Saturday, October 29, 2011

On The Move

 Last seen heading north in mid-May the Loons are now passing through on their way south

While on the water Thursday I noticed twin wakes cutting across the placid surface some distance away.  A quick peak through binos confirmed that a pair of feeding loons were causing the disturbance.  Unable to approach closely for portrait shots I was content with a more distant shot that included the reflection of the colorful autumn foliage.

Pied-billed Grebes are also among the waterbirds moving south for the winter

A Great Blue Heron watches stoically from a lake side log

The great blue herons however are in no hurry to move.  Instead they will remain as long as open water can be found.  A few birds will remain throughout the winter feeding along the spring-fed streams that remain ice-free.

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Montanagirl said...

Great captures - especially that Loon and the reflection!

Lois Evensen said...

Just beautiful. Lovely images.

Betty Manousos said...

such amazing shots and great close-up, too.

i love your blog!

thanks so much for sharing and have a nice day!