Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Winter's Divers and Dabblers

Eared Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Sleeping Green-winged Teal

12 comments:

  1. birds....yaw....water birds - did I get that right? hee hee.

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  2. Though nearly all the leaves are off our trees now, we still haven't had a hard freeze yet (though it's coming later this week). In fact, up near our house, we haven't even had a frost yet because the basil plants in pots on my patio are still green (though parts of my yard just a few feet lower in elevation have had several frosts). Like you, we do have a wintering bird here, though--a Northern Harrier (which is only here in the winter) has been observed cruising low over our grasslands searching for prey for the last several days.

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  3. Dave-- Oh yes, the weather here is pretty mild. I'm not even sure we're going to see a frost at all this winter. It's a temperate zone for sure!

    Tara-- YES!

    Scott-- Must be nice to see that Northern Harrier. I think I only saw one once many years ago. No hard winters here, which is why we came this way. Looking forward to rainy skies and lows in the 40s!

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  4. After seeing the bald eagle near our house and reading about what they are feeding on, I look at pictures of ducks differently now. The eagles are apparently hunting the coots that are passing through and stopping at some of the lakes not too far from us.

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  5. Mark-- We see lots of coots here, no eagles though. I've read that there are eagles in the area, just a bit south of us, so I keep looking.

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  6. Every time I see your duck captures I am a little sad I didn't put in a pond here like I once thought. They are so cool amd pretty to watch

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  7. Patti-- We love going to the marsh to see who has arrived. It's been quite an enlightening few months. Some of my favorite species have migrated for winter, and some delightful new ones showed up. Such a treat. Any nice duck ponds in your neck of the woods?

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  8. R.Powers-- The best part of taking walks at the marsh. The waterfowl are plentiful and beautiful. We love it.

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  9. Really nice photos! You may not be out in the wilderness anymore, but it is always close by.

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  10. Pat-- It's true, it's not wilderness but the migrating birds do love it here!

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