Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Images from Blackwater

Blackwater NWR contains a vibrant wildlife community and much of the wildlife is acclimated to a degree of human presence.  This works wonders for the photographer since the critters do not flee at the first sight of humans.  This is not to say that one can approach closely as visitors are restricted and the wildlife is wild, unlike the birds found in city parks. 

The Canada geese tolerate humans at a distance; 80-100 yards seems to be their comfort range.


Small groups of geese took flight throughout the morning as they flew to the neighboring fields to feed.

Blackwater has both freshwater and brackish water habitat.  Muskrat lodges dotted the brackish water swamps.  Although we did not spot any muskrats during our visits their lodges indicate a substantial population.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

looks a bit like heaven...

Kerri said...

Fantastic! That Eagle is just breathtaking!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love that Eagle shot.

heyBJK said...

Great work as usual! As you know, I recently saw my first eagle in the wild so I'm a bit jealous of that fine specimen you photographed! I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog - I know you're a busy man.

Elaine said...

Spectacular eagle shot!!

Faylinn said...

Absolutely lovely eagly..wonderful shot

Montanagirl said...

Love the Eagle shot! You must have been pretty close to him. Oh, that's right, I think you have a 600mm lens now..LOL

Kenny Isaksson said...

Hi Coy
Very nice blog you have here with lots of great photos. I like the Eagle shoot very much.
I have linkt you page, hope you don´t mind.
BR Kenny / Sweden
www.kifoto.se

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Bearly Alyssa said...

Ok, even though the CG are very common, and noisy, and can be pesty...they are beautiful. Thanks for the reminder to not take them for granted! :)