       Canada Goslings are Growing Up

                                                           American Robin Stretches

                                                           Female Northern Cardinal

                                                                 Canada Gosling

                                                              Mallard Ducklings

                                                         Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Courting

                                                                    Mallard Hen

                                                             Canada Goose in Flight
                                                             "Morning Has Broken"

                                                         Northern Mockingbird in Flight

                                                         Killdeer Running from Nest

Temperatures are returning to more seasonable ranges with highs in the 90's.  Mornings has been in the 50's and low 60's.  I am generally on the lake at 0645 now, but it will be earlier soon enough as summer approaches.

Friday, May 16, 2014

                                                           Male Red-winged Blackbird

                                                           Common Yellowthroat

                                                                 Canada Gosling

                                                                  Yellow Warbler

                                                             Northern Mockingbird

                                                                   American Coots

                                                                   American Coot

                                                             Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

                                                        Northern Mockingbird in Flight

                                                             Great Blue Heron Reflects

                                         Great Blue Heron's Fish is Momentarily Suspended

Partly Cloudy/0650-0900/light and variable winds/46-63 degrees

The movers and the shakers were on the lake this morning.  The trees are filled with birds.  My attempt at capturing the Blue-gray Flycatcher was unsuccessful, as was the American Goldfinch.  However, tomorrow will be another day.