Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pattering Buffleheads


The Bufflehead pair appears to run across the surface of the water, picking up speed in their rush to become airborne.

As has been my pattern lately; I again spent my morning quietly boating around my favorite lake in search of waterfowl and meal of fresh panfish and I was not disappointed.

Today was the first warm (50 deg F) morning I have been able to get out this spring. The highlight of the day was multiple sightings of an Immature Bald Eagle but sadly I was not able to get a good shot of it. One sighting that would have provided a good flight shot found me busy with my fishing rods while the camera was on the other end of the boat.

Mixing photography & fishing means that sometimes good images are missed because of fishing and of course some fish are missed as well but adding the Canon 30D & telephoto to my fishing kit has made my outings much more interesting.

Misty Dawn has began a new meme; Camera-Critters. If you would like to join in visit Misty Dawn's Camera-Critters and sign on Mr. Linky.

16 comments:

Me & my puppies said...

Great photo, I was out birding at the refuge and plan on posting my pictures tomorrow. (My Camera Critter is up now.)

Misty Dawn said...

Oh how I would LOVE to see these critters running across the water! I bet that is quite the sight! I always love your photography, and I am thrilled that you joined Camera-Critters! Thanks SO much Salty.

Tammy said...

I love how you can see the wings hitting the water and splashing.

Sonny said...

What a wonderful picture! You have so many wonderful pics in your blog!
Please show us more! Thanks for sharing!

My CC is up, too. Please hop over if you like to.

Hugs,
&hearts Sonny

Anna said...

This is a good catch. I would love to see this.

I hope you got some fish, too.

Sanni said...

Great capture!
Did you get some fish, too?

oldmanlincoln said...

Gosh, I can't remember when the last time was that we had some fresh fried pan fish. I like your idea of boating around to fish and to take pictures. A long time ago we or I used to wade rivers and creeks and that offered some views of wildlife I have not had since. I used to cut the barbs off of hooks so the fish could get away. Anyway. Nice post. I enjoyed the whole idea.

This Sunday morning it is all of 37 degrees here in SW Ohio where Tecumseh once ran on paths made by the wood buffalo.

We did get warm enough for a couple of days for daffodils and some crocus to pop up but they popped down again. LOL. Nice shot Salty.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

fishing guy said...

Salty: I only have the weekends to fish for this last year until retirement so I'm jealous that you are getting these great photos and catching some fish. The weather is bad this weekend. I'm hoping next weekend is good.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Another great capture and post Salty.. I'm off to see some more critters now ;o)

lv2scpbk said...

Nice shot. I really like the photo you posted yesterday.

Sandy M said...

Awesome photos on your blog. Love it!

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful capture, It is neat that you are posting all the different types of takeoffs.. thanks

DeeMom said...

Salty~~~ Buffleheads are such a pretty duck , great shot

Lilli & Nevada said...

I have never heard of them before but they are pretty, nice shot of them on the water

i beati said...

I learned a lot in your post .. wish I was there..sk

Skittles said...

Fantastic capture!