Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lillies, Critters, and a Happy Easter

First of all, I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter.
These lillies are from my visit to Luthy Botanical Garden.

As I  mentioned in yesterday's post, I took Fergus for a jaunt to look for photo ops. Our first stop was The Rez. I saw a long skinny neck sticking up over the bank close to the road I was driving on. I slowly stopped and picked up my camera from the console. Just as I aimed, the long neck took flight. As I suspected, it was a Great Blue Heron.
Thinking I was out of luck, I was surprised when he stopped on the other side of the water. I was able to gt this shot and a few others which were no better, but at least I was able to document his prescence.
On the west side of The Rez, I spotted Mr. and Mrs. Goose meandering over the water. This is a place where I can drive near the water to be a little closer to the far side action. I wonder if it is the same couple from last year. I was able to get some shots of their offspring then. I'll keep checking and maybe they will allow me the pleasure of photographing their children.
From The Rez, we drove up to Charleston Lake, where I found several geese foraging for food in the grass. They allowed me to get fairly close. I think these may be used to seeing people around.
This guy was looking a bit skeptical, but posed anyway.
There were American Coots swimming in the lake and I saw what I believe to be a Lesser Scaup, but it was so far out all I could get was a very blurry shot that I cropped enough to see the colors.

Linking to the Bird D'pot



15 comments:

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous yellow lilies. so pretty. i love lilies. they are so fragrant. ( :

Brian King said...

Beautiful flowers! Herons and coots can be difficult to get close to, but you got the shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very nice pics! I love the flowers.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Easter! Beautiful lilies! And I enjoyed all the birds and their pretty reflections. Enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

i wish a pair of canadas would land here for a bit! lovely!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous flower and bird shots.

Mama Zen said...

The lilies are gorgeous! Happy Easter!

Mitch and Molly said...

We can almost smell those beautiful lilies! Happy Easter, BJ ☺

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the liliea and the heron. I wish you a Happy Easter!

Anni said...

The reflections of the birds are super!!!

Great shares.

Happy Easter.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Aren't they wonderful?! SPRING!

d9215c9a-648d-11e3-ab4f-000bcdcb5194 said...

wundervoll
einen schönen Ostermontag mit einem LG vom katerchen

d9215c9a-648d-11e3-ab4f-000bcdcb5194 said...

wundervoll
einen schönen Ostermontag mit einem LG vom katerchen

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Roan;
Oh, The Rez has varieties of GORGEOUS birds♡♡♡ Love the beautiful Great Blue Heron, geese and all. Great reflection which I wish to have with my pictures p;)
I Wish you happy new week♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos! Happy (belated) Easter to you!